It is no secret that Boston is one of the most historic cities in the country. While walking around the city you can follow the Freedom Trail, visit America’s first University or see where a group of rowdy revolutionaries dumped some tea into the harbor. However, leisure isn’t always the driving force behind the visit. Among the millions of visitors Boston encounters each year, a chunk are here to get down to business. Even if they don’t have time to stroll the streets, they don’t necessarily have to leave the hotel in order to get a taste of local history. Here are some places that offer both luxury and history, perfect for a meeting, a work meal or just to stay for the night.
This luxury boutique hotel is set inside the Beaux Arts building. The building dates back to 1903 and the foundation itself is from the pre-Revolutionary era. At that time it was home to a merchant named Edward Bromfield, but has since housed the Boston Transit Commission, the Rapid Transit Commission, and the Boston School Committee. In addition to the historic architecture XV Beacon houses a large art collection. XV Beacon is home to excellent dining that can also be used for a seated dinner to celebrate a year full of great accomplishes for your company. It is also close to sites such as the Old South Meeting House and the Boston Public Library in case you do get time to do some exploring.
Located in Back Bay near Copley Square is the Loews Boston Hotel. This hotel is the former home of the Boston Police Headquarters. Poking fun at their own history they even named a special deal after it: the House Arrest Package! They have two dining areas, one a coffee lounge called Apothecary and the other a restaurant that goes by the name Precinct Kitchen + Bar. If you are coming into town for either work or leisure this is a great place to spend the night.
Also found in Back Bay is the Inn at Saint Botolph. It resides in a nineteenth century brownstone, fitting in with the city’s aesthetic. The name of the hotel comes from the patron saint of travelers. This is a great option for business people staying in town for an extended amount of time, with each suite including a kitchenette and a 24-hour supermarket located just around the corner. The building itself may be 116-years old, but the updates allow for a seamless transition with its 21st century technology. This includes self-service laundry, free in-room WiFi and free phone service within the U.S. and Canada. The Inn is also close to great shopping and the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
Perhaps one of the most interesting concepts fis The Liberty, a former jail turned luxury hotel. The Liberty Hotel is located in downtown Boston and is only a short walk away from Beacon Hill and the Charles River Esplanade. However, if you don’t feel like leaving the building or you have a client staying in the hotel, there are several dining options for business dinners as well as bars to choose from- including one called Alibi which is set in the old Charles Street Jail drunk tank.
So you’ve booked the hotel, but now it’s time to find a special place to gather your company. Look no further, because we’ve compiled the 5 best Boston venues to host your company’s event.
- Historic Hotels of America: http://www.historichotels.org/
- XV Beacon: http://xvbeacon.com/hotel/our-history/
- Loews Boston Hotel: https://www.loewshotels.com/boston-hotel/specials/house-arrest-package
- The Liberty- http://www.libertyhotel.com/hotel-history
- Who Was St. Botolph?: http://www.botolph.org.uk/who-was-st-botolph/