Hashtag: #exactlylikenothingelse. Signature cocktail: Come Play With Me. TV stands: repurposed bicycle frames. True to its Innovation District surroundings, The Envoy Hotel is creative, forward-thinking and vibrant. From its lobby chandelier made from reclaimed materials including rope and phone cords to its dramatic rooftop bar, The Envoy brings all things brash to Boston.
To arrive at The Envoy, the first Boston property of Autograph Collection Hotels, travelers follow the bronze “This Way Forward” message etched in the street to a sculptural check-in desk backed by a wall of heat-sensing bulbs that mirrors guests’ movements. In the elevator, a mural depicting an ocean horizon keeps the vibe compelling, and throughout the AAA Four-Diamond rated hotel, custom handcrafted, artisan-style décor features reclaimed wood and sleek, modern finishes.
While stepping outside these state-of-the-art guest rooms is difficult, the allure of the sweeping rooftop bar is sure to work its magic. Offering incredible views of the Boston skyline and waterfront and open to both hotel guests and locals, Lookout Rooftop Bar serves fresh-ingredient-driven cocktails and local beers, including a seasonal house brew created especially for the property by Harpoon Brewery and a signature Lookout Punch with rum from Privateer, a local distiller.
Of Cuban heritage, chef de cuisine Tatiana Pairot Rosana values regional ingredients and allows those flavors to shine in her dishes. “Tatiana has been part of The Envoy family since our opening and has impressed us with her bright, creative approach to pairing and showcasing local, seasonal ingredients in her cooking,” says Joe Mellia, The Envoy’s general manager. “She has created a great menu reflecting her diverse culinary experience and passion.”
The darling of millennials, the amenity-rich Envoy Hotel exceeds the expectations of every generation. 70 Sleeper Street, Boston, MA, 617-338-3030
—Janice Randall Rohlf