Thursday, December 11, 2014

Massachusetts - Boston, Hotel Lenox

Hotel Lenox near Copley Square,
Boston, Mass.

A Comfortable, Friendly Place to stay
A Delightful, Satisfying Place to eat
A Distinctive place to entertain

Boylston and Exeter Streets, Boston, Mass
1952

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Today:
This is still the Lenox Hotel and Recently rated #1 on TripAdvisor. It is a perennial AAA Four Diamond property, and a member of Historic Hotels of America.

As much a Boston landmark as Fenway Park or Faneuil Hall, the handsome Italianate structure in Copley Square famously known as the Lenox was built in 1900 in just eight months at a cost of $1.1 million--one of the first hotels constructed in Boston's Back Bay. For years the Lenox sat adjacent to a railroad yard, which made it convenient for wealthy guests like opera star Enrico Caruso to pull their rail cars right up to hotel.

A $20 million renovation that took three years touched upon every one of the 212 guest rooms and suites. Each is now outfitted in a variety of soft color schemes with brass chandeliers, crystal lamps, rich dark wood furniture and marble bathrooms and comes with numerous amenities, including voice mail, hair dryers, bathrobes and umbrellas. Many guest rooms also have working fireplaces.

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