Boston, MA (Vocus) February 1, 2010
Travel + Leisure has named The Lenox Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts to their World's Best Hotels Top 500 list, as reported in the January 2010 issue. The Lenox is one of only eight luxury hotels in Massachusetts to be included in this elite list.
While the Travel + Leisure 500 is currently in its eighth year, this is a first time nod for The Lenox Hotel in Boston. Travel + Leisure notes Lenox as an "Historic Back Bay hotel lauded for its numerous environmental initiatives (carbon offsetting; hybrid-car service; state-of-the-art insulated windows).” It even stresses Lenox's “cleaner indoor air quality” for its use of low-VOC paints and recent unveiling of its signature “Heaven on Eleven” all-hypo-allergenic floor.
On making it onto the Travel + Leisure Top 500 list, Daniel Donahue, General Manager of The Lenox says, “On behalf of the entire Lenox team, I am delighted to receive this prestigious honor. We strive to preserve Lenox’s legendary service for an unparalled guest experience in our historic hotel, while continuing to blaze trails in green initiatives in the hospitality industry. Though we are humbled to be recognized for our efforts, we will work even harder to maintain Travel + Leisure's gold standard and our own of genuine hospitality."
The Lenox is a twelve-time recipient of the AAA Four-Diamond Award and a member property of the Historic Hotels of America, a subsidiary of Preferred Hotel Group. Saunders Hotel Group recently invested in renovations to restore the historic icon to its earlier grandeur. Updates range from the restoration of the hotel's exterior, lobby, meeting halls and guestrooms, including the opulent Judy Garland Suite (where the singer lived in 1965) which boasts a 24-karat gold-guilded fireplace. The 110-year-old luxury Boston hotel is retrofitted with the latest technologies without compromising historic elements, like its still-functioning Cutler U.S. Mail Chute which graces each floor at the elevator bank. Additionally it has just launched a digital brand campaign dubbed LENOX1900 in an effort to edutain younger audiences in the social mediasphere of the rich and storied past of Boston's "original boutique hotel."
Built in 1900, The Lenox Hotel in Boston is steeped in tradition, but it's the Saunders Family's long-standing commitment to exemplary service that keeps The Lenox in fashion... A quality appreciated by its loyal guests, clients and employees. For two decades, The Saunders Group has trailblazed an "eco-friendly" strategy at its hotels, making The Lenox Hotel in Boston's historic Back Bay the global pioneer in luxury, urban ecotourism.