The Fairmont Copley Plaza Completes More than $20M Restoration
BOSTON—As The Fairmont Copley Plaza celebrates its Centennial and begins its next century of service, the hotel has completed a more than $20 million restoration and renovation which included all of the hotel’s guestrooms and suites, Fairmont Gold, the Lower Lobby meeting space, and the addition of a new rooftop health club and Lobby Lounge. READER COMMENTS
“This is one of the most exciting times in the 100-year history of The Fairmont Copley Plaza,” said Paul S. Tormey, regional vice president and general manager, in an announcement. “This investment will enhance the hotel’s preeminent position in the marketplace, while preserving much of the architectural detailing that has made the hotel a Boston landmark since its grand opening in 1912. The renovation has been thoughtfully curated to meet the needs of today’s guests while celebrating the property’s rich history and position in Boston’s Back Bay.”
The renovation included all of the 383 guestrooms and suites and Fairmont Gold Lounge. The new rooms and guest corridors incorporate the marble colors and hues of the public space to bring plum and blue color schemes into the guestrooms and suites. The hotel has also introduced eight themed suites, which are mini-museums each celebrating one of the city’s iconic institutions. Suites include the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Pops, Boston Symphony Orchestra, The Freedom Trail, the JFK Library and Museum, Boston Public Library, The Museum of Science, and The Catie Copley Suite.
The hotel’s Lower Lobby Meeting space has been completely renovated into a conference facility, featuring built in A/V and technology capabilities, complemented by wood paneling. The five meeting rooms comprise 5,600 square feet of function space and feature ergonomic conference chairs, new conference tables, and built in buffets.
Comprised of more than 3,000 square feet, the new Rooftop Health Club features TechnoGym equipment including cardio vascular machines with individual entertainment systems, weight machines, free weights and benches, a stretching area, and resistance training and core strengthening equipment. Designed as a contemporary urban loft space, the health club features floor to ceiling windows with views of the Back Bay. The facility will also include an outdoor deck.
The hotel’s public areas have also received some new additions including a Lobby Lounge, which features wall coverings and an art collection, including signed lithographs by Matisse, Picasso, and Chagall.