The Eliot Hotel Named “Best Boutique Hotel” by Boston Magazine

NEW YORK – (September 2006) –WORLDHOTELS, the Americas, a leading hotel group for independent hotels and regional hotel brands, today announced The Eliot Hotel (370 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, Mass.) was recently named the “Best Boutique Hotel” in the August 2006 issue of Boston Magazine. The winners are selected by editors of the publication following an extensive, year-long process in which staff members conduct anonymous visits to a wide array of local businesses. Categories for the award include Restaurants & Food, Shopping, Wedding, Home, Services (“Hotels” is a subcategory), Entertainment & Leisure and Other.

“Our hotel has been considered one of the finest addresses in Boston for many years,” said Pascale Schlaefli, general manager of The Eliot Hotel. “We work very hard to provide our guests with a premier hotel that reflects the history, warmth and charm of our city. We’re extremely proud to be counted among such an elite group of Boston businesses, and know that we are on target with our mission of providing a luxury experience to both our overnight guests and those enjoying the fine dining experience offered at Clio.”

In addition to the August 2006 “Best of Boston” award, The Eliot Hotel was also named one of Travel + Leisure’s “500 Best Hotels in the World” (January 2006), was included on Condé Nast Traveler’s 2006 Gold List, and is an AAA Four-Diamond rated hotel. For more information, visit

About The Eliot Hotel and Restaurant Clio

Originally built in 1925 as an adjunct to the Harvard Club, The Eliot has been owned and operated by the same family for 67 years. This intimate 95-room landmark hotel captures the elegant atmosphere of classic New England with its marble bathrooms, comfortable armchairs and sofas, and lush carpets embellished by the refined detailing of toile fabrics, mirrors, and beautifully restored antique tables. The hotel is a member of WORLDHOTELS’ Deluxe Collection, a group of the world’s most historic and exclusive hotels and resorts.

Guests can indulge in the award-winning Clio Restaurant and the sleek Uni Sashimi Bar for a contemporary fusion of French and Asian cuisine, all prepared by Chef Ken Oringer. Both restaurants are recognized by gourmands and distinctive travelers alike as top culinary destinations; Clio offers catering for private events and meetings at the hotel.

The Eliot Hotel is located in fashionable Back Bay, just steps from the quaint boutiques and restaurants along Newbury Street and within close proximity to Boston’s medical and biotechnology centers and universities.

Reservations at The Eliot Hotel or any WORLDHOTELS’ location can be made online at , by calling toll free 800-223-5652 in the U.S. and Canada, or through a travel consultant.

WORLDHOTELS is the largest and most established Europe-based global hotel group for independent hotels and regional hotel brands. The company’s strong emphasis is on properties with character and distinction.

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