The Residences at The W Hotel, Boston, MA
The W Boston is one of the city’s tallest luxury buildings, situated at 110 Stuart Street in the Back Bay. With a great location and fantastic views, the glass tower has 123 residences on the upper floors with 235 hotel rooms below. The W has separate entrances for hotel guests and for residents, a luxurious spa, restaurant and bar, and a state of the art fitness center.
Early on in the development of The W, Elite Media Solutions was chosen as the technology partner for the seven furnished models, some of which have since been sold. Each model features a different interior designer, showcasing the unique talents of some of Boston’s best designers, vendors, and contractors.
Featured designers for The W model units include:
- Eric Roseff Designs
- Meichi Peng Design Studio
- Planeta Basque Boston
- Terrat Elms Interior Design
- Ally Coulter Designs
- Webster & Company, LTD.
- Mark Christofi Interiors
- Woodmeister Master Builders
The striking views from The W are certainly a plus, yet also present challenges for the installation of audio and video equipment. A number of the floor plans feature an open-concept design with all glass exterior walls. After making a significant investment to have beautiful views of Boston, does it really make sense to position a large flat panel display in a location that will partially obstruct the view?
One solution we’ve employed is using a ceiling-mount projector and a high-quality screen instead of a television in the main viewing room. The screen retracts at the touch of a button and the skyline is back! All of the glass means the W units are bright, especially on the east and west sides. A bright environment requires a high-quality projector, and many residents are also taking advantage of automatic shades and lighting control systems to enjoy their living space with style and functionality.
Another challenge is storage space. Unlike a larger single family home, storage space for A/V equipment is limited. Some of our clients have had custom cabinets made for storage, and included ventilation for their electronics.
Located just outside of Boston in Wellesley, Elite Media Solutions has completed many fantastic projects in Boston, Cambridge, Brookline, Newton, and the surrounding areas. Whether a Back Bay high-rise luxury condo or a classic brownstone in Beacon Hill, we have the experience and skill to make your living space fit your lifestyle, whether you need a music system, video, automated shades and window treatments, or lighting control.
For more information, please contact (781) 237-2929.