Boston, in the USA, is well-known for its research universities, the basketball team, the Boston Celtics, and delicious food. It is also the location of renovated hotel, The Newbury Boston, which will make your stay in the heart of the city a remarkable one.
For more than 90 years, since its launch in 1927 as one of the first Ritz-Carlton hotels in the USA, The Newbury has always been more than just a luxury hotel and a beloved landmark in the city. Rather it has given visitors a place to call home, and somewhere to make unforgettable memories. The Newbury, located in the premier shopping and dining neighbourhood of Back Bay, has served as a cherished and iconic destination, welcoming Boston residents, world leaders, dignitaries and celebrities alike. It’s no wonder that many guests return over and over to experience its timeless charm.
Leveraging the talent of three world-renowned designers, the building has been thoughtfully transformed to offer 286 guestrooms and suites with 16,000sq/ft of spectacular event spaces, signature dining experiences and a reimagined entrance. The extensive restoration and revitalisation of the hotel pays homage to its rich history, while also incorporating modern luxury and carefully curated guest experiences. The main entrance was relocated from Arlington Street to Newbury Street and visitors are welcomed into an elegant, landscaped terrace plaza, which pays a visual nod to The Public Garden that lies adjacent. Dramatic window awnings and a new lighting design enhance the hotel’s neoclassical façade. In creating the new entrance and public spaces, internationally recognised architect Jeffrey Beers sought to invoke the spirit of the building’s heritage by incorporating many historic details, including the original cobalt blue chandeliers from the main dining room.
Historical architecture and residential comfort define each guestroom and suite at The Newbury Boston. Envisioned by acclaimed interiors firm Champalimaud Design to be residential in feel, each room employs a calming colour palette of blues, greys, and creams alongside tactile materials and custom furnishings. Handcrafted wood, herringbone accents, and marble touches further add a sense of lavish craftsmanship.
Mimicking a home or a residence, the expansive foyer, bathroom and closet are spatially organised to feel like one generous dressing area – with off-white limestone and wood finishes incorporated in both the closet and vanities that create a bright, yet tranquil environment. Many rooms feature views of The Public Garden. Each room is appointed with original artwork by illustrator Veronica Lawlor, alongside bespoke amenities, including Byredo ‘Willow’ bath products, made expressly for the hotel, Frette robes and linens, and in-room Nespresso Vertuo espresso machines. Guests looking to upgrade their experience may choose to book one of the hotel’s 90 luxury suites, or one of two dramatic and extraordinary Presidential Suites.
The Newbury Boston art collection draws upon the legendary salons of Europe, where avant-garde artists, writers, poets, musicians and fashion designers were invited by an inspiring host/hostess to come together for camaraderie and conversation. These salons became an artistic, literary and philosophical refuge for what was considered ‘revolutionary’ thinking and dialogue amongst the literati giving rise to history-making moments that helped define modern society. The Newbury’s collection reaches back into the rich history of the city and the property, considering both as a source and stage for a range of works that illustrates the story of the property with elegance, style, rich visual flavour, and a touch of wit. There are paintings, photographs, sculptures and prints on view by diverse emerging and mid-career artists.
The Newbury’s impressive dining offerings include the dramatic new rooftop restaurant, Contessa, a 4,000sq/ft, glass enclosed rooftop restaurant that combines exquisite custom interiors with sweeping views of Boston as its backdrop. Serving iconic Italian dishes and a superlative range of mocktails and enhanced beverages, the Contessa experience evokes a grand European restaurant of a bygone era. A revived, cherished, local destination, The Street Bar, makes a welcome return offering classic New England fare and transporting clientele back to the 1920s with its speakeasy ambience, classic leather barstools, and cosy fireplace. There is also an exclusive guest lounge, The Library, which is perfect for settling in with a good read or relaxing fireside with a drink. Impeccably curated guest experiences extend to Afternoon Tea in The Newbury Salon, on-demand 24-hour in-room personal dining and special events and meetings.
Fit On The Go
The fitness centre at The Newbury provides a bright and beautifully conceptualised space for guests to stay fit and healthy. Designed by The Wright Fit and its founder, celebrity trainer Jay Wright, guests have access to a variety of state ofthe-art equipment, including Peloton bikes, Life Fitness and Freemotion equipment and TRX suspension trainers, as well as kettle bells and free weights. The fitness centre also provides the perfect space for stretching or yoga, while overlooking Commonwealth Avenue.