BOSTON— Oxford Capital Group, LLC plans to open The Godfrey Hotel, Boston at 505 Washington St. in the fall.
The hotel will feature 242 guestrooms within an adaptive reuse of the historic Amory and Blake buildings in Boston’s Downtown Crossing neighborhood.
“We’re excited about this unique project and believe that The Godfrey Hotel-Boston will become an instant magnet for an entire spectrum of travelers. This is due to its prominent location, distinctive architecture, compelling interior design, host of amenities, and most importantly, an extremely high-touch, customer-friendly service ethic,” said John W. Rutledge, founder/president of Oxford Capital Group, LLC, the Chicago-based developer, and its operating affiliate, Oxford Hotels and Resorts, LLC. “We are particularly happy to be transforming the historic Amory and Blake buildings. In doing so, we’re happy to be contributing to the dramatic resurgence of Boston’s Downtown Crossing neighborhood.”
The hotel’s amenities will include a restaurant, coffee house, lobby bar, 24-hour fitness center, complimentary WiFi and digital technology.
The interiors are being designed by The Gettys Group. Cerused oak paneling, polished porcelain flooring and contemporary furniture will provide a contrast to the restored ornate exterior façade. A portal will act as a transition between reception and the intricately detailed historic elevator lobby.
Guestrooms will feature a color palette of grays, accented by natural walnut. Custom carpeting bedding and upholstered seating will be installed.
“We’ve been warmly greeted to town by our neighbors, the Boston Redevelopment Authority, our partners in the Downtown Boston Improvement District (BID), and the entire Boston community,” said Brad Mulvihill, principal at Oxford Capital Group, LLC. ”We look forward to providing Boston with a hotel they can be excited about.””
The Godfrey Hotel, Boston is the second Godfrey property developed by Oxford Capital Group, LLC; the first opened in February 2014 in Chicago’s River North neighborhood. .