Hyatt Place Braintree Is The Place To Get Your (24-7) Snack On
If you're in the Boston area and happen to get a case of the munchies, you'd do well to hop over to the new Hyatt Place Braintree, opening on May 15. The 204-room hotel, which is located 12 miles from downtown Boston, will offer guests free WiFi, one of the brand's 24-hour Stay Fit fitness centers, and a 24-hour "Guest Kitchen" with made-to-order snacks like soups, burgers, hot sandwiches, pizza and salad.
The Guest Kitchen, reminiscent of Aloft's re:fuel pantry except with an actual server, is available at other Hyatt Place properties, and is in fact just one of a few dining amenities designed for guests on the go.
Guests can also choose from a free hot breakfast, a Bakery Cafe with fresh-baked muffins, Starbucks coffee and Hyatt-branded Mondavi wine, and a Grab 'N Go case with packaged sandwiches and juice bottles. But if it's something more...personal you're looking for, simply place an order with the Kitchen Host, have the food sealed up in a to-go container, and bring the comestibles up to your room.
Rates at Hyatt Place Braintree start at $149/night, which considering the free internet and free hot breakfast, sure is reason to forego another more centrally located hotel in Boston.
A rep for the hotel explained to us that the Guest Kitchen is part of the brand's "personal approach to casual ambiance" (we like the sound of that)—it's basically a lounge where guests can sit, relax, and get their snack on by ordering with one of the Hosts. Items available on the 24/7 menu include: Nachos Grande, Grilled Chicken Quesadilla, Chef's Salad, Chili, Oven-roasted Turkey & Swiss Sandwich, Pepperoni pizza, and plenty of other treats. Not exactly the healthiest or most gourmet options, but in a pinch (and when you're on the road, everything is in a pinch), it'll do.
[Photo: Hyatt Place Braintree]