This summer we had the opportunity to restore a variety of beautiful stone surfaces at Boston’s The Newbury and its stunning restaurant, Contessa. The Hotel and restaurant completed renovations and opened in 2021 to high praise from both preservationists and the hotelier community.
This new Boston hotel occupies what was one of the first American properties for the Ritz-Carlton, built in neoclassical style in 1927 with stunning views of the Boston Public Garden. The two-year renovation includes nearly 300 rooms and 90 suites plus community spaces, including a lounge with books selected by the Boston Public Library. To top it all off, Contessa’s restaurant was launched by the same team that’s seen success with New York’s Carbone restaurant.
Boston Stone Restoration was contracted by Ajax Consulting Group for The Newbury and Major Food Group for Contessa to help restore some of the stone that gives the building its warm, inviting and rich feel.
After the restoration of the building, BSR polished and restored several floors including an incredible herringbone black Nero Marquina hallway, a set of stunning crema marfil stairs, and reconstructing the classic stonework that frames the hotel’s elevators.
From repairing battered, cracked and chipped marble baseboard trim molding, to reviving Portoro Oriente marble occasional tables and filling holes in Crema Marfil stairs to accommodate new railings, BSR was able to help put the finishing touches on the hotel and restaurant renovation.
Again, we are so pleased with the results of this project and recommend you check it out for yourself – cocktails on the roof? Yes please.
Are you a restaurant, hotel or event space owner or manager? Call BSR if your space could use our special brand of stone restoration, renovation and/or preservation. We can even help make your natural stone surfaces virtually maintenance free. Call today!