Top to Bottom Transformation Features a New Atrium Restaurant
Becker & Frondorf proudly served The Rubicon Companies and The Davis Companies as their Owner’s Representative for the $16-million transformation of their Hilton Boston/Woburn hotel. The project completely revitalized the hotel’s lobby, guestrooms, and event spaces, using materials and artwork that pay homage to Woburn’s industrial roots.
The hotel’s core featured a large atrium with a dated pool and an underutilized gathering space. Work in the pool area included recoating the decking, updating bathrooms, and refreshing the space with new finishes and furniture. The gathering side of the atrium was completely reconfigured to create Matadora, a new tapas-style restaurant with a full kitchen and bar anchored by a life-size steel sculpture of bull. As part of the restaurant fit-out, our Project Managers coordinated the work of two different artists commissioned to create large-scale murals to enliven the space. From above, hotel guests look down onto the kitchen’s rooftop artwork depicting the restaurant’s namesake fighting a charging bull. Just off the restaurant is an all-new terrace with outdoor seating. Our team carefully managed the excavation and construction activity required to build the terrace while protecting nearby wetlands.
Becker & Frondorf guided the design, procurement, and construction effort for the entire renovation, maximizing value and minimizing risks on this important project. Rooms were completed on schedule and on budget. Matadora has become a popular dining destination for both hotel guests and Boston-area residents.