The next best thing to staying in the glam Boston Harbor Hotel? Enjoying live music, alfresco dining, and outdoor movies on its patio all summer. As part of the hotel’s Summer in the City series, there will be live bands three nights a week (Tuesday-Thursday), including pop-soul and blues, as well as classic and contemporary movies projected on Friday evenings. (We’re making plans now to be there for Raiders of the Lost Ark.)
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There’s something indulgent — even romantic — about tasting wines and learning the magic that goes into making each vintage. Add spectacular food, a stunning Boston setting, and you’ve got yourself one sensational close-to-home escape.
The Boston Wine Festival, which kicked off Jan. 10, is off and running for its 31st year. Held at the Boston Harbor Hotel (and with special deals for staying overnight after attending any of the many wine events), the Festival is ready for those who love wine, want to learn more about it, and fine food aficionados.
Founded by Boston Harbor Hotel chef Daniel Bruce, who still oversees every small detail of the events, the Festival kicks off with a gala reception and then runs through March 27 with special dinners and events that pair wines, food, history, stories and, in some cases, even music.
If the opening event is an indication, this year’s festival will be a corker. Hundreds packed the Boston Harbor Hotel ballroom, moving from station to station, sampling wines and noshing on everything from braised chicken thighs to primo pasta. Staff roamed through with passed hors d’oeuvres as well. The room was buzzing with talk of upcoming wine dinners.
Winters in the Northeast can be brutal, butForbes Travel Guide Five-Star Boston Harbor Hotel finds plenty of reasons to welcome the season as it kicks off the 31st edition of the Boston Wine Festival (January 11 to March 27).
Curated by famed chef Daniel Bruce, the longest-running wine fest in the U.S. is an 11-week extravaganza of all things vino, with tastings, Q&A sessions and wine dinners and brunches hosted by renowned winemakers like Peter Mondavi Jr. (he’ll showcase a new cabernet from Charles Krug) and Diane Flamand of French favorite Les Domaines Barons de Rothschild.
Between talks and tastings, refresh in one of the hotel’s elegant harbor-view accommodations or opt for a waterside meal at The Sea Grille.
A bitter wind howls across Boston Harbor and through the distinctive 60-foot tall stone and brick arch by Rowes Wharf, where a giant-sized Stars and Stripes usually hangs. During winter, the banner is temporarily swapped for one of equal size proclaiming the return of the Boston Wine Festival.
Be a part of the wine and food festival that started it all: The Boston Wine Festival. For its 31st edition (January 10 to March 27, 2020), the best of Napa Valley, Douro Valley, Bordeaux, and Tuscany take over the Boston Harbor Hotel for winemaker-hosted dinners, soirées, seminars, and tastings. Tickets are à la carte, so attend as many or few events as you’d like (though we recommend booking far in advance for the most coveted tastings and dinners, like the one hosted by Opus One Winery).
Wine lovers across the country are no strangers to the fabulous wine dinners lined up each year at the Boston Wine Festival, the longest-running food and wine festival in the US. Hosted by the Boston Harbor Hotel and fueled by executive chef Daniel Bruce’s incredible wine-pairing skill set, the event pulls in top-notch wine producers from here and abroad in 2020 (which kicks off January 10) including Les Domaines Barons de Rothschild, Groth, Cain Winery, Vineyard 29, Chappellet, Opus One, Ramey Vineyards and more. This year for the first time, the hotel is offering a Presidential Wine Experience—a package that will transport up to eight guests from Boston’s Logan Airport and whisk them up a private elevator to the John Adams Presidential Suite (Winston flowers will be waiting). The experience ($16,000 a night) can be scheduled for any date when a chosen vintner will be hosting dinner and your group will enjoy a private toast with said vintner ahead of time. Chef Bruce will continue to indulge you the next morning with a Champagne brunch.
No need to forego big city pleasures to enjoy the soothing effects of nature. If the Boston Harbor Hotel were any closer to the water, you’d be swimming. Located on Rowes Wharf, ferries to the Boston Harbor Islands leave right from the dock. Explore this pristine chain of islands and get back to the city in time for dinner and a cannoli at Mike’s Pastry in the North End.
The Boston Wine Festival returns to the Forbes 5-Star Boston Harbor Hotel for its 31st season on January 10, kicking off an all-star lineup of 34 different winemaker-hosted dinners, seminars, receptions, and brunches that runs until March 27. Amazingly, the festival’s founder, Chef Daniel Bruce, one of the world’s leading experts on food and wine pairings, has been at the helm the entire time. Bruce spends a good part of each year visiting vineyards, meeting with wine makers and tasting wines, carefully designing dishes and creating special menus entirely focused on best matching the special pours.
Boston — (November 13, 2019) — AAA Inspected & Approved assigns Boston Harbor Hotel the highest diamond rating of Five Diamonds as one of North America’s most luxurious accommodations. The AAA Diamond rating for a hotel represents a combination of overall quality, range of facilities, and level of services offered by the property.
Arriving at the Rowes Wharf Bar in the Boston Harbor Hotel is a bit like slipping into a burgundy velvet smoking jacket and a pair of worn leathery slippers. Familiar, comfortable, and decidedly oldfangled.The walls are completely clad in deep, rich mahogany. The carpet is burnt red and the coffered ceiling is adorned with light fixtures that look as if they were pilfered from a 1910 riverboat.It’s what I imagine hotel bars in Boston looked like before every property began labeling itself “boutique.” Remarkably, however, the Rowes Wharf Bar doesn’t look like a fussy, dated throwback. It looks like a classy place where your dad might have taken you to sip your first scotch on the rocks. It’s also not a place where Instagram influencers are clamoring to take pictures of themselves. And for that we should all be grateful.
Overlooking the Boston Harbor, Meritage Restaurant + Wine Bar serves a well-rounded wine program with international strengths from California to Italy. France is the focus of the 1,000-label list, especially when it comes to Burgundy and Bordeaux. Leading producers such as Domaine Leflaive and Guy Amiot are well-represented, and there are six different verticals of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti. To explore more pours from France and beyond, choose one of Meritage’s themed three-wine flights. Chef Daniel Bruce’s American cuisine is available à la carte or in a six-course tasting menu for $100, or $145 with wine pairings.
Forbes recently published a list of the world’s top hotel bars — and one in Boston made the cut. Rowes Wharf Bar at the Boston Harbor Hotel was part of the list of 44 bars, with Forbes citing its “handsome bar” that “boasts Boston’s largest scotch collection.” The Rowes Wharf Bar also “takes pride in crafting cocktails like the Irish Rose (a mix of Tyrconnell Irish Whiskey, Boston Bittahs, angostura bitters, simple syrup, smoked rose buds),” the Forbes list states. “Either way, you can’t lose. The list, published last week, was based on “comprehensive data” from Forbes inspectors, who stay at 1,100 hotels anonymously and evaluate them based on up to 900 standards used for the Forbes Travel Guide’s annual Star Ratings, according to the company. The 44 establishments were not ranked numerically; they were listed in alphabetical order. In addition to atmosphere, the bars had to show “an exceptional beverage program, presentation and service.” It also had to get nearly perfect scores on the quality of its food and drinks, according to the company. Forbes said its reviewers checked for factors including “distinctive” presentation of beverages, made sure the snacks were of “high quality,” and examined whether the napkins were cotton or linen, and evaluating the overall bar experience.
The best-of list comes from comprehensive data gathered by the company’s inspectors, who stay at the hotels anonymously and evaluate them based on up to 900 standards for the guide’s annual Star Ratings, which were unveiled in February.
The handsome bar boasts Boston’s largest scotch collection, but it also takes pride in crafting cocktails like the Irish Rose (a mix of Tyrconnell Irish Whiskey, Boston Bittahs, angostura bitters, simple syrup, smoked rose buds). Either way, you can’t lose.
As the city's original five-star waterfront hotel, this Rowes Wharf grande dame has a big reputation to uphold. The grandiose exterior archway overlooking the harbor is an instantly identifiable icon and a seamless part of Boston's downtown landscape. Rooms have city or water views, large picture windows that allow in natural light throughout the day, marble rainfall showers, and Frette linens. Even entry-level rooms start at a spacious 500 square feet.
The grand exteriors of this hotel having a view of the historic harbor is an instantly identifiable feature of the hotel. It also forms a seamless part of Boston’s landscape. The entry-level rooms here begin with a vast area of 500 square feet. Another fetching feature of the rooms here is, they allow natural light almost throughout the day.
Oregon is pretty far away (on the other side of the country, in fact) so if you weren’t planning a trip to the West Coast this fall, that’s okay — winemakers from Willamette Valley are coming to Boston instead. The peeps at Patton Valley Vineyard produce sustainably-made, low-impact-on-the-land vino with a focus on Pinot Noir. They’ll be showcasing their collection throughout a five-course dinner at Meritage on Friday, October 4th with Sommelier Benjamin Oram orchestrating the evening. Executive Chef Daniel Bruce has put together a special menu of game meats (crispy quail, sumac-glazed duck breast) and favorite fall ingredients (roasted leeks, fennel confit, hen of the woods mushrooms) to pair with the pours
In Boston, few hotels can match the luxury of the Boston Harbor Hotel Visitors are in the perfect location to explore the many charming neighborhoods of Boston, with the vibrant Financial District, historic North End, and eclectic Seaport District just a short walk away. Visitors can experience the tourist haven of Faneuil Hall or the New England Aquarium during the day, then return for a relaxing trip to the hotel’s sauna and steam room. Dining options abound within the hotel, with Rowes Wharf serving as the perfect location to enjoy local seafood and catch the sunset from their outdoor terrace after a long day of exploring the city.
The Boston Harbor Hotel bar is stacking the taps with Oktoberfest selections from six New England craft breweries, including Berkshire Brewing Co.’s Life on Marzen, Downeast Cider House’s Pumpkin Cider, and Von Trapp Brewing Oktoberfest. The seasonal lineup is on through October 24, but local beer experts the Mass. Brew Bros will be on site September 26 to hoist the inaugural steins.
Meritage Restaurant is inviting you on a road trip across America, stopping at wineries all along the way for a five-course dining vacation. Chef Daniel Bruce has prepared an interstate menu that will transport your palate from coast to coast while you taste wines from all over the nation chosen by Sommelier Benjamin Oram. From California to New York, you’ll taste grapes and ingredients that started out as neighbors. Purchase tickets here.
Wine is a cornerstone of the dining experience at upscale American eatery Meritage Restaurant + Wine Bar. Opt for the “Vineyard to Table” tasting menu of six courses for $100 per person, with diverse international wine pairings for an additional $45. Or enjoy chef Daniel Bruce’s cuisine through the à-la-carte menu, and pair it with picks from wine director Ben Oram’s Best of Award of Excellence winning list. Among the 1,000 selections are standouts from France (especially Burgundy and Bordeaux), California and Italy, and more than three dozen wines by the glass, plus six different flights of three wines each.
If heaven were a place on earth, it would be the Boston Harbor Hotel’s new John Adams Presidential Suite. Showcasing drop-dead-gorgeous waterfront views from its floor-to-ceiling windows and terrace, the 4,800-square-foot retreat is bolstered by a glass-domed ceiling, a freestanding soaking tub overlooking the harbor, and a private elevator
From glimmering chandeliers to picturesque water views, the Boston Harbor Hotel is the pinnacle of sophistication. With six elegant venues, the hotel is a perfect spot for an intimate dinner or a 500-guest bash. Plus, a stress-free wedding day is all but guaranteed with the help of the hotel’s experience on-site wedding planners and culinary pros, who will work with you every step of the way to ensure your fairy-tale dreams become a reality.
One of Boston’s most luxurious stays, Five-Star Boston Harbor Hotelhappens to be well-situated on the waterfront, with stellar views and easy access to many of the city’s attractions. The property’s Summer in the City entertainment series, which runs June through August, is a major bonus. Enjoy the sunset, free movies and live music on the deck. Make an evening of it with fresh seafood from Rowes Wharf Sea Grille and a glass of vino from the hotel’s excellent cellar.
The sun is (slowly) beginning to show, which means that Boston Harbor Hotel is bringing back their Summer in the City series full of free outdoor music, movies and more. Starting on Thursday, June 6th, the hotel on Rowes Wharf is hosting four days of entertainment each week, every Tuesday through Friday. Performers of all kinds will take center stage on the floating barge (it’s anchored, don’t worry) from 6:00-10:00pm, bringing you R&B and soul on Pop-Soul Tuesdays, classic swinging finger-snappers on Rat Pack Wednesdays, and the blues on Blues Barge Thursdays. Then on Fridays, the five-star spot will show classic films at dusk on their outdoor big screen during Movies by Moonlight. Head to Rowes Wharf Sea Grille pre-show or pre-movie for chef Daniel Bruce’s summer menu and dinner with a view. Questions? Call 617.439.7000.
Outside of an island community, few other places consume as much fish and seafood as Boston. It really is just everywhere, but look for local catches straight off the boat. Good restaurants also focus on New England farmed vegetables and fruit; and New England cheeses rival imports and are ripened to perfection. You can't leave without trying traditional dishes such as New England clam chowder and Boston cream pie, but there’s a wealth of more modern renditions worth ordering too.
Looks like another beer garden will be popping up in Boston!
The Boston Harbor Hotel announced that it is launching a new outdoor beer garden featuring local breweries called Brewer’s Alley.
Beer lovers will be able to enjoy craft brews from pop-ups up by Devil’s Purse Brewing Co., Jack’s Abby Craft Lagers, Nightshift Brewing, and Lord Hobo Brewing Co. The pop-ups kick off on May 23, with Cape Cod-based Devil’s Purse Brewing Co. (May 23 – June 19), followed by Jack’s Abbey Craft Lagers (June 20 – July 17), Nightshift Brewing Company (July 18 – August 21), and Lord Hobo Brewing Co. (August 22 – September 25). The final pop up of the 2019 season will take place September 25 through October 26. It will be Oktoberfest-themed grand finale featuring autumnal brews from eight different New England breweries.
Brewer’s Alley will be open seven days a week, weather permitting. The space boasts a 25-foot outdoor bar and communal-style seating with water views.
Tuesday – Friday: 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Saturday: 12:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Trillium Brewing also announced it will be opening for another season on the Rose Kennedy Greenway this spring in addition to the new City Winery on The Greenway. On City Hall Plaza, the Patios will be back with beer garden, margaritas and more!
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On the East Coast of America, an extravagant suite vastly belies the city's modest, abstemious and Puritan roots - with a $15,000-a-night (£11,450) price tag that makes it the city's most expensive accommodation. The John Adams Presidential Suite in the Boston Harbor Hotel boasts 4,800 and 1,000 square feet of interior and exterior space, respectively.
There may be no Oval Office but, in every other way, there is everything a world leader would expect - chauffeur-driven transport from the airport, an on-call butler, a private elevator and an in-house cinema.
Ironic that the city was once known as Beantown for a history steeped in baked beans - these days you'll need a few beans to be able to afford to stay here.
Standing watch over the historic waterfront, Boston Harbor Hotel is undoubtedly one of the city’s most luxurious addresses. With its iconic rotunda and 60-foot stone archway, this Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star property serves as a metaphorical gateway to the Hub, but its classic-meets-contemporary décor, friendly service and subtle nautical theme make you feel right at home.
From the residential-style accommodations and jaw-dropping views to exquisite fine dining and a jovial bar scene, Boston Harbor Hotel is easy to love. These are three reasons why we’ll be checking into this coveted stay this season.
Forbes Travel Guide released its first annual Verified Lists, naming Boston Harbor Hotel as one of the World’s Most Luxurious Hotel. Boston Harbor Hotel will be showcased with all of the other winners on ForbesTravelGuide.com.
“Everyone who works with me at the Boston Harbor Hotel is incredibly proud of this unique recognition,” said Boston Harbor Hotel General Manager Stephen Johnston. “We are passionate about luxury and we strive every day to give our guests an experience that is truly beyond compare. To have the experts from Forbes Travel Guide validate our achievements is extraordinary.”
For many years, the Forbes 5-Star Boston Harbor Hotel has one been of my favorite city properties in the world, with a number of distinguishing touches that set it apart even from its elite luxury competition (like being home to the nation’s oldest and longest running wine festival). But if there was one small weakness, one thing missing at this otherwise stellar monument to hospitality, it was the absence of a flagship suite worthy of the rest of the property. Now that oversight has been corrected, and deep-pocketed travelers seeking the very best need look no further when visiting Boston (read more about what makes the Boston Harbor Hotel so exceptional, even for guests in “regular” rooms).
Writer, Andrew Sessa, picks the new John Adams Presidential Suite at the Boston Harbor Hotel as an ideal spot to cheer on the Patriots in Super Bowl LIII.
'The baller option, though, would be to go for the new John Adams Presidential Suite at the Boston Harbor Hotel. The media room in this two-bedroom, nearly 5,000-square-foot top-floor pad has a 93-inch TV; there’s a private entrance and elevator, the better for sneaking in all your Rams fan gear; and the price includes a fridge and bar stocked with all your favorite snacks and drinks.. (As well it should for $15,000 a night.)'
Boston Harbor Hotel’s new John Adams Presidential Suite has raised the bar for palatial stays in the city. Located in the property’s iconic rotunda, the four-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bath suite spans 4,800 square feet. Guests have access to an exclusive private entrance and elevator for total privacy. A 1,000-square-foot patio has outdoor seating, a custom sound system, and outdoor heating. Design highlights include a glass-domed ceiling in the main living area, offering unparalleled views of the rotunda’s unique architectural design.
What will $15,000 buy you in Boston? In-state tuition for a year at UMass Boston. Roughly 5,000 medium iced coffees from Dunkin' Donuts, or one every day until 2032. Perhaps even a pair tickets behind home plate at Fenway Park for a World Series game, if the Red Sox make it this year.
That, or you could plunk down $15,000 for a one-night stay in the most expensive hotel suite in Boston.
Earlier this month, the Boston Harbor Hotel unveiled the John Adams Presidential Suite. The two-bedroom, 4,800-square-foot space features a 20-foot-high domed ceiling with a crystal chandelier, an open-air terrace overlooking the harbor, and a private elevator. Butler service is available upon request.
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"The shimmering, broad expanse of the harbor visible from the terrace of the new John Adams Presidential Suite of the Boston Harbor Hotel may look like a million- dollar view, but it’s not.
It’s a $15,000 view.
That’s the price tag to sit on the beautifully appointed 1,000-square-foot patio and watch the boats glide by while working on your tan. And that’s how much it costs to look out on the harbor through the 20-foot floor-to-ceiling windows in the living room, or to drink in that same view while relaxing in the massive tub in the marble-and-mosaic-laden bathroom.
Boston’s most luxurious suite debuts with custom five-star amenities, private elevator, and breathtaking views of Boston Harbor
The Boston Harbor Hotel, Boston’s only Forbes five-star waterfront property, is thrilled to debut the exquisite John Adams Presidential Suite. The stunning two-bedroom private suite brings a new level of luxury to Boston with grand views of Boston Harbor, magnificent accommodations, and personalized service and amenities beyond compare.
Preferred Hotels & Resorts – the world’s largest independent hotel brand representing more than 750 distinctive hotels, resorts, and residences across 85 countries – today unveiled the winners of its first-ever I Prefer Members’ Choice Awards with Boston Harbor Hotel among the 40 hotels recognized globally across four regional categories. These new awards celebrate hotels worldwide that are best-of-the-best in delivering high-quality standards and exceptional, personalized experiences to members of the brand’s I Prefer Hotel Rewards program, as determined by votes from I Prefer members.
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Forbes Travel Guide today unveiled its annual Star Rating list, naming Boston Harbor Hotel as a new Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel. Boston Harbor Hotel will be showcased with all the Star Rating recipients on ForbesTravelGuide.com.
The Boston Harbor Hotel, Boston’s only Forbes five-star waterfront hotel, is located on historic Rowes Wharf where it welcomes guests by land and by sea. The iconic property is known for picturesque views of Boston Harbor and exceptional service. In 2018 the property debuted the most luxurious suite in Boston, the John Adams Presidential Suite.
“We are honored to be recognized by Forbes Travel Guide for the 11th consecutive year as a Forbes Five-Star hotel,” said Boston Harbor Hotel General Manager Stephen Johnson. “Boston Harbor Hotel shares Forbes’ vision for exemplary service, and our talented staff strives to give each guest an experience beyond compare. With the addition of the John Adams Presidential Suite in 2018 we are constantly evolving our luxury experiences and are ecstatic to have our achievements validated by Forbes.”
“We are delighted to celebrate the 2019 Star Rating winners, an outstanding collection of hotels, restaurants and spas that demonstrates a strong culture of service,” said Filip Boyen, Chief Executive Officer of Forbes Travel Guide.
“In a time of information overload and fake reviews online, Forbes Travel Guide is the ultimate trusted source in luxury travel,” Boyen said. “Our objective, data-driven Star Rating list features properties that achieved an impeccable standard of excellence in hospitality. We congratulate everyone associated with the prestigious properties recognized today.”
For a detailed explanation of how Forbes Travel Guide compiles its Star ratings, click here.
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Forbes Travel Guide is the only global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants and spas. Our anonymous professional inspectors evaluate based on up to 900 objective standards, with an emphasis on exceptional service, to help discerning travelers select the world’s best luxury experiences. The only way to get a Five-Star, Four-Star or Recommended rating is by earning it through our independent inspection process. For our full award winners list, daily travel stories and more information about Forbes Travel Guide, visit www.forbestravelguide.com.
About Boston Harbor Hotel
A member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts LEGEND Collection, Boston’s only Forbes Five-Star waterfront hotel welcomes guests arriving by land or sea. Located on the historic Rowes Wharf, the Boston Harbor Hotel’s inviting ambiance and unparalleled service provide the ideal home away from home for travelers. Luxurious accommodations with sweeping views of Boston’s cityscape or breathtaking waterfront, a contemporary spa and fitness center, world-class dining and a 34-slip marina make the Boston Harbor Hotel a destination Beyond Compare. In 2018 the property debuted the John Adams Presidential Suite, Boston’s most luxurious suite. For more information please visit www.bhh.com.
This year, we are partnering with Share our Strength for an unforgettable evening to help raise funds towards ending hunger and poverty. Hosted by Taniya Nayak, this walk-around reception will treat you to the many different wines from around the world, while you indulge yourself with Chef Daniel Bruce’s lavishly prepared small plates. Featuring interactive ‘wine-wall’ and ‘wine-table’ auctions, guests have the opportunity to go home with their own incredible bottles of wine, while giving back to the community.
Click here to watch as The Hub Today's Colton Bradford stops by the Boston Harbor Hotel to chat with Chef Daniel Bruce about the Boston Wine Festival's first annual Uncorked for a Cause event to benefit Share our Strength.
'Boston doesn’t slow down after the holiday season. While winter brings frigid temperatures and mounds of snow, it also ushers in one of the city’s — if not the country’s — best food and wine events.
In its 30th year, the Boston Wine Festival (held at Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Boston Harbor Hotel) features an amazing array of winemaker-hosted dinners, seminars, receptions and brunches with vintners from around the world. Founded in 1989 by chef Daniel Bruce (who helms the property’s Four-Star Meritage Restaurant + Wine Bar), the festival lasts for almost three months, from mid-January until the end of March, making it the longest-running wine-and-food-pairing series in the U.S.
Here are five reasons you won’t want to miss the fete’s latest edition.
There are always exciting events being added to the festival roster. New this year is Uncorked for a Cause, a fundraiser to combat hunger and poverty in partnership with national nonprofit Share Our Strength.
Hosted by Boston local and celebrity interior designer Taniya Nayak, the February 15 tasting will feature samples of global wines and artfully prepared small plates from chef Bruce.
The highlight of the fundraiser is an interactive “wine wall” auction that lets you bid on the chance to take home rare vintages (the labels will be covered, so you might just end up with a treasure) , while giving back to the community.
What’s more romantic than sipping champagne and twirling on the dance floor with your loved one? At the immensely popular Valentine’s Dinner Dance on February 16, chef Bruce pulls out all the stops with a champagne-paired dinner featuring bubbles from Moët & Chandon.
Sparkling sips to look forward to include Moët Imperial, Moët Vintage Blanc 2009, Moët Rose NV, Moët Vintage Rose 2009 and Moët Nectar Blanc. Champagne, exquisite food and live music set the stage for a Valentine’s Day to remember.
Just in case you haven’t had your fill of sparkling sips, this decadent, champagne-fueled morning feast is sure to satiate you.
The perfect end to Valentine’s Weekend, this February 17 brunch takes place in Boston Harbor Hotel’s Atlantic Room overlooking the waterfront, providing picture-perfect views while you enjoy more Moët & Chandon and enjoy a lavish spread. A live band keeps things entertaining.
Start the night off on March 22 with a fascinating one-hour seminar given by Opus One winemaker and repeat festival guest, Michael Silacci. Considered by many to be America’s first growth (first Bordeaux grape harvest), Opus One is held in high esteem around the world.
You’ll be able to learn about (and sample) three decades of this coveted label (1990, 2001 and 2015). Following the seminar, chef Bruce will pair the Bordeaux-style Napa Valley wines with a delectable multi-course dinner.
If you’re more interested in the bites than the Bordeaux, you can make a reservation for just the dinner portion, too.
Boston Harbor Hotel’s John Adams Presidential Suite.
Since all the festival events happen at Boston Harbor Hotel, make a night of it. Call the property and ask about its Take the Elevator Home package for special overnight rates.
For an especially over-the-top experience, book the new John Adams Presidential Suite, which boasts 4,800 square feet of elegantly designed space and 20-foot floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the harbor.
Truly though, every room at the hotel is luxurious, with either harbor or city views, high-end amenities and plenty of room to relax.'
By correspondent, Kim Mackinnon
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'The 30th year of the Boston Wine Festival kicked off with libations and a celebration at the Boston Harbor Hotel over the weekend that drew more than 350 guests.
The hotel’s executive chef, Daniel Bruce, who is marking his 30th year there, is the genius behind the food and wine pairings that have made the festival the hotel’s most successful ongoing event. As a way to showcase the wine offerings over the years, Bruce has created more than 4,000 dishes, each one designed to complement the special wine with which it was served.
For this year’s opening reception Friday evening, top winemaker Anthony Hamilton Russell and his wife, Olive, traveled from South Africa to debut their newest wine. Guests were able to sample more than 50 wines from a range of vintners and vintages.
Festival events run through March 29, and with Valentine’s Day a month away, now is the perfect time to make plans to attend one of the highlights: the Valentine’s Dinner Dance on Feb. 16, complete with champagne, of course. Tickets are available on the festival website, www.bostonwinefestival.net'
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The Boston Harbor Hotel’s 30th annual Boston Wine Festival is about to get into full swing as it kicks off once again with a Grand Opening Reception Friday night. The nation’s longest running wine festival, which runs until March, will feature everything this year from intimate winemaker-hosted dinners and seminars to receptions and brunches put together by the festival’s founder, Chef Daniel Bruce. Here’s a look at some of this year’s most lavish events you won’t want to miss.
Returning once again this year is a Boston Wine Festival celebrated favorite, Battle of the Cabernets held January 17 and 18. The luxe dinner held in the Atlantic Room showcases Napa Valley’s favorites paired up with Chef Bruce’s curated menu. Guests are invited to vote for the winner of this year’s favorite red
On January 25, you won’t want to miss Meritage Madness, a swanky opportunity to try different vintages of Bordeaux-style wines from Napa Valley while listening to commentaries from the panel of experts.
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with their haute Dinner Dance being held on February 16 in the Wharf Room complete with a champagne dinner celebration. This year’s Moët & Chandon champagne selections include Moët Imperial, Moët Vintage Blanc 2009, Moët Rose NV, Moët Vintage Rose 2009, and Moët Nectar Blanc.
On February 20, they will be welcoming Staglin Family Vineyard, a 64-acre estate in Rutherford, California, to share in the festivities. A portion of the ticket proceeds will go toward their non-profit, One Mind, for brain health research.
When March comes around, we all know the end of the festival is near, but there are several haute events to look forward to, including the Peter Michael Winery dinner on March 6. The Sonoma Valley winery is best known for their hand-crafted chardonnays, Bordeaux blends and pinot noirs, all produced in very limited quantities.
On March 8, there will be a Silver Oak dinner with long-time winemaker, Daniel Baron, who came out of retirement to host just this special evening to discuss the history of making the brand.
One of the most indulgent dinners is being held on March 20 when Tenuta San Guido comes to town. Best known for being the first ‘super-Tuscan,’ the winery will be hosting an evening of Sassicaia, with ‘06, ‘12, ‘13, ’14 and ‘15 vintages.
This year’s schedule also includes a new festival tradition – the first annual charity reception Uncorked for a Cause, being held on February 15 in partnership with Share our Strength to end hunger and poverty. Hosted by Taniya Nayak, the walk-around style event will feature wines from around the world paired up with small plates from Chef Bruce along with a wine wall auction to benefit Share our Strength.
"As the city's only five-star waterfront hotel, this Rowes Wharf grande dame has a big reputation to uphold. The grandiose exterior archway overlooking the harbor is an instantly identifiable icon and a seamless part of Boston's downtown landscape. Rooms have city or water views, large picture windows that allow in natural light throughout the day, marble rainfall showers, and Frette linens. Entry-level rooms start at a spacious 500 square feet."
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El rediseño del Boston Harbor Hotel, a cargo de Wimberly Interiors, líder mundial en el diseño de hospitalidad, estará listo para el mes de mayo.
En Boston existe un lugar lleno de magia que te invita a nunca despedirte: el Boston Harbor Hotel (bhh.com), un recinto ubicado en uno de los mejores rincones del centro, que permite la llegada de los huéspedes tanto por tierra como por agua. Cuenta con fitness center y spa, además de una de las mejores vistas de esta ciudad neo-inglesa.
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"If you want to book an exclusive stay, the Boston Harbor Hotel’s John Adams Presidential Suite is the ultimate indulgence. For $15,000 a night, you can relax in the 4,800 square foot waterfront suite that has a 1,000 square foot outdoor terrace for one of the best views of Boston Harbor. Inside, the suite has its own media room, enormous living area, separate dining room, modern kitchen and its own private elevator."
Chef Daniel Bruce and the Rhode Shows, Michaela Johnson discuss world renowned wines and luxury living at the Boston Harbor Hotel. Journey through 30 years of the Boston Wine Festival as the Rhode show goes behind the scenes in the kitchen with Chef Bruce. Watch as Michaela Johnson explores Bostons most luxurious accomodations, the new John Adams Presidential Suite.
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"On Jan. 11, Boston Harbor Hotel hit all the right notes at the 30th annual Boston Wine
Festival. Ahead of the main event, 80 VIP guests gathered in the John Adams Presidential Suite, a 4,800-square-foot, $15,000-per-night luxury accommodation in the hotel’s rotunda. They then joined 350 partygoers for the opening reception in the harborside Wharf Room, where guests sampled sips from more than 40 international vintners during a buffet supper."
'The Party VIP guests gathered in the John Adams Presidential Suite at the Boston Harbor Hotel for an intimate event to launch the start of the Boston Wine Festival. The Details Oenophiles, including Boston Common’s Publisher Carin Keane, publicity maven AJ Williams and influencer Chelsea Roy, raised a toast to the 30th anniversary of the festival and its founder, chef Daniel Bruce. The Highlights Guests sipped Moet Chandon and noshed on sweet shrimp and lime toast and blackberry cabernet glazed pork belly before heading downstairs to the Grand Opening Reception in The Rowes Wharf room.'
The nation’s longest running food and wine festival returns to the Boston Harbor Hotel on January 11 - March 29 with an all-star lineup of intimate winemaker-hosted dinners, seminars, receptions, and brunches from Boston Wine Festival Founder, Chef Daniel Bruce.
BOSTON (November 1, 2018) – The Boston Wine Festival returns to Boston Harbor Hotelthis winter with a highly anticipated lineup of events to commemorate the festival’s 30thanniversary. Chef Daniel Bruce, founder of the Boston Wine Festival, presents an all-star lineup of winemaker-hosted dinners, seminars, receptions and brunches for this milestone anniversary. For three decades, Chef Bruce and Boston Harbor Hotel have welcomed top winemakers from around the world to Boston for this one-of-a-kind celebration of food and wine. The festival is the nation’s longest running extensive wine and food pairing series, kicking off with a Grand Opening Reception on Friday, January 11, 2019 and continuing through Friday, March 29, 2019.
As a proud member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts LEGEND Collection, the Boston Harbor Hotel is excited to share with our guests that Preferred Hotels & Resorts has been named "Most Excellent" Large Hotel Chain Globally By TripAdvisor.
Newport Beach, California – October 25, 2018: Preferred Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest independent hotel brand, has earned the prestigious distinction of being named the number one “Most Excellent” large hotel chain in the world by TripAdvisor. For its first-ever “Most Excellent” awards, TripAdvisor selected the winners based on which brands have the highest percentage of Certificate of Excellence recipients globally for 2018. With 532 distinctive properties within its global brand portfolio boasting this prominent seal, Preferred Hotels & Resorts made the top of the list in the “large hotel chains” category (>500 hotels).
“This “Most Excellent” award is testament to the dedication of our incredible member hotels who continuously inspire travelers by delivering genuine and memorable hospitality experiences in a way that only independent hotels can,” said Lindsey Ueberroth, CEO of Preferred Hotels & Resorts. “We are incredibly proud to receive this recognition by the TripAdvisor community, and look forward to connecting even more travelers to the unique story that each of our hotels has to share.”
This global recognition comes during an already momentous time for Preferred Hotels & Resorts, a family-owned company that is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Since 1968, the brand has been the steadfast champion of the independent hotel experience, representing a global portfolio that embodies the highest levels of luxury, life, and style. Since January 2018, as part of its milestone celebration, the company has launched a variety of 50th-themed marketing campaigns, which include a celebratory package at more than 250 of its hotels, a video series, and social media activations; welcomed more than 60 new member hotels, including more than 15 new openings; and announced the appointments and promotions of three women to key executive appointments.
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"Chef Daniel Bruce’s crown jewel restaurant located in the Boston Harbor Hotel shines brightly over Rowes Wharf. The standout waterfront restaurant has been a favorite of locals for its fresh seafood, farm-to-table and vineyard-to-table dishes paired up with their impressive wine selections. After all, this is where the Boston Wine Festival all began. If you come for dinner, the ever-changing prix fixe menus here include offerings like pan roasted foie gras, Atlantic halibut and Brandt prime sirloin. Be sure to also keep an eye out for the many wine dinners they host here throughout the year."
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Plan your travels with wine in mind: In the new year, look for festivals in San Francisco and Boston, get your après-ski culinary fix at Beaver Creek in Colorado, and taste at Rome’s new wine-centric hotel. Plus, a new wine club opens in Uruguay
The Boston Harbor Hotel hosts winemaker dinners each year at the Boston Wine Festival.
The long-running Boston Wine Festival returns to the waterfront Boston Harbor Hotel, home to the wine-centric Meritage restaurant, with a series of dinners and seminars from Jan. 18 to March 30. The festival kicks off on Jan. 12 with a grand-opening reception featuring 50 wines and food from chef Daniel Bruce, who has been organizing the festival’s wine dinners since its inception in 1989.
Look for two particular highlights in January. “The Battle of the Cabernets” dinners on Jan. 18 and 19 invite participants to vote for their favorite wine as they sip Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignons like the Ramey Annum 2013 and Martin Ray Synthesis 2014. The two nights differ in their lineups—divided up among producers like Hall, Paul Hobbs, Plumpjack, Pine Ridge, Odette, Robert Foley and others—so check the event calendar for details. Tickets cost $250 per person. A Châteauneuf-du-Pape wine dinner on Jan. 24 ($175 per person) pairs eight wines with a four-course dinner that draws from the fare of France's Rhône Valley, and tickets are selling fast.
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Boston’s celebrated wine and event series kicks off this January with an all-star lineup of intimate winemaker-hosted dinners, seminars, receptions, and brunches from Boston Wine Festival Founder and Chef Daniel Bruce
Founder Daniel Bruce continues the celebrated tradition of presenting exceptional wine events and dinners with the 29th Annual Boston Wine Festival. The festival is the nation’s longest running extensive wine and food pairing series, which has celebrated winemakers from all over the globe since its inception. The three-month festival kicks off on January 12, 2018 with a Grand Opening Reception and continues through March 30, 2018 featuring an all-star lineup of intimate winemaker-hosted dinners, seminars, thematic receptions, and celebratory brunches at the iconic Boston Harbor Hotel.
A surprising, non-hotel skill you have learned on the job
From being involved in four hotel openings and several remodels of hotels, I have learned that painting, plumbing, carpentry and tiling are all skills can be learned by the common man, and now I’m at a point in my life where I will take on any project at home without trepidation.
What part of your job requires the most creative thinking or improvisation?
In our modern hotel environment, I find that balancing the needs of all of our stakeholders requires increasing intuition, planning and diligence. Everything that we do as hoteliers is measurable and transparent, for the most part, so we have to be keenly aware of the consequences of everything that we do.
What has been your biggest lesson?
In the early years of email, I learned that when somebody sends you a message that is upsetting, you should not send a reply for at least 24 hours. Responding sooner can cause more problems, and you will likely feel different about the situation in the light of a new day. I still believe that picking up the phone is the easiest way to work through a challenging situation.
Your pet peeve as a hotel guest?
When I’m not in my own hotel, I tend to be quite tolerant and low-maintenance. However, I do expect a hotel to be spotlessly clean throughout; there is no excuse for a lack of cleanliness.
Your current favorite hotel?
I had the pleasure of staying at the new Waldorf Astoria in Amsterdam earlier this year, and it’s my current favorite hotel. A great deal of thought went into the design of this remarkable hotel, and the service touches throughout the property were memorable.
What do most people not know about you?
Most people don’t know that I hold a private pilot’s license to fly helicopters
If you weren’t a hotelier, what would you be?
A pilot. I have always had a fascination and curiosity about the aviation industry
Do you have a personal goal for the year?
Address my work life balance! I’ve never been able to get the balance right, despite trying for over 3 decades. But I live in hope.
What would you like to have more time for?
Travel and see the world. The life of a hotel general manager is a busy one. Add a family, and there is limited time for too much else. As my children are coming closer to being self-sufficient, I hope that there will be many opportunities to explore our world.
At very few hotels can a visitor arrive by boat. Take the water taxi from Logan Airport to Boston Harbor Hotel, however, and you put your flight behind en route to the private dock of one of the best locations in the city.
Within walking distance are Faneuil Hall, the Aquarium, the Italian North End and the new Boston Public Market. But at this luxury gem, one of the nation's best, the prime location is just the tip of a stellar experience.
Even if you prefer a five-minute cab ride, the Boston Harbor Hotel has been one of the finest - and most overlooked - luxury properties in the Northeast for years. Boston Harbor is the city's only independent Forbes Five-Star, and as such, it always tries harder. It could not be rated any higher, yet owners just undertook a comprehensive renovation anyway that remade all 230 rooms and suites.
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The Boston Harbor Hotel Invites Budding Chefs to the Part in New Cooking Class Offerings
Kids are invited to enjoy a fun, educational and inspiring afternoon of cooking at the Boston Harbor Hotel this February School Vacation Week
WHO: The Boston Harbor Hotel invites budding chefs ages 6 to 12 to enjoy fun and interactive cooking classes designed with them in mind.
WHAT: This February School Vacation Week, the Boston Harbor Hotel offers two unique opportunities for kids to join two of the Hotel’s best chefs at their special Chefs In The Making classes for a fun, educational and inspiring afternoon of cooking!
Under the expert guidance of Executive Sous Chef Garrett Welch and Pastry Chef Shawn Dresser, children will enjoy a tour of the pop-up Harbor Market and special “behind the scenes” look at the Boston Harbor Hotel’s kitchen, learn about culinary safety and equipment and learn to prepare two dishes – one savory and one sweet. Each child will take home their own chef hat and apron, along with any left-overs of their culinary creations. Each Chefs In The Making cooking class offers culinary skills and education on healthy and delicious meals, and the opportunity for kids to cook their own dishes.
WHEN: Available Tuesday, February 21 and Thursday, February 23, 2017 (Massachusetts February School Vacation Week) from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
PRICE: $50 per child; Tickets available via: www.ChefsInTheMakingBostonHarbor.eventbrite.com
WHERE: Boston Harbor Hotel | 70 Rowes Wharf | Boston, MA | 02110 | 617.439.7000
Experience Classically Current Luxury at Boston’s Only Five-Star Waterfront Destination That Is Beyond Compare
The Boston Harbor Hotel has just completed the exquisite renovation of 230 newly designed guest rooms and suites. The city of Boston is thriving and transforming with the waterfront at the center of this era of innovation and remarkable growth. The Boston Harbor Hotel, Boston’s iconic landmark of luxury, continues to evolve with the city and build upon it’s storied past while keeping an eye to the future. The Boston Harbor Hotel is Boston’s only Five-Star waterfront destination with hospitality and amenities that are truly Beyond Compare. The waterfront theme of the hotel’s location is now carried throughout the rooms which feature a renewed, coastal feel.