SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

August 23, 2012 14:29 ET

History Meets Philanthropy at Marriott Housed in 19th Century Building

Portion of Proceeds From Book About Historic Building Benefit the Sean McDonough Foundation

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - Aug 23, 2012) - When it comes to history, there is no shortage of it in Boston. In downtown alone, many buildings and sights pre-date the United States of America! So when given the chance to house a Courtyard by Marriott in historic Copley Square -- and at historic 88 Exeter Street -- owners Meyer Jabara Hotels jumped at the chance. To celebrate the combination of history and comfort, the Courtyard Boston Copley Square is proud to offer a special coffee table book with proceeds partially benefiting the Sean McDonough Foundation.

The book, entitled "88 Exeter, The Dream Continues," focuses on the rich history of 88 Exeter Street, including its original purpose and construction, famous tenants, and details of the conversion to a hotel. The book is offered for $8 on-site with $2 from each sale going to the Sean McDonough Charitable Foundation.

Built in 1891, 88 Exeter was formerly a residence in Boston's historic Back Bay, and was recently restored, renovated and expanded into the 81-room hotel. The building's exterior is renowned for its Victorian Eclecticism and Richardsonian Romanesque architectural elements, and many original fixtures and features were restored to their original beauty during the hotel conversion.

The Sean McDonough Charitable Foundation was founded in 2002 through the encouragement and support of friends and family, to raise and distribute funds to children's charities throughout Massachusetts. Through 2010, the Foundation raised $2.7 million, which was distributed to nearly 130 different Massachusetts children's charities.

Each of the hotel's 81 well-appointed guest rooms features window benches and ornate windows. The Boston Common accommodations also feature luxury bedding, complimentary high-speed Internet & on-site dining. This Boston hotel's restaurant choices include the 24-hour Market Café and the breakfast buffet at the Courtyard Café. On-site laundry and exercise facilities add to the property's convenience and comfort, as do business services like parcel pick-up, printing, and copy and fax.

Unique among hotels in Copley Square Boston, the Courtyard by Marriott boasts quick access to several of the area's top attractions, including the Prudential building, Hynes Convention Center, the Copley Place Mall, Northeastern University, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Suffolk Law School and the Museum of Fine Arts, as well as many restaurants and popular night spots.

Guests are invited to discover this boutique hotel's access to the city's top attractions, including Newbury Street & Fenway Park.

About the Courtyard Boston Copley Square
One of the most accommodating hotels Boston Copley Square has to offer, the Courtyard Boston Copley Square gives guests complimentary high-speed Internet and in-room refrigerators in each of its 76 guest rooms and 5 suites on 10 floors. Unique among Boston business hotels, this boutique property is set in a beautifully refurbished 1800s apartment building.

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