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Room Renovations and Meeting Space Expansion at Hotel Commonwealth

Located in Boston’s Kenmore Square neighborhood, just around the corner from Fenway Park (home of our favorite baseball team – the Boston Red Sox), sits Hotel Commonwealth. The venue was a pioneer in jump-starting the urban renewal of the neighborhood upon opening in 2003. Now, in 2016, the Hotel has unveiled a large renovation and extensive expansion.

The new Hotel Commonwealth features redesigned guestrooms, a renovated hotel entrance and lobby, and an entirely new wing with additional guestrooms, meeting spaces, and a brand new multi-functional outdoor terrace.

The Hotel updated all 149 of its guestrooms, plus an additional 96 in the new wing. The new rooms offer a crisp luxurious aesthetic, infusing modernity with locally inspired accents. In addition to renewed furnishings, the rooms have also been outfitted with Google Nexus tablets featuring a “virtual concierge” app with instant access to hotel amenities and services (you can even schedule dog-walking appointments!).

The Hotel also added four themed suites:

  • The Rathskeller Suite (“The Rat”) brings to life the rock/punk past of the music club of the same name that once thrived in the Hotel’s exact location from 1974 to 1997 – complete with memorabilia donated from legendary Boston music personalities.
  • The Terrier Suite honors Boston University via a college style and memorabilia celebrating the school’s culture, alumni, and history in the Kenmore Square neighborhood.
  • The Loft is the Presidential Suite of the Hotel, but is in the style of an artist’s loft complete with vaulted 18-foot ceilings and a rotating display of original artwork by BU College of Fine Arts students and local artists.
  • The Fenway Park Suite is a 700 square foot space, sitting just 507 feet from Fenway Park. This suite offers an unrivaled view of the Sox’ historic home from a spacious walk-out balcony, Fenway dirt, a baseball glove for fly balls, and is decorated with collectables, including the #6 from the Green Monster scoreboard originally given to Johnny Pesky when he retired, a coffee table signed by numerous Red Sox legends, and much more.

Additionally, the new wing brings over 6,000 square feet of new meeting space, more than doubling the previously existing space, and a 2,000 square foot outdoor terrace, with coveted views of Fenway Park. The highlight of the new meeting space is the brand new Fenway Ballroom that offers 3,000 square feet ideal for galas and group receptions.

To learn more about this property, view their fact sheet.

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