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After a $39 million renovation, the Hilton Boston Downtown/Financial District has relaunched as The Dagny Boston. Taking over the 1928 high-rise originally known as the Batterymarch Building, The Dagny has 377 redesigned guest rooms, 26 renovated suites, and 9,000 square feet of event space. The property welcomes small meetings in as many as 15 meeting spaces. The largest is the 1,920-square-foot Kellogg Room, named for the building’s architect, Harold Field Kellogg, with space for 180 people theater-style or 120 at banquet rounds. Managed by Aimbridge Hospitality, the new hotel has two restaurants: Fin Point Oyster Bar & Grill for seafood-focused fine dining and Tradesman Coffee Shop and Lounge. It also has a new 2,000-square-foot fitness center on the third floor with city views. 

First opened in 1997, New York-New York Hotel & Casino followed the 1993 opening of the Luxor and preceded the 1999 opening of Paris Las Vegas as a property that delivers to Las Vegas visitors the feel of a different destination. Now, the MGM Resorts property is taking that theme one step farther, redesigning its guest rooms to have a New York ambience similar to the hotel’s public spaces while also making the guest-room space more functional. HVS Design is leading the renovation effort, using whitewashed faux-brick walls, area rugs over faux hardwood floors, and furnishings trimmed in Big Apple red and taxicab yellow to resemble a loft apartment. Also, the layout of the 1,830 rooms and 115 suites is new, incorporating moveable work surfaces and USB/USB-C power outlets while integrating extra closet space and shelving. 

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