Starting with its floor-to-ceiling lobby windows and rising to its 4,000-square-foot rooftop bar, the new-build, 136-key Envoy Hotel—part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection—makes a deliberate effort to connect to its picturesque location on Boston Harbor. “We wanted to tie into the outdoors as much as possible so the relatively small footprint of the hotel wouldn’t feel tight,” says Carrie Nielsen of locally based firm Group One Partners. “Everything flowed from that view.”
Some guestrooms are anchored by their beds, which are snuggled into one curving piece that holds small shelves and reading lamps (in some rooms, it also serves as the back of a writing desk). “The design gives a womb-like feeling while the low profile lets you see right over the headboard out into the window,” Nielsen says. A quirky TV stand crafted from a bicycle frame nods to the city’s pedestrian- and bike-friendly nature, she adds, while its lacy interplay of wheel-and-spoke allows guests to peek through for glimpses of the water.