|Venue name:||Hilton Boston Financial District|
89 Broad Street
at Franklin Street
|Price:||Rates $240-$400 double.|
Built in 1928, this Downtown art deco landmark, known as the Batterymarch building, was the city's first skyscraper. It once housed the Department of Transportation - hence the painting in the domed entrance on Broad Street, depicting various modes of travel. The lobby itself oozes elegance, with its dark wood paneling and 1920s fixtures and fittings. Guest rooms, some of which overlook the waterfront, are generously proportioned and were recently renovated in a sleeker, more modern style. The airy restaurant, Caliterra, serves a fusion of West Coast and Tuscan cuisine.