PSFK take a tour of the latest Morgans Hotel offering and learns how a building can reflect a city, both inside and out.

If you were lucky enough to go to school in Massachusetts, especially the Boston area, then you know that there’s a distinct New England sensibility towards design. Instead of the flash and calculated sleekness of New York or other major cities, Boston is a little more down-to earth. With an overall founding- fathers- meets- collegiate feel, and an emphasis on colonial heritage and conservative luxury-there’s just something so distinctly Americana about Boston. During a recent stay at The Ames Boston, we were struck by how this building (the most recent addition to the Morgans Hotel stable) embodied these sort of themes–especially in comparison with some of their other establishments. Just as The Mondrian Soho, with its rockstar guests and enchanted interiors just felt so ‘Soho,' The Ames feels like the kind of place where important political figures might kick-off their heels and relax with a drink. For those wanting to do so, the downstairs restaurant The Woodward (with a regional ingredient-driven menu by Executive Chef Mark Goldberg) has an excellent cocktail menu as the folks over at notcot recently demonstrated.

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