Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers
|Boston Park Plaza|
Boston Park Plaza (2009)
|Address||50 Park Plaza at Arlington Street, Boston, MA 02116-3912|
|Opening||March 10, 1927|
|Owner||Sunstone Hotel Investors|
|Management||Sunstone Hotel Investors DBA Highgate Hotels|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||George B. Post|
|Number of rooms||1,300 guest rooms with private baths (1927)
941 guest rooms & guest suites (2012)
1,053 guest rooms & suites (2013)
1,060 guest rooms & suites (2016)
|Number of restaurants||4|
The Boston Park Plaza is a former Statler Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, opened on March 10, 1927, built by hotelier E.M. Statler. A prototype of the grand American hotel, it was called a "city within a city". It was the first hotel in the world to offer in-room radio in every room.
During the hotel's construction, it was discovered that the Statler's planned 155 foot height exceeded the maximum height of 125 feet allowed by the Massachusetts State Building Code. However the building was granted a special exemption by Mayor James Michael Curley, making it the tallest building in the city for a time, with the exception of the Boston Custom House. The building, filling an entire triangular city block, has two uses. The western half houses the hotel, while the eastern half has, since the building's construction, served as offices.
The hotel opened on March 10, 1927 as the Hotel Statler Boston. The Statler chain was sold to Hilton Hotels in 1954 and the hotel was renamed the The Statler Hilton Boston. The hotel was again sold in 1976 to the Irving M. Saunders family and renamed the Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers.
Park Plaza Castle
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