Having recently enjoyed a multi-million-dollar redesign, the Ritz Carlton Boston Common is undoubtedly one of the best spots to stay in Boston, if not in the wider state of Massachusetts. Set overlooking the delightful and historic Boston Common, this modern residence offers guests the very best of the city’s sights and attractions within easy walking distance. Those who are disinclined to leave the comfort of the hotel for the outside world will find plenty to enjoy in the Ritz’s many amenities and services. With world-class dining opportunities, luxurious rooms, and some of the best Martini’s in town, a stay at the Ritz is guaranteed to please. To find out more, read on to discover the top ten reasons to spend your next trip to Boston at the Ritz.
1. Amazing Food
Even if you’re not an official guest at the Ritz, you’re still welcome to pop in for a tasty treat at the Artisan Bistro. Thanks to the Ritz Carlton’s perfect location next to the theater district, the Bistro is a firm favorite with culture vultures looking to peck on some same tasty pre-show delicacies. Featuring comforting family favorites alongside forward-thinking European dishes, even the pickiest eater will find something to please them from the Bistro’s menu of fresh seasonal produce and locally sourced meats, seafood and cheeses.
2. Superb Cocktails
After you’ve eaten your fill of scrumptious food at the Artisan Bistro, make your way over to the Avery Bar for some of the finest craft cocktails you’ll likely experience anywhere in Boston. With an ambiance and décor reminiscent of a classic 1950 cocktail bar, the Avery is a top destination for anyone wanting to try the Avery 10: a menu of 10 signature martinis named after the bar’s address of 10 Avery Street. If you’re going to try all 10, we’d recommend lining your stomach first with some of the bar’s small plates of cocktail-friendly snacks.
3. A Relaxing Spa
The Ritz Carlton Boston Common offers guest’s direct access to one of Boston’s premier spas, the vast 114,000 square foot Equinox Sports Club Boston. If you’re in need of some serious R&R, a few hours at the hands of the spa’s expert practitioners is guaranteed to leave you feeling rested and relaxed like never before. Whether you’re after an invigorating body massage, a cut and blow dry, or a high-performance facial, the spa’s extensive range of offerings will leave you revived.
4. A Prime Location
Nestled beside the 50-acre parkland of Boston Common, one of the city’s most historically important sites and the country’s oldest national park, The Ritz Carlton is perfectly situated to help you get the most of your city stay. Once you’ve finished trekking the park, why not explore the diverse neighborhoods surrounding the hotel, including the retail paradise of Back Bay’s Newbury Street and the charming Beacon Hill? If you’re in Boston for business, or just fancy taking in a show while you’re in town, you’ll be pleased to learn the Ritz Carlton is conveniently situated next to the city’s financial and theatre districts.
5. Luxurious Rooms
After a hard, tiring day exploring the city sights, what could be better than retiring to one of the Ritz Carlton’s luxurious rooms? Offering all the home comforts you could want, along with all the opulence you’d expect, the Ritz Carlton Boston Common guarantees a comfortable and relaxing stay. With all rooms featuring Smart TV’s, well-designed workspaces, and sweeping views across the city, you’d struggle to find a better place in Boston to rest your head.
6. Family Entertainment
Bought your family along for some city fun? While Boston might be teaming with fun things to do and see as a family, the hotel itself is equally well equipped to keep your youngster’s happy. Ritz Kids is a fun-packed program based around the Ritz’s four pillars of discovery- Water, Land, Environmental Responsibility and Culture. The program’s aim of getting kids to interact with their environment may sound worthy, but it will be so much fun your kids won’t even realize they’re learning.
7. Meeting Worthy
If you’ve been searching for the next venue for your corporate event, your hunt may be over. The Ritz Carlton Boston Common is one of Boston’s premier destinations for business people, and not just because of its prime location next to the business and financial hubs of Boston. The hotel itself is perfectly geared to meet the needs of overworked executives looking to recover from the demands of their busy lifestyles, or for companies searching for the ideal location for a product launch, board meeting, or team building event. With flexible meeting spaces, state of the art facilities and faultless attention to detail, the Ritz Carlton will guarantee whatever your planning will be a success.
8. Fabulous Amenities
The Ritz Carlton offers a range of suburb amenities and facilities that will ensure your stay is as smooth and relaxing as it should be. Along with special pet amenities and babysitting services, its long list of additional services includes an evening turndown service, a refrigerated honor bar, complimentary morning newspapers, complimentary overnight shoeshine, on-premise pressing and valet services, twice-daily housekeeping, same day laundry, and dry-cleaning services, 24-hour concierge services, and 24-hour in-room dining. With your every want and whim catered to, you may never want to leave.
9. The Club Level
If you’re looking to enjoy the high life during your vacation, the Ritz Carlton Boston Commons will allow you a taste of it with the Ritz-Carlton Club Level. Described as a hotel within a hotel, the Club’s relaxed lounge offers a one-on-one dedicated concierge service, non-stop complimentary food, and beverages, access to a computer station, up to two complimentary garment pressings per day, complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi and complimentary access to the Equinox Sports Club.
10. A Trip to the Past
If a walk around Boston Common has inspired you to discover more about Boston’s rich history, head on over to the Ritz Carlton’s game room, where you can try your hand at some of the games that legendary figures like Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and Paul Revere would have played. "Shut The Box", "Nine Men's Morris", "The Royal and “Most Pleasant Game of Goose" are guaranteed to give you hours of pleasure as you pit your wits against Colonial Boston’s most famous names.
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