Hotel Renovations at Boston Marriott Copley Place in Back Bay are Nearly Complete

December 13, 2009 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
BOSTON, MA (December 13, 2009) A $22 million, year-long series of hotel renovations at the Boston Marriott Copley Place in Back Bay is nearly complete, it was announced today. Hotel enhancements include: new front desk area and meeting rooms, a redesigned Champions restaurant and bar, the new Connexion lounge, an expanded Starbucks coffee bar, a relocated business center, upgraded gift shop, a renovated health club and pool, and a full renovation of all 47 guest suite accommodations.

"Working closely with our architecture and design partners, we devoted a lot of time at the beginning of this renovation process to observing and considering our guests' patterns of use," said Boston Marriott Copley Place General Manager David Giblin. "The resulting renovation really accommodates guests' needs and those needs have changed significantly over the past several years. The new hotel flow is so sensible, and the design is stunning. We're thrilled."

On this Back Bay Boston hotel's first floor, the front desk area has been relocated to inside the hotel doors on Huntington Avenue. This placement invites guests to glide easily through the check-in process. The renovated seating area features contemporary furnishings and provides a place for guests to meet colleagues, check messages, or read the paper. Three completely new, mid-sized meeting rooms are also included in the first floor design, which will be completed by January 2010.

The hotel's second level has also been completely reinvented. The sleek new Champions restaurant features one of the largest HD projection screens in New England, over 40 flat panel televisions, and a technologically-advanced sound system. The restaurant's open, circular design along with its all-American grill menu, 36 beers on tap, and hand-crafted cocktails, are quickly making Champions one of Boston's newest dining and entertainment destinations. The second floor also features a Starbucks coffee bar, Connexion Lounge, a business center, and the Atrium Shop.

Additional hotel renovations in this Boston hotel include the health club area, which offers the latest cardiovascular and weight training equipment, as well as a pool, hot tub, and massage treatment rooms. All of the hotel's 47 guest suites have also been beautifully redesigned, with stylish new furnishings and appointments.

"This transformative investment represents a strong vote of confidence in the city of Boston, and the project benefitted from an outstanding design and construction team," said Yanni Tsipis, Senior Vice President with Colliers Meredith & Grew, the Project Manager.

The Boston Marriott Copley Place is owned by Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. Colliers Meredith & Grew is the Project Manager for these hotel renovations; Gensler, a national design firm, is the Project Architect; and Structuretone is the General Contractor.

About the Boston Marriott Copley Place:
The Boston Marriott Copley Place, a Meetings & Conventions magazine's Gold Key Award winner, is located at 110 Huntington Avenue in Boston's historic Back Bay. Convenient to downtown businesses, shopping and tourist attractions, the hotel is also just minutes from Logan International Airport, the Back Bay Amtrak Station and MBTA public transportation stations. The hotel offers a restaurant and lounge, Starbucks, and 24-hour room service. Additional hotel amenities include indoor pool, health club, business center, gift shop, car rental desk, activities and tour desk, valet, and guest laundry. For information, please call (617) 236-5800 or visit