Located in Boston and premiering in November 2009, Ames is the latest addition to Morgan’s Hotel Group’s lineup of stylish boutique hotels worldwide.
“Ames takes all of Morgans’ theatrical signatures and subtle design seductions and creates a dramatic and inventive work worthy of both Benjamin Franklin and the most refined and provocative Supermodel.”
-Fred Kleisner, President and CEO
In the heart of the city, Ames features 113-room hotel offers 95 guest rooms, one apartment and six deluxe one-bedroom suites. The story begins in the lobby, which features two original landmark elements: the mosaic, barrel-vaulted ceiling and the dramatic marble and brass staircase. The “Mirror Chandelier” or “Mirror Cloud” installation, a fragmented sculpture created for Ames by London based artists Sophie Nielsen and Rolf Knudsen of Studio Roso, punctuates the drama of the lobby. On the wall behind the reception area is an installation made up of many pieces of hand cast porcelain alluding to the building’s structure. Just off of the lobby, the two-story restaurant pays homage to the modern-day dandy through its confidence, playfulness and rich aesthetic details.
Woodward, Morgans new restaurant-bar concept for Ames, will broaden the range of luxury experience at the hotel with premiere quality food and drink. Named for a tavern once housed in the Ames family home, Woodward will fascinate guests with its clever “Cabinet of Curiosities”. The Victorian-inspired display will be curated with hand-selected objects of inspiration and eye candy, and will introduce a stylish and sophisticated, yet enlivening space, that continues the Ames’ juxtaposition of historical building with modern interior. Each floor will feature a main bar as well as a dining area, with finishes inspired by bespoke men’s tailoring with subtle unexpected details. Windsor chairs, epoxied in high gloss white finish, will be scattered throughout the restaurant, complimenting the wood paneled walls washed in a milky enamel. The deluxe one-bedroom suites boast a sectional sofa, upholstered in black and white woven fabric and a modern, signature wingback chair in black lacquer and white leather. The dark wood floors are complimented by silver-gray, silken carpets and feature white lacquer carerra marble dining tables with white leather and metal dining chairs. The suites are both refined and intimate, with the dramatic floor-to-ceiling arched windows punctuating a sense of continuity with tradition and connecting the interior of the hotel with the historical urban Boston landscape.