Mandarin Oriental, Boston
An intimately luxurious hotel, Mandarin Oriental, Boston combines classic New England elegance with refined Oriental touches to create one of the most distinctive hospitality experiences in the region.
Awarded both Forbes Five-Stars and AAA Five-Diamonds, Mandarin Oriental, Boston features 148 of the city’s most spacious guestrooms and suites, exquisite meeting and event facilities and legendary personalized service. Hotel amenities include Boston’s only holistic Five-Star awarded spa and a state-of-the-art fitness centre. A short 15-minute drive from Logan International Airport, Mandarin Oriental, Boston connects guests to the city’s finest shopping, cultural venues and business institutions from its prime location in the heart of Boston’s chic Back Bay on Boylston Street.
Mandarin Oriental, Boston’s guestrooms and suites were redesigned in 2020 to reflect a luxury residential experience. Conceived by Champalimaud Design, the guestrooms and suites incorporate both early New England design and classic Chinoiserie, the European interpretation of Chinese and East Asian artistic traditions, in keeping with Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group’s Asian heritage.
Still the largest luxury guestrooms in Boston, the stylish interiors include custom made furniture pieces as well as updated amenities and technology. Champalimaud Design approached the renovation from a residential point of view, with a contemporary take on East Asian Chinoiserie including sophisticated textures and coastal-inspired neutral color palettes. The design references are simultaneously subtle, familiar and fresh and the overall palette is soft and subdued with intentional accents of color.
DESIGN HIGHLIGHTS: Each room has a quiet eclecticism that can be seen through a careful curation of contemporary and vintage inspired furnishings, colors, patterns and materials. Examples include the sofas in the guestrooms with smooth curves paired alongside mid-century leather chairs. The tables in the guestrooms, with their sleek black design, add a touch of modern sophistication to the rooms. Contemporary plaid-patterned carpets, rich leathers and pared back Chinese-inspired accent wallpaper, with sculptural accessories and custom furniture and cabinetry are layered in a way that heightens the 2 residential tone in the rooms while creating a sense of place. For example, the legs of the nightstands were loosely inspired by bamboo trestle bases and the wallpaper is based on a rare 18th century document and handmade by one of Europe’s premier engravers. The citizens of Boston have always had a deep affinity for Asian artwork; their collections reflect this in prints, patterns, porcelain and textiles. In fact, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston houses the most celebrated collection of Japanese artworks outside of Japan. When selecting pieces of art for the guestrooms and suites, Champalimaud looked for contemporary works that highlighted Mandarin Oriental’s Asian heritage and the history of Boston itself. Upgraded in-room technology includes 65-inch televisions and new telephones. Additionally, all suites have been enhanced with the addition of fully equipped kitchenettes, ideal for families and long stay guests. The kitchenettes include a stovetop, sink, microwave and refrigerator.