How do you get hotel guests to pay $1,000 a night for a suite that overlooks the Mass. Pike?
Stuff it full of Red Sox memorabilia and promote a view of the Green Monster — well, at least the back of it.
The Fenway suite is part of a $55 million expansion and renovation of the Hotel Commonwealth in Kenmore Square. The 660-square-foot space features the #6 from the scoreboard, vintage baseball cards of Ted Williams, Bobby Doerr, Dom DiMaggio, and Johnny Pesky, and other Red Sox collectibles. The balcony affords views of Fenway, which you see while sitting in original ballpark seats.
The new wing, which opens Tuesday, adds 96 rooms and suites, 6,000 square feet of event space, including a 2,000-square-foot outdoor terrace, and 142 spaces for valet parking.
The project began in 2014, with the renovation of the 12-year-old hotel’s original 145 rooms; the lobby and meeting space were refurbished in the first half of this year.