BOSTON -- Here's what's new at a number of Boston hotels this
The Howard Johnson Hotel-Boston Bayside opened last month on
the spot where company founder Howard Dearing built his first
restaurant in 1935.
The five-story, 132-room property is situated about 3.5 miles
from downtown Boston and a mile from the John F. Kennedy Library
and Museum and the Bayside Exposition Center.
Guests receive complimentary shuttle transportation to and from
Logan Airport as well as continental breakfast.
For business travelers, the hotel features an executive floor,
as well as high-speed Internet access and voice mail in all
Howard Johnson Home Office rooms are equipped with two
telephones, office and sitting areas and minibar.
All guest rooms feature coffee makers, irons, ironing boards and
Per room rates range from $99 to $169, depending on season;
group rates are $99.
The property is located in a complex that also features the
Phillips Old Colony House Restaurant, Pizano Caf} and an indoor
family fun center that includes the 44-lane Boston Bowl.
For more information, call (800) I-GO-HOJO or visit the Web site
or www.bostonhotel.com.Fifteen Beacon, a 61-room luxury boutique hotel, designed a
frequent guest program to encourage repeat business from upscale
This segment accounts for as much as 25% of the almost
1-year-old hotel's business.
The plan provides services and amenities to repeat guests based
on information gleaned from earlier visits.
The hotel also offers high-tech guest room touches such as three
telephones; a color printer; high-speed direct Internet access; a
bedroom TV and CD player; a four-inch LCD TV in the bathroom, and a
bedside keypad activating digital satellite music with a
surround-sound stereo system.
Guests receive personal direct telephone and fax lines and
personalized business cards.
A concierge also is available to do everything from make airline
reservations to help host a dinner party.
Guest rooms feature gas fireplaces, queen-size canopy beds with
Italian linens and such libations as Chateau Lafite Rothschild,
Opus One and Krug champagne.
The hotel's restaurant, the Federalist, has an extensive wine
cellar and highly rated cuisine.
Rates range from $395 per night for a classic room to $1,200 for
a suite; accommodations on a private floor cost from $3,500.
For details, call the hotel at (617) 670-1500, Preferred Hotels
& Resorts Worldwide at (800) 323-7500 or Leading Hotels of the
World at (800) 223-6800.
The hotel's Web address is www.xvbeacon.com.Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel is holding a Celebrity Chefs
Culinary Program Saturdays from Jan. 15 through March 11.
The 379-room property has invited nine chefs to give scheduled
cooking demonstrations at the hotel, which visitors can attend by
series for $320 per person, or one at a time for $40.
A Celebrity Chefs Weekend package that includes two tickets to
the program, a deluxe guest room and breakfast for two at Copley's
Grand Cafe;, has rates from $229 per couple.
Proceeds from the cooking demonstrations benefit local nonprofit
A member of the National Trust Historic Hotels, the hotel offers
such in-room amenities as data ports and a fax machine as well as a
On-site firness facilities are available at the property, which
is located within walking distance of Beacon Hill, Copley Place,
Newberry Street and the Hynes Convention Center.
To reach the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel, call (800) 441-1414 or
visit its Web site at www.fairmont.com.