< UNITED STATES | BOSTON: Fairmont Copley Plaza
Centrally located in Boston's historic Back Bay, Fairmont Copley Plaza sits steps away from the Boston Public Library, Beacon Hill, and the Freedom Trail. This historic landmark hotel has been a symbol of the city's rich history and elegance since its gala opening in 1912.
It was built on the original site of The Museum of Fine Arts at the total cost of $5.5 million. The seven-floor hotel was constructed of limestone and buff brick in the Beaux-Arts
style, and named in honor of painter John Singleton Copley. The hotel's architect was Henry Janeway Hardenbergh, who also designed The Plaza Hotel in New York City and The Willard
Hotel in Washington, D.C.
The hotel's Oval Room, considered one of the most beautiful rooms in Boston, features a realistic sky and cloud ceiling mural. Legend has it that, when John Singer Sargent was painting the murals at the Boston Public Library, he would often come to the hotel and watch the artisans paint the Oval Room's mural as he enjoyed his lunch.
The artisans asked Sargent to add his touch to the mural. Sargent mounted the scaffolding and painted an angel. Sargent's angel graced the ceiling for over 30 years until the mural was painted over during renovations in the 40s. Today, Sargent's angel is the invisible guardian of the Oval Room.
Nearly every U.S. President since Taft has stayed at Boston, Massachusetts luxury hotel. Many foreign dignitaries, royalty and countless celebrities have also graced the Fairmont Copley Plaza. In addition, the hotel has been featured in several major motion pictures including The Firm (1993), Blown Away (1994), My Best Friend's Girl (2008).
The Fairmont Copley Plaza offers Fairmont Gold an exclusive lifestyle hotel experience, delivering the highest level of service to the most discerning travelers.
This distinctive Boston, Massachusetts luxury hotel also features eight suites themed around Boston's rich culture and history. The cultural partners for this project are the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Boston Public Library, the Museum of Science, the Boston Pops, the Freedom Trail and the Sports Museum. Working with curators and archivists from these organizations, the suites feature artwork and memorabilia designed to give guests an authentic Boston experience.
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