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BOSTON, MA (December 27, 2017) - The historic Ames Boston Hotel, a member of the Curio Collection by Hilton™ and of Gemstone Collection by BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company, today announces that it has received the coveted “Conversion of the Year” award from Hilton.

Earlier this year, the 15-story Ames Boston Hotel completed a $6 million renovation, which saw a redesign of the hotel’s public spaces, including the Lobby, whose tiled mosaic arched ceiling was preserved, and The Library, which serves as new communal workspace for guests. With the addition of the Ames and Oliver & Oakes meeting rooms and their pre-function vestibule, Ames Boston Hotel now boasts 1,700 square feet of new private event space.

“Receiving the ‘Conversion of the Year’ award on the heels of a major renovation, that’s been warmly welcomed by travelers and local Bostonians alike, is a true honor,” said Jeff McIntyre, president of Benchmark. “As the first Curio Collection hotel in the city, we’ve been able to provide our guests with an upscale, unique experience that feels distinctly Boston and creates memories that independent-minded travelers seeking the authentic Curio experience expect. We would also like to acknowledge the hotel’s management team, Invesco Real Estate, the Gencom Group, and my associates at BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company, who all deserve to have their hard work and dedication in bringing our collective vision for the property to life, properly recognized.”

Other highly notable additions stemming from the renovation include the new “Bobby Orr Suite,” a large, luxurious, corner space designed with Bruins devotees and Orr fans in mind, which serves as the ultimate overnight escape for professional ice hockey enthusiasts and those seeking an unmatched, all-encompassing Boston sports-focused hotel experience.  Additionally, the cornerstone for the re-branding of the Ames is Cultivar--nationally recognized Chef Mary Dumont’s first independent concept, serving sustainable garden-inspired cuisine informed by the restaurant’s on-site proprietary hydroponic garden. Critically acclaimed in only its first six months, Cultivar is Boston’s most decorated new restaurant.

About Ames Boston Hotel

The historic Ames Boston Hotel, a member of the Curio Collection by Hilton™ and of the Gemstone Collection by BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company, inspires both modern style and old world sophistication. An experience rich with elegant interpretations, complemented by innovative new design, Ames Boston Hotel offers Bostonians and visitors, alike, a dynamic hospitality experience. Ideally located near historic Faneuil Hall and Beacon Hill, the 114-room hotel boasts an atmosphere that is refined yet playful, a state-of-the art fitness center, and suites accented by dramatic, Romanesque arched windows and original fireplaces.  Ames Boston Hotel is located at 1 Court Street and can be reached by calling 617-979-8100 or visiting

Contact: Ryan Levasseur / 617.488.2844

About Curio – A Collection by Hilton

Curio – A Collection by Hilton™ (, launched in 2014, is a global set of hand-picked, upper upscale hotels that meet independent-minded travelers’ desire for local discovery and authentic experiences, all while providing the quiet reassurance and support of the Hilton name and its award-winning Hilton HHonors program. Discover the collection’s latest stories at, connect with us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter or inquire about development opportunities at

About The Gemstone Collection

The Gemstone Collection includes distinctive hand-picked properties in spectacular and popular U.S. destinations coast to coast. Each upscale resort and hotel destination provides highly-personalized service and luxury reflective of the charm and unique character of the destination, while in keeping with the collection’s shared mission and passion for excellence.  A distinguished portfolio of BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company, which has been a leading US-based hospitality management company for nearly 40 years, the Gemstone Collection is the preferred choice of guests who yearn for inspiring and transformative experiences, customization over conformity, stimulation over predictability, and adventure over routine. To become a fan on Facebook, visit, or follow us on Twitter at, on Instagram at, and on Pinterest at

Contact: Ken Ellens / 201-758-2864

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