Situated on Boylston Street in the heart of Back Bay, Mandarin Oriental, Boston is home to 148 guestrooms, an award-winning spa and Bar Boulud, a bistro and wine bar by renowned chef Daniel Boulud. The luxury hotel is now undergoing a $15 million refurbishment of all rooms and 10,000 square feet of event space. The goal? As stated in the press release, the renovation aims “to reinstate the hotel’s position as the premier luxury hotel in the city.” New York-based Champalimaud Design is overseeing the redesign; the company’s founder, Alexandra Champalimaud, is acclaimed for hotel projects such as the Raffles Singapore, Hotel Bel-Air and Badrutt’s Palace.
Expect updated amenities, new bespoke fabrics, and enhanced technology in the rooms, which will showcase a mix of New England style and classic Chinoiserie. Note that the Premier Suites will get new kitchenettes. The hotel remains open to guests during the renovation, which began at the end of 2019 and will wrap in April 2020. In addition to the makeover, the spa will be enlarged with three additional treatment rooms.
Mandarin Oriental, Boston is managed by Philipp Knuepfer. The Hong Kong-based Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group now operates 33 hotels and seven residences in 23 countries. In other news for the hospitality company, Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok—one of the oldest hotels in Asia—recently completed the renovation of its River Wing, while Madrid preps for the summer reopening of the Mandarin Oriental Ritz after the most ambitious renovation in its history.