The Ritz-Carlton, Boston has a proud history of delivering the utmost level of sophistication and personal service to its guests. Located across from Boston Common and at the center of the exciting midtown revitalization, the fashionable property just completed a $13 million redesign, led by the renowned architecture firm Rockwell Group.
The hotel’s impressive transformation gives The Ritz-Carlton’s 193 guest rooms and suites, corridors, ballroom, and Club Lounge an exciting, new relevance that’s inspired by some of Europe’s most elegant boutique hotels, with subtle decorative influences that pay homage to the literary greats Edgar Allen Poe and Ralph Waldo Emerson. The design concept drew inspiration from the soul of Boston, tapping into its rich heritage through the centuries. Historic materials such as saddle leather, linen, wood, and steel have been distilled into unexpected details. “The skill of Colonial craftsmanship — forging, hammering, embossing, and carving — is represented in rich, new materials and abstract forms,” said Gonzalo Bustamante, the studio leader at Rockwell Group. New wood paneling similar to that found in the hotel’s strikingly beautiful Avery Bar frames the corridor walls, while new carpeting with Old-World damask patterns, fragmented for a more modern look, greets guests in the hallways. As guests step into the elevator, they face a 17th-century map of Boston engraved into a vintage-looking mirror, a visual reminder of the city’s rich history.
Rockwell Group’s current redesign complements its previous redesign of The Ritz Carlton’s Luxury Parkview Suites and Presidential Suite, which drew inspiration from the inventiveness of the native Bostonian Benjamin Franklin and the artistic sensibility of the transplanted Bostonian Isabella Stewart Gardner, one of America’s foremost female patrons of the arts. The hotel’s transformation also includes an updated 3,500-square-foot ballroom with a new color palette; wall sconces providing warm lighting; antique decorative mirrors; and a painted canvas with a botanical theme by Toronto’s Moss and Lam. The
1,500-square-foot Club Lounge, a home away from home with a luxurious, residential feel, was updated with grand, custom mill-work and flexible seating to accommodate groups of all sizes.
Underscoring the hotel’s redesign is the arrival of the acclaimed new executive chef, Robert Bruce, who will oversee the hotel’s food and beverage programming as well as implement seasonal menus favoring local farmers and growers for the hotel’s sleek Avery Bar and award-winning Artisan Bistro.
10 Avery Street, Boston