The Newbury ushered in a new age of luxurious hospitality in the Back Bay and Beacon Hill neighborhoods with an opening that Boston - and the hotel world - will hardly forget. A beloved landmark in the city, The Newbury is renowned for her creative culinary offerings, fine contemporary art, stylish guest rooms with wood burning fireplaces, sweeping views of Boston, and curated guest experiences including the reimagined Afternoon Tea inside the elegant Newbury Salon. With the restoration of the charming property that welcomes guests back to Newbury Street and invokes the building’s historic legacy at every turn, The Newbury is one of the most highly anticipated luxury hotel openings of the year, and her reputation for innovation continues on in Travel + Leisure’s It List of Best New Hotels in 2021.
Recognizing hotels and resorts across 29 countries, the Travel + Leisure It List features properties that are “the best at what they do” in welcoming a new generation of guests and travelers through open doors. Members of the prestigious Travel + Leisure team explored properties around the world before selecting 73 groundbreaking properties to meet every travel need for the magazine’s six million readers and its larger social media audiences. As one of four prominent destinations located in Massachusetts and the sole Boston property on the list, The Newbury is among the ranks of top luxury hotels across the nation and the world.
The It List highlights many of the modern features and thoughtful guest touches of The Newbury that earned her selection as one of Travel and Leisure’s best new hotels. The property’s contemporary color palette paired with lavish herringbone touches, handcrafted wood, and marble accents offer guests a cool and welcoming atmosphere while drawing on the classic Bostonian aesthetic. Travel + Leisure also contributes one of the best views of Boston to The Newbury’s Contessa, the glass-enclosed rooftop restaurant serving excellent Italian cuisine year-round and offering guests an unmatched look at the city below. With the revival of the cherished Street Bar and its speakeasy ambience, visitors can hardly miss a chance at transporting back to the 1920s. After sampling intriguing cocktails on classic leather bar stools, you can return to your guest room and curl up by the original fireplace. With her complete renovation, The Newbury still offers a distinct taste of “old Boston” that earned her a place on Travel + Leisure’s Hotel It List.
While receiving recognition for her modern refresh, The Newbury shined through as one of New England’s top hotels with its dedication to preserving Boston’s history and its classic New England charm. Opening originally as a Ritz Carlton hotel in 1927, the Newbury is fondly called the Old Ritz to honor her past as a Back Bay landmark. The original entrance on Newbury Street was revitalized with a terrace plaza that paid homage to The Public Garden, the first public botanical garden in the United States and a renowned Boston attraction. Details throughout The Newbury like her original cobalt blue chandeliers, lobby adorned with contemporary artwork inspired by the salons of Europe, and library lounge stocked with a riveting selection of titles compiled by the Boston Public Library celebrate the city’s history and honor its sophisticated style. The hotel’s centuries-long love-affair with Boston is ever-present.
With The Newbury’s title as one of the top new hotels of 2021, you may be compelled by her glamour and modern heritage to pay a visit to one of Boston’s beloved landmarks, and she is the perfect place to stay as you explore the city that loves her. The Newbury boasts an unrivaled location of convenience: she lives in a premier shopping and dining destination across the street from the Public Garden and near the heart of downtown. There’s no better time than the summer months to explore Boston, one of the most walkable cities in the United States that comes to life in the warm weather. Staying at The Newbury, you can enjoy a walking tour of Beacon Hill, one of the city’s oldest districts with several beautiful gardens in bloom, or explore the countless shops and brownstones lining Newbury Street just outside the hotel. Only a few blocks away, the Charles River Esplanade showcases a mesmerizing view of the city. From The Newbury, the rest of Boston awaits you.
The city offers countless Boston summer events and activities for every traveler. Bibliophiles can enjoy the historic Boston Public Library, the third largest public library in the United States, or The Trident, a beloved Back Bay bookstore and cafe. Both the Boston Public Library and The Trident curated the books in the heart and soul of The Newbury, The Library, discreetly connected to Street Bar with access exclusive to hotel guests only.
Eye candy abounds for art lovers at Boston’s magnificent museums. The Museum of Fine Arts hosts one of the most comprehensive collections in America, and Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum with its Venetian architecture and interior garden is one of the most enchanting buildings in the city. In the summer weather, you can explore Boston by cruising along the Harbor or by commandeering your own sailboat to glide across the water. Enjoy what the neighborhood has to offer right outside The Newbury.
With all the charm that Back Bay and Beacon Hill have to offer, they make an excellent location to explore Boston with The Newbury as the perfect home for your enchanting summer getaway. With the “She’s Back” Debut Offer, you can be among the first to escape to The Newbury and her enchanting Back Bay location. Experience luxurious New England with an unrivaled Boston vacation package through The Newbury’s debut offer which includes overnight accommodations with a complimentary room upgrade, a $100 food and beverage credit, and a daily breakfast for two. You will also enjoy an early check-in at noon and a late check-out of 4 p.m. to savor the most of your stay in one of the city’s most charming neighborhoods. Make use of this excellent Boston hotel package valid through September 7, 2021 to explore historic Back Bay and Beacon Hill this summer while staying at The Newbury. Enjoy our luxurious accommodations and exemplary service as you experience our historic city. As one of the neighborhood’s finest landmarks and one of the best new hotels in Boston, we are back and ready to welcome you to the lovely city we call home. Come and join us this summer—we’re waiting for you.