Functional too. Besides the contemporary décor, the new rooms boast 46-inch LED TVs, redesigned bathrooms with walk-in showers (in many rooms) and fog-free mirrors; suites all have walk-in rain showers, heated floors (hurray!), and TVs built right into the bathroom mirrors, because you’re a baller who can’t miss one second of a “Real Housewives” reunion while you’re getting ready, okay?
The renovations also expand on the Seaport Hotel’s eco-friendly initiatives: Rooms now have a “Telkonet” energy system, which automatically turns off heating and lights to conserve energy when you leave, and instinctively restores them to their previous setting when you return. Telkonet already sounds a lot smarter than Siri, frankly.
And of course, because the Seaport is now a big dining-out district, the hotel’s TAMO Restaurant & Bar is upping its game.
It’s now expanded and divided into four areas: the main “Living Room,” bar area, TAMO Loft for private parties, and TAMO Terrace for outdoor drinking and dining. (There are also all-new furnishings and fireplaces, seen above.)
Finally, the refreshed menu of contemporary American cuisine is way more playful than you remember. There are quirky snacks: the “pie in a jar” of beef, Guinness and horseradish, and the “Dirty Martini,” a plate of blue cheese-stuffed fried olives. There are Asian-inspired “wok & bowl” selections.
There are plates themed for different nearby regions, like the “East Boston churrasco steak” and “Cambridge 3 Bean Vegetarian Chili,” because they’re all a bunch of no-meat-eatin’ hippies over there, amirite? There’s way more stuff too, and it all sounds pretty good.
The Seaport: It’s not just for convention zombies anymore. [Photos: Seaport Hotel]