The landmark property used to be the headquarters of the Boston Police Department.
With a champagne toast, the iconic Back Bay Hotel officially became the Loews Boston Back Bay Hotel Thursday, the Boston Globe reported. The Loews Hotels & Resorts chain announced plans to buy the building, at the corner of Berkeley and Stuart streets, last month. It had been owned since 2009 by the Doyle Collection, a Dublin company specializing in upscale hotels. The building was built in the 1920s to be the headquarters for the Boston Police Department. The police left in the late 1990s; the building was later renovated and turned into a hotel in 2004. It features 225 spacious guestrooms, modern amenities, meeting and event space as well as two restaurants, Cuffs, an Irish Bar, and The Stanhope Grille.