The Hotel Concord, NH's Boutique Hotel, Featured In The Union LeaderThe first upscale boutique hotel in the state capital has a revitalized downtown and cultural hub at its doorstep
Concord, NH is undergoing a cultural renaissance, and the newly completed The Hotel Concord gives visitors a front-row seat to all that the city has to offer. The red brick sidewalks and crosswalks of Concord's streetscape improvements literally lead to the hotel door. Inside, The Hotel Concord brings the high-end hotel experience to the heart of historic downtown Concord. The boutique hotel’s 38 guest rooms are housed on the fourth and sixth floors of the Capital Commons building and feature floor-to-ceiling windows, some of which include balconies and unique views of the New Hampshire State House and redesigned Main Street.
No two rooms inside the boutique hotel are the same, either in shape, size or decorations. Each room offers a distinctive luxury experience. High-tech amenities include state-of-the-art climate control systems, flat screen televisions, high-speed wireless internet and Amazon Echo Dots for convenient hands-free access. The soundproof rooms have many upscale features such as luxury bed linens and bathrobes, local décor, California-style closets, mini-fridges, and well-stocked oversized bathrooms.
The top floor rooms were recently completed and were available to guests as of January, following the hotel’s official opening of the lobby and fourth-floor rooms last August. The lobby is designed to welcome guests to gather and relax. It includes a lounge and a fireplace. Each morning, a light breakfast is served in The Lobbyist bar. Guests do not need to leave the building to have all of their needs met. Other amenities in the building include executive lounges, function rooms, O Steaks & Seafood, a 24-hour fitness facility called The Gym and a 24-hour concierge service.
“This is not your ‘cookie-cutter’ style hotel where one room is indistinguishable from another,” said Michael Simchik, owner of the Capital Commons. “As we were designing the hotel, we to create a unique space that reflects the character and charm of the city.”
Concord is a vibrant city just an hour north of Boston. It has a rich political and cultural history. The recent streetscape improvements on Main Street made downtown more walkable for visitors. Amenities include many boutiques, shops, restaurants, and cafes. Capital Commons, where the boutique hotel is located, was one of the first redevelopments in Concord. Red River Theatres, a three-screen arthouse cinema featuring award-winning documentaries, independent films, an art gallery, and private events, is located in the building. The building also houses O Steaks & Seafood, an upscale eatery with a big wine list in an industrial-chic chophouse & bar.
As the state capital, Concord is the hub for first-in-the-nation Presidential Primary politics. For political buffs, the boutique hotel is within walking distance of the NH Historical Society Museum features political memorabilia from NH's first-in-the-nation primary. Visitors are also always welcome in the New Hampshire State House, where a lobby of historical flags welcomes people.
The state capital has also become a destination for the arts. The Capitol Center for the Arts on Main Street offers a wide variety of national and regional acts, the City Auditorium features local productions, and the Hatbox Theatre offers a unique and intimate theater setting with improv, magic, and original plays. The League of NH Craftsmen, headquarters on Main Street, appeals those with artistic leanings and hosts a permanent gallery and four themed exhibitions a year featuring the best artists in NH. The Mill Brook Gallery & Sculpture Garden showcases original art and contemporary crafts created by regional and national artists, and the Kimball Jenkins School of Art hosts contemporary exhibitions of regional artists. Walking along Main Street, visitors will also find high-quality local arts and crafts, including sculpture, jewelry, and glasswork at the many locally-owned boutiques and shops.
If you are visiting Concord for work or pleasure, this boutique hotel is the perfect jumping off point for your trip.
For more information or to make reservations, call (603) 504-3500. The Hotel Concord is located at 11 South Main Street, Concord, NH 03301.