HBA designs newly opened The Dagny Boston hotel

Posted in News on 3 August, 2023

Historic Batterymarch Building ushers in new era following thoughtful multi-million-dollar restoration.

At the corner of work and play, where Downtown Boston and the Financial District converge, The Dagny Boston Hotel has officially opened, welcoming guests and locals alike to discover an exciting new chapter in the building’s storied history. Originally known as the Batterymarch Building, this Art Deco icon rose to prominence in 1928 as the city’s first skyscraper and was quickly hailed for ushering in a new century in the city’s pedigree. As the city’s latest independent hotel, fittingly named using Old Norse words for “new day,” The Dagny Boston marks the launch of a captivating new era for the location.

The Dagny Boston Hotel, USA. Above: Lobby. Top: Fin Point Oyster Bar & Grille. All images: courtesy The Dagny Boston

Guestroom and bathroom

Managed by leading global hospitality company Aimbridge Hospitality and reimagined through a multi-million-dollar investment by DiamondRock Hospitality Company and renovation led by international hospitality design firm Hirsch Bedner Associates Los Angeles, The Dagny’s historic setting features 377 newly redesigned guestrooms and 26 renovated suites—each residential in feel, complete with luxe floor-to-ceiling marble bathrooms, and infused with delightful Art Deco influences. Thoughtful details and character continue through the hotel’s 15 meeting rooms and 9,000 square feet of creative-minded meeting space. A new 2,000-square-foot fitness centre, located on the third floor with sweeping views of the city and state-of-the-art equipment from Technogym and Peloton, fuels mental and physical feats.


Equal parts tradition and modernity, formality and freedom, the hotel warmly welcomes guests into a space where service culture is positively elevated, and creativity is encouraged through mindful guest experiences. With a tranquil on-site library, weekly yoga classes, and more, The Dagny also offers carefully curated itineraries with personalised, unique-to-Boston outings developed by certified Les Clefs d’Or concierges—whose Golden-Key magic brings groups and guests together with an optimistic and warm approachability.

Fin Point Oyster Bar Grille and Tradesman Coffee Shop Lounge

At the heart of the hotel are a pair of the city’s buzziest culinary, cocktail and coffee destinations: the locally loved Tradesman Coffee Shop & Lounge, known for its playful signature croissants, specialty coffees and all day-menu that transforms into a cocktail hour by night; as well as the fine-dining restaurant, Fin Point Oyster Bar & Grille, where travellers and Bostonians alike can enjoy quality seafood in a convivial environment from morning to night, indulging in New England classics at its decadent raw bar and ocean-to-table plates.

Exterior; Lobby; Library

The Dagny Boston’s double entrances provides a charismatic gateway to Boston’s delightful duality, providing direct access to buzzing Downtown Boston on one side of the hotel and the pulse of the Financial District on the other. Easily walkable to the popular South Boston Waterfront that boasts favoured museums, art galleries and the city’s most desirable waterfront restaurants and bars, adventures on both sides of the city’s dynamic await guests of The Dagny Boston.

Designed by notable artist and architect Harold Field Kellogg, the Batterymarch Building’s exterior was designated in 1995 by the Boston Landmarks Commission to be preserved because of its stunning design and contribution to Boston’s architectural history, and in 1998 the building was converted to a hotel as part of the preservation effort. The lobby ceiling still has the original goldleaf Art Deco mural of Atlas carrying the world on his shoulders with the skyline of the City of Boston appearing on the horizon.


Hirsch Bedner Associates

HBA Los Angeles Senior Project Designer Laleh Ghafarzadeh


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