Loews Boston Hotel begins $10m renovation

This photo was included with the Loews press release.
This photo was included with the Loews press release.

Loews Boston Hotel, which in an earlier incarnation was the Boston Police Department Headquarters, is in the process getting what might be described as part $10 million renovation, part haberdashery makeover.

In the process of tweaking the feng shui, interior decorators will take a bespoke Savile Row approach to upgrading the rooms, the hotel said.

“The guestroom design, inspired by a fine-tailored suit, will feature sumptuous hounds tooth, grey flannel, and herringbone fabrics in a sleek design with every amenity for today’s traveler including the latest technology, complimentary Wi-Fi, and plenty of work and relaxation space,” the hotel said of a renovation project that is scheduled to be completed by the end of March.

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Loews Hotel & Resorts took over the property, located at the corner of Berkeley and Stuart streets, not quite a year ago. Built in the 1920s as the Boston Police Department Headquarters and occupied as such until the late 1990s, the property was extensively redeveloped in 2004. For a time, a luxury hotel company called the Doyle Collection operated the property under the name of Jurys Boston Hotel before changing its name to the Back Bay Hotel in 2009.

And now 10 months after entering the Boston hotel market, Loews is looking to put its stamp on the property.

“Loews Boston Hotel will mirror Boston’s best qualities and pay homage to the unique history of the Boston Police Headquarters building,” John Maibach, Loews Boston Hotel general manager, said in a statement. “The sophisticated city style of Boston, paired with neighborhood comfort and a strong sense of community will be reflected throughout the hotel’s service to our guests. The original building is an amazing canvas from which to start, and we are eager to introduce our guests to an inspiring hotel experience that offers a higher standard in boutique service and an unforgettable dining experience.”

The new Loews Boston Hotel will feature 225 guest rooms as well as a “warm, inviting American restaurant with cuisine that blends fine French culinary techniques with the best from New England farms,” the hotel said.