Forbes Travel Guide, the only global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants and spas, today announced its 2022 Star Awards. Four Seasons Hotel One Dalton Street, Boston and the Wellness Floor at One Dalton have each been awarded a coveted Five Star rating, making the Hotel one of only two hotels in the city of Boston that carry the enviable Ten Star rating.
Four Seasons Hotel One Dalton Street, Boston
Opened in 2019, Four Seasons Hotel One Dalton Street, Boston is perfectly situated in the heart of the chic Back Bay neighbourhood and just steps from Symphony Hall, Newbury Street, Copley Plaza, and Fenway Park. Designed by Henry Cobb of Pei Cobb Freed & Partners in collaboration with Gary Johnson of CambridgeSeven Associates, the glass skyscraper soars above the city as the third tallest building in Boston, dazzling at 724 feet (220 metres) in height. Surrounding the elliptical “guitar pick” shaped building are streetscapes by landscape architect Michael Van Valkenburgh. Bill Rooney of Bill Rooney Studio Inc was commissioned to drive the design aesthetic of the Hotel’s public spaces and guest rooms. The masterful interior design exemplifies a cutting-edge modern aesthetic, ultimately creating one of the premier hotel experiences in Boston.
Ideal for both leisure and business guests, the Hotel features 215 guest rooms and suites; The Wellness Floor at One Dalton featuring a spa, fitness centre and indoor heated lap pool; Zuma, the internationally-acclaimed Japanese izakaya-inspired restaurant and bar; Trifecta cocktail lounge; One + One breakfast and brunch restaurant; more than 10,000 square feet (1,000 square metres) of dedicated meeting and event space across two floors; a world-renowned art collection curated by Kate Chertavian; and 160 Private Residences.
The Wellness Floor at One Dalton
The Wellness Floor at One Dalton has received its first Forbes Five-Star award and is only one of two spas in the city of Boston to earn this coveted rating in 2022. Led by Spa Manager Lana Labrecque, the Wellness Floor is the ultimate urban sanctuary and is an entire floor dedicated to holistic and innovative experiences. The Wellness Floor is comprised of a Spa featuring five treatment suites including a couple’s suite, massage, facial and body-work treatments, steam rooms, rainfall showers and a relaxation room overlooking the city; a state-of-the-art fitness centre with floor-to-ceiling windows offering views of Back Bay featuring Precor equipment and designed by celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak; and a stunning 64 foot (20 metre) curved swimming pool featuring an underwater sound system and stylish poolside lounge. The Wellness Floor at One Dalton is the ultimate in luxury pampering.
A Ten-Star Achievement
“We are elated to have been awarded a total of ten stars across both the Hotel and the Wellness Floor at One Dalton. To be included in such a prestigious list of world-class hotels, restaurants and spas globally is an honour. This rating is a true testament to the culture and service excellence at our hotel and across Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts globally. Our staff is our greatest asset and they continue to go above and beyond for our guests and create memories that last a lifetime. I couldn’t be prouder of this amazing team. This is only the beginning!” says Reed Kandalaft, General Manager.
Forbes Travel Guide is the only independent, global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants and spas. Started as Mobil Travel Guide in 1958, the company created the first Five-Star rating system in the United States. Today, Forbes Travel Guide’s incognito inspectors travel the world, evaluating properties based on up to 900 rigorous, objective standards. The company’s annual Star Ratings, reviews and daily travel stories help discerning travellers select the world’s best luxury experiences.
“Travel has come back strongly, and the resilient hospitality industry is creatively rallying to accommodate the increased occupancy demand for most regions,” says Hermann Elger, CEO of Forbes Travel Guide. “While the industry faces some lingering issues, the 2022 award winners proved ready for those challenges and more, demonstrating the best that luxury hospitality has to offer.”
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