Category: Boston

Boston Pairings: The Fairmont Copley Plaza

Known as Art Square until 1883, Copley Square was Boston’s original center for educational and cultural institutions, a reflection of the city’s progressive aspirations. Built on the original site of the Museum of Fine Arts, the Fairmont Copley Plaza remains its Grand Dame. With Magellan’s carefully curated selection of luxury hotels and a high walkability index, there is no ‘bad’ […]

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Last Minute Gifts: Magellan Luxury Hotels E-Gift Cards

With just a few days until Christmas, you may have a few more gifts to buy for people on your list. And isn’t the gift of luxury travel one of the finest presents you can offer?

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Rooftop Beekeeping at Fairmont Hotels

Think of it as a hotel within a hotel. On more than 20 Fairmont hotel rooftops, beekeepers dote year-round on apiaries and bee hotels. A queen and her honeybee minions populate the hives, while pollinators, wild mason bees, take refuge in bee hotels, structures stuffed with natural materials riddled with small holes to mimic the nooks and crannies they love. While honeybees primarily collect [...]
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Interview: Welcome to City Running Tours

CEO Michael Gazalah of Manhattan-based City Running Tours explains why exploring a city with the locals makes all the difference. Magellan: City Running Tours is based in New York but offers personalized running tours in cities across the U.S. and in Toronto, Canada. Would you talk about where your big idea came from? About how you got started? […]

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It’s All There in Copley Square

Known as Art Square until 1883, Copley Square was Boston’s original center for educational and cultural institutions, a reflection of the city’s progressive aspirations. With Magellan’s carefully curated selection of luxury hotels, there is no ‘bad’ place to stay in Boston. But for a tightly-packed short stay, the Copley Square area, in the Back Bay […]

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Boston’s Art and Architecture Make the Best Photo Opps

Public art and architecture is not only food for the head, heart and soul, it offers unparalleled backdrops that can make otherwise average photographs pop. Quick tips for better photos: Utilize color, unique form, reflective surfaces, patterns and unusual angles to form the shot. Shoot early or late in the day when shadows are longer and the light warmer. Consider how you […]

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Boston Kids: 8 Outings for Growing Brains & Bodies

What to do with kids in Boston? Plenty! It's a big city with a small city feel, easy to get around in, with a bounty of accessible parks and public spaces even at its most urban core. 1. Bike the Freedom Trail The Boston Freedom Trail is 2.5 miles long and connects 16 significant historical landmarks [...]
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Test Driving a Tesla

It’s almost impossible to avoid seeing or hearing about tech entrepreneur Elon Musk these days. His face, his voice, his Falcon 9 reusable rocket and his Tesla brand of electric cars are mainstays of media stories across the globe. Tesla Motors was founded in 2003 by a group of engineers in Silicon Valley who wanted […]

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Boating in Boston – Head of the Charles Regatta

There’s a rich history of rowing in Boston – one often thinks of prestigious rowing clubs at the nation’s top area universities such as Harvard, Cambridge and others practicing and competing along the Charles River. It was these two schools that conceived of the Head of the Charles Regatta, a two-day rowing event that features […]

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Boston’s best hotel spas

A great hotel is key to any trip — it can be the difference between a memorable and miserable stay. Of course the rooms themselves are key when it comes to a great stay, but amenities are key in any killer hotel as well. And when it comes to enhancing a stay — especially when you’re […]

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