BOSTON – February 13, 2019 – Kaplan Construction, a WBE general contractor and construction management firm providing comprehensive building programs across Greater Boston, announced today it has completed renovations for the Revolution Hotel, converting a former hostel into an urban boutique hotel located at 40 Berkeley Street in Boston. Built within the existing walls of one of America’s first YWCAs, Kaplan renovated guest rooms, bathrooms, and common areas, throughout the seven-story, 77,000 SF building.
Located in Boston’s chic South End within walking distance to the Back Bay, the Revolution Hotel is the first Boston addition to The Mount Vernon Company’s collection of independent lifestyle hotels and showcases the city’s revolutionary past. This 163-room hotel delivers an affordable alternative for value-minded travelers seeking affordable access to Boston’s many attractions and experiences.

“We are striving to provide affordable yet extremely attractive accommodations, and Kaplan worked closely with us to keep our project within budget. They delivered efficient service with enthusiasm,” said Bruce Percelay, Chairman of the Mount Vernon Company.

Designed by Prellwitz Chilinski Associates, Inc. of Cambridge, hotel guests have a number of options: rooms designed for single, triple or quad occupancy some with ensuite baths and others with a spa format bathroom located at the end of each hallway. Kaplan upgraded many other interior features of the existing building, including energy-efficient windows, amenity areas, and a lobby which showcases custom concrete flooring and a custom mural. Exterior work included a full roof replacement and improvements to the private courtyard.

The company also did a full fit-out to accommodate a basement bar, lounge, and fitness room. The bar and lounge functions as the co-working space Conspire during the day. The hotel is now open to the public.

About Kaplan Construction

Kaplan Construction is a WBE general contractor and construction management company that provides comprehensive building programs including preconstruction planning, construction management, design-build services, and general construction for commercial, healthcare, multi-family, worship, and institutional clients. Serving Greater Boston since 1976, Kaplan is dedicated to building trusted, long-lasting relationships with its staff and clients based on professional teamwork, personal service, and quality craftsmanship. The company’s proactive approach features lean building techniques and integrated project delivery (IPD) that often realize substantial cost savings and earlier completion dates for its clients, while its dedication to safety far surpasses industry standards. Kaplan has earned its reputation for excellent customer service and superb workmanship, and the company’s highly successful projects have garnered a long list of industry awards and repeat clients. For more information, please visit www.kaplanconstructs.com