WHERE TO STAY
Ideally located just steps from fashionable Newbury Street and walking distance from Boston Common and Public Garden, Mandarin Oriental, Boston is a peaceful haven on Back Bay’s bustling Boylston Street. With direct access to The Shops at Prudential Center (home to the Skywalk Observatory) and Copley Place, guests can shop till they drop without stepping foot outside. Combining New England elegance with Oriental touches, the property is home to more than 35 pieces of museum-quality art including “The Deuxˮ by pop art icon David Hockney in the lobby.Mandarin Oriental Hotel – Boston, Massachusetts
The family-friendly French-American bistro Bar Boulud, by acclaimed chef Daniel Boulud, specialises in traditional brasserie fare with signature charcuterie from Parisian Gilles Vérot as well as seasonal New England classics. Kids are catered to with their own special menu at the restaurant and for in-room dining. The spacious 136 guestrooms and 12 suites are a welcome retreat after a day of exploring the city sights, with plush beds dressed in designer linens, separate soaking tubs and showers and state-of-the-art entertainment with high-speed Wi-Fi.
The hotel also provides child-size microfibre robes and bath toys for younger guests and baby-sitting services for when parents want to enjoy a romantic meal or escape to the spa. The 16,000sqft Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Boston is guaranteed to relieve any stresses and strains. Relax in the crystal steam room, vitality pool and “experience” showers before indulging in Asian-inspired treatments like the Oriental Essence massage or the Linda Meredith Revive Oxygen facial, ideal for jet-lagged skin.
Getting there: Qatar Airways flies direct from Doha to Boston on the new Airbus A350 XWB.