Boston Harbor Hotel has announced its collaboration with the South End’s home design store Modern Relik to create a new anchor storefront in the hotel called Home at Rowes Wharf. The new boutique retail experience will open adjacent to the main entrance on Atlantic Avenue in June 2021.  

The Home at Rowes Wharf collection is curated by Modern Relik and each product has been hand-selected with the pampered guest and modern traveler in mind. Neighbors and travelers are invited to experience beauty while shopping for an assortment of enchanting items, simplistic luxuries, timeless craftsmanship, wanderer essentials, and more. This lineup includes: décor such as candles, books, and giftable items; textiles like linens, throws, and bedding; art including paintings, sculptures, and vases, and a nod to travel with care kits, technology, gadgets, luggage, and more. 

“We are thrilled to announce the collaboration between Boston Harbor Hotel and Modern Relik with the curated boutique, Home at Rowes Wharf,” says Stephen Johnston, Boston Harbor Hotel’s managing director and general manager. “Our goal is to always offer our guests a carefully curated luxury stay and we saw this as an opportunity to make retail a key component to the unique hotel experience.”

Following his 15 years with Barneys New York and Copley Place in Boston, Thomas Lapan has been appointed as retail manager/designer of home at Rowes Wharf. “With my seasoned experience in the luxury retail industry and enthusiasm behind this collaboration between Modern Relik and the award-winning property, I am thrilled to join the Boston Harbor Hotel team,” says Lapan.

The original Modern Relik is located in the South End and is an award-winning furniture and design store. Some of the legacy brands that guests can expect to see include Baccarat glass, Assouline tabletop books, Brenda Holzke ceramics, and Modern Relik home furnishings and décor. Boston Harbor Hotel approached Meg Kimball, owner of Modern Relik to help create and curate something special and exclusive for the hotel. The space will be filled with objects d’art and fashionable merchandise for the traveler.  

The show-stopping space was expertly designed by Jerome CooperKing of CKI Design Studio and Meg Kimball, and is a combination of grays, metals, and black and white with pops of color throughout. There is a mix of raw steel, brass, and oak floors, and every space in the store has a function.

The store will offer affordable luxury and one-of-a-kind items for guests. The circular accents in the store mimic the iconic Boston Harbor Hotel dome and there will be two entrances off the street and through the lobby. The hours of operation will be 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., daily. The hotel plans to add a wedding registry later this year.

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