Situated on prime real estate, within the old seventeenth-century Blackstone Block, the low profile of the Bostonian masks a luxury hotel. Completely attuned to its site and neighboring buildings, the Bostonian maintains the historic street patterns and even incorporates a six-story structure by Peabody and Stearns, dated 1889. The restrained brickwork and varied massing allow the hotel to blend easily into its context. Although but a stone's throw away, the action of Quincy Market (GC5) is far from the tranquility present in the hotel. This ambiance even applies to the modest seating area of the ground-floor lobby, where guests may focus on the parade of luxury cars about a circular driveway. An aluminum sculpture of the Spirit of Boston rises from the Astroturf putting green of the center island, a sad replacement for the original granite representation of the eighteenth-century city here.
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The Regal Bostonian Hotel
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