Millennium Bostonian Hotel Announces $14 Million Renovation

New Design, Restaurant and Meeting Space to be Completed Mid-2007

New Neighborhood Attractions Add to Property’s Appeal

BOSTON, MA – November 28, 2006 – Ideally located beside Faneuil Hall, one of the city’s most popular hotels will soon be transformed. The Millennium Bostonian is embarking on a major renovation estimated at $12-$14 million that will redesign guest rooms, create a new restaurant location, add 3,000 square feet of meeting space and provide other enhancements. The result will be an elegantly stylish new ambience, facilities and services. Scheduled to begin in December, the project is expected to be completed by mid-2007.

Among the highlights of the renovation is a new look to 201 guest rooms. Designed by Jinnie Kim, a much-in-demand designer who has also worked with the Fairmont Copley Plaza, the St. Regis and The Plaza in New York and the Grand Hyatt in Dubai, the rooms will redefine the Bostonian’s conception of Four-Diamond luxury. Features will include the “Millennium Bed” with duvets and 300-thread-count linens, flat screen TV’s, laptop safes and a muted earth tone décor accented by photography and artwork celebrating Boston. All new bathrooms, with tubs set against relief scenes of the city and separate shower stalls plus elegant furnishings and fabrics, stone floor entryways, wood paneling and crown molding are other attractions of the new rooms. The Bostonian’s famous fireplace rooms and balconies will maintain their current elegance but with new, soundproof windows.

The Bostonian’s new look begins with a renovated front circular entrance and the lobby, which will feature stone floors and polished wood surfaces, two fireplaces – one traditional and one gas. Preliminary plans also call for a mini-waterfall to grace the lobby. A new restaurant and bar will also be located on the ground floor.

The space currently occupied by Seasons Restaurant will become a 3,000-square foot functional space designed to significantly enhance the hotel’s appeal for meetings, social groups, weddings, receptions and special events. Executive chef Brian Poe will supervise the cuisine and services for the new restaurant and meeting space, assuring that groups will enjoy the highest level of catering for their events.

Other enhancements include wi-fi availability in public spaces, upgraded Internet connections and phone lines throughout the hotel and a new property management system to better understand and serve the hotel’s frequent guests. The Millennium Bostonian also will be fully smoke-free once the renovations are completed.

Complementing the changes at the Bostonian are new attractions in Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market. A new Hard Rock Café will open just across the street from the hotel and the Rose Kennedy Greenway, situated between the hotel and Boston’s North End, offering open space with gardens, will soon be completed.

About the Millennium Bostonian Hotel

The Millennium Bostonian Hotel, Boston, is an intimate and highly personalized luxury hotel that offers guests a high-quality residential environment. It is located across from Faneuil Hall Marketplace in the heart of the city’s historic downtown, offering 201 rooms, many with working fireplaces and French doors opening onto quaint balconies, as well as superior meeting space and award-winning dining. The hotel is a winner of several awards, including the Conde Nast Traveler’s Gold List” and recognition as one of the top hotels in America from the prestigious Zagat Guide series.

About Millennium Hotels and Resorts

Millennium Hotels and Resorts (MHR), established in the United States in 2000, is the North American arm of London-based Millennium and Copthorne Hotels plc (MLC). The MHR portfolio includes 19 holdings in The Americas, and the company operates properties including: Millennium Broadway Hotel, New York City; Millennium UN Plaza Hotel, New York City; Millennium Airport Hotel, Buffalo, New York; Millennium Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles; Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel, Chicago; Millennium Bostonian Hotel, Boston; Millennium Hotel, Minneapolis; Millennium Hotel, St. Louis; Millennium Hotel, Cincinnati; Millennium Harvest House, Boulder; Millennium Hotel, Durham; Millennium Alaskan Hotel, Anchorage; Millennium Resort, Scottsdale, McCormick Ranch; the Millennium Maxwell House, Nashville; and the Royal Palm Resort, Galapagos Islands. MLC holdings outside of the Millennium brand include the Millenium Hilton in New York. For further information on Millennium Hotels and Resorts, call 866-866-8086 or visit

Millennium and Copthorne Hotels comprises 100 four and five star hotels with 24,681 rooms worldwide in 16 countries. Our World of Hospitality marketing alliance partner Maritim Hotels has 45 hotels with 13,069 rooms in 9 countries. For more information please visit or

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