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We SMELL: Summer in the air & a revamped Rooftop @ Revere

Say Hello to Rooftop @ Revere 2014

At last, we’ve survived the never-ending New England winter and have been counting down the days until Rooftop @ Revere re-opens for the season.  This season, we’re diving back into the swing of things with the addition of some new decor, food and features that will make the rooftop the best place to sip, sun and savor summer in the city once again.

The 16,000 sq ft space in the heart of downtown Boston is an urban oasis and chic lounge area situated seven stories above street level, just steps away from the hotel’s indoor swimming pool.  Guests can kick back on some new oversized day-beds, hanging egg-chairs, and chic ample lounge seating alongside a bevy of chaise loungers and six stunning cabanas.  Inspiring local art curated by Boston’s own Lot F Gallery will see the return of oversized statues and fantastical creatures created by art collective, The !ND!V!DUALS.  Refreshing cocktails, creative cuisine and ambient music will also be served up daily to compliment the wicked skyline views of Boston’s Back Bay and South End neighborhoods.

This year, Revere Hotel Executive Chef, Bader Ali will preside over the culinary program, unveiling a new menu that serves up an eclectic mix of seasonal New England-inspired fare intertwined with influences of his Lebanese heritage. Perfect for satiating hunger on a hot day, Chef Ali’s menu highlights include; Rock Shrimp Ceviche(Cisco Brewers 888 Pineapple Jalapeno Liqueur, Coconut, Boston Lettuce, $15,) Seared Tuna (Local Yellowfin, Konbu Ponzu, Jalapeno emulsion, $15, Watermelon & Feta Salad (Spiced Pepitas, White Balsamic, $10,) Homemade Potato Chips (Truffle Parmesan or Spring Onion Dip, $8,) and Spicy Hummus (Warm Pita, Olive Medley, $12.) Those looking for a little more substance with their sun can enjoy; Chilled Thai Shrimp Salad (Vermicelli, Spicy Peanut Sauce, $15/Vegetarian $12,) Chicken Shwarma Wrap (Pickled Turnip, Tahini, Raita Sauce, pickled vegetables, $15,) and the quintessential New England Lobster Roll (Maine Lobster, Tarragon Aioli, House Made Brioche, Revere Chips, $20.)

Seasonal craft cocktails will be served up by the glass or pitcher, under the guidance of Emerald Lounge Bar Manager, Teodora Bakardizheva. Unique concoctions will include; Passion Fruit Hurricane (Bacardi Gold, fresh orange, fresh pineapple, passion fruit puree, Lime Juice, Simple Syrup & Angostura Bitters, $11,) Pavan Spritzer(Pavan Muscat liqueur, sparkling water, fresh seasonal berries,) Hibiscus Rum Punch (Rum, Bacardi 8, Domaine de Canton, Hibiscus Tea Syrup, lime, $11, $44,) and theFrida (Tanteo Jalapeno Tequila, fresh watermelon puree, simple syrup, lime, $11, $44) will offer an island escape in a glass.  Guests can also relax and rehydrate with small or large pitchers of Sangria Blanco (Sauvignon Blanc, St. Germain, lemon, simple syrup, splash of sprite, fresh fruit medley, $16, $32) or a classic frozen cocktail to the likes of daiquiris, and piña coladas.  A special Fernet Pina Colada will also be offered for XX.)

Rooftop @ Revere will also introduce a four-star twist on a summertime favorite with the addition of Classy Jello Shots to the menu. These mixology-based jello shots offer a playful take on the childhood (or college) favorite, updated with fresh, higher-quality ingredients, unique flavor combinations, and upscale presentation.  Classy Jello Shots will be priced at $6.00 per shot and flavors include; Watermelon Basil VojitoSpiked Blackberry Ginger Limeade and Champagne Sangria.

Revere Hotel & Pret-à-Surf Partnership:

Once again, Rooftop @ Revere has partnered with chic surf-and-swimwear line, Pret-à-Surf, to outfit the staff.  Pret à Karen Mulligan, agent to the photographer, Annie Leibovitz and Jill Demling, Entertainment Editor at Vogue and also a native of Weston, Massachusetts, are the designers and owners of Pret-à-Surf and have collaborated with Revere to outfit the Rooftop staff in fashionable uniforms selected from the Spring/Summer 2014 collection.  Known for its classic and sophisticated styles coupled with retro vintage prints, Pret-à-Surf captures the New England spirit in design and aesthetic and is a perfect complement to both the venue and the Revere brand.

Rooftop at Revere Hours + Information:

  • May/June: Monday-Friday: 5pm-10:30pm Saturday & Sunday: 11am-12am
  • July – August: 11am – 12am Daily
  • Pool deck fee of $30 applies to non-hotel guests 11am – 5pm
  • Complimentary entry after 5pm
  • 21+ after 8pm
  • Hours are subject to change and weather permitting. 21+ for all non-hotel guests

Stay tuned for more news and details as we kick off summer 2014!


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The Tuna Tour Presented by Barkbox Comes to Revere for Boston Meet & Greet

Our favorite Instagram sensation takes a bite out of Boston on Thursday, April 2

Social media sensation, Tuna, a 3-year old Chiweenie who is best known on his Instagram platform, @Tunameltsmyheart will bring the Boston leg of the 8-city TUNA TOUR presented by Barkbox to Revere Hotel, on Thursday, April 24th from 5pm-7pm.  The meet & greet opportunity with Tuna is part of a multi-city tour designed to give fans and followers an opporTUNAty to meet Instagram’s most beloved dog as well as raise awareness and funds for local rescue groups in each designated city.  All Barkboxes sold during the tour will have $15 donated toward the “tuna shelter fund” which will be evenly distributed between all 8 shelters at the end of the tour.  The TUNA TOUR has teamed up with local animal welfare organization, The Animal Rescue League of Boston, in an effort to support their ongoing efforts to rescuing domesticated animals and wildlife from suffering, cruelty, abandonment, and neglect.  The ARLB will also be present with several local rescue dogs and further information about their mission within the greater Boston area.  Wth nearly 800K Instagram followers, Tuna has been featured on the TODAY show, ABC News and the E! Network and counts countless celebrity fans including, Cesar Milan, Hilary Duff and Amanda Siegfried.


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TOUCH: Revere Celebrates the Boston Marathon with Right on Hereford, Left on Boylston Pop-up Shop

An Iconic Marathon Brand Sets up Shop in our Lobby for the Month of April

In celebration of the 118th Boston Marathon, Revere Hotel Boston Common has partnered with local Boston active-wear line Right on Hereford, Left on Boylston to
bring a pop-up shop to the lobby of the hotel.  Available from March 25th through April 30th, this unique Boston-based brand references the iconic race’s final two turns, “Right on Hereford, Left on Boylston,” and features an eclectic mix of Marathon-centric apparel and merchandise, ranging from t-shirts and sweatshirts to cow-bells, teddy bears and stadium-safe tote bags.  Founded in 2008 by Massachusetts native and dedicated Marathon runner John Stoller, “RightOnLeftOn,” has become a permanent fixture in Boston’s running community and among Marathon supporters making it the ideal brand to capture the uplifting and motivating spirit of the Marathon.  “RightOnLeftOn” also sports philanthropic roots with $5 of every purchase made by a charity runner donated back to the charity of their choice.  All “RightonLeftOn” merchandise can be purchased directly from the front desk and is available in various colors and sizes for men and women.

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We SMELL: A Celebration of Hops at the Return of Drink Craft Beer Springfest


The Best in New England-made Beer Returns to Space 57

We have waited and waited…and waited for Spring to finally make its grand return to Boston.  Other than warm weather (and grass!) we have also been anxiously awaiting the return of the Drink Craft Beer team – who has made Space 57 the home of their quarterly beer festivals.  Spring is the time when hops just start to grow and we couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate that than a fest celebrating hops themselves. This year, Drink Craft Beer has challenged the brewers to come up some news ways of celebrating hops.

Why Join Us At Springfest?

Drink Craft Beer Springfest focuses on New England-made beers that feature one of our favorite ingredients, hops! By attending, you’ll be able to sample 80+ beers from 25 of New England’s best craft brewers, each one of them bringing at least one hop-focused brew! Many of these are being made specifically for this event or will be released there. Additionally, you can sample and purchase food from several local food vendors.

These events almost always sell out so buy early…and while you’re at it, book an overnight stay with us so you can just take the elevator home after you get all hoppy.

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We SEE: Spring Scene Fashions to Benefit the Ellie Fund

Space 57 Becomes a Catwalk for the Second Annual Spring Scene Fashion Show to Benefit the Ellie Fund

Fashion and philanthropy collide for the second annual Spring Scene Fashion Show, taking place in Space 57 on Thursday, April 10th.

Presented by The Slater Foundation and Tobey Grey Boutique, the Spring Scene fashion show benefits one of our favorite Boston-based charities, The Ellie Fund – and organization committed to Providing breast cancer support services free of charge to families across MA including transportation to medical appointments, childcare, housekeeping, groceries, and nutritious meals.  Efforts like this and the people behind it will never go out of style…

This year’s Spring Scene fashion show will be hosted by former New England Revolution heartthrob, Taylor Twellman and one of our favorite newscasters, Sara Underwood while fashions from Tobey Grey boutique take to the runway.  Guests can expect to enjoy complimentary wine alongside bites from Moody’s deli.

All proceeds from the event will benefit the Ellie Fund and their mission to providing support and services to women and families effected by breast cancer.

Last year’s event was a sellout so we highly recommend getting your tickets early…and spending more time on figuring out what you’re going to wear.


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We TASTE: We’ve Gone to Bed with Neuro

Get into bed with Neuro SLEEP and you'll never want to get out

Sleep. Is there really anything more important than it? At Revere, we strive to offer the best sleep possible in every guestroom for every guest (it’s all about heads in beds and we’ve seen our fair share of time differences that aren’t easy to shake!)  From a customizable pillow menu to luxurious linens and a second to none mattress we thought we had covered it all…that is until we got into bed with Neuro SLEEP.

Neuro SLEEP, is the first scientifically-based functional beverage that gives you the full night’s rest you need the natural way. Forget sugary additives and non-existent nutrients, Neuro SLEEP serves up the highest quality nature-derived ingredients that help you rest and recharge without the morning drag caused by traditional sleep aids.

Here’s the skinny (and we mean skinny – the drink on has 35 calories!) Neuro SLEEP is a non-carbonated blend of natural peach and apricot flavors containing melatonin, L-theanine, magnesium, and 5-HTP to lull you into a deep, relaxing sleep that leaves you feeling refreshed and ready to take on your next day in Boston…with all that the city has to offer, you need all the rest and relaxation you can get.

Still skeptical? Not to worry, over the next six weeks we’re stocking every guestroom with complimentary bottles of Neuro SLEEP.  Now all you have to do is check in to check out our new favorite “drink with a purpose.”  Trust us, once you get into bed with Neuro, you’ll never want to get out.

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WE HEAR: Typhoon Plays Emerald Lounge

Orchestra pop indie faves, Typhoon post acoustic set (photo credit Dragonfly Photography)

On Sunday, Portland, Oregon based indie rock group Typhoon treated guests and locals to a free 30 minute stripped down set in Emerald Lounge.  Typhoon is a fantastic band on the rise made up on an 11 members who produce a unique “Orchestra-pop” sound.  The band played the free show as a thank you to fans for selling out two shows on Saturday and Sunday at The Sinclair in Cambridge.  Listeners were treated to several songs followed by a meet and greet with the band. File under #ReverePerks.  Should we plan on more live music events at Emerald? Be sure to let us know via Twitter @RevereBoston and Facebook!


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EverSocializing: NYC DJ’s Flo & 4Five6 take over Emerald’s Turntables on Saturday, March 1st

DJ's Flo & 4Five6 Take over the turntables at Emerald Lounge on Saturday, March 1st

On Saturday, March 1st a couple of NYC’s brightest DJ’s will step behind the booth to cut their teeth at Emerald. When we say couple, we mean these two superstar DJ’s are dating – Florencia Galarza (DJ Flo) and Salvatore Carlino (4Five6) have been DJ’ing in not only some of NYC’s hottest venues but can also be found globetrotting to clubs around the world (Carlino just returned from a 2 month residency in Tokyo.)  The couple that spins together – stays together. And the two of them will keep the dance floor packed this Saturday.  Arrive early and stay late!


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We HEAR: These 5 awesome Irish venues to ring in St Patty’s Day in Boston

Raise a glass of Guinness at these Boston-based Irish faves

Boston is one of the best cities to celebrate St. Patrick Day.  A cultural melting pot with a rich history of Irish heritage an enough Irish pubs to keep your pint full of Guinness until next St. Patrick’s Day.  We’ve round up 5 of the best Irish outposts in Boston – where plenty of Irish music, fare, and of course, beer can be found for every lad and lassie in the city. 

McGreevy’s Boston

911 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02115
(617) 262-0911

McGreevy’s is one of the most iconic Irish bars in Boston’s Back Bay.  It’s the home of the Dropkick Murphys. Boston’s best sports bar.  America’s FIRST sports bar. The birthplace of the Royal Rooters and allegedly the birthplace of Red Sox Nation. Conveniently, it’s only 1,200 steps away from Fenway Park and the Boston House of Blues – where owners the Dropkick Murphy’s will be playing this St. Patty’s Day.  Most importantly, they’ve got one of the best St. Patrick’s Day parties in Boston!

The Lansdowne Pub

9 Lansdowne St

Boston, MA 02215

Lansdowne combines centuries of Irish culture and Boston heritage with some Lansdowne Street flair.  The pub boasts some excellent irish food a lively atmoshphere and regular live music and performances, steps away from Fenway Park.

The Bell in Hand Tavern

45 Union St

Boston, MA 02108

Know as America’s Oldest Tavern, Bell in Hand has been around since 1795. A gathering place for printers and politicians, sailors and students, it quickly became the most famous alehouse in the city and still draws quite a crowd of locals and visitors daily…but especially on St. Patrick’s Day where it sits lined next to a bevy of Irish Bars, including the famed Hennessy’s.

 MJ O’Connors Irish Pub

27 Columbus Ave.
Boston, MA 02116

MJ’s  is an especially poignant place to include as it’s Back Bay location is right around the corner from Revere.   Inside you’ll find a welcoming neighborhood pub where you can cozy up to a warm meal and a proper pint.  You can belly up to the bar at their Back Bay or Waterfront location, delivered double the Irish cheer (and beer!)

Emmet’s Irish Pub

6 Beacon St

Boston, MA 02108

Emmet’s Irish Pub and Restaurant located at in the heart of Beacon Hill is often referred to as one of the most authentic Irish Pubs in Boston, serving home-cooked Irish food, traditional music and an expansive and diverse beer and wine list.  Emmet’s hosts regular rugby watching parties and a delicious Sunday brunch.


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SMELL: Spring is in the Air at Boston’s Flower & Garden Show

Get up close and personal with the freshest scents of the season

The Boston Flower & Garden Show will return to the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston on Wednesday, March 12 through Sunday, March 16, 2014 with the theme “Romance in the Garden”. Whether it’s in the fairytale elegance of a royal rose garden or the sleek and sexy site of a modern meet up, romance will blossom in this year’s landscapes and floral designs.  We will be looking for inspiration for the rooftop where we anxiously await the bloom of our oversized potted plants and return of lush greenery!

The 2014 Boston Flower & Garden Show isn’t just for those with a green thumb.  The diverse and lively marketplace will also feature insightful talks and demonstrations by top garden writers, industry experts and creative local chefs, a diverse and lively marketplace featuring thousands of plants and hundreds of the newest gardening products, and new special events designed to illustrate the changing landscape of gardening.

Plant yourself at Revere after your time at the show with rates starting at $225.00!


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