The Newbury Boston
What it is
A newly opened, design-forward retreat within a 1927 grande dame on tony Newbury Street, with restaurants by Major Food Group (the folks behind Carbone and Sadelle’s).
What it isn't
Home to its own spa. But honestly? You won’t miss it. They’ve curated bountiful local experiences, including a private tour of the city’s best art collections with art consultant Karen De Temple.
What we think
In a city that champions history so much it’s somewhat of a calling card, the locals fretted a bit that this beloved hotel was being revamped. They shouldn’t have. It’s pure perfection, in every sense of the phrase. Guest rooms now feel akin to plush residences, with their custom furniture (designed by Alexandra Champaulimaud, no less) and original illustrations by Veronica Lawlor. Each one is sumptuously outfitted with luxe amenities, including Frette robes and bed linens, Byredo bath products and espresso makers by Nespresso Vertuo. Even a starter City View King is nothing less than ginormous, starting at 503 square feet, with a velvet window seat overlooking the cityscape. But to feel like you own the place, we recommend the aptly named Mansion suite, an expansive 1,644 square foot abode with a wood-burning fireplace; separate living room, dining room and butler’s pantry; and even a walk-in closet that dreams are made of. It all looks out over the Public Garden, a highly manicured patch of earth that’s considered the nation’s first public park—it opened in 1634.
You're here because
You always come to Boston hungry, and one of the experiences available for their guests is a behind-the-scenes restaurant tour with the Instagram famous foodie behind @Eastcoastfeastcoast.
None other than Ken Fulk designed the fourth floor terrace restaurant Contessa, but it’s not (just) the interiors that are dropping your jaw here. It’s the Northern Italian dishes, each one seemingly whipped up by an Italian nonna. Tonight: spicy lobster capellini and a black truffle pizza. Heaven.
Restaurants & Bars
The Street Bar - located across from Boston’s iconic Public Garden, this historic bar features solid cocktails and select wines, as well as locally inspired bar fare
The Library - intimate salon space of well-crafted provisions connected to the iconic Street Bar
The Newbury Salon - signature afternoon tea
The Rooftop - glass-enclosed four-season rooftop restaurant serving northern Italian cuisine
On Boston’s exceedingly well-heeled Newbury Street, just a block from the likes of Chanel, Tiffany, Cartier, and more.