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Hilton Boston Park Plaza opens
Hilton has announced the opening of the 1,060-room historic Hilton Boston Park Plaza. Most recently known as the Boston Park Plaza, this hotel now rejoins the Hilton Hotels & Resorts portfolio. This is good news that such a large hotel has reopened as Boston can be very pricey, so more inventory can help.
In the mid-20th century, Conrad Hilton purchased the property, which represented Hilton’s first hotel in Boston and was later named the Statler Hilton. The hotel features contemporary and pet-friendly guest rooms, and two restaurants.
Located four miles from Boston Logan Airport, Hilton Boston Park Plaza is primely situated one block from Boston Common, the most historic public park in the United States, and just steps away from Boston Public Garden, the Theater District, and the Arlington T Station, offering easy access to the city’s attractions.
Initially conceived by hotelier E.M. Statler as a city within a city, the property originally opened in 1927 as The Statler Hotel and in 1954, Conrad Hilton purchased the property as part of The Statler Hotel chain before renaming the hotel the Statler Hilton in 1957. In 1976, a local family purchased the hotel, renaming it Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers. Throughout its nearly 100-year history, the hotel has played host to an array of dignitaries, U.S. Presidents, celebrities and cultural events.
Featuring 1,060 contemporary guest rooms with a dedicated workspace, interactive smart TVs with streaming capabilities, bedside USB charging ports, blackout shades, a refrigerator, and a Keurig coffee and tea machine.
In addition to the hotel’s food and beverage outlets, Hilton Boston Park Plaza guests can enjoy an array of amenities, including Boston’s first-ever Topgolf Swing Suite, which offers PGA-certified lessons, full virtual golf courses, and a virtual driving range available for private events. For travellers keeping up with their fitness routine, guests have access to Lynx Fitness Club, an expansive 20,000-square-foot innovative health club with the latest state-of-the-art equipment, expert trainers, and a variety of yoga, boxing, HIIT classes, and more.
Additionally, art lovers can peruse the only Leica Store and Gallery in New England for a fully immersive photography experience with rotating exhibits.
Earn Marriott points without staying by linking your Visa
Marriott has announced a new way to earn Bonvoy points by linking your Visa card with your Bonvoy account. You don’t need to be staying at a hotel to earn points on your spend there. In the UK, it is only Visa participating, but they say they hope to add other cards soon.
You can now earn 5 points per 1 USD on the total bill, plus 50% bonus points. The points are posted in your account within 24 hours, which is very handy if you need a small amount to top up and will be near a Marriott. There’s no limits on how many points you can earn either.
You need to register your card on this page. Then, you will get points at participating hotels and resorts on your spending on dining, spa treatments and golf.
30% off Pan Pacific hotels
Pan Pacific has a new sale with 30% off flexible rate bookings from 7 to 11 November 2023 and for stays between 11 November 2023 and 30 September 2024 at participating properties. You need to be a member of their loyalty scheme and will also earn double Discovery Dollars.
The catch is that it requires full prepayment at the time of booking, and is non-refundable for any cancellations or changes.
Most countries are included, including the hotel in London which I reviewed here and rate highly. The luxury hotel chain have hotels in Asia, US, Canada and Australia.