With summer in full bloom, everyone feels the almost instinctive call: Pack your bags! It’s getaway time! But where can one go without worry? And can the dog come, too?
Housed in an architectural gem of a Beaux Arts building atop picturesque Beacon Hill Boston’s celebrated boutique hotel has provided award-winning luxury hospitality to visitors for two decades. XV Beacon has now reinvented the very meaning of luxury and comfort for the current pandemic era. On July 13, in accordance with CDC guidelines and seal of approval for a “safe stay” from the Mass Lodging association, XV Beacon will reopen to guests with health and cleanliness protocols firmly in place and without sacrificing the discreet personal service and environmental stewardship for which the bespoke hotel has been known.
Among the visible (and unseen) steps taken by XV Beacon to ensure staff and guest safety are seamless arrival procedures, and a swift and efficient checkout. Wellness operations have been enhanced with increased cleaning frequency and utilization of cutting-edge UVC technology for sanitizing public and private areas, as well as the placement in their air handler. In addition to their ongoing complimentary n room amenities of Purell and Emergen – C, individual UVC boxes and hand-sanitizer are available throughout the 11-story property. Personal protection equipment (PPE) amenity kits will also be provided to all guests.
Each guest room is sanitized with products approved by the Environmental Protection Agency, and no guest room will be used within 48 hours of another guest. Similarly, XV Beacon’s renowned Lexus house car service will be available for reservations every ½ hour to allow for proper preparation and sanitization between guests.
The XV Beacon team has received COVID-19 training on health & wellness protocols, with more comprehensive continuous sanitization training for associates that come into frequent contact with guests. Masks are mandatory to be worn and required to have their temperatures checked daily upon arrival at the hotel. Paid sick leave has been extended to ensure no one leaves their home ill.
XV Beacon has always offered guests a distinctive Bostonian experience that brings together personalized service, privacy, and comfort. The hotel’s roof deck, available exclusively to guests of the hotel offers panoramic views of Boston, is the perfect venue for quietly appreciating the beauty of Boston. Guests can enjoy in room dining al fresco or practice their skills on new putting green for socially distant fun.
In keeping with diligent sanitary measures, the property’s onsite Exercise Room, which features top performing exercise equipment including a state-of-the-art Hydrow rowing machine, Woodway treadmill and a Peloton stationary bicycle, will be available for one’s exclusive use only. Guests can also exercise from the comfort of their guest room with virtual in-room fitness classes.
“Personalized services and guest enjoyment of the community outside our doors have long been at the heart of our hotel identity, so it is with profound enthusiasm that our whole team anticipates welcoming back our guests,” said Amy Finsilver, General Manager of XV Beacon. “Meanwhile we have been using the ‘pandemic pause’ to refresh our property and enhance our operation ensuring that our reopening provides the utmost in safety and comfort for our guests. Boston is an amazing city year round, but after sheltering indoors these past few months, what better time to enjoy Boston with us than now?”
To celebrate its reopening, XV Beacon is offering two summer travel packages:
- Summer in the City – Escape on a private Boston retreat with the Summer in the City package which includes 20 % off best available rate for stays of two-nights or more. Flexible 24hr cancellation policy. Rates starting from $356.
- Picnic in the Park – Boston is the perfect picnic city, considering its comfy temperatures, great parks, and stunning sunsets. Guests who book will enjoy a chef prepared picnic basket for two featuring selections including Maine Lobster Rolls, Chilled Gulf Shrimp, mocktails and more, room upgrade (based on availability) and early check in/check out. Rates starting from $485.
For further information, call 617-670-1500 or visit the website at www.xvbeacon.com.
Additional information on XV Beacon’s updated cleanliness protocols can be found here.