Sublime design—and chocolate—await guests in The Ritz Carlton, Boston’s Club Lounge.
It’s not just the Friday night chocolate fondue that captured our hearts at the new Club Lounge at The Ritz-Carlton, Boston; the interior design is even more of a feast—for the eyes. Perched on the top floor of the hotel, the 1,500-square-foot lounge was created to serve as a “cozy haven with a luxurious, residential feel,” according to Gonzalo Bustamante, the studio leader of Rockwell Group, an award-winning architecture and design firm. For starters, a custom wood and stone pantry, complete with cast bronze hardware, invites guests to watch live cooking demos and choose their dining options. A seating area beckons with comfy couches and plush poufs, along with a fabulously huge farm dining table perfect for late-night conversations and laughs. For worker bees, an intimate business center welcomes guests in style with a soothing palette of blue accents and old-world lanterns. “What we find is that guests really don’t have to leave the Club for any particular reason,” says The Ritz-Carlton, Boston’s general manager, William Bunce. Especially since Rice Krispies treats are part of the fondue buffet. 10 Avery St., ritzcarlton.com/boston