Boston - One of The 50 Best Places to Travel in 2020
Boston is becoming the country's next great hotel city.
Recent months saw two top-shelf debuts: the Four Seasons One Dalton landed in a new 61-story skyscraper offering 215 rooms, a massive spa and indoor pool, and a branch of haute-Japanese eatery Zuma. The Whitney reinvents a 1909 brick building on the Charles River as a 65-room, Federalist-chic boutique hotel; the restaurant’s from the team behind the nationally awarded Juliet.
This summer, the Langham emerges from a closure and redo, and early in 2020, the city's former Taj will be rebranded the Newbury. The 90-year-old grand dame will show off contemporary cachet inside classical bones, with interiors by Alexandra Champalimaud, Jeffrey Beers, and Ken Fulk.
Is Boston expensive to visit?
Boston is expensive. Boston hotels are expensive. ... If you ever read any “Most Expensive Cities to Visit” or “Cities with the Most Expensive Hotel Rates”, you'll usually find Boston on the top of those lists– even worldwide lists too! I think at one point, Bostonwas the most expensive city for AirBnB bookings.” Credit (Boston On Budget).
Beyond hotels, there’s the new permanent installation of one of Yayoi Kusama’s kaleidoscopic Mirror Infinity Rooms at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, and the recent opening of a Time Out Market, bringing together 15 of the city's best eateries.
Five more food halls will launch in the next year, giving you the makings of one very satisfying getaway. —Andrew Sessa