Boston’s Revolution Hotel Brings Back the Culture of Innovation and Rebellion

05.29.19 | By
Boston’s Revolution Hotel Brings Back the Culture of Innovation and Rebellion

In Boston, Massachusetts, Adam&Co. and LA-based artist Tristan Eaton pay tribute to the revolutionary spirit of Boston with their new project, The Revolution Hotel.

Located at the intersection of Berkeley and Appleton Streets in Boston’s South End, Revolution Hotel evokes Boston’s history within the American Revolution in 1775 through vibrant murals and bold-faced motivational slogans.

Artists Tristan Eaton and The Individuals Collective were invited to work with Adam&Co. on the artwork throughout the hotel. Eaton, a California-born graffiti artist, muralist, illustrator, and toy designer, has had works exhibited at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, and Museum of Modern Art in New York. A 65 ft. mural by Eaton—his first mural in Boston—commands the center of attention in the hotel’s lobby. The artist did the mural entirely freehand with spray paint. In vivid blacks, reds, and blue, he renders famous Bostonian figures throughout history and pop culture back to life.

Boston-based Individuals Collective agglomerated significant objects invented in Boston, such as microwaves, car parts, old computers, microchips, transmitters, telephones, Converse sneakers, basketballs, volleyballs, and typewriters, into a three story sculptural installation they call the “Innovation Tower.”

The rest of the custom wallpapers and murals in the hotel were designed by Adam&Co, the Boston-based multi-disciplinary creative consultancy led by Adam Larson in partnership with Allison Doherty. They count Beyoncé, Harvard, M.I.T., MoMA, Nike, Park Hyatt, Pharrell Williams, Puma, and Samuel Adams among their clients.

The rooms range from compact bunks with bathrooms down the hall to lofts with separate living rooms and Juliet balconies.

The Revolution Hotel is owned by Mount Vernon Company and operated by boutique hotel management firm Provenance Hotel.

What: The Revolution Hotel
Where: 40 Berkeley St, Boston, MA 02116, USA
How much? Room prices start at USD $126
Design draw: A 65 ft. mural by renowned graffiti artist Tristan Eaton and inspired by Boston’s role in the American Revolution takes centre stage in Boston’s newest boutique hotel.
Book it: Visit The Revolution Hotel

Keshia grew up in Singapore and moved to the U.S. to attend Dartmouth College. When she was living abroad after graduation, a chance enrollment at the Architectural Association Visiting School led to her becoming enamored with door schedules and architectural écriture. She's particularly interested in design for aging, rural architecture, and Asian design heritage.