A 90-year-old Boston hotel snagged the most bookings on TripAdvisor in 2017, according to the Needham-based travel website.
The historic Boston Park Plaza, established in 1927, beat out two Arizona inns, a Pennsylvania resort, and a lodge in California as the most booked hotel of the year worldwide, a TripAdvisor representative said in an email.
Boston Park Plaza received a $100 million makeover in June 2016, according to The Boston Globe. The renovations inside the 769,000-square-foot space resulted in a chic lobby bar and restaurant, diamond-shaped chandeliers suspended over custom-made furniture in the lobby, restored crystal chandeliers in freshly painted ballrooms, and 60-inch TVs, LED lighting fixtures, luxury Serta mattresses, and modern bathrooms with ceramic tiles and quartz counters in the hotel’s 1,060 guest rooms, wrote the Globe.
TripAdvisor determined the five most booked hotels, which are all located in the United States, by analyzing data submitted by travelers from Oct. 12, 2016 to Oct. 11, 2017. After Boston Park Plaza, Arizona’s Best Western Premier Canyon Squire Inn and Canyon Plaza Resort ranked No. 2 and No. 3, respectively. Eden Resort and Suites, BW Premier Collection in Pennsylvania ranked No. 4, and Yosemite View Lodge in California ranked No. 5.