A Cambridge icon reinvented: an extensive property-wide renovation

Cambridge’s iconic hotel overlooking the Charles River features enhanced spaces and dining experiences at Paperback Tavern & Provisions.

Hyatt Regency Boston/Cambridge officially kicks off an extensive property-wide renovation today that revamped the hotel’s common and meeting and events spaces, while introducing two new dining venues, including Paperback tavern. The completed project opens a new chapter for the iconic and historic property which sits along the scenic Charles River with sweeping views of the water and Boston skyline and blends the spirit of Boston with intellectual vitality and charm of Cambridge. Operated by Davidson Hotels, it’s the perfect gateway for business and leisure travelers looking to explore these historic New England towns.

The renovation includes a complete overhaul of the hotel’s entrance and lobby, an overhaul of the property’s 25,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and event space, the addition of the Paperback Tavern & Paperback Market Provisions, a new state-of-the-art fitness center equipped with Life Fitness equipment and Peloton bikes and enhanced technology for a seamless overall guest experience. The project was designed by Campbell House and features a mix of styles to reflect local universities and the life science community.

Located on the Charles River between the famed Innovation Trail and world-class universities, the property’s redesign draws inspiration from the rich history that surrounds it. The lobby is a warm and welcoming space, sophisticated but informal; it is a social hub designed to capture the spirit of vibrant campus life. The design takes inspiration from the traditional, scholarly atmosphere of nearby universities while combining this aesthetic with industrial details and eclectic furnishings to create a playful environment for students, business travelers, families, and neighbors. The lobby now houses the Paperback Provisions market with plenty of seating options for every customer’s needs: from a space to play shuffleboard with friends to private booths to hook up and work. Campbell House’s design creates a striking yet welcoming atmosphere that ushers in a new era for this iconic hotel.

Direction of arrival: signature lights, lobby + atrium

Upon arrival at an all-new main entrance, guests are greeted by enhanced hotel perimeter lighting that lines the hotel and illuminates the city skyline. The spacious lobby and iconic atrium feature design details of warm neutral tones and rich leather accents that evoke the history and charm of the surrounding towns. Custom artwork decorates the walls as a nod to local universities, evoking an illuminating aesthetic and mood.

Food + Drink

Paperback Tavern, the new restaurant and bar, offers a menu of classic American and regional dishes, innovative cocktails and craft beers paired with stunning, unobstructed views of the Charles River and Boston skyline. A classic tavern with a modern influence, the atmosphere is fun and playful, making it an ideal social environment for events or a gathering center for local residents and scholars. Standout menu options include Truffled Tater Tots, Clam Chowder, Crispy Chicken Sandwich, and Tavern Burger. The Paperback Tavern is currently open for dinner daily from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. and breakfast is served Saturday and Sunday from 7:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Paperback Provisions, a market-style take-out outlet located in the lobby, offers a personalized coffee bar, homemade pastries, breakfast sandwiches and other quick meal options for guests before heading out. venture to explore. Paperback Provisions is open daily from 6:30 a.m.

At the helm of the new F&B lineup and Paperback Tavern are Executive Chef Janice Sandoval and Restaurant Manager Taylor Fischer. Together, they oversee all foodservice operations at the 479-room hotel, including Paperback Provisions.

Meetings + Events

As Cambridge’s largest hotel, the Hyatt Regency Boston/Cambridge has the capacity to accommodate any size group or event, making it the perfect destination for meetings, weddings and festive gatherings. The hotel debuted fully renovated meeting and event spaces with decor that reflects the rich history of the destination and the adjacent river through design elements of grays, blues, neutrals and brights. light wood accents. The 19 venues, including three ballrooms and a pavilion, are themed to strongly showcase a connection to the region, touching on local academia, the city of Cambridge and the Charles River. Groups have access to state-of-the-art technology as well as meeting concierge service and localized group activity options. Whether using a ballroom with floor-to-ceiling windows, an elegant courtyard, or a lush garden, businesses and social groups can count on a panoramic backdrop with breathtaking river and skyline views. from Boston.


Coinciding with the current virtual environment, the hotel has deployed enhanced technology through the World of Hyatt mobile app to provide a seamless and streamlined guest experience. Guests have the option to enjoy a personalized check-in experience, a mobile key feature for contactless and convenient check-in, a digital concierge to easily explore surroundings, and real-time engagement with hotel staff through chat features.

The Hyatt Regency Boston/Cambridge is located within walking distance of major shopping, dining, boat tours and nearby entertainment centers such as Fenway Park, attractions such as the JFK Library, Museum of Fine Arts and historic sites such as the Paul Revere House and the Boston Tea Party. ships.

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Hyatt Regency Boston/Cambridge
575 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02139
United States

+1 617-492-1234

Wiley C. Thompson