Hotel renovation and restoration
Located at a key transportation hub, the new hotel plays an integral role in transforming Newton's business corridor. This project reimages a 1965 Holiday Inn, transforming it from a two-star roadside motel into a four-star destination and business travel hotel. The dated facade, highly visible from the highway, was redesigned, receiving a full window replacement, new cornice, and a new exterior identity. Concrete elements on the building were painted with a unifying color to further enliven the exterior.
The interior theme expresses a hip urban sophistication that is also fully wired and linked to support both the overnight and the project-based business traveler. Each of the facility's 189 rooms on seven floors were renovated and upgraded with high-level finishes and furnishings including spa-style bathrooms. All public areas were reimaged and expanded and a new restaurant introduced. An existing pool deck was transformed into a summer social center.
The project was completed on an aggressive five-month construction schedule to meet an opening date in the summer's busy season. CBT was responsible for all phases of the project and provided all architectural and interior design services.