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We love hotel that make children feel at home when they’re visiting. Many places exude a “don’t touch” aura-- a major turn-off for the toddler-toting set in what’s become an increasingly hostile travel environment for families.
Listen, we get not every hotel will be kid-friendly. We celebrate them, too. But when see that a place like the Four Seasons Boston has not one, but three special programs for little tykes, we can’t help but give them major props.
From in-room cupcakes, and free cookie-making classes, to “raid-the-fridge” days, who said luxury hotels were snooty and stuffy? We can’t, not with frosting gluing our lips together.
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On a recent visit to Boston, Taylor Swift was inducted into the Hall of Fame for Celebrities Who Have Been Ignominiously Kicked Out Of Hotels (CWHBIKOOH), though as far as we know she hasn't written a song about it yet. According to the Daily Mail, the singer's time at the Fairmont Copley Plaza was cut short when someone at the hotel asked her to leave.
Taylor and her boyfriend, Conor Kennedy, were attending Conor's cousin's wedding, but when they showed up, the bride's mother, Victoria Gifford Kennedy, said she didn't want Taylor hogging all the attention away from her daughter's big day. In fact, she had already told Taylor, via text, she wasn't welcome, but Taylor showed up anyway. Real classy.
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After teasing you with a mystery snapshot from the meeting room, followed by a tour around the circular lobby, it's finally time to take a look inside a room at Boston's The Revere. Because, yes, there's more to this hotel than just models abseiling down the side of the building in the face of death.
Take a look at our photo gallery below!
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Well, we were sad to see no one made an attempt to identify the mystery wooden horse photo that we posted on Friday. But we admit, it was a tough round of Guess The Hotel to start with. However, New England hotel geeks, we expected more from you!
The hotel in question was none other than Boston's 356-room, Radisson-converted Revere Hotel, which opened in April with a string of death-defying models walking down the side of the building along a vertical catwalk. Remember now?
Well, in addition to a great sense of adventure, the hotel also has some pretty nifty art in the public spaces. Here's a look inside the circular lobby...
Boston newcomer The Revere doesn't do two things half-assed. First, it trumps all the other Boston hotels by having its own state-of-the-art theater, then it sets up a vertical catwalk, complete with rappelling models, on opening day. Now, it's finally debuting Emerald, the 6,000 square foot, Wizard of Oz-themed lobby lounge.
And, trust us, that theme has been taken quite literally.
The Revere is almost here!
Boston's newest hotel will open tomorrow and in honor of Paul Revere's famous ride on April 18, 1775, the hotel is offering a special opening rate of $177.50.
The rate is good through May 31, 2012 but you must call the hotel directly to book and use the promo code REV775. Regular rates are around $430 a night.
But that's not all that the hotel has planned for opening day. Rock climbers from Boston Rock Gym will scale down the 24 stories of the hotel's exterior sporting the Revere's hotel uniforms. These unis were designed in partnership with students at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design and will be worn by the hotel's doormen, valets and cocktail servers.
This certainly ain't the old Radisson on State Street anymore.
First we learned about Revel's opening date, now we see that Boston's newest boutique hotel, Revere is also opening soon...April 18 to be exact. Not so coincidentally, this is the same date that Paul Revere made his famous ride in 1775 to spread the news of the British invasion.
Reservations aren't open yet for the 356-room hotel (formerly a Radisson) but the hotel does promise "livable glamour" in the guestrooms with three distinct areas for sleep, work and lounge. Here's a bit of the sexified room descriptions from the hotel:
A neutral color palate will allow patterns and bold splashes of color to steal the show. A sleek hardwood entryway will anchor the space and present three distinct areas of the room for “sleep,” “work” and “lounge.” A sensuously heeled oversized desk will allow guests to burn the midnight oil while a coy suede headboard and plush bedding flirt with a masculine houndstooth chaise, inviting guests to lounge and relax at their leisure.
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It's been a while but it looks like Boston will finally get another new stylish hotel. The Boston Globe reports that the Radisson on Stuart Street is undergoing a $27 million makeover that will transform it into The Revere, a 356-room hotel.
When finished the Revere promises "steel sculptures in the lobby, CD release parties in the lounge, and uniforms designed by students at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design." Up in the guestrooms, there will be "high-style combined with comfort" in what the hotel calls "livable glamour."
A hardwood entryway will anchor the space and present three distinct areas of the room for "sleep," "work" and "lounge" that will include an oversized desk, a suede headboard, plush bedding, and a masculine houndstooth chaise. Each Revere guest room will also feature an oversized balcony offering commanding views of the city skyline and the historic South End.
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If you thought that Valentine's Day was the only romantic day of the year, think again. It turns out that September 26 is National Love Note Day, giving all of you would-be
Justin Bieber stalkers hopeless romantic poets a legitimate reason to pen sappy love notes to the object(s) of your affections.
Not quite the romance writer you hoped you'd be? Allow Four Seasons Boston to help. The hotel's Room for Romance package will place a love note featuring different quotes on the bed at turndown. These notes feature either quotes from a famous author, song lyrics and even movie quotes. (But please, use something more original than "You complete me.")
Of course, if you do think your flowery musings are good enough, the hotel will deliver a personal love note as well.
We've seen some crazy-insane hotel packages before, but this one takes the very expensive cake. The Taj Boston is offering a $6 million suite.
What the heck do you get for $6 mil, you ask? For one, you'll see your name on a new theater at the renowned Boston Conservatory. As the building's namesake, you'll also attend grand-opening events, including a ribbon-cutting ceremony and guided tours of the new complex and several performances. As part of the deal, you'll also receive two lifetime tickets to all Boston Conservatory shows.
Mondays suck. But not next Monday. How can it when it will be International Chocolate Day?
That's right, September 13 has been designated as a day to bow down to the chocolate gods—and who are we to argue? The Bristol Lounge at the Four Seasons Boston is toeing the line and going choc-mad—will you?
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Hotel loyalty programs is a buzzy-buzz topic nowadays, and one that's setting itself apart from the Marriott and Hyatt pack is Stash Hotel Rewards. What makes Stash stand out is that it isn't doling out points for mega chains. Instead, the loyalty program targets independent boutique hotels.
The nationwide roster of Stash members stretches from the Affinia Manhattan to the Riviera in Palm Springs. We wanted to find out about the hotel loyalty program from someone who knows. So we turned to brand ambassador Scott Grigelevich of the Lenox Boston, which has been involved with Stash since its May launch. He gave us the lowdown on what being a Stash member means for the hotel and its guests.