Riding Original Cage Elevators in Boston
The elegant, turn-of-the-century Beaux Arts Fifteen Beacon Hotel is the perfect weekend escape – stylish, charismatic and ridiculously good-looking. From the rooms to the restaurant Mooo, the hotel’s stylish, upmarket steakhouse, throngs with people chattering, clinking glasses and waving cutlery over sizzling plates. The classic cream-and-brown décor of the dining area with wooden tables and regal high-backed seats that sit on a shabby-chic exposed brickwork floor. Enormous lightshades cast a golden glow on the diners below, making even the most ardent steak-chewers look like those holy light-bathed figures in Renaissance art. The hotel’s exquisite original cage elevators with their brass-bordered, glass-fronted doors, exposed mechanics and letterbox-red leather interiors, the lifts are a potent symbol of this most historic of US cities.