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, such as a private tour of the Boston Public Garden, oyster shucking classes with East Boston Oysters, and private historical tours exploring the Brownstone Neighborhoods of Bostonas.
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 luxurious linens and robes, 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.
None other than Ken Fulk designed the rooftop 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
Contessa - glass-enclosed four-season rooftop restaurant serving northern Italian cuisine
On Boston’s exceedingly well-heeled Newbury Street, along with retail partners Tiffany & Co. and Zegna, located just off of the lobby.