The 94-year old majestic Fairmont Copley Plaza hotel in Boston recently completed an $38 million nip & tuck restoration. The spectacular lobby with gilded ceilings and Waterford crystal chandeliers has been restored to its original splendor. Oh, if those beautifully polished mahogany walls could only talk, we could fuel years and years of story lines for Boston Legal.
The most popular change at the Fairmont, however, is a dog. Lady Catie Copley. She's a 68-pound black Labrador Retriever and amid all this Boston landmark's old world charm and grandeur, Catie is the hit attraction.
Catie's enjoying her second career. She was formerly a seeing-eye dog, but became the Fairmont's icon when she developed cataracts. Now, Catie has a seeing-eye human, Jim Carey, the concierge director who takes her home at nights
As you might imagine, Catie is spoiled rotten. She has her own business cards and her own e-mail address. She also delivers gift baskets to others dogs staying in the hotel.
So during your next trip to Boston, we'll set aside some time for you to view the 21-foot-high Italian marble columns, French antique arches, the eight-foot mirrors and Renaissance friezes lining the long entrance hall leading to the Fairmont Copley Plaza's spectacular lobby, and of course some extra time give Catie Copley a pat and a scratch . . . or two!