BOSTON and MCLEAN, VA. – Global hospitality leader Hilton announced the opening of the 1,060-room historic Hilton Boston Park Plaza. Most recently known as the Boston Park Plaza, this beloved hotel rejoins the Hilton Hotels & Resorts portfolio, bringing back Hilton’s benchmark of hospitality in the Back Bay neighborhood. In the mid-20th century, Conrad Hilton purchased the property, which represented Hilton’s first hotel in Boston and was later named the Statler Hilton. Now representing Hilton once again, the architecturally impressive hotel features contemporary and pet-friendly guest rooms and suites, two restaurants, a variety of amenities and 70,000 square feet of meetings and event space. The property is owned by Parks Hospitality Holdings (PHH) and managed by Hilton.
“We are delighted to welcome back one of our first Boston properties, Hilton Boston Park Plaza, to the Hilton family. The hotel’s exceptional location in the heart of the city, coupled with the property’s friendly service and thoughtful amenities, offer the perfect homebase for every traveler and any occasion,” said Danny Hughes, president, Americas, Hilton. “Since Conrad Hilton purchased the property in 1954, we’ve built upon his vision to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality. Today, we are proud to welcome travelers at more than 60 Hilton hotels across Boston.”
Located four miles from Boston Logan Airport, Hilton Boston Park Plaza is primely situated one block from Boston Common, the most historic public park in the United States, and just steps away from Boston Public Garden, the Theater District, and the Arlington T Station, offering easy connectivity to the city’s most treasured attractions. Originally conceived by hotelier E.M. Statler as a city within a city, the property originally opened in 1927 as The Statler Hotel and in 1954, Conrad Hilton purchased the property as part of The Statler Hotel chain before renaming the hotel the Statler Hilton in 1957. In 1976, a local family purchased the hotel, renaming it Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers. Throughout its nearly 100-year history, the hotel has played host to an array of dignitaries, U.S. Presidents, celebrities and cultural events.
Featuring 1,060 contemporary guest rooms, including 55 suites, the well-appointed, bright and inviting accommodations honor the hotel’s personality and history with thoughtful design, including New England inspired artwork and stone-topped cabinetry. Most guest room amenities include a dedicated workspace, interactive smart TVs with streaming capabilities, bedside USB charging ports, blackout shades, a refrigerator and a Keurig coffee and tea machine. For added space and amenities, guests can choose from studio and one-bedroom suites or opt for the spacious 1,160 square foot Presidential Suite, featuring a full bar and deep soaking tub or the sophisticated 1,400 square foot Garden Suite, with a pantry kitchen and expansive, private terrace overlooking the city.
Located in the vibrant and contemporary lobby, guests can enjoy all-day dining at the signature restaurant and bar, Off the Common. Serving locally inspired cuisine across breakfast, lunch and dinner, the restaurant is the perfect location to start the day, host a lunch meeting or toast the end of the day with a cocktail. Other dining options include Strega Italiano, which features a diverse menu of Italian-inspired dishes and creative cocktails; a convenient onsite Starbucks serving ethically sourced arabica coffee and sweet treats for hotel guests; and room service, offering a variety of delectable classics, small plates and beverages.
In addition to the hotel’s food and beverage outlets, Hilton Boston Park Plaza guests can enjoy an array of amenities, including Boston’s first-ever Topgolf Swing Suite, which offers PGA-certified lessons, full virtual golf courses and a virtual driving range available for private events. For travelers keeping up with their fitness routine, guests have access to Lynx Fitness Club, an expansive 20,000 square foot innovative health club with the latest state-of-the-art equipment, expert trainers, and a variety of yoga, boxing, HIIT classes and more, offering guests a well-rounded fitness experience.
Additionally, art lovers can peruse the only Leica Store and Gallery in New England for a fully immersive photography experience with rotating exhibits. For business travelers, Hilton Boston Park Plaza also offers a full-service FedEx Business Center.
Perfect for social events of all sizes, the legendary property is a celebrated and timeless venue for dream weddings and memorable galas. Hilton Boston Park Plaza features 70,000 square feet of historic and contemporary space, including the 13,215 square foot Grand Ballroom. Floor-to-ceiling windows, original Baccarat Crystal chandeliers and ornate balconies make the Grand Ballroom an exceptional backdrop for any occasion. For a non-traditional venue, Avenue 34 and The Square offer a bespoke experience featuring tasteful industrial chic design, including city-inspired artwork and exposed beams. With a variety of flexible options, planners can choose from 35 meeting rooms and three ballrooms that can host a range of gatherings from corporate meetings and general sessions to social events for up to 2,000 guests.
“Acquiring the celebrated Boston Park Plaza is a significant milestone for Parks Hospitality Holdings as it represents our first asset in the Northeastern U.S.,” said Charles El-Mann Fasja, CEO at PHH. “This addition to our portfolio marks a new era of expansion for PHH, bringing our expertise in hospitality development from Mexico to locations across the U.S.”
Hilton Boston Park Plaza joins Hilton’s portfolio of more than 60 hotels across ten brands in the market. Boston continues to represent an important destination in Hilton’s portfolio, with a pipeline of nearly ten hotels in various stages of development.
Hilton Boston Park Plaza participates in Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton’s distinct hotel brands. Members who book directly have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount, free standard Wi-Fi and the Hilton Honors mobile app.
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