$3 million renovation leads to rebirth of Boston hotel with new upscale identity
After a $3 million renovation, the Bulfinch Hotel in Boston has been reborn as the Boxer, a more upscale property. Located in a triangular 1904 building near TD Garden, the hotel now has a vintage feel, with an old-time room key rack behind the front desk, a circa 1860 map of Boston on the lobby ceiling, and industrial-era accordion lamps in the guest rooms.
The on-site restaurant, formerly Flat Iron Tapas Bar, is now called Finch, and has wingback chairs, a weathered wood floor, and a newly exposed glass wall bringing in more light. Hersha Hospitality Trust of Philadelphia bought the nine-story, 80-room hotel from Palm Beach-based Innkeepers USA Trust a year ago. Room prices have risen from $99-$299 to $149-$409 a night after the rebranding.