BOSTON — The Grande Dame of Boston’s bustling theater district, Courtyard Boston Downtown has completed the final phase of a full renovation, revealing this historic hotel’s iconic beauty.
From start to finish, the massive project spanned four years and encompassed the entire Downtown Boston hotel. Most recently, all 315 guest rooms were completely refurbished with an efficient and comfortable new design, created to enhance productivity and rest. Sleek furnishings and bath fixtures, extra electrical outlets, and new task lighting are among the stylish provisions.
The hotel features 15 floors with 315 rooms and is near the Boston Theatre District, TD Garden, the Blue Man Group and Boston Ballet.
The Boston hotel first opened in 1924 as an Elks Lodge for traveling entertainers. Today, it offers a stunning combination of artfully preserved period details, along with carefully chosen contemporary features and amenities, for a guest experience that is rich in comfort, convenience and aesthetic pleasure.
The renovation design was created by Dallas-based Leo A. Daly. Original architectural features, such as Bas-relief ceilings and friezes, Doric columns, and antique crystal chandeliers, provide a classic framework. New design elements, including black-and-white harlequin marble floors and Jazz Age-inspired contemporary artwork, add enduring drama.
One of the premier hotels in Downtown Boston, the Courtyard features a show-stopping lobby that sets the stage with stylish furnishings and complimentary Wi-Fi. Guests can multi-task with ease, check email and phone messages, catch up on news, or connect with friends over a freshly brewed Starbucks coffee or hand-crafted cocktail.
Named for Elks’ Boston Lodge No. 10, the new Post No. 10 restaurant offers a stunning black bar and cozy seating groups. A menu of fresh favorites is available for breakfast. Classic New England noshes, as well as local draft beer, wines by the glass and cocktails, are served from 5 to 10 p.m. daily, allowing guests to enjoy a satisfying libation without having to leave the downtown hotel.
Courtyard Boston Downtown also provides 13,000 square feet of completely renovated and unique event space. All meeting rooms boast exquisite architectural features, and several have large windows for natural light. The 4,320-square-foot Empire Ballroom is just up a short flight of marble stairs from the stunning lobby and accommodates 450 guests under antique chandeliers. The oval-shaped Library Room is ideal for up to 130 guests, while the stately Executive Boardroom seats 12. Three additional conference rooms hold 100 guests.
The hotel offers a well-equipped fitness center with modern equipment for aerobic and weight-bearing exercises, as well as a business center and valet parking.