Boston Bruins fans now have the opportunity to stay in a veritable Bobby Orr wonderland.
The Ames Boston Hotel recently opened its brand new Bobby Orr Suite as part of a $6 million renovation. It's the only themed suite among its 114 rooms and the hotel went all out to make the space a shrine to one of the all-time greats.
Located on the 14th floor, the 570 square foot suite is wall-to-wall hockey and includes trophies, photos and other memorabilia.
"We're excited to share this new suite with our guests and Bostonians, not only because it's an incredible tribute to Bobby, one of our greatest athletes and citizens, but also because it's our way of honoring the Boston Bruins, who mean so much to so many and have made the great city of Boston so proud." Trish Berry, general manager of the Ames Boston Hotel, said in a press release.
Just inside the door, which is marked with a big No. 4, there's a golden skate hologram in the full-length mirror and collection of photos of Orr from his playing days. The entryway also has Orr's inspirational quotes.
In the living area, there are two seats from Boston Garden and a replica scoreboard that is stuck on the time Orr scored "The Goal" in 1970. And when guests are tired of that seating arrangement, they can go sit in the penalty box. On the walls are a graphic of the ticket from Orr's first game, the names of every Bruin Orr ever played with, and a silhouette of Orr celebrating in flight.
Orr's retired banner and a collection of hockey sticks from his playing days are hanging in the bedroom, and there's a replica of his wooden locker from Boston Garden with a pair of his replica skates near the bathroom.
Even the custom floor was made to look like a rink with woven white vinyl, faceoff circles and blue line.
All of the personal and historic items in the room came from the Sports Museum at TD Garden, the Bobby Orr Museum in Parry Sound, Ontario and from Orr's collection. Orr provided his Prince of Wales Trophies, a hockey skate sculpture and autographed photos from teammates and other famous friends, like Ted Williams.
"For me, this suite is about celebrating my former teammates, the Boston Bruins, and the city of Boston," Orr said in the release. "I didn't grow up thinking one day I'd have a hotel room in my name, that didn't cross my mind, but I think the Ames did a nice job and the room is perfect for sports and hockey buffs."
The rates for the room run from $500-$1,500, depending on the time of year and a portion of the proceeds will benefit The Bobby Orr Hall of Fame in Parry Sound.