Fairmont Copley Plaza Named 2019 Historic Hotel of the Year

By Anna Breuer on 21 March 2019
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Lobby, Fairmont Copley Plaza

Lobby, Fairmont Copley Plaza

The Fairmont Copley Plaza in Boston was named the 2019 Historic Hotel of the Year on Thursday by Historic Hotels of America.

Located in Boston’s historic Back Bay, the Fairmont Copley Plaza opened its doors to guests in 1912. It is located on Copley Square, which is defined by its buildings and architecture, including the Boston Public Library, Trinity Church, the John Hancock Tower, and the hotel itself, built in 1912 on the site of the Museum of Fine Arts.

The hotel was designed by Henry Janeway Hardenbergh, who also designed New York City’s Plaza Hotel, and the two properties share some design details including the double “P” monogram. Hardenbergh also designed the Willard InterContinental Hotel in Washington, D.C.

The 383-key property features 17 suites in addition to guest rooms with a modern décor. The Fairmont Gold Floor is a hotel within a hotel and features a private lounge and dedicated staff.

The annual award is based on the quality and beauty of the hotel, the group told Frequent Business Traveler in an interview. The hotel must be known for exceptional hospitality and service as well.

Historic Hotels of America was founded in 1989 by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The Fairmont Copley Plaza was one of its charter members at the time it was founded.

(Photo: Accura Media Group)

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