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Originally developed by Boston University (BU), Hotel Commonwealth first reinvigorated Kenmore Square in 2003. With the renovation and expansion beginning in 2014, the boutique hotel’s modern, preppy aesthetic nods to Boston’s colonial roots, New England’s nautical ties, the site’s gritty past life, nearby Fenway Park and the hotel’s association with BU. The collection features fine art by BU students, alumni and faculty among works by other Massachusetts artists. The former building where Hotel Commonwealth now stands was once, from the mid-1970s until the 1990s, The Rathskeller (nicknamed The Rat), an iconic, live-music venue that became a Boston rock-and-roll institution. A tribute to the former club, Hotel Commonwealth’s Rathskeller Suite features historic rock-and-roll artifacts and photographs from the club including a book made specifically for the suite. The SoHo suite, designed to reference an artist’s loft, highlights the hotel’s connection to BU and features former and current BU art students and faculty. Leveraging Hotel Commonwealth’s rich history, NINE dot ARTS curated an art collection that pays homage to Boston’s past, present and future while celebrating the city’s vibrant artistic community.

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NINE dot ARTS bridges the gap between arts and business. We are an award-winning art advisory firm known for its curatorial creativity, management of large-scale multi-phase projects and forward-thinking vision. With knowledge and experience we curate inspiring art collections that show beauty, creativity, and purpose.
NINE dot ARTS® uses the power of original art to transform ordinary spaces into one-of-a-kind experiences.