The Ames Hotel, renovate 19th-century building to embrace the 21st century as a luxury hotel designed by Rockwell Group is located in Boston, United States. The lobby features an original marble mosaic tile vaulted ceiling, and a dramatic marble and brass staircase. Scattered around the lobby are original site-specific art works such a chandelier of thousands of reflective discs suspended over the floor on wires, and an abstract ceramic wall installation behind the reception area made up of many pieces of hand cast porcelain.
Off of the lobby the two story hotel restaurant is also a contrast of eras, merging the historical context with a touch of the modern day dandy. It is called Woodward, named after a tavern once owned by Almanac author Nathaniel Ames. The main feature of the restaurant is the “Cabinet of Curiosities” on the second floor, a Victorian-inspired shelving throughout the dining space that is curated with over 200 hand selected objects of inspiration. Windsor chairs, epoxied in high gloss white finish, are scattered throughout the restaurant, complimenting the wood panelled walls washed in a milky enamel.