A New Shrine for Hockey Fans: The Bobby Orr Suite

The Ames Boston Hotel gathered local media for special unveiling

On Tuesday, one-time Bruins Number 4 stopped by the Ames Boston Hotel to help unveil a very special new suite. It runs anywhere from $500 to $2,000 a night, and you can bet many Bruins supporters and visiting fans of opposing teams will be eager to notch a stay.

Per a report in the Boston Herald, The Bobby Orr Suite amenities are ridiculous. There are a pair of seats from the Garden; a woven floor surface that looks like a skating rink, complete with blue line; a replica scoreboard hanging down from the ceiling displaying the period, time and score of Orr’s famous goal in the overtime of Game 4 of the 1970 Stanley Cup finals. And more:

Designed by the Boston-based architecture and interior design firm, Bergmeyer Associates, the hockey motif begins well before the guests cross the threshold. The 14th floor hallway leading up to the room is adorned with a sign reading “Bobby Orr Way,” a bronze sculpture of one of Orr’s skates and a photo gallery that will whisk them back to the glory days of Big Bad Bruins hockey. …

In the bedroom, guests will find a replica of the Orr banner that hangs in the rafters at TD Garden, signed photos, Prince of Wales trophies, a replica locker for a closet and a collection of game-used sticks from his personal collection.

The Ames Boston Hotel is part of Hilton’s Curio Collection boutique chain.

That May 10, 1970 goal–and the famous photo by the late Ray Lussier that framed it—follows Orr wherever he goes. When the hockey legend recently sat down with fellow greats Wayne Gretzy, Mario Lemieux, Sydney Crosby and Jonathan Toews for a special NBC Sports roundtable hosted by Mike Emrick, it was a topic of conversation.

@hollywoodspin rhorgan@gmail.com Richard Horgan is co-editor of Fishbowl.