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Thursday, September 29, 2016
Curio – A Collection By Hilton Opens Historic Ames Boston Hotel
CURIO – A COLLECTION BY
HISTORIC AMES BOSTON HOTEL
Following multimillion dollar renovation,
first Boston hotel
joins Curio blending modern style
and old-world sophistication for guests
authentic local experiences
One of the most historic and distinctive hotels in Boston joins
Curio – A Collection by Hilton
offering independent-minded travelers and Hilton
HHonors members another unique, upscale hotel option from the global set of more than
20 open properties.
Ames Boston Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton
is the first Boston
hotel to operate as part of the hand-picked collection of distinctive properties.
Ames Boston Hotel
opens in the iconic Ames Building, which is listed on the National Register
of Historic Places and is still widely referred to as Boston's "original skyscraper." Constructed
in 1893, the 114-room boutique hotel – which has undergone a multimillion dollar renovation – is
conveniently situated near Boston’s busy Financial District, the Hynes Convention Center in
Back Bay, the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in the innovative Seaport District, and
many public transit access points, including “T” stations at Haymarket, State Street, and
Government Center. Additionally, Ames Boston Hotel abuts many of the city’s beloved
landmarks and old-world neighborhoods, including the Old State House, Faneuil Hall and
Ames Boston Hotel is an iconic landmark in one of the world’s most dynamic cities, and
perfectly represents Curio’s focus on offering travelers distinctive hotels that are imbued
with local character and personality,” said Mark Nogal, global head, Curio – A Collection
by Hilton. “With our first property in Boston, we look forward to providing leisure and
business guests the unique experience they seek from Curio when visiting spectacular
destinations around the globe.”
The 15-story Ames Boston Hotel merges the past, present and future, offering a
blend of modern style and old-world sophistication. The renovation preserved
many original features, such as the lobby’s tiled mosaic arched ceiling and a marble
staircase that runs from the first floor to the roof. Upon arrival, guests will enter into
a renovated lobby space featuring sleek new check-in stations and a casual seating
area accented by warmly-toned wood shelving and trim pieces. Adjacent to the
revamped entryway is a brand new Library Room boasting the same eye-catching,
mid-century design scheme that begins in the lobby, which serves as communal
workspace for guests and features a variety of comfortable seating arrangements
that are ideally suited for solo travelers looking to unwind and small groups seeking
informal meeting space.
“Ames Boston Hotel blends modern style and old-world sophistication, a unique style
enhanced by joining Hilton’s Curio collection,” said Trish Berry, general manager,
Ames Boston Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton. “We are delighted to offer guests
this perfect combination of age-old Boston charm with globally-recognized service
Guest Rooms and Suites: Stylish Luxury
Each of its 114 modern guest rooms, including one-bedroom suites, bears an elegant,
sleek and luxurious design that pays homage to the original 19th century appearance
of the building.
The suites are accented by dramatic, Romanesque arched windows and
decorative fireplaces complemented by inventive design interpretations.
Grand windows usher in ambient natural light, while high ceilings, light oak
hardwood floors and modern décor balance sophistication and comfort.
Other features include oversized closets and ergonomic workspace and an
elegantly designed bathroom with white marble rain shower, stainless steel fixtures
and illuminated vanity mirrors.
On-Site Dining: Breakfast Served in New Library Room, Cultivar by Acclaimed
Chef Mary Dumont to Open
Ames Boston Hotel offers guests a delicious American Continental Breakfast served
buffet-style in the property’s new Library Room located on the lobby level, consisting
of freshly prepared hot items like assorted breakfast sandwiches and meats, as well an
assortment of seasonal fruits, pastries, cereals, coffees, teas and fresh juices. Late
r this year, acclaimed Boston Chef Mary Dumont will open the doors to
highly-anticipated, unique dining concept that will serve modern American garden
cuisine to local Bostonians and guests alike.
Fitness and Events
Ames Boston Hotel seeks to cater to every guest need, with popular amenities
including a 24-hour fitness center and complimentary bicycles (seasonally) to ride
through Boston’s bucolic parks in style. Also set to open in December is the hotel’s
meeting and event space, which will accommodate gatherings of up to 75 people.
Just two miles from Boston's Logan International Airport, the hotel is situated on the
Freedom Trail, a 2.5-mile brick path around iconic Boston sites. Its idyllic location
also offers panoramic views over the city's downtown and nearby attractions, including
Boston Common, the Seaport District, North End, Hines Convention Center, Boston
Convention and Exhibition Center, and the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway.
Hilton HHonors and Location
Ames Boston Hotel is part of Hilton HHonors, the award-winning guest-loyalty
program for Hilton’s 13 distinct hotel brands. Guests are
to participate in Hilton HHonors
, Hilton's free-to-join loyalty program.
Hilton HHonors members who book directly with Hilton save time and money
and gain instant access to the benefits they care about most, including:
An additional 1,000 bonus points on eligible rates starting November 1, 2016
through March 31, 2017 to celebrate the hotel’s addition to the Curio collection.
Gold and Diamond HHonors members staying at Ames Boston Hotel will enjoy
complimentary breakfast for up to two registered guests per room and space-available
An exclusive member rate at more than 4,500 hotels worldwide.
Instant benefits, such as free Wi-Fi, the ability to earn and redeem Points for free nights
as well as access to digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key.
Unforgettable, exclusive experiences, available via Points at
such as access to private concerts or sought-after events.
Ames Boston Hotel is owned by a joint venture doing business as Ames Investor,
LLC and managed by Benchmark, a global hospitality company. The property will
be part of Benchmark’s Gemstone Collection, which features unique personal
luxury hotels around the globe. Ames Boston Hotel is located at 1 Court Street,
Boston, Massachusetts 02108. To make a reservation, travelers can
call +1 617-979-8100 or visit
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