Curio – A Collection By Hilton Opens Historic Ames Boston Hotel

Following multimillion dollar renovation, first Boston hotel joins Curio blending modern style and old-world sophistication for guests seeking authentic local experiences.

September 29, 2016 // // BOSTON and McLEAN, Va. –  Today, one of the most historic and distinctive hotels in Boston joins Curio – A Collection by HiltonTM offering independent-minded travelers and Hilton HHonors members another unique, upscale hotel option from the global set of more than 20 open properties. Ames Boston Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton is the first Boston hotel to operate as part of the hand-picked collection of distinctive properties.

Ames Boston Hotel opens in the iconic Ames Building, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is still widely referred to as Boston's "original skyscraper." Constructed in 1893, the 114-room boutique hotel – which has undergone a multimillion dollar renovation – is conveniently situated near Boston’s busy Financial District, the Hynes Convention Center in Back Bay, the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in the innovative Seaport District, and many public transit access points, including “T” stations at Haymarket, State Street, and Government Center. Additionally, Ames Boston Hotel abuts many of the city’s beloved landmarks and old-world neighborhoods, including the Old State House, Faneuil Hall and Beacon Hill.

“Ames Boston Hotel is an iconic landmark in one of the world’s most dynamic cities, and perfectly represents Curio’s focus on offering travelers distinctive hotels that are imbued with local character and personality,” said Mark Nogal, global head, Curio – A Collection by Hilton. “With our first property in Boston, we look forward to providing leisure and business guests the unique experience they seek from Curio when visiting spectacular destinations around the globe.”

The 15-story Ames Boston Hotel merges the past, present and future, offering a blend of modern style and old-world sophistication. The renovation preserved many original features, such as the lobby’s tiled mosaic arched ceiling and a marble staircase that runs from the first floor to the roof. Upon arrival, guests will enter into a renovated lobby space featuring sleek new check-in stations and a casual seating area accented by warmly-toned wood shelving and trim pieces. Adjacent to the revamped entryway is a brand new Library Room boasting the same eye-catching, mid-century design scheme that begins in the lobby, which serves as communal workspace for guests and features a variety of comfortable seating arrangements that are ideally suited for solo travelers looking to unwind and small groups seeking informal meeting space.

“Ames Boston Hotel blends modern style and old-world sophistication, a unique style enhanced by joining Hilton’s Curio collection,” said Trish Berry, general manager, Ames Boston Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton. “We are delighted to offer guests this perfect combination of age-old Boston charm with globally-recognized service and amenities.”

Guest Rooms and Suites: Stylish Luxury

Each of its 114 modern guest rooms, including one-bedroom suites, bears an elegant, sleek and luxurious design that pays homage to the original 19th century appearance of the building.

  • The suites are accented by dramatic, Romanesque arched windows and decorative fireplaces complemented by inventive design interpretations.
  • Grand windows usher in ambient natural light, while high ceilings, light oak hardwood floors and modern décor balance sophistication and comfort.
  • Other features include oversized closets and ergonomic workspace and an elegantly designed bathroom with white marble rain shower, stainless steel fixtures and illuminated vanity mirrors.
  • On-Site Dining: Breakfast Served in New Library Room, Cultivar by Acclaimed Chef Mary Dumont to Open

Ames Boston Hotel offers guests a delicious American Continental Breakfast served buffet-style in the property’s new Library Room located on the lobby level, consisting of freshly prepared hot items like assorted breakfast sandwiches and meats, as well an assortment of seasonal fruits, pastries, cereals, coffees, teas and fresh juices. Later this year, acclaimed Boston Chef Mary Dumont will open the doors to Cultivar, a highly-anticipated, unique dining concept that will serve modern American garden cuisine to local Bostonians and guests alike.

Fitness and Events

Ames Boston Hotel seeks to cater to every guest need, with popular amenities including a 24-hour fitness center and complimentary bicycles (seasonally) to ride through Boston’s bucolic parks in style. Also set to open in December is the hotel’s meeting and event space, which will accommodate gatherings of up to 75 people. 

Just two miles from Boston's Logan International Airport, the hotel is situated on the Freedom Trail, a 2.5-mile brick path around iconic Boston sites. Its idyllic location also offers panoramic views over the city's downtown and nearby attractions, including Boston Common, the Seaport District, North End, Hines Convention Center, Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, and the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway.

Hilton HHonors and Location

Ames Boston Hotel is part of Hilton HHonors, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton’s 13 distinct hotel brands. Guests are encouraged to participate in Hilton HHonors, Hilton's free-to-join loyalty program. Hilton HHonors members who book directly with Hilton save time and money and gain instant access to the benefits they care about most, including:

  • An additional 1,000 bonus points on eligible rates starting November 1, 2016 through March 31, 2017 to celebrate the hotel’s addition to the Curio collection. Gold and Diamond HHonors members staying at Ames Boston Hotel will enjoy complimentary breakfast for up to two registered guests per room and space-available room upgrades.
  • An exclusive member rate at more than 4,500 hotels worldwide.
  • Instant benefits, such as free Wi-Fi, the ability to earn and redeem Points for free nights as well as access to digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key.
  • Unforgettable, exclusive experiences, available via Points at, such as access to private concerts or sought-after events.

Ames Boston Hotel is owned by a joint venture doing business as Ames Investor, LLC and managed by Benchmark, a global hospitality company. The property will be part of Benchmark’s Gemstone Collection, which features unique personal luxury hotels around the globe. Ames Boston Hotel is located at 1 Court Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02108. To make a reservation, travelers can call +1 617-979-8100 or visit

Media may access additional information about Ames Boston Hotel at To learn more about Curio and its properties, visit

About Curio

Curio – A Collection by Hilton™ (, launched in 2014, is a global set of hand-picked upscale and luxury hotels that meet independent-minded travelers’ needs for local discovery and authentic experiences, all while providing the quiet reassurance and support of the Hilton name and its award-winning Hilton HHonors program. Discover the collection’s latest stories at, connect with us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter or inquire about development opportunities at

About Hilton

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, comprising more than 4,700 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare properties with over 775,000 rooms in 104 countries and territories. For 97 years, Hilton has been dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences. The company's portfolio of 13 world-class global brands includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio - A Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton HHonors®. Hilton HHonors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to benefits including an exclusive member discount, free standard Wi-Fi, as well as digital amenities that are available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton HHonors app, where Hilton HHonors members can check-in, choose their room, and access their room using a Digital Key. Visit for more information and connect with Hilton Worldwide on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, LinkedIn, and Instagram.



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