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The Fairmont Copley Plaza Boston

Fairmont Copley Plaza Boston

138 St James Avenue

Boston, Massachusetts 02116

Written by Beth Garrett
Located on St. James Avenue between Trinity and Dartmouth Streets, The Fairmont Copley Plaza Boston is known as "The Grande Dame" of Boston. Rich in history and a landmark of elegance since its gala opening in 1912, this quintessential hotel is centrally located in the Back Bay area of the
city, beside Hancock Tower and only steps away from Beacon Hill, the Charles River Esplanade, Copley Place Shopping Centre, the renowned boutiques of Newbury Street, and the Hynes Convention Centre. The hotel is a long-time recipient of Mobil 4 Star Award and AAA's 4 Diamond Award.

Fairmont Hotel Location

The Fairmont Copley Plaza offers 379 elegantly appointed guest rooms and suites. All rooms offer an extensive list of standard amenities including: elegant neo-Classical French furnishings, mini-bars, a large working desk, in-room fax/printer/copy machine, two-line speaker phones with data ports and
The Fairmont Copley Plaza Boston Guest Room
marble bathrooms offering bathrobes, a hair dryer, a bathroom scale and a magnifying/make-up mirror.

Fairmont Hotel Accommodations

This historic property offers several dining options. Copley's Grand Cafe offers comprehensive breakfast, lunch and dinner menus. It also hosts a wonderful Sunday Brunch. The famous award-winning Oak Room has been recognized as one one of the city's finest steakhouses for generations; however, this institution provides special treatment to other dishes as well. The adjoining Oak Bar, famous for its martinis, presents live entertainment including pianists and a jazz trio.

Fairmont Hotel Dining

Since its gala opening in 1912, The Fairmont Copley Plaza Boston has stood as a
landmark and symbol of Boston's rich tradition of culture, history, elegance, and hospitality. Constructed on the original site of The Museum of Fine Arts, the "Grand Dame" of Boston was designed by Henry Janeway Hardenbergh. Hardenbergh also designed The Plaza Hotel in New York; the sister hotels share the same double "P" insignia seen throughout both properties.

Fairmont Hotel History

Located in Boston's historic Back Bay, The Fairmont Copley Plaza Boston stands alongside the Boston Public Library, Trinity Church and Hancock Tower, and joins these buildings as the architectural landmarks
The Fairmont Copley Plaza Boston
of Copley Square.

Considered one of the most beautiful rooms in Boston, The Fairmont Copley Plaza Boston's Oval Room features a realistic sky and cloud ceiling mural. Legend has it that when John Singer Sargent was painting the murals at the Boston Public Library, he would often come to the hotel and watch the artisans paint the Oval Room's mural as he enjoyed his lunch. The artisans asked Sargent to add his touch to the mural, so Sargent mounted the scaffolding and painted an angel. Sargent's angel graced the ceiling for over 30 years, until the mural was painted over during renovations in the 1940s.

Today, Sargent's angel is the invisible guardian of the Oval Room. Every United States President since Taft (President Clinton stayed at the hotel while he was a candidate), many foreign dignitaries, royalty, and countless celebrities have stayed at The Fairmont Copley Plaza Boston.

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