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Celebrate National Grilled Cheese Day!

According to the web, April 12th is National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day. Although toasted bread with cheese has been popular for centuries across the globe, the American version of grilled cheese first became popular in the 1920s when sliced bread and inexpensive cheese were made widely available. Today, the iconic sandwich comes in many fancy variations. One of my favorites in Boston is Roxy’s Grilled Cheese, a popular food truck that bills itself as “Boston’s Best Grilled Cheese.” Roxy’s prides itself on fresh ingredients and made to order cuisine, which you can tell from the first delicious bite. Continue Reading

Navigating the Boston Marathon

The Boston Marathon is the world’s oldest annual marathon, and is considered one of the world’s best-known racing events. The Marathon, held every year on Patriots’ Day (the third Monday in April), attracts over 500,000 spectators, not to mention the 20,000+ souls who brave the course! Whether you are running the race yourself, supporting a runner, or just so happen to be in Boston during this amazing event, you will likely be affected in one way or another. So you may be thinking to yourself… how does the city manage that massive influx of people?  How am I going to get around with all the road closures?  Where is the best place to catch the race?  Fear not — we are here for you! Continue Reading

Tips for buying Red Sox tickets on a budget

Although it may not feel like it here in New England, springtime has finally arrived. For sports fans that means one thing: baseball season is back! Are you a Sox fan who’s desperate to get to Fenway to be a part of that one-of-a-kind live baseball atmosphere, but don’t want to dig into your savings just to buy a couple seats? Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered. Here are a few tips for snagging Red Sox tickets without breaking the bank. Continue Reading

Taste of Turner Fisheries: Lunch

With crocus buds peeking out and (slightly) warmer days, also comes new beginnings. After a winter hiatus, the team at Turner Fisheries is excited to debut a refreshed lunch menu and new General Manager, Kelly Sprouse and Assistant Manager, Ben de la Cretaz. The entire team is dedicated to putting Turner Fisheries on the map as one of the top lunch destinations in the Back Bay. Continue Reading

Welcome Spring in Boston!

JFlynn_Tulips_SpringToday is the first day of Spring, one of my favorite seasons in Boston.  Although there is snow on the ground, spring is just around the corner!

When I first came to Boston to see my brother-in-law run in the 2009 Boston Marathon, our families took a stroll through the Boston Public Garden. I couldn’t believe the wondrous spring spectacle in front of me! The view was like a postcard, with tulips, magnolias, azaleas and cherry trees all in full bloom. It was breathtaking. The best time to see them is mid April to early May. Since then I have watched the Boston Public Garden burst into bloom every year. Continue Reading

Earth Hour: It’s the Right Thing to Do

 

The Westin Copley Place’s commitment to green initiatives can be seen across the hotel – from our recycling efforts to repurposing used soap, to our reduction of water consumption by 25 million gallons since 2010.  To us, doing the right thing is the way we do business, not only for our guests, but for the environment as well.  That’s why we’re thrilled to participate for the second year in a global phenomenon known as Earth Hour on Saturday March 23 from 8:30pm-9:30pm. Earth Hour is a global movement uniting people to protect the planet, bringing together communities from across the world by switching off lights for one designated hour. Continue Reading

Why Boston is the best sports town in America

I’ve lived in Boston for almost 9 years, moving here from Austin, Texas to attend Northeastern University. Just like any other sports nut, I had a list of teams and athletes that received my full support through thick and thin, and I thought the Lone Star State was pretty spoiled with its sports accomplishments during my childhood and teenage years. Continue Reading

Westin Wednesday: Al Saunders

Westin Wednesdays: Meet the Team

Our associates are the heartbeat of the hotel. We take immense pride in the service we provide and dedicate bi-weekly Wednesday posts to the associates who make it all happen!

Al Saunders

Meet: Al Saunders

Al Saunders is one of the original employees who started at the hotel in July 1983. Technically, he worked here before we even existed – Al was part of a team who laid the bricks for the building during construction in 1981 and 1982. Continue Reading

Shipping off to Boston – St. Patrick’s Day style!

If you can’t make it to Ireland, consider St. Patrick’s Day in Boston — similar to Mardi Gras in New Orleans, or Cinco de Mayo in Mexico, THIS is the big party!  (Almost as exciting as opening day for the Red Sox!)  There’s plenty to do and see, and of course, the free entertainment from watching those folks who have been drinking green beer since 9am. Continue Reading