Ta-da! Now that the bandages are off, things look a lot brighter and considerably less mired in the Bush (Herbert Walker) years. The contemporized accommodations are functional and streamlined, and inspired by Feng Shui principles of “Connectivity (Tao), Balance (Ying/Yang) and Vitality (Chi)” according to a press statement about the redo.
The black and white rooms (you know, like a ying yang!) now boast media walls with 37” HDTVs, freestanding tables for a flexible work area, an illuminated panel of abstract art, and glossy white new bathrooms. No one’s going to confuse it with the lap of luxury, but it’s a really welcome, overdue update for a property that offers among the more affordable rates for its nice location near the Theater District, Chinatown, and other touristy attractions.
It also offers a suspiciously unobstructed view of the old Hancock Tower if this photo is to be believed. Frankly, we suspect a little fudging on that front, but hey – we’ll give it a pass since, as the nice new renovation shows, a little cosmetic alteration never hurt anybody.
UPDATE: The hotel is serious about their Hancock Tower and Back Bay views. Look at what they tweeted us:
[Photos: DoubleTree Boston Downtown/Facebook]