HGTV Urban Oasis 2013: Apartment Amenities and Neighborhood

The winner of the HGTV Urban Oasis 2013 Giveaway will enjoy all the perks of residency at the W Boston, including concierge service and access to the W Lounge and Bliss Spa.

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©Starwood Hotels & Resorts

©Starwood Hotels & Resorts

©Starwood Hotels & Resorts

©Starwood Hotels & Resorts


The Residences at W Boston are located in a sophisticated and modern all-glass building.


The iconic glass tower sparkles over Midtown and the Back Bay.


Located in Boston's Theater District, the 28-story building is a mixed-use development with hotel, condo, restaurant, spa, retail and bar components. The building includes a 235-room hotel.


After residents drop their cars off at Wheels, the valet service, they are greeted by a 24/7 concierge in a private residents-only lobby.

Hotel Lounge with Fire Pit

An intimate urban garden with expansive windows, the W lounge is a nature-inspired world of water, fire and earth elements. A flowing feature stretches across half the room, complementing an authentic stone wall and natural hues. Mirror fragments sparkle throughout, and a dynamic metal vine sculpture spans the space.


A private entrance leads residents to the W Lounge, a place to mix, mingle, sip and share.


Boston's only Bliss Spareg; features six treatment rooms that offer signature services including energizing massages, body treatments and facials.


The W Boston Hotel and Residences was designed by William Rawn Associates, Architects Inc. and TRO Jung Brannen Inc. The hotel opened in late October 2009.


The mirrored-glass, faceted high-rise, one of Boston's tallest buildings, stands in contrast to surrounding red brick buildings and soars 310 feet above the city.


Boston Common, visible from HGTV Urban Oasis 2013, spans 50 acres and bears the distinction of being the country's oldest park.


Located in Parkman Plaza on the Boston Common, three bronze figures, circa 1961, symbolize learning (shown), religion and industry. Designed and crafted by artists Arcangelo Cascieri and Adio Biccari, the sculptures are dedicated to the memory of Boston philanthropist George Francis Parkman, Jr.


A leisurely eight-minute stroll from the W Boston, The Brattle Book Shop, founded in the Cornhill section of Boston in 1825, is one of largest antiquarian bookshops in the country. Operated by the Gross family since 1949, the shop offers more than 250,000 books, maps, prints, postcards and ephemeral items.


Adjacent to Boston's Theater District, quaint Bay Village, created by landfill in the 1820s by developer Ephraim Marsh, offers a unique mix of residents and homes built to resemble Beacon Hill townhomes.


The ideal way to explore Boston? By bike. Hubway, a bike-sharing system, offers over 100 stations and 1,000 bikes and annual, monthly, three-day and 24-hour membership options.


Boston's Theater District boasts 50 playhouses, concert halls and movie palaces. The Paramount Theatre opened in 1932 as a single-screen movie theater. Emerson College renovated and reopened the theater in 2010.


The Wilbur Theatre, circa 1915, is known for live comedy and music. Built in the Federal Revival style, the structure takes inspiration from American colonial rather than European architecture.