THE MANDARIN ORIENTAL, BOSTON F or the perfect new england weekend destination head north to Boston for its world-class museums, performance arts, historic waterfront, and exciting culinary scene. And for a place to encamp, the Mandarin Oriental, Boston, is both glorious and centrally located. Of course, anyone who travels first-class is aware of Mandarin Oriental’s penchant for hospitality, impeccable service, and magnificent décor; in the Boston property, it’s hard to miss the spectacular paintings by such luminaries as Frank Stella and David Hockney which adorn the hotel’s grand WE E K E ND AWAY

Lounge lunch, and Ultimate Facial. Guests do not have to book a treatment to enjoy the experiential showers, Crystal steam room and relaxation lounges. The fitness center includes a Kenesis Wall, TRX training equipment, workout classes, and personal training sessions. Great restaurants are numerous in this metropolis, but you won’t have to leave the hotel for outstanding fare. Start your morning with the gourmet breakfast buffet at Bar Boulud, the hotel’s in- house eatery. Internationally acclaimed Chef Daniel Boulud brings his classic French touch to his namesake restaurant. The impressive wine cellar includes Chef Boulud’s favorites from Burgundy and Rhône Valley regions. THE ENVOY HOTEL AND OUTLOOK KITCHEN Boston’s nightlife is “Happening!” and The Envoy, a boutique hotel set in the heart of the Innovative District, is a hot destination. This emerging neighborhood is where Boston’s Seaport and historic landmarks meet the city’s vibrant tech industry. The hotel lobby is furnished like you’d imagine a tech-HQ might be, with a nod to dynamic, cutting-edge design. Why else have a retrofitted billiard table turned interactive digital guide to search local happenings. On a Saturday night, a fashionable crowd gathers around the block. Their destination is the Lookout Rooftop for craft cocktails and a custom-made brew with skyline and harbor views. In the winter, the rooftop is a winter wonderland of private heated igloos. The Envoy Hotel is the destination of the celebrated Outlook Kitchen, where highly acclaimed two-time Chopped Chef winner, Chef Tatiana Pairot Rosana works her magic. A first generation American, Chef Rosana grew up in Miami in a traditional Cuban home where family life revolved around food. She trained at Le Cordon Bleu, and is of course inspired by her Cuban heritage, as well as Korean and New England culinary arts. She heads all things food at The Envoy, so guests should know


they’re in skillful hands. –Paula Koffsky

lobby. Gracious rooms and suites are beautifully decorated in silks and plush velvets and festooned with museum caliber Asian artworks. For supremely lavish digs, the Dynasty Suite is a generous 1,700 square feet of the finest furnishings and the best views in the Back Bay; but you don’t have to book this penthouse suite to enjoy Mandarin Oriental’s elegance and ambiance. Set in the center of Boylston Street’s thriving shopping district, the hotel is a short walk to both Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts and the breathtaking Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, an extraordinary personal collection of artistic treasures that include an ancient Greek marble goddess and a Rembrandt self-portrait. Stroll leisurely along Back Bay’s historic Newbury Street and peruse the fashionable boutiques and charming antique brownstones. The Mandarin Oriental hotels are second-to-none when it comes to Spa treatments with their rethinking of haute- holistic skin care and specialty aromatherapy massages. Full day wellness programs like the “Bostonian” include a Quintessence Body Scrub, Oriental Massage, a Spa Tea



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