New lobby configuration allowed for casual seating area // Photo by Eric Roth Casual lobby seating // Photo by Eric Roth Reception desk // Photo by Eric Roth New Light colored guest rooms with crimson accents and oversized artwork // Photo by Eric Roth Custom furnishings maximize storage and workspace // Photo by Eric Roth Custom furnishings maximize storage and workspace // Photo by Eric Roth Views to bustling Harvard Square // Photo by Eric Roth Renovations create a welcoming atmosphere // Photo by Eric Roth

Arrowstreet’s design for the Harvard Square Hotel has recently been realized with the re-opening and re-launch as a boutique hotel following the three month renovations. A complete transformation of the hotel, we worked with Harvard to update the image and improve the overall guest experience. To improve the entrance to the hotel, Arrowstreet established a connection to the street and created a lobby seating area with panoramic views of Harvard Square. At the street entrance, we designed stone and glass monumental stair to invite guests from the Mt. Auburn Street entry to the lobby and reception area. Integral to the renovation was the complete reconfiguration of the lobby levels, doubling space available to guests to create contemporary, comfortable public space.

Complimenting the new first impression at the entry level, Arrowstreet designed new interior guestroom furnishings and finishes. Our team of architects and interior designers carefully planned all aspects of the room to maximize light, comfort, and convenience. Working with photographer Eric Roth, custom artwork was commissioned to compliment the interiors and refers back to the Hotel’s Harvard roots. The transformation of the building to a boutique hotel now provides visitors to Harvard Square a unique environment for work or relaxation.


Topics: Hospitality