Brasserie Jo welcomes our newest Bar Menu to the scene! Reasonably priced, with more than half of the menu not over $6.00, you can easily make a smart choice and not have to spend a small fortune. New additions for every palette and pocket, won’t leave you underwhelmed. Whether it’s a lite snack or just a refreshing cocktail you are in the mood for, Brasserie Jo’s newbies will be sure to tempt any craving. Bar bites like the Mini Bar Burgers, French Buffalo Wings and Duck Cigars are enough reasons to give in to your guilty pleasures. Opting for the ever-popular, Petite Tart Flambee or feeling a little “New England” go for the Baked Littleneck Clams, either way you can’t go wrong. We didn’t stop there though. Innovative libations to include a hot new list of ‘tinis that will be sure to tame any thirst. With an impressive line-up of over 15 classic and original cocktails, there is definitely one with your name on it. The Fleur De Lys, a poetic archaism of Chamomile Infused Rum, Lime, Orange Juice and Simple Syrup, or the Chocolat Blanc, silky decadence of Stoli Vanil, Godiva White, Creme de Cocoa, are both crafty creations that will keep you coming back for more! Brasserie Jo’s Bar Menu is available 7 days a week, 11:00AM – 1:00AM(1:30AM on Friday and Saturday).
Last week we proudly hosted the beautiful staff and models of Ame & Lulu at The Colonnade Hotel and Roof Top Pool to carry-out their photo shoot of their newest product line. Not only is The Colonnade Hotel huge fans of Ame & Lulu and all of their fun, stylish sporting products but thrilled they chose The Colonnade as their location to complete their photo shoot. We caught a sneak peak at some of the shots taken but have not been disclosed of all that’s to come. We can’t wait to see the entire collection once it’s complete and look forward to continuing our relationship with Ame & Lulu! Be sure to check them out on the web to order your own “Ame & Lulu” products at: www.ameandlulu.com
DATE OF ARRIVAL
Friday, August 15, 2008
The Colonnade Hotel, Boston (one of only 100 “Smaht Cahs” in Massachusetts and the first born to a hotel), 120 Huntington Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02116
“Adorability” coupled with 8-gallon tank that gets 40 mpg city/45 mpg highway. Built by Mercedes in the environmentally smart plant in France to make its home in newly renovated, environmentally smaht: The Colonnade Hotel.
Spunky personality, heated leather seats, smart premium radio and sound system, power steering, rain and light sensor, auto-off headlamps.
Please suggest one via email: firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, October 31st, winner will receive a luxe overnight stay at The Colonnade , Breakfast at Brasserie Jo and a ride in the hotel Smaht Cah. http://www.colonnadehotel.com
With the 2008 Roof Top Pool Season in full swing again – we thought we would post the Boston Magazine 2007 Summer Party Video Again, by Boston.TV We love them.
“Whoa. Did the stylists at Saks Fifth Avenue, across the street at the Pru, sneak in and give the Colonnade an extreme make-over? The hotel has gone from so-over 80’s brass-and-mahogany to a clean, modern look with tones of espresso, khaki, chocolate, and chrome. All this would be mere window dressing if it weren’t for new, guest friendly touches like flat-panel TVs, DVD players, and alarm clock/MP3 players, plus extendable reading lights and fab high-tech coffee makers. Even the minibar goodies got an upgrade, with fresh shortbread cookies and the like. The look is slightly masculine but quite comfy, with pillow-top mattresses, high-thread-count sheets, and a round worktable (replacing the typical desk) so guests can eat or work comfortably. Floor-to-ceiling windows (these actually open) have been triple glazed to keep out the traffic noise of Huntington Avenue. Alas, the downside of all this is, rates have gone up a bit. In the summer, the roof deck pool is a huge draw. Open to hotel guests only, the pool area has great views of the neighborhood, and live music. For your gustatory needs, Brasserie Jo is an authentic French brasserie. Pros: Roof deck pool; T stop a few steps away; across the street from the Prudential Center for shopping and restaurants. Con: Prices have gone up since the hotel was renovated.” FODORS BOSTON 2008
BOSTON, MASS – May 1, 2008 – The Colonnade Hotel, Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood landmark that is as genuine as it is independent, is engaged in an $20-million redesign. The result is a new look, sophistication and comfort level that places a high priority on environmental sustainability. Slated for a Spring 2008 completion, the transformation encompasses renovation of all guestrooms, suites and public spaces, and introduces 21st century comforts and high-tech amenities that can be customized to the needs of discerning business and leisure travelers. The hotel has also unveiled fresh contemporary graphics to reflect its new image. A new website will be launched later this Fall.
“This project signifies a complete rebirth of The Colonnade and our continued commitment to the Back Bay neighborhood,” said Ronald M. Druker, owner and president of The Druker Company. “It gives us the opportunity to bring the hotel’s physical aspects to the level of service that has made it a favorite among travelers since my father pioneered the redevelopment of this neighborhood more than four decades ago. It also allows us to make significant strides in ensuring that we operate within new guidelines of environmental sustainability,” Druker continued.
“Every detail of the hotel has been thought through with the comfort of the guest in mind,” added David Colella, The Colonnade’s vice president and managing director.
Upon entering the hotel, guests now check in at a sweeping, marble-front desk, dramatically sized to capitalize on the lobby’s grand scale. An oversized, custom-designed table, depicting a map of both historic and present-day Boston, serves as the lobby’s focal point. Oversized lobby windows invite the outside in. Wall paneling has been transformed to a deep espresso, enhancing the rich brass accents throughout.
Guest Rooms: Intelligent, Individualized, Inspired
Alexandra Champalimaud & Associates Inc. of New York City has provided inspired design for The Colonnade’s new interiors. Conceived with function and comfort as the dual mandate, the new guest rooms and suites envelop guests in hospitality and efficiency. Their stylish residential feel is heightened through appointments that include elegant home-like furnishings, use of soothing colors, and details such as custom-made plush Sealy® pillow top mattresses, luxurious down comforters and bed throws and high-thread-count linens.
Additional In-room features include 37-inch LG® flat screen LCD televisions and LG® DVD players; both have upgrade capabilities to accommodate future technological advances. Rooms are also outfitted with custom-designed Keurig® one-cup coffee makers, as well as Sharper Image™ Sound Soothers: MP3 Docking Station Alarm Clock with AM/FM Radio. A significant investment has been made to the hotel’s electrical plan creating additional outlets to accommodate the increase in the number of portable devices carried by today’s travelers. Plentiful and readily accessible within the lighting fixtures, they provide guests with an uncomplicated environment in which to operate.
Dining-style tables replace traditional desks in each room, allowing greater flexibility for guest use. Bathrooms feature large marble vanities, custom-designed fixtures, rain shower hardware and Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities…as well as a yellow rubber duck, a Colonnade Hotel tradition.
Caring for the Environment
All of The Colonnade’s windows have been replaced with energy efficient, soundproof floor-to-ceiling windows with improved double panes and advanced tint technology. The new windows also open, providing guests with fresh air — an option generally not available in city hotels.
Energy saving climate-controlled heating and ventilating systems are activated when the guest checks-in and deactivated at checkout or when the guest leaves the room for a period of time. Thoughtfully designed, they can be maintained via a central network, eliminating any need to disturb the guest with an in-room visit.
Underscoring The Colonnade’s environmental responsibility is its innovative new cleaning system. The hotel is the first in the nation to implement the ElectroCide™ System on a property-wide basis. This revolutionary cleaning process has been proven to be 80% more powerful than chlorine bleach yet completely nontoxic to humans and the environment. It has virtually eliminated the use of bleach and other harsh chemicals within the hotel.
“It has substantially reduced the amount of chemicals we are using – eliminating four altogether,” said Colella. “And there is almost no cost, other than the equipment itself and maintenance.” As a result of the success of this installation, The Colonnade is serving as a case study for hotels and hotel companies wishing to emulate the system elsewhere.
The Colonnade Hotel has provided genuine Bostonian hospitality to residents and visitors for more than 36 years. A beloved Back Bay landmark whose opening launched the neighborhood’s renaissance in the early Seventies, The Colonnade is home to the city’s only roof top pool, to the award-winning Brasserie JO, and to a host of recently remodeled function rooms and the hotel’s grand ballroom, providing the setting for many of the city’s memorable business and social events. The Colonnade is within walking distance of Newbury Street and many of Boston’s finest shops, museums, galleries, and landmarks including Hynes Convention Center, Symphony Hall and Fenway Park and is located just minutes from Logan International Airport. It is a member of Summit Hotels & Resorts and Concorde Hotels. For more information or to make reservations please call 1 (800) 962.3030 or visit www.colonnadehotel.com or http://www.preferredhotelgroup.com.