The Newbury Boston

A reimagined icon in Boston’s Back Bay

Across from Boston Public Garden and surrounded by upscale boutiques, The Newbury Boston’s address comes with a rich history: the 1927 building’s first tenant was one of the country’s first Ritz-Carlton outposts.

The landmark building’s design remains true to its heritage with classic architecture (the lobby has wainscoting and gleaming black-and-pearl herringbone floors) layered with modern elements (fantastic works from local artists punctuate the public spaces).

The guest rooms go for a more neutral aesthetic and have artwork by American illustrator Veronica Lawlor and luxurious touches, such as Byredo bath products, Frette linens and Nespresso Vertuo coffee makers.

Though, the property’s biggest draw may be its stunning rooftop restaurant. The Newbury’s Contessa spans the rooftop with retractable glass walls and ceilings that allow for sweeping views of the Back Bay all year long. It’s the first Massachusetts outlet from Major Food Group, a powerhouse hospitality company that started in New York’s Little Italy and created Carbone, Sadelle’s, Parm and more.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • The design at the Back Bay hotel is warm and inviting with antique crystal chandeliers, jewel tones and a sculptural lobby staircase.
  • Tucked among luxury mainstays like Chanel, Cartier and Hermès, The Newbury sits on one of the most fashionable streets in Boston.
  • You have to visit Contessa for the lovely panoramas from the 17th-floor glass-enclosed rooftop terrace (designed by Bostonian Ken Fulk) and the food that pays homage to the city’s Italian-American roots.
  • The hotel brought back a local favorite, The Street Bar. Go there for comforting New England classics like burgers, fries, lobster chowder and pot pie.
  • With indigo walls, a roaring fireplace and a collection of books curated by the Boston Public Library, The Newbury’s guests-only Library will make you want to cozy up with a read.

Things to Know

  • Opt for a park view room to enjoy lush vistas of Boston's famed Public Garden.
  • Be sure to stop into Tiffany’s Boston flagship store, located in the hotel lobby.
  • Hotel guests get preferred seating at The Street Bar.
  • The luxury hotel is pet-friendly.
  • The spacious gym carries Peloton bikes, Life Fitness and Freemotion equipment, and TRX suspension trainers.

The Rooms

  • Among The Newbury’s 286 rooms, there are 90 suites — the most of any Boston hotel. Almost half of the suites have wood-burning fireplaces.
  • Original work by American illustrator Veronica Lawlor is found in all accommodations.
  • Acclaimed interior designer Alexandra Champalimaud (whose portfolio includes Hotel Bel-Air and Raffles Singapore) conjured the soothing, modern style of the guest rooms, with a gray and white color scheme, rich wood, and brass and marble accents.
  • Full-size bespoke Byredo toiletries and plush Frette towels are stocked in the bathrooms.

The Look

  • The Newbury Boston features design by Jeffrey Beers International, which also revamped Fontainebleau Miami Beach and Four Seasons Resort and Residences Vail.
  • Wainscoting, shades of ocean blues and rich wood are used throughout.
  • Among the more than 16,000 square feet of event space, one highlight is the main ballroom’s restored floor-to-ceiling windows and intricate silver-leaf ceiling.
  • Rich green velvet curtains and cobalt-blue chandeliers add sumptuous, colorful touches in The Newbury’s public spaces.

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Getting There
1 Newbury Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02116
NeighborhoodBack Bay
BOS (9-14 min)  
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