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Winter Promotion at the Kendall Hotel

WinterPkg-popupStay at the Kendall Hotel this winter and enjoy our fabulous perks.

Our Winter Promotion Includes:

  • Deluxe accommodations
  • Parking included
  • Two T-shirts
  • $25 food voucher to Black Sheep
  • Pack of 4 tickets to Kendall Square Skating Rink

Select the “Winter Break Package” rate to book!

Rates start at $169.00
Promotion expires: April 13, 2014

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Anime fans: Don’t miss the Boston convention!

Anime_LogoJapanese animation, comics, and pop culture will be celebrated at Anime Boston, a three-day convention to be held March 21-23 at the Hynes Convention Center and Boston Sheraton.

Sponsored by the New England Anime Society, this lively event includes art exhibits, video screenings, game shows, discussion panels and workshops, a music video contest, karaoke, a masquerade ball, and more. Special guests will include anime artists, directors, and voiceover actors.

You’re probably familiar with anime even if you think you aren’t. It’s a uniquely Japanese art form with a distinctive look and feel. Originally inspired by animated Disney films in the 50s, anime has captivated fans all over the world.

Dressing up and role-playing is part of the fun of Anime Boston, so be prepared to encounter some very colorful characters – or go as one yourself! (See the Anime Boston website for costume guidelines.)

If you’re staying with us at the Kendall Hotel, Hynes Convention center is a short subway ride away. Just hop on the Red Line across the street from us, transfer to the Green Line and get off at Copley Square or Hynes Convention Center. For more information on Anime Boston, visit the official website. To reserve a room with us, click here.

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Get a sneak preview of summer at the New England Boat Show

Just when winter in New England starts to wear out its welcome, it’s time for the 2014 New England Boat Show, to be held Feb. 22 through March 2 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.

Visitors can check out hundreds of new sailboats and powerboats, along with boating gear, marine electronics, accessories, clothing and more. Daily seminars and interactive clinics will cover such topics as engine maintenance, fuel economy, and fiberglass repair. A special exhibit will showcase charts and maps from New England’s maritime past and demonstrate how nautical chart-making influenced our nation’s history.

The New England Boat Show is the largest show of its kind in the Northeast, with over 300,000 square feet of exhibition space. There’s something for every budget and level of expertise.

As always, Kendall Hotel guests can enjoy stress-free transportation into Boston (and no parking hassles!) via the Red Line subway, which stops right across from our front door. Admission to the boat show is $15 for adults and free for kids under 15.

For more info and a schedule of boat show events, see the official website.

Click here to book a room with us at the Kendall Hotel.

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Speakeasy Circus celebrates the Roaring 20s with a new twist

If you missed the sold-out performance of the Speakeasy Circus during Boston’s Outside The Box Festival last July, here’s your chance to catch it at Oberon in Cambridge this winter. Presented by the Boston Circus Guild, the Speakeasy Circus is a high-energy, crowd-pleasing production that mixes dance and jazz singing with breathtaking feats of acrobatics – now with all-new acts and characters.

Upcoming performances are on Dec. 30, Jan. 3, and Feb. 7. Following the last show of each evening, the audience is invited to stay for a roaring ‘20s dance party. Thematic costumes are encouraged!

Located at Arrow Street and Massachusetts Ave., Oberon is the second stage of the American Repertory Theater, regularly featuring offbeat and experimental performances. It’s an easy subway ride from the Kendall Hotel (take the red line to Harvard Square). For tickets and schedule info, visit the A.R.T. website. To book a room with us at the Kendall Hotel, click here.

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Help Re-Enact the Boston Tea Party on Dec 16th

Even in a town as history-rich as Boston, some anniversaries are special. Like the 240th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party – that famous political demonstration that helped ignite the Revolutionary War.

On December 16, 1771, colonial activists swarmed aboard ships carrying tea from Britain and dumped the cargo into Boston Harbor. They were protesting British rule and the monarchy’s policy of “taxation without representation.” Their act of defiance was followed by a clampdown by the British, which prompted further resistance by the colonists… and we all know how that ended.

Celebrate the 240th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party this Dec. 16 by watching a re-enactment at the very sites where the rebellion took place. Start at the Old South Meeting House at 6:30 p.m. and join the revolutionaries – including Paul Revere, John Hancock, and Samuel Adams – in their debate against the loyalists to the crown. Then accompany a procession to Griffin’s Wharf (with fife and drum) and see the Sons of Liberty spill the despised tea into Boston Harbor.

Tickets to the event include seating at the Old South Meeting House and at a reserved viewing area along Boston’s waterfront. Click here for more information and tickets. Space is limited, so book early!

At The Kendall Hotel, we’re just a quick subway ride from Boston’s greatest historic landmarks. We’re the ideal place for your home base while you’re enjoying the sights and sounds of Boston. Click here to book a room.

 

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Stay at Kendall for the 2013 Head of the Charles

The best rowing teams in the world are set to compete in the 2013 Head of the Charles regatta on Oct. 19-20. Started in 1965, the event now attracts more than 9,000 participants and 300,000 spectators. It’s a perfect opportunity to get outside and enjoy a lovely fall weekend in New England!

Spectators line the banks and bridges along the challenging three-mile course, which begins at the Boston University Boathouse and finishes just after the Eliot Bridge by the Artesani Playground in Brighton. Here in Cambridge, we’re lucky to have a prime viewing location at the course’s halfway mark – the Weld Exhibition. This great vantage point, near Harvard’s Weld Boathouse, features local food vendors, live music, and a carnival atmosphere. Best of all, it’s a short subway ride away from The Kendall Hotel, so there’s no need to find parking (which is always scarce this weekend).

Or if you like, take the subway into the city and stake out a spot at Reunion Village on the Boston side of the river. Reunion Village includes alumni tents, plenty of food and drink, and play-by-play commentary on all the races.

Head of the Charles is always a festive time in Cambridge, and here at the Kendall Hotel, we’re excited to be part of the fun! To book a room with us, click here. To learn more about the Head of the Charles races and events, check out their website.

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Million Dollar Quartet comes to Boston

Fans of musical theater have something to cheer about this October. The Tony Award-winning musical Million Dollar Quartet will be playing at the Citi Emerson Colonial Theatre on Boylston Street in Boston from Oct. 8 through Oct. 20.

The show is based on an incredible true story: in December of 1956, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins gathered at Sun Records studio in Memphis for what was surely one of the greatest impromptu recording sessions in rock ‘n’ roll history. These four rock n’ roll icons, in various stages of their careers, acted as backup musicians for each other while just below the surface, everyone was struggling for professional survival. Million Dollar Quartet weaves riveting performances of hits like “Who Do You Love?” “Hound Dog,” Blue Suede Shoes,” “I Walk the Line,” and “Great Balls of Fire” with a story of simmering resentments, betrayal, and triumph.

Reviews of Million Dollar Quartet have been ecstatic, comparing the show with feel-good jukebox musicals like “Jersey Boys” and “Mamma Mia.” The performance is suitable for all ages, but it holds special appeal for aficionados of classic rock ‘n’ roll (you know who you are)!

Here at the Kendall Hotel, we’re a convenient subway ride away from the Citi Emerson Colonial Theatre and all the wonderful entertainment Boston has to offer. For tickets and information on Million Dollar Quartet, visit the Citi Performing Arts Center website. To book a room with us this October or anytime, click here.

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Exciting opportunity to see the Dead Sea Scrolls in Boston

Portions of the Dead Sea Scrolls, one of the most stunning archaeological finds of the last century, are on display at the Boston Museum of Science now through Oct. 14, 2013.

The exhibit presents 20 rare fragments from the scrolls, including the earliest known Biblical writings ever found, along with their English translations and explanations of each scroll’s significance. Some of these documents have never before been exhibited in North America.

The story of the scrolls’ discovery is amazing unto itself: they were found in 1947 by a Bedouin goat herder, who stumbled into a hidden cave along the shore of the Dead Sea. Inside the cave were priceless texts that had not seen the light of day for 2,000 years.

The Boston Museum of Science exhibit also showcases an extensive collection of antiquities from Israel, including a three-ton stone from the Western Wall in Jerusalem, textiles, coins, carvings, weapons, ceramics, jewelry, and more. A replica of a four-room house provides a glimpse of life in ancient times, from religious rituals to meal preparation. The museum is offering hands-on activities and other special programs to complement the Dead Sea Scroll exhibit. Click here for a full schedule.

Admission to this special event is by timed ticket only, and advance reservations are recommended. Visit the museum website for more information.

Click here to reserve tickets.

The Museum of Science is less than 2 miles from The Kendall Hotel and easily accessible by train.

If you’re a history enthusiast visiting Boston from out of town, you’re sure to appreciate the Kendall Hotel in nearby Cambridge. Formerly a Victorian firehouse, the Kendall has been transformed into a charming and comfortable boutique hotel, just steps away from the Red line subway station and a quick ride into the heart of Boston. Click here to book a room.

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Experience Boston in a new way: Stay at Kendall and take a harbor cruise

There are lots of ways to see Boston, but nothing beats viewing it from the deck of a ship. A variety of vessels ply the waters around the city: you can choose a tall ship or a luxury yacht, enjoy a daytime or evening excursion, or be accompanied by historic interpretation, cocktails and fine dining, even fireworks.

No matter which cruise you take, you’re in for incredible views of the Boston skyline.

If you’ve always wanted to experience the romance of a tall ship, the schooners Liberty Clipper and Liberty Star sail at multiple times each day and evening from Boston’s Central Wharf. Passengers can help haul the sails or just relax and enjoy the voyage. Don’t miss the 4th of July fireworks cruise and the annual tall ship races. For more information, visit the Liberty Fleet of Tall Ships website.

For a taste of opulence, try the Odyssey, a three-deck luxury yacht with an elegant open-air observation deck. A nightly dinner cruise features fine cuisine and dancing to live music, or participate in one of several themed cruises such as a Sunday champagne and chocolate brunch. Click here for tickets and a full schedule.

Boston Harbor Cruises operates a fleet of sightseeing vessels offering unique glimpses into Boston’s maritime past and present. The USS Constitution tour visits “Old Ironsides” at its berth in the Charlestown Navy Yard. A Boston Tea Party Cruise sails through the area where the famed protest took place. Or take a tour of Boston’s historic lighthouses, including Boston Light, the oldest lighthouse station in America. Click here for tickets and information.

After a day of sightseeing, come stay with us at the Kendall. We’re an elegant boutique hotel a stone’s throw away from the Red Line subway stop, which takes you right into the heart of Boston and all it has to offer. Contact us for more information or to book a room.

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‘Boston Strong’ Benefit Concert to Raise Money for The One Fund Boston

Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith will rock the stage in Boston on May 30.

Boston Strong’ benefit concert to feature star-studded lineup with Aerosmith, New Kids on the Block, Carole King, James Taylor, more.

The star-studded event will take place at Boston’s TD Garden on May 30. Tickets go on sale Monday May 6 at 10 a.m.

A burly line up of bands will play a “Boston Strong” benefit concert this month – with all funds going to help those most affected by the tragic events of April 15. All monies will go to The One Fund Boston, set up by Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino.

Beantown faves like Aerosmith, the J. Geils Band, New Kids on the Block, Extreme, and the band Boston will be joined by a host of American stars, like Carole King, James Taylor, Jason Aldean, Jimmy Buffett, and Godsmack, along with comics Dane Cook and Steven Wright.

Purchase tickets though LiveNation.com and Tickemaster.com.

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