The Boxer Boston Hotel keeps it Local with New General Manager

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Leading boutique West End hotel appoints Boston native, Kathleen Flanary, as General Manager.

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Kathleen Flanary is an exciting addition to the management team at The Boxer Boston Hotel. We worked hard to find a candidate who really embodies the ethos of The Boxer Boston Hotel and has an intimate connection to the neighborhood.

Hersha Hospitality Management (HHM) has appointed Kathleen Flanary as the new general manager at The Boxer Boston Hotel. Ms. Flanary, a seasoned Boston-based hotelier, will elevate the local flavor within the hotel integrating neighborhood history, art, culinary traditions and even some political allusions into the guest experience. In tribute to the region that raised her, Ms. Flanary will continue to infuse local culture into The Boxer Boston Hotel and Finch restaurant. With three years of service at The Boxer Boston Hotel, Flanary brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience at the hotel, as well as rich experience in the hospitality industry, specifically in Boston.    

“Kathleen Flanary is an exciting addition to the management team at The Boxer Boston Hotel” said Foiz Ahmed, Vice President of the Independent Collection. “Kathleen’s local Boston knowledge is key to her success as general manager. We worked hard to find a candidate who really embodies the ethos of The Boxer Boston Hotel and has an intimate connection to the neighborhood. Her breath of hospitality management and customer service prepares her to take The Boxer to the next level of service and management.”

The Boxer Boston Hotel, an Independent Collection Hotel, is creatively inspired by its location, people, cultures and histories and prides itself on the highest level of service. In her new role, Kathleen will be responsible for the management of the 80-room lifestyle hotel and the onsite bar and restaurant, Finch. Ms. Flanary takes great pride in her personal Boston history and connections. She thrives on helping guests have an authentically Boston, one-of-a-kind experience while at the hotel. Kathleen is known to go to great lengths to ensure guests have a memorable stay at The Boxer including helping arrange proposals, building itineraries for food-focused guests and even naming drinks at Finch after past guests.

Prior to joining HHM, Ms. Flanary worked for the Langham Hospitality Group and Marriott in Boston. Ms. Flanary is a graduate of Newbury College in Brookline, MA with a bachelor of science in Hotel, Restaurant and Service Management from the Roger A. Saunders School of Hotel & Restaurant Management. She has received certifications in resort management, front office operations, planning and control for food and beverage operations, and leadership and management in the hospitality industry.

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About The Boxer: The Boxer Boston Hotel is a full service boutique hotel located in the heart of downtown Boston, near TD Garden, Mass General Hospital and the North End. The 80-room hotel is uniquely modern and eclectic with echoes of Boston in its design, and tells its story through design, artwork, distinguished standards, and most importantly, personalized and intuitive service. Following an extensive renovation and rebranding initiative, HHM’s Independent Collection unveiled its new hotel in May of 2013, along with its new bar and restaurant, Finch. The Boxer name is symbolic of, and celebrates, the independent spirit of individuals who stand strong for their beliefs, bringing forth the very essence of Boston as a proud, loyal city with an unshakeable sense of itself and its significance in history. For more information, please visit or call 617.624.0202. Follow The Boxer on Facebook and Twitter.

About Independent Collection Hotels: The IC is a growing collection of cultivated and intimate lifestyle hotels located in unique residential neighborhoods of gateway cities across the US. Founded in New York in Tribeca and then Brooklyn, it has grown to Boston’s West End, Midtown Village in Philadelphia, Washington’s Capitol Hill, Georgetown, and Dupont Circle, down to Miami’s South Beach, and west to Santa Barbara across the last five years. This distinctive hotel concept is renowned for its simple sophistication, authentic connection to local communities and personalized service. Independent Collection hotels are created for the independently minded traveler and invite guests to experience the true spirit of the city. For more information on Independent Collection, please visit

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