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Boston East India Hotels Buys Iconic Boston Area Inn & Spa

Property Adds To Company’s Growing Collection Of Curated Lifestyle Hotels.

Friday, August 08, 2014
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NORTH ANDOVER, MA – Boston East India Hotels LLC, a global hotel investment, development and management company headquartered in Massachusetts, today announced the acquisition of Stonehedge Inn & Spa. Located thirty miles north of Boston, this iconic Four Diamond hotel situated on ten acres of New England woodlands on the banks of the Merrimack River has thirty guest rooms, a DiRoNA award winning restaurant and full service spa. Frequented by celebrities and dignitaries alike, the Stonehedge Inn & Spa is renowned for having the largest wine cellar in New England and the second largest wine cellar in North America.

Boston East India Hotels will rebrand Stonehedge Inn & Spa as part of its Troca Hotels collection of global curated lifestyle hotels. The hotel has built up a strong reputation as a destination for wine lovers, business travelers and guests in search of a romantic getaway in the classic setting of an upscale European country house. As part of its rebranding, the rooms will be refreshed to update the color schemes, linens, window treatments and an emphasis on discreet but progressive technology. All public areas will be updated, including the development of additional meeting and banquet space. The renovations will include a significant redesign of the bar, lounge and restaurant. New programming will make the signature restaurant more accessible to a new generation of discerning clientele. Properties within the Troca Hotels collection place an emphasis on curated lifestyle amenities and features and signature restaurants and bars with live entertainment.

“Stonehedge Inn & Spa is the only luxury boutique hotel of its kind built in the Northern Boston suburbs in the last thirty years. We are very proud to be adding it to our Troca Hotels collection and believe it will be the flagship property of our growing brand,” said Abhijit “Beej” Das, President and CEO of Boston East India Hotels.

Levent Bozkurt, the proprietor of the Stonehedge Inn & Spa, whose prize winning wine list and cellar have become legendary, will join the board of Boston East India Hotels and continue to advise the property on its wine offerings.

“With new spirited leadership, the Troca Hotels brand, and Levent’s continuing wisdom and guidance, we look forward to the hotel becoming the finest and most interesting curated lifestyle luxury hotel in the region that will attract an intelligent, interesting and exciting clientele,” added Das.

Built in 1988, Stonehedge Inn & Spa is based on the design of an upscale European country house. The three-story structure’s thirty guest rooms include seventeen rooms with balconies, two with large screened porches, seven with gas fireplaces and all with four-fixture bathrooms, as well as several with Jacuzzi tubs. The restaurant seats 180, with a fire side lounge and bar capacity of 30. The total indoor meeting and function capacity is over 300, including three dedicated meeting spaces. The property includes large outdoor spaces for weddings and other large functions. The Spa offers a four season pool with a retractable glass roof, Jacuzzi, tennis court, steam room, sauna and four treatment rooms.

Stonehedge Inn & Spa (www.stonehedgeinnandspa.com) is located in in Tyngsboro, MA, on the banks of the Merrimack River and alongside a state forest in Middlesex County, near the intersection of Routes 3, I-495 and I-93, major arterial highways in the region. The hotel is located in close proximity to two major airports: 35 miles to Boston’s Logan International Airport and 22 miles from Manchester-Boston Regional Airport. It is sandwiched between the cities of Lowell, MA, and Nashua, NH, which are home to renowned technology companies, defense contractors, promising startups, numerous hospitals, and the booming University of Massachusetts Lowell campus.

ABOUT BOSTON EAST INDIA HOTELS – Boston East India Hotels LLC is a global hotel investment, development and management company with offices and development infrastructure in the United States, Europe and India. Headquartered in North Andover, Mass., the company focuses its development and management activities on strategic markets and gateway cities globally that have strong fundamentals, but are often underserved by quality lifestyle and mid-scale assets. For more information, visit www.bostoneastindia.com.

ABOUT TROCA HOTELS – The name Troca Hotels is derived from Portuguese and means passage, voyage, exchange and transformation, which is emblematic of the mission of the company to foster authentic and relevant exchange and connection between people from different places and cultures. Troca’s unique properties offer: a shift in time, pace and state of mind, an interchange of experience, and a passage to a new adventure. All properties in the Troca Hotels collection of curated lifestyle hotels derive their names from points, people and artifacts along the Carreira Da India, the trade route taken by the Portuguese armada between Portugal and India and are identified by their geographic coordinates; the latitude and longitude for Goa – 15°N 4°E – is represented in The Sofala 15°4 while the latitude and longitude for Maine – 43°N 69°W – is represented in The Daniel 43°69. Troca Hotels is a wholly owned subsidiary of Boston East India Hotels LLC. For more information, visit www.trocahotels.com.

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