Revolution Lofts open in Boston’s South End. Since opening in December 2018, The Revolution Hotel has lured guests in with its edgy design, affordable rates and trendsetting co-working space. This spring, the revolution continues and the hotel is upping the ante with more space and ‘not your momma’s’ pantries. The 14 new Lofts are officially open this month, just across Appleton Street. Ranging in size from 250-528 square feet, the Lofts feature double-beds, queens and king options, some with separate seating areas and Juliette balconies. Each feature TV’s with Chromecast capabilities and fully stocked with local Boston and New England snacks featuring Tazo chocolates, 88acres snack bars, and all the Cape Cod chips you can handle. Room rates starting at $275 per night.
PACKAGES & DEALS: CBD Self-care & Memorial Day Getaways- An overnight stay at Portland’s Sentinel hotel are what ‘CBDreams’ are made of. Now through June, guests booking the special overnight offer will receive a CBD self care kit including infused bath salts, gumdrop snacks, infused sparkling water and a topical relief CBD oil roller. The package can be booked online here, with rates starting at $255 per night. Getaway this Memorial Day with Provenance Hotels. Receive 25% off flexible rates at all 14 Provenance Hotels from Boston to Seattle and everything in between. Book now through May 5, 2019 for stays May 22-30, 2019. Visit Provenance Hotel’s offer page or use code MD19 when booking online directly.
New Bars with Side Cars and (Not so) Traditional Tea Service. Aptly named for the temperature of annealing or ‘glass cooling’ ovens, Bar 960 opens at Hotel Murano in Tacoma, Washington – the epicenter of glass art in the Pacific Northwest. The newly-designed lobby bar takes its design cue from Murano’s glass tones and reflections throughout the hotel. A playful cocktail list whets patrons’ palate with “cocktails on draft,” Chai Side Cars and the ‘King Bee,’ infused with honey from Hotel Murano’s own rooftop hive. The menu largely features sharable plates including fresh shucked oyster, wagyu beef Bar 960 burger and dirty fries – it’s a PNW thing and utterly delicious. And while you’re in Tacoma, make it a walking tour and try other cocktail hot spots Devil’s Reef (aka tiki heaven), En Rama and Camp Bar. For Mother’s Day, take her for tea. In Portland, Traditional English Tea Service is served at Gracie’s in Hotel deLuxe weekly from Thursday to Sunday ($48 per person, includes glass of bubbly) featuring features custom-blended Smith teas, tea inspired cocktails and a traditional menu of tea sandwiches, house-made scones, jams, and pastries. Pets are also welcome here, complete with their own pet-friendly treats. At Headwater’s at The Heathman Hotel, Chef Vitaly Paley’s Russian tea experience includes flights of Vodka and traditional sweets like Zapekanka (Russian cheesecake). Tea service is available Saturday-Sunday, weekly, starting 12:00pm.
NEW ENVIRONMENT-FRIENDLY PARTNERSHIPS & SUSTAINABLE MEETINGS PROGRAMS. Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery announces partnership with Restore the Mississippi Delta Organization – While 2018 was about looking back at New Orleans heritage during the Tricentennial, this year is about looking forward to ‘300 More.’ Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery is partnering with Restore the Mississippi Delta Organization to raise awareness and funds to support the restoration of Louisiana’s coastal system. By booking the ‘300 More’ package, guests receive 20% off best available rates, with a five percent donation made to Restore the Mississippi River Delta. Rates starting at $107. Learn more about the mission at www.RestoreTheCoast.org.
Dossier Hotel Donates Trees – For every $2,000 spent in guestroom and food and beverage revenue, Dossier in partnership with ‘Friends of Trees’ will donate one native tree to be planted in the Portland region as a part of the hotels sustainable meetings initiative.
ART GALLERY OPENING. The Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery + Where Y’Art present “Off The Grid”: New Orleans culture is well documented in a million different ways; notably the food, music, and festivals. The latest exhibit to open at The Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery, with partners Where Y’Art, “Off the Grid” explores the uncommon, the unmeasured, the surreal; a counterbalance to what people think they know about New Orleans. Get to the know the stories behind the people, places and sentiment that shape the New Orleans life and culture. A full list of participating artists can be found here. “Off the Grid” opens Wednesday, April 10 at The Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery and will be on display through mid-summer.
DESTINATION SPOTLIGHTS. Interested in finding out what’s happening in our destinations? We can help. From the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival (now through April 29) in Portland and the 50th Anniversary of the Jazz & Heritage Festival (April 25-28; May 2-5) in New Orleans to hot music festivals in June like CMA Music Festival and Bonnaroo in Nashville.