Olympia Hotel Management to Operate Inn on Boltwood at Amherst College

April 4, 2023

AMHERST, MA. – Olympia Hotel Management has announced that it has been selected to operate Inn on Boltwood in Amherst, Mass. Owned by Amherst College, Inn on Boltwood has welcomed guests to Amherst and the Pioneer Valley since 1926. The stately and traditional inn features 49 stylish guest rooms and suites, each with a unique design, as well as 8,000 square feet of meeting, event, and wedding space, including a ballroom and conference facilities. The Inn includes 30Boltwood, a full-service farm-to-table restaurant serving meals fireside or alfresco on the terrace, with a vibrant bar scene offering a menu of craft cocktails.

“We are delighted to work with Olympia Hotel Management and the breadth of experience they bring in hotel and restaurant management, including campus-based hotels,” said Joe Flueckiger, President of the Amherst Inn Company, “Together, we will build on the successes of the past. Inn on Boltwood and 30 Boltwood help us to connect with our alumni, parents, prospective students, and the wider Amherst and regional community. We are looking forward to the continued growth and development of this beautiful property under the management of Olympia.”

Inn on Boltwood has long been an essential fixture of Amherst College and the Town of Amherst. Located on the Amherst Common, the Inn has preserved its original architecture and historic charm, offering a classic New England inn experience. It’s within walking distance of restaurants and shops, as well as the Emily Dickinson Museum and the Mead Art Museum, and Beneski Museum of Natural History in the heart of the College’s campus. Inn on Boltwood is a 30-minute drive from Springfield, Mass. It is ideally situated between the historic towns of Northampton and Deerfield, making it the perfect location for visitors and prospective students to the Five College area and its neighboring towns’ institutions. The poet Robert Frost, who spent many years lecturing and teaching at Amherst College, often stayed at the Inn.

Olympia Hotel Management will operate the property, along with a diverse collection of unique campus hotel projects, including The Alfond Inn at Rollins, The Hotel at Oberlin, The Inn at Swarthmore, and The Historic Boone Tavern Hotel & Restaurant at Berea College.

“We feel honored to have been chosen by Amherst to operate Inn on Boltwood,” said Sara Masterson, president of Olympia Hotel Management. “Campus and community engagement are significant aspects of our track record with unique hospitality projects like this one. We’re ready to take this established and historic property to the next stage as it nears its Centennial anniversary in 2026.”

Inn on Boltwood is also deeply dedicated to the environment, and recent upgrades make it one of the greenest lodgings in the Pioneer Valley. After extensive renovations in 2011, the Inn was awarded Silver LEED certification in 2013 by the U.S. Green Building Council. Innovations included a geothermal ground source heating and cooling system, water-efficient landscaping, energy-efficient plumbing, electrical fixtures, the use of regionally manufactured materials and materials constructed with recycled content, and CO2 fresh air-activated systems in all meeting rooms.

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