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Revere Hotel Boston Common

As a Radisson, 200 Stuart Street wasn’t the most beautiful building on the block. But since reopening as the extensively redesigned Revere , the structure has become a work of art. Its splashy April opening featured a vertical fashion show: models strutted down the side of the building in the hotel staff’s MassArt-designed uniforms. Lobby display cases rotate works from local artisans and boutiques. Coming soon is a series of onsite pop-up exhibitions curated by the founders of the innovative but recently shuttered Yes.Oui.Si. gallery. This fall, programming launches in the property’s Theatre 1, which boasts a “wall of fame” of plaster hand casts honoring Boston arts bigwigs, like ART artistic director Diane Paulus. And in August, in conjunction with the opening of their first solo US show at the ICA, Brazilian street-art duo Os Gêmeos will paint a jaw-dropping mural on the building’s façade. Any hotel willing to offer itself as a canvas to top graffiti artists deserves big props for brightening our local color.

_ Stuff Boston