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Art & Soul At XV Beacon Hotel

Distinguishing XV Beacon Hotel is its outstanding art collection. Tour the work and feel a stirring of the soul. Among the prizes of our collection: an ancient Roman mosaic; canvases by America’s foremost portraitist Gilbert Stuart, whose images of President Washington have seared the nation’s imagination; works by contemporary abstract painter Maggi Brown, and much more. This collection has conferred upon XV Beacon the status of a hidden gem in the Boston arts and culture scene.

 Greeting guests in the lobby, Jules Olitski’s joyful “Green Dot” canvas. Olitski, a Russian-born post-painterly abstractionist, has been recognized as one of the century’s brightest talents by Architectural Digest magazine. Specially commissioned works by Martha Lloyd, Joe Greene, Tony Evanko, Ben Freeman and other artists hang in XV Beacon’s guest rooms because when travel stress hits, nothing grounds the soul like art.

In Mooo…. Restaurant’s Wine Cellar, a stunning Roman mosaic dating from the fourth to the fifth century A.D. depicts two cavorting deer amidst flowers, amphorae, and fish. The old becomes new again. XV Beacon’s art collection echoes our recognition of our place in history and, simultaneously, our commitment to environmentally sound policies and practices.

Presidential and famous piece of art of President Jefferson that is displayed on one of our guestroom floors. Fresh apples are also available for our guest each day.
Historic piece of art that is showcased in a letter format with a feather pen

Founded On Tradition, Built For The Future

Art embraces our luxury downtown Boston hotel’s guests. XV Beacon Hotel’s turn-of-the century Beaux Arts building, designed by architect William Gibbons Preston (1842-1910), features two cast iron stories ornamented with gilded shields, and a third story limestone band supporting upper levels of Roman brick. The actual foundation dates to the pre-Revolutionary era, when the mansion was home to merchant Edward Bromfield, an “uncorrupted patriot” eulogized in 1756 as quick “to defend the invaluable liberties of the people.” Former 15 Beacon Street tenants include the developers of the nation’s first subway, the Boston Transit Commission (1905), Rapid Transit Commission (1906), and the Boston School Committee, which occupied the building from 1923 until 1999 when it became XV Beacon Hotel. Our property is listed in the National Registry of Historic Places.  Xv Beacon is also a member of Historic Hotels of America®, the official program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation for recognizing and celebrating the finest historic hotels across America.