Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Glimpse & Gander: Ames Boston

I'm planning a getaway to Boston this summer for a friend's wedding and stumbled upon the new Ames hotel.  Housed within an 1889 Romanesque-style structure, this historic property recently received a full renovation by the hotelier's in-house design team in partnership with the Rockwell Group.

Minimal white on grey standard guestrooms allow for relaxation after a day of heavy historical sightseeing and bountiful Italian cuisine, while the dramatic lobby art suggests a whimsical hello.  Suites are styled to glamorous Hollywood standards rather than historic revival, and I particularly like the hint of lavender creeping into the grey tones they've used throughout the property.  Now I'm on the hunt for the perfect lobstah dish.  Any suggestions?