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Hyatt Regency Boston / Cambridge and The Westin Indianapolis debut extensive renovations

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The iconic Cambridge hotel overlooking the Charles River introduces enhanced spaces and dining experiences at Paperback Tavern & Provisions. The Westin Indianapolis announces the completion of an extensive multi-million dollar property-wide renovation by the end of July

Hyatt Regency Boston / Cambridge formally debuts an extensive property-wide renovation that has revamped the hotel’s common and meeting & events spaces, while introducing two new dining venues, including Paperback Tavern. The completed project ushers in a new chapter for the iconic and storied property which sits along the scenic Charles River with sweeping views of the water and Boston skyline and blends the spirit of Boston with the intellectual vitality and charm of Cambridge. Operated by Davidson Hotels, it is the ideal gateway for both business and leisure guests to explore these historical New England cities.

“We are absolutely thrilled with the completed project and so excited to officially unveil it to our guests and local community. Undoubtedly these upgrades infuse a new energy into the property and reintroduce the hotel to today’s traveler,” said Melissa Green, General Manager. The renovation features a full redesign of the hotel’s entrance and lobby, an overhaul of the property’s 25,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and event space, the addition of Paperback Tavern & Paperback Provisions market, a new state-of-the-art fitness center outfitted with Life Fitness equipment and Peloton bikes and upgraded technology for a seamless overall guest experience. The project was designed by Campbell House and features a mix of styles to reflect the local universities and the life science community.

Situated on the Charles River amongst the famed Innovation Trail and internationally lauded universities, the property’s redesign is inspired by the rich history that surrounds it. The lobby is a warm and welcoming space, sophisticated yet free of formality; it is a social hub designed to capture the spirit of vibrant campus life. The design takes cues from the traditional and scholarly atmosphere of the nearby universities while combining this aesthetic with industrial details and eclectic furniture to create a playful environment for students, business travelers, families, and neighbors alike. The lobby now boasts Paperback Provisions market with plentiful seating options for every guest’s need: from a space to play shuffleboard with friends to privacy booths to plug in and get work done. Campbell House’s design creates a striking yet welcoming atmosphere that ushers in a new era for this iconic hotel.

Sense of Arrival: Iconic Lights, Lobby + Atrium
Upon arrival within a brand-new front entrance, guests are welcomed by the hotel’s upgraded perimeter lighting that borders the hotel and luminates the city’s skyline. The spacious lobby and the iconic atrium features design details of warm neutrals and rich leather accents that evoke the history and charm of the surrounding cities. Customized art pieces decorate the walls as a
nod to the local universities, evoking an enlightening aesthetic and ambiance.

Food + Beverage
Paperback Tavern, the new bar & restaurant, features a menu of classic American and regional fare, innovative cocktails and craft brews paired with expansive, unrivaled views of the Charles River and city of Boston. A classic tavern with modern influence, the atmosphere is fun and playful, making it an ideal social environment for events or gathering hub for local residents and scholars. Standout menu options include the Truffled Tater Tots, Clam Chowder, Crispy Chicken Sandwich and Tavern Burger. Paperback Tavern is currently open for dinner daily from 5-11pm with breakfast served on Saturdays & Sundays from 7am - 11:30 am. Paperback Provisions, a market-style carryout outlet located in the lobby, offers a custom coffee bar, house made pastries, breakfast sandwiches and other quick meal options for guests before they venture out to explore. Paperback Provisions is open daily from 6:30am.

On the vision of the new dining establishments, Garron Gore, of Davidson Restaurant Group commented, “Paperback was inspired by its surrounding area and the collegiate schools that create such a driving force in the community. We wanted these to be fun and lively spaces. A place where professors, parents, and students congregate around drink and food. We looked at the important figures who drive young minds towards the future of tomorrow and that landed us on the professors of Harvard, MIT, and Cambridge - all our beloved neighbors. Where would they want to go have a casual and energetic atmosphere to unwind? We hope to be that destination.”

At the helm of the new F&B programming and Paperback Tavern is Janice Sandoval, Executive Chef and Taylor Fischer, Director of Restaurants. Together, they oversee all the food and beverage operations of the 479-room hotel, including Paperback Provisions.

Meetings + Events
As the largest hotel in Cambridge, Hyatt Regency Boston / Cambridge has the capacity to accommodate the needs of any size group or event, making it the prefect destination for meetings, weddings and celebratory gatherings. The hotel has debuted fully upgraded meeting and event spaces with décor that reflects the destination’s rich history and adjacent river through design elements of grays, blues, neutrals and light wood accents. All 19 meeting venues, including three ballrooms and a pavilion, are themed to strongly showcase a connection to the area, touching on local academia, the City of Cambridge and the Charles River. Groups have access to advanced technology as well as a meeting concierge service and localized group activity options. Whether utilizing a ballroom with floor to ceiling windows, the elegant courtyard or the lush garden, business and social groups alike can count on a scenic backdrop of breathtaking river and Boston skyline views.

Technology
Coinciding with the current virtual environment, the hotel rolled out enhanced technology through the World of Hyatt mobile app to provide a seamless and streamlined guest experience. Guests have the opportunity for a Personalized Check-In experience, a Mobile Key feature for contactless and convenient check-in, a Digital Concierge to easily explore the surrounding area and Real-Time Engagement with hotel staff through chat capabilities.

Hyatt Regency Boston / Cambridge is located steps away from premier shopping, dining, boat tours and nearby entertainment hubs such as Fenway Park, attractions including the JFK Library, Museum of Fine Arts, and historical sites such as The Paul Revere House and Boston Tea Party ships.

The Westin Indianapolis finalizes multi-million dollar renovation
Also, the Westin Indianapolis announces the completion of an extensive multi-million dollar property-wide renovation by the end of July to transform the hotel’s public spaces and meeting venues, a redesign of all guest rooms and the debut of new dining venues and additional event space. Operated by Davidson Hotels, the 574-room hotel is located in the heart of downtown Indianapolis, with direct skyway access to the convention center, and acts as a gateway to this diverse and vibrant American city for transient and business travelers alike.

“We are thrilled with the completed enhancements and excited to unveil it to our guests. These updates undoubtedly reinvigorate the property and enhance the guest experience to mirror that of the lively city of Indianapolis,” said General Manager Andy Seal. “Our newly imagined space reflects our capabilities to host a diverse array of meetings and convention business and cater
to the evolving needs of today’s traveler and local guests.”

The renovation features a full lobby redesign, overhaul of the property’s 42,500 square feet of meeting and event spaces, as well as the addition of a new dining outlet, Ten Hands Social Bar & Eatery. The renovations were designed by C+TC Design Studio and pay homage to Indianapolis as the crossroads of America, bringing people together from coast to coast and continually transforming with each new visitor. Design elements display this concept of convergence through gathering spaces that energize and enable quiet respites to unwind.

Lobby, Food + Beverage
Guests are welcomed by a brand-new lobby design that mimics Indianapolis’ lush outdoor spaces and rich greenery. The art installations play off the organic shapes of the city’s nature and are positioned in a way to make it feel as if they are moving with the pace of the wind. A prominent vertical garden brightens the space and is reminiscent of the fields beyond the city, while infused wood accents pay tribute to the crossroads element.

Ten Hands Social Bar & Eatery, the new bar & restaurant, features a modern yet retro style and debuts the largest television screen in the city, made up of 27 screens measuring 6 feet tall and 34 feet long. An ideal social environment for events or gathering hub for locals, Ten Hands Social Bar & Eatery welcomes guests and locals alike and provides an outdoor patio overlooking the State Capitol Building. Ten Hands Market, a carryout outlet, recently opened and offers guests the option of a quick meal before they venture out to explore the city. 

Meetings + Events
The hotel debuts fully upgraded meeting and event spaces with décor that speaks to the landscape and history of Indianapolis through greys, neutrals, saturated rusts and blues, inspired by the city in the fall. The carpet and lighting showcases intersecting lines to portray Indianapolis’ White River flowing through the downtown cityscape, blackened metal embellishments evocative of the railroad tracks that converged in Indianapolis at the first Union Station and overhead lighting inspired by Indiana’s agriculture of corn. Groups will have access to the hotel’s dedicated onsite meeting specialists and audio-visual technicians and can find an additional 750,000 square feet of space at the adjacent Indiana Convention Center, easily accessible by way of the connected skywalk.

The property is thrilled to unveil a brand-new 3,500 square foot event space: Capitol Overlook. Located on the hotel’s second level, the space offers unrivaled, panoramic views of the Indiana State Capitol, unlike any other location in the city. A brand-new Club Lounge designed to meet the needs of all travelers will also be opening its doors mid-August 2022. The Club Lounge design is influenced by the destination’s renowned millwork and corn agriculture, and will display neutral colors combined with husk-like materials used throughout the artwork and accent ceiling design.

Guestrooms
The renovation is complete with a full restoration of all guest rooms. All of the hotel’s bathrooms were expanded in size with 70 percent now offering large walk-in showers. The rooms continue the crossroads story with accent wallcoverings and area rugs inspired by the biophilic nature of the cornfields and light-colored wood accompaniments to further the agricultural tie. The design all comes together with the corridor carpets evoking the feeling of blowing in the Indianapolis wind.

The Westin Indianapolis and the adjoining 3-story Indiana Convention Center are centrally located in the heart of the city steps away from premier shopping, dining and entertainment hubs, including Lucas Oil Stadium, Banker’s Life Fieldhouse and The Indianapolis Zoo.

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