From the small lobby to the striking art pieces throughout the common areas, to the faux water view in the elevator, to the rooms with an unusual floor choice and glass bathroom doors infused with historic Boston maps, and heretofore never seen minibar offerings, the new The Envoy Hotel at 70 Sleeper Street is communicating that it’s unlike any hotel we’ve had in Boston, and it’s a safe bet that it’s unlike any we will see for some time to come.
The Envoy, a Norwich Partners creation, is in the bustling Fort Point/Seaport neighborhoods and part of the Marriot Autograph Collection, a brand that sets a high bar. These hotels promise “bold originality” and to be “like nothing else.” My wife and I arrived at The Envoy last Friday evening to celebrate our 11th anniversary, and our unanimous opinion was that The Envoy lives up to that standard.
The small lobby set the tone for this 136 room hotel, where during check-in we saw staff behind a desk that was more art form than function. As we provided credit card info, we spied behind us a framed painting of a dark haired woman with white sunglasses and red lipstick. Further study of the painting revealed a canvas of old VHS cassettes. Continued