Situated atop historic Beacon hill in a 1903 Beaux Arts building, the sleek XV Beacon exudes a nostalgic old-world charm, a sense of bygone days of glory, all while featuring the latest state-of-the-art technology. Up-and-coming executives and high-end leisure travelers feel equally at home and pampered in the espresso, taupe and cream-colored environs of this member of The Leading Hotels of the World.
It's the juxtaposition of old and new that makes this boutique hotel so irresistible. Restaurateur Paul Roiff, a specialist in renovating Boston buildings, has preserved many of the Beaux-Arts building's original features aided by circa $21 million like the gilded shields and swags draped across the façade. In the 61 rooms, business travelers find their high-tech needs met with three telephones, high-speed Internet access and complimentary overnight shoe shine.
Creature comforts like 400-thread count Frette linens, heated towel racks, fireplaces, 42-inch flat screen TVs, XV Beacon's own signature line of toiletries and a minibar filled with ginseng, vitamins, an eye pillow, half bottles of Chateau Lafite Rothschild, Opus One and Krug Champagne assist in feeling royally spoiled. In addition, XV Beacon has added new cars to the hotel’s fleet of Lexus sedans, which offer complimentary in-city service to guests. And, we believe that in these stress-filled and shallow times, we more than deserve it.
The hotel is located a short distance from the Financial District, State House, Newberry Street shopping, Faneuil Hall, the theater district and a number of museums.
(Updated: 09/10/10 CT)