The Godfrey Hotel Boston (505 Washington Street), the boutique lifestyle hotel located in the heart of Boston’s Downtown Crossing neighborhood, kicks off their Holiday Pop Up Series on November 11, 2017 in the hotel’s buzzing, cozy lobby. Throughout the months of November and December, the hotel will be hosting pop up shops every Saturday from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. offering guests and locals headed to Downtown Crossing’s array of retail stores access to a selection of Boston-born companies. Designed to outfit Godfrey's guests with thoughtful gifts that only New England natives would typically find, the pop ups will feature an assortment of locally made and beloved items ranging from luxury handmade knits to cocktail kits and specialty baked dog treats for guests’ or their loved ones' furry friends.
“As our guests’ hosts during their short visits to Boston, we’re always looking for ways to put our local culture and community at guests’ fingertips,” says Paul Sauceda, director of sales and marketing of The Godfrey Hotel Boston. “Inviting some of our favorite local businesses into our lobby this holiday season is the perfect way to give busy visitors the chance to tick off come of their shopping to-dos, while scoping out what Boston has to offer.”
First in the series, Boston General Store, located in Coolidge Corner and Deham Square just outside of Boston, will bring a selection of high-quality clothing, leather journals, candles, knitwear, bitters and cocktail accesorries, and other locally-sourced products. Shake the Tree, a culturally diverse store, located in Boston’s North End and known for selling clothing, jewelry, home decor, and stationary, will partner with local luxury knitwear designer Deroucheau Handmade Knits for their debut. Boston-beloved Polka Dog Bakery – a gourmet dog treat bakery with locations in the South End, Jamaica Plain, Chestnut Hill, Lynnfield, and North End – will bring their gourmet treats and charitable initiatives to The Godfrey Boston on three dates throughout the series. In addition to their popular, premier edible goodies, PolkaDog offers sustainably-made, vegan collars and leashes, and holiday toys made by an assortment of businesses that donate proceeds to local animal shelters. Holiday gift-wrapping and packaging will be provided by select vendors.
The hotel’s “shop” will be ideally located near the lobby entryway, just inside the street-front windows looking out to Downtown Crossing’s bustling streets. Via the open connection to the hotel’s very own George Howell Coffee Shop, café visitors will also have a chance to peruse the weekly display of gifts and goodies. For those looking to wind down while they shop, the adjacent Godfrey lobby bar opens daily at 4:00 p.m. and features seaonal fall/winter cocktails.
The Holiday Pop Up Series is as follows:
• Saturday, November 11: Boston General Store
• Saturday, November 18: Shake the Tree + Derouchaeu Handmade Knits
• Saturday, November 25: PolkaDog Bakery
• Saturday, December 2: PolkaDog Bakery
• Saturday, December 9: Boston General Store
• Saturday, December 16: Derouchaeu Handmade Knits
• Saturday, December 23: PolkaDog Bakery
The Godfrey Hotel Boston invites all to add a little bit of Boston under their trees this year. For more information on the Holiday Pop Up Series or The Godfrey Hotel Boston, please visit www.godfreyhotelboston.com.