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Mandarin Oriental opens in Boston

7 Oct 2008

It’s taken US$300 million and nine years, but the Mandarin Oriental Boston finally opened its doors this week.

The new-build property is located on Boylston St in the city’s upmarket Back Bay district, and features 148 rooms ranging from 37sqm upwards. Room features include 42-inch flat-screen TVs, wired and Wi-Fi internet access, and marbled bathrooms with separate bathtub and rain shower. Interiors have been designed by Frank Nicholson Incorporated, responsible for luxury hotel projects including the Ritz Carlton and Four Seasons brands.

For business travellers there is 900sqm of meeting space, including a 400-square-metre ballroom. The hotel is also located next to the Prudential Centre, a 52-storey office and retail complex, and is connected to the centre’s shops by a covered walkway.

Asana restaurant will serve American and Asian dishes, while M Bar and Lounge features a wine wall with over 300 vintages. The hotel also has a spa and fitness centre, with Vitality pools, “experience” showers, nine treatment rooms and a gym with Technogym equipment and a Kinesis Wall.

The property also includes the Residences at Mandarin Oriental, with 50 condominiums and 35 apartments also enjoying access to the hotel’s amenities. The Mandarin Oriental Boston is the group’s fifth hotel in the US, with further properties under development in Las Vegas, Chicago and Dallas.

The chain, which opened its first hotel in Hongkong, will make debuts in Spain (Barcelona) and Morocco (Marrakech) next year, and also plans a Moscow property in 2011.

For more information, visit www.mandarinoriental.com.

Mark Caswell

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