The Envoy Hotel Brings High Design to the Seaport

It's fully up and running with over 100 contemporary guest rooms.


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The retro-chic Verb Hotel and stately Eliot Hotel, among others, top the list of design-centric places to call home while visiting Boston. Now joining the group, The Envoy Hotel is fully up and running at 70 Sleeper Street in the Seaport, with 136 contemporary guest rooms, all facing the skyline or waterfront.

Designed by Group One Partners, Inc., The Envoy’s decor is a nod to its Innovation District surroundings, often repurposing once-revolutionary technology. The communal lobby is lit by an oversized chandelier made from reclaimed rope and phone cords. Behind the check-in desk, a wall of heat-sensing bulbs mirrors guests’ movements. Included in the hotel’s art collection is a portrait of a sunglasses-clad woman made from VHS tapes and other materials. Another mixed-media piece reveals a rendering of the Boston skyline inside a lightbulb and overlaid on a panel of books.

Inside guest rooms, neutral tones and pops of The Envoy’s signature shade, a golden yellow, set the tone. Each room has a large-scale antique map of Boston overlaid on a sliding glass door separating the bedroom from the bathroom. TV stands made from bicycle frames and sleek white desks wrapped with a retro-inspired leather belt are part of the designs.

Considered interiors span The Envoy’s restaurants, including Outlook Kitchen + Bar and the Lookout Rooftop Bar, open from the beginning of June through the end of October.

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