To most Bostonians, April 18 is the night Paul Revere made his famous ride alerting the patriots that the British were coming by sea. This year, April 18 will mark the date Boston's newest hotel, The Revere, opens.
As I reported a couple weeks ago, The Revere will overhaul the space that once was The Radisson and Stuart Street Playhouse. The new hotel will have 325 guest rooms, 30 deluxe suites, one presidential suite, a new lounge, and two theatre spaces.
I had the opportunity to walk through the hotel yesterday and get a sneak peek at what's to come when it officially changes names on April 18. The transition will be more than extraordinary, and provide locals and guests with a great new venue to consider in the Theatre District. Among my favorite additions to the hotel is the wall art in each room that features a Shakespearean quote (paying homage to its location in the Theatre District), and the secret little spots that the hotel created to provide allure and intrigue (something the Theatre District space has been lacking). I'm sworn to secrecy on these secret spots, but I have confidence that given enough intrigue you'll all find them on your own...
Here are some photos of the new site, which isn't completely ready for prime time but will give you a good glimpse of what to expect when it opens:
The lobby of The Revere as it looks now (for its final look, click here). The lobby area will also serve as a showcase for local artists, so as you enter you'll have to option to peruse the mini-galleries set up or head straight to the check-in desk.
The bathrooms in The Revere's new lounge space, Emerald Lounge, are unisex and offer a sultry, sequined vibe. The Emerald Lounge will be the hotel's entertainment venue and offer a range of exclusive cocktails and a small bites menu.
The guestroom hallways have been completely redone with new carpet, lighting, and accents to welcome guests to their floor.
All the guestrooms at The Revere are set up to include separate sleep, work and relax areas. This photo is of a standard guestroom, and each guestroom will have private balconies and views of the city.
Each guestroom has a lounge chair (shown here) or small sofa for guests to relax during their downtime.
One of my favorite pieces of the new decor, each guestroom will have artwork displaying famous Shakespearean quotes.
Even the bathrooms got a makeover, including introducing some theatre-themed shower curtains for rooms with bath and shower combos. All bathrooms will feature local brand Skoah skin care amenities.
Arguably the pièce de résistance of the new space, The Revere's pool deck. The space will be available for private functions and parties, as well as lounging and soaking up the sun on a summer afternoon.
Readers: What do you think of the soon-to-be-open The Revere?
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