Member Press Releases & Awards

Member Press Releases & Awards

Future Affairs Productions Wins Special Events Gala Award

Tuesday, 16 February 2016
On January 14th, 2016, Future Affairs Productions and LifeSpan won the coveted Special Events Gala Award Trophy for the Best Produced Event for a Non-Profit for the fundraiser "Journey to the Serengeti" with Miriam Hospital in Providence Rhode Island.

MRA Announces Honorees of 2016 Annual Awards Dinner

Friday, 12 February 2016
The Massachusetts Restaurant Association (MRA) has officially announced the honorees of its 2016 Annual Awards Dinner which will be held on Monday, March 14, 2016 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.

Hawthorne Hotel Wins 2015 Historic Hotels of America Award of Excellence

Tuesday, 13 October 2015
The Hawthorne Hotel in Salem, MA is the recipient of the prestigious 2015 Historic Hotels of America Award of Excellence, among a total of 200 nominees that vied for various awards. Within the Best City Center Historic Hotel Award category, it included exceptional hotels such as the Brown Hotel in Kentucky, The Lord Baltimore Hotel in Maryland, the Omni Parker House in Boston, the Portland Regency Hotel & Spa and the New York Plaza Hotel. The Hawthorne Hotel is the only New England hotel to have won an award this year.

Boston Children's Museum wins 4 star rating from Charity

Friday, 17 April 2015
Boston Children's Museum's sound fiscal management practices and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America's largest independent charity evaluator. This is the first time that Boston Children's Museum has earned this top distinction.


Friday, 03 April 2015
John Quagliata, President, C.E.O. of Select Restaurants, Inc., owner and operator of Boston's famed Top of the Hub Restaurant, cocktail lounge, and banquet facilities as well as the Skywalk Observatory, today announced the promotion of long-time General Manager Raphael Oliver to Vice President, Business Development for the parent company.

Langham, Boston awarded Gold Certification for Sustainability

Tuesday, 31 March 2015
The Langham, Boston is the first hotel in North America to achieve Gold Certification with EarthCheck, the company announced today. EarthCheck is the world's leading environmental management and professional services group for the travel and tourism industry.

Boston Harbor Hotel wins 2015 AH&LA Award for Ongoing Special Events

Monday, 23 March 2015
2015 AH&LA Stars of the Industry Winners have been announced and the Boston Harbor Hotel has won the award for Special Events, Ongoing, at a Small Property.

Lenox Boston GM Daniel Donahue wins 2015 AH&LA Award

Monday, 23 March 2015
2015 AH&LA Stars of the Industry Winners have been announced and Daniel Donahue of the The Lenox Hotel Boston has been named Outstanding General Manager of the Year, Small Property.

Fairmont Copley Plaza Joins T+L 500: The World's Best Hotels

Wednesday, 04 March 2015
The Fairmont Copley Plaza joins six other Boston properties on Travel + Leisures 500: World's Best Hotels. Boston hotels already on T+L500 include the Boston Harbor Hotel, Eliot Hotel, Four Seasons, Mandarin Oriential, Hotel Commonwealth and XV Beacon.

Forbes Announces 5 Star Hotels: Boston Harbor Hotel, Four Seasons, Mandarin Oriental, Boston

Wednesday, 04 March 2015
The Boston Harbor Hotel, Four Seasons Hotel Boston, and Mandarin Oriental, Boston have each received rankings as Forbes Travel Guide 5 Star Hotels. This prestigious and exclusive ranking represents repeat recognition for all 3 properties and the Spa at the Mandarin Oriental, Boston remains the only 5 Star Spa in Massachusetts.

Enjoy Old World pampering in Plymouth Mirbeau Inn

Monday, 02 March 2015


Wednesday, 26 February 2014
(Boston, MA), February 25,2014 - Paul J. Sacco, President & CEO of the Massachusetts Lodging Association has been named to the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) 2014 board of directors, representing the Partner State Association segment.  The new board of directors is comprised of C-level lodging executives representing the full scope of the lodging sector, including brands, owners and REITS, management companies, independents, and state associations.  A new board was selected to reflect the completely new strategic direction and membership model passed last June by a vote of association members.  

U.S. News & World Report Announces the 2014 Best Hotels

Thursday, 30 January 2014
Washington, D.C. - Jan. 28, 2014 - U.S. News & World Report, a nationally recognized publisher of consumer advice and information, today released the 2014 Best Hotels rankings. For the first time, the Lodge at Sea Island in Sea Island, Ga., is the No. 1 hotel in the USA. Tortuga Bay in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic holds onto its spot as the Best Hotel in the Caribbean for the second year in a row. Banyan Tree Cabo Marqués in Acapulco jumped up four places since last year to be the No. 1 Best Hotel in Mexico, and the Ritz-Carlton, Montreal seized the top spot in the 2014 ranking of the Best Hotels in Canada

Greenway Conservancy Names Jesse Brackenbury Executive Director

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Boston chosen for the world tourism cities federation membership

Wednesday, 29 January 2014
On December 5, 2013, Yan Han, Deputy Secretary-General of the WTCF, came to Boston to officially present Patrick Moscaritolo, President  & CEO of the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau and Christopher Cook, Director of the Mayor's Office of Arts, Tourism & Special Events with membership in the World Tourism Cities Federation.

Smart Destinations Introduces Limited-Time Go Boston Winter Card

Tuesday, 03 December 2013
Seasonal travel to the Northeast often means an itinerary tailored to wintertime favorites: from holiday-themed events to classic cool weather activities. To maximize customer value for those winter vacations, Smart Destinations is releasing the new and available for a limited time only 3-Day Go Boston Winter Card.


Monday, 29 July 2013
ROCKVILLE, Md. (July 29, 2013) - Federal Realty Investment Trust (NYSE:FRT) and Merlin Entertainments (Merlin) announced today plans to build and open a LEGOLAND Discovery Center  at Assembly Row, bringing the iconic global attraction to Greater Boston and New England. The attraction will open in late Spring 2014, and will be the first-ever LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Massachusetts and the only one in the New England region.

Saunders Hotel Group Receives WTTC Community Benefit Award

Tuesday, 17 April 2012
2012 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards winners unveiled. Three companies and one destination, from four continents, have been recognized for their best practices in sustainable tourism at this year's WTTC Tourism for Tomorrow Awards. Congratulations to Saunders Hotel Group for receiving the Community Benefit Award.

Omni Parker House team named “Sales Team of the Year”

Thursday, 08 March 2012
Congratulations to the Omni Parker House team who has been named "Sales Team of the Year" for all of Omni Hotels & Resorts for 2011! They were in the spotlight at the recent Omni Sales Incentive Trip and awards gala in Cancun. Not only did they achieve the Highest Revenue Percentage Over Goal, but Omni's corporate VP's also praised the team for their collaboration, putting the success of the team over the success of each individual, local market leadership, and embodiment of Omni Sales Intensity.

Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Annouces the Public Opening Date and Inaugural Programming

Thursday, 19 January 2012
May 12, 2011-Boston, MA ? The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum announced today that it will open its new wing, designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano, on Thursday, January 19, 2012. The public opening celebration will begin with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, with Boston Mayor Thomas Menino officiating. The Museum will honor its legacy by opening the new wing in January, as Isabella Gardner originally unveiled the Museum on January 1, 1903.

The Fairmont Copley Plaza Announces more than $ 20 Million Restoration

Tuesday, 15 March 2011
Boston, Massachusetts, March 4, 2011 - The Fairmont Copley Plaza, in preparation for the property's centennial celebration in 2012, announces a comprehensive restoration project totaling more than $20 million. For nearly a century, The Fairmont Copley Plaza has been a landmark in Copley Square and one of the premier social and corporate meeting locations in Boston.

Boston Children's Museum ranked #4 by parents magazine

Tuesday, 15 February 2011
(Boston, MA) February 9, 2011-Parents magazine recently announced Boston Children's Museum (BCM) the No. 4 children's museum in the nation! The magazine revealed the exclusive findings from its 10 Best Children's Museums survey.

Royal Sonesta Hotel Announces $6 Million Guest Room Renovation

Thursday, 10 February 2011
BOSTON November 2010- 200 guest rooms at the Royal Sonesta Hotel Boston will be reinvented during the first quarter as the East Tower half of the building is renovated embracing a metro style. The rooms will be crafted to give a more residential feel, with multi-functional furnishings and a modern palate. The $6 million renovation will include upgrading the building control system to incorporate lighting; recreating the way the bath and room interrelate and will give a nod to the hotel's 1960's origins. When a guest arrives at the front desk, the property management system will set a "welcome scene" for your guest room. The HVAC system will begin warming or cooling the room; and the lighting will be warm and inviting as if the room is expecting you. If you leave your guest room, when you return the lighting will remember your last setting and turn on as you enter.

Westin Copley's $18M Renovation Boosts Hotel's Green Efforts

Thursday, 10 February 2011
BOSTON, MA - In the early stages of an $18 million renovation project, one that will see a complete guestroom and corridor redesign, the 38-story, 803-room Westin Copley Place in Boston is preparing to add to its long list of environmental achievements.

Visionary Cape Cod Hotel Owners Select Beaumont Solar to Implement Revolutionary Solar Technology at

Thursday, 27 January 2011
(Hyannis, MA)Jan Daale and Peter Martino, the visionary owners of The Heritage House Hotel and CHAUNCY's Bar & Grille, are about to achieve two milestones on Cape Cod; leadership in lodging on the Cape by being the first Hotel to power with solar electricity, and by demonstrating clear vision by deploying a new, revolutionary form of solar technology, also a first on Cape Cod.


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