Luxurious model AKA is bringing its prolonged keep boutique format to Boston, USA, with the conversion of an present resort.
Beforehand the Loews Boston Resort, the 225-room property will bear a design refresh whereas nonetheless in operation to turn into Resort AKA Again Bay Boston.
$20 million makeover
AKA’s three way partnership with Electra America, Electra America Hospitality Group (EAHG), acquired the property and is dedicating $20 million in capital for the renovation.
The upgrades will infuse the resort with AKA sides to cater to the ‘bleisure’ phase of blended enterprise and leisure journey. Initially the headquarters of The Boston Police Division from 1926 to 1990, the resort may have nods to the property’s previous following its design refresh.
Renovations to the general public areas embrace updates to the restaurant and bar, Precinct Kitchen+Bar, serving basic American dishes and New England seafood. Precinct Kitchen+Bar can be house to a whiskey cellar and wine tasting room for company and occasions. A brand new non-public eating room with a spiral staircase as a focus may also be added.
The resort’s foyer will characteristic a library with an intimate seating space to take pleasure in morning espresso, afternoon tea and night cocktails amongst stay music. Extra enhancements beneath renovation embrace a big, second ground health centre; tranquil spa; theatre; and a newly reimagined rooftop. The 222 guestrooms, two suites and one expansive penthouse suite will bear a comfortable design replace.
New England gateway
AKA CEO Larry Korman stated: “As we proceed our formidable but considerate progress technique, we stay devoted in our dedication to creating the AKA model within the nation’s most culturally vital locations.
“Boston has lengthy been a metropolis of curiosity and we’re delighted to introduce the bespoke AKA expertise to Boston’s discerning guests. Wealthy with historical past, bustling with enterprise and academic establishments, in addition to structure and design harking back to an English metropolis, Boston is a gateway into New England for the model.”
Higher upscale alternative
EAHG CEO Russ City added: “This was a superb alternative to amass a well-maintained, higher upscale resort within the capital of New England, the place a number of prestigious tutorial establishments, iconic cultural locations, and the nation’s largest life science/biotech cluster are producing robust demand.
“Whereas Boston’s resort restoration has trailed some markets, it’s poised for a powerful rebound as soon as enterprise and group journey returns in earnest.”