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Member Press Releases & Awards


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.

Hyatt Hotels of Boston and Cambridge Receive Prestigious Pinnacle Award

Monday, 08 July 2013
Boston, MA (PRWEB) July 08, 2013 The Hyatt Boston Harbor, Hyatt Regency Boston, and Hyatt Regency Cambridge hotels have received the prestigious 2013 Pinnacle Award from Successful Meetings magazine today. For over 28 years, the Pinnacle Award has earned a reputation as the most credible and prestigious symbol of excellence among meeting professionals and travel suppliers alike. Readers of Successful Meetings magazine - professionals who are decision makers for planning meetings, events, conferences, and incentive programs - voted for the winners of the Pinnacle Awards. Hotels were judged on performance in all areas of service such as guest check-in experience, food and beverage, and convention services.

Travel + Leisure’s 2013"World's Best Awards" Rank the Boston Harbor Hotel in the Top Ten Best Hotel

Monday, 08 July 2013
BOSTON, July 2013- The Travel + Leisure 2013 World's Best Awards (now available online) have named the Boston Harbor Hotel as one of the Top Ten Large City Hotels in the Continental US.  Ranking #9 among only 50 hotels awarded in this category, the Boston Harbor Hotel is honored to be among such a distinct and notable group of hotels across the country. The Boston Harbor Hotel is the only Forbes Five-Star hotel in Boston, and New England, to earn this esteemed ranking.

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.


Tuesday, 17 August 2010
BOSTON, MA (June 21, 2010) - Hyatt Regency Boston has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) prestigious ENERGY STAR, the national symbol for protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency. This signifies that the building performs in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency.

Ruma's Fruit & Gift Basket World *Winner!* Northeastern University Center for Family Business Massac

Tuesday, 01 June 2010
We thank you, our customers, for your continued support of our business. It has been our pleasure to bring you the highest quality products and customer service for 110 years and four generations!

Hyatt Regency Cambridge Hotel completes multi-million dollar guestroom & public space transformation

Thursday, 01 April 2010
$15 Million Renovation Combines Contemporary Design and High Technology for this Iconic Landmark Hotel in Cambridge, MA.

Dav El's Levine Given Award Recognized for Dedication and Commitment to Business Travel Industry

Saturday, 12 September 2009
(Press Release) - Sep 11, 2009 - Chelsea, Massachusetts- The Chapter Presidents Council of the National Business Travel Association's (NBTA} gave Bob Levine, Dav El Chauffeured Transportation Network's director of sales- New England, its Business Travel Professional Service Award. Levine received his award on August 22, 2009, just prior to NBTA's 2009 International Convention and Exposition in San Diego.


Friday, 10 July 2009
Boston, MA (July 10, 2009) For decades, Travel + Leisure has been the gold standard publication for America's most savvy and sophisticated globe-trotters.

Le Méridien Cambridge Completes $7 Million Renovation

Monday, 11 May 2009
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 11, 2009 - Le Méridien Cambridge hotel today announced the completion of a three-month, $7 million renovation of its guest rooms and public space to enhance Cambridge's distinct and creative contemporary hotel. The hotel is owned and operated by HEI Hotels & Resorts.

The Colonnade Hotel Named I Prefer™ “Hotel of the Year”

Tuesday, 03 March 2009
BOSTON - Feb. 25, 2011 - The Colonnade Hotel was awarded Preferred Hotel Group'sTM I PreferTM ‘Hotel of the Year,' as a result of the hotel's devotion to becoming a leader in loyalty and rewards programs. The Colonnade Hotel was one of nine hotels recognized by Preferred Hotel GroupTM as the best of the best in each of its brands. The winning hotels were selected based upon excellence in customer service, guest satisfaction and the embodiment of Preferred Hotel Group's values. The awards were presented before an audience of 350 international hoteliers at the conclusion of the company's Annual Conference this past January.

Hyatt Harborside at Boston’s International Airport has been named one of the best Hotels and will re

Sunday, 01 March 2009
MAY, 2009...BOSTON, MA - Hyatt Harborside at Boston's International Airport has been named one of the best Hotels and will receive a prestigious 2009 Successful Meetings Pinnacle Award-the mark of excellence for meeting destinations. These organizations have done an outstanding job servicing their meetings, incentive travel programs, trade shows and conventions during the previous year.




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