The Fairmont Copley Plaza in Boston is set to turn 100 years old in August, but the celebrations are already starting – $20 million of renovations are underway, and the hotel is also offering themed packages to guests. The hotel’s head-to-toe improvements, set to be completed in the spring, include a revamp of all guestrooms and suites, including the Fairmont Gold rooms and lounge; updates to the grand lobby and ballrooms; an entirely new health club on the rooftop; and the addition of a new restaurant in the space formerly occupied by the Oak Room. (The Oak Room and Oak Bar have been relocated to the St. James room.)
The two themed packages on offer are both available now. If you’re particularly interested in the hotel’s 100 year history, consider the “Celebration of a Century” package, which starts at $200/night for a Fairmont Room. Included in the package is one night in a newly renovated room, a private history tour of the hotel, and a history booklet. The package is offered through December 31, 2012.
If you’ve honeymooned at the Fairmont Copley Plaza, however, check out the “Anniversary Package,” available through December 30, 2012. You can stay at the hotel for one night for the same price that you paid during your honeymoon, provided you still have the folio. That means that if you stayed at the Copley Plaza in 1947, you would pay only $7 for your first night. (Note: Two nights minimum are required, and all nights after the first are offered at the best available rate.) Your stay will also include a history booklet so you can celebrate the hotel’s anniversary along with your own.
Previous visitors should also keep an eye out for any Copley Plaza memorabilia – the hotel has put out a search for items to include in a display for the historic tours. www.fairmont.com/copleyplaza