Nowhere but Boston is the history of this country so well preserved and represented and set against a spectacular backdrop of Modern and contemporary architecture. Rockwell Group took its inspiration for the hotel’s redesign from the soul of Boston—the distillation of its many heritages through the centuries. Historic materials such as saddle leather, linen, wood, and steel are distilled into unexpected details, from leather and bronze headboard fasteners to “turned” table legs and monochromatic furniture pieces with restrained ornamentation. The skill of Colonial craftsmanship—forging, hammering, embossing, carving—is represented in rich, new materials and abstract forms. At every turn, tradition is embraced by the contemporary luxury of the Ritz-Carlton, while the story of Boston is given a new chapter.