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Press & Awards for the Beechwood Hotel

Press & Awards

Voted Best Brunch & Best Hotel - Worcester Living 2013
August, 2013

Yet again, Beechwood hotel has been voted as the best Brunch spot in Worcester by Worcester Living Magazine. We have also been voted best hotel in Worcester, keeping our age old tradition of going above and beyond our guests' expectations. With exceptional service, luxurious accommodations and our award-winning restaurant Ceres Bistro, it's no wonder why our hotel has remained at the top of the voters charts.


"Best Brunch" - City Living Mag "Best of 2011"
October 5, 2011

Well known for its luxury accommodations, the Beechwood Hotel’s Sunday brunch has earned its fourth consecutive nod for its Sunday Brunch. That’s when the Beechwood opens its doors to a delectable buffet-style brunch, including delightful breakfast selections, such as Texas-style French toast and cheese blintzes with fruit topping. With an expansive salad and seafood selection to accompany the meal, the Beechwood also offers omelet and waffle stations and a carving station with rotating specials each week. Polish off your meal with a light dessert. With assorted tortes, mini pastries, mousses, cookies, brownies, as well as a hot dessert, there are plenty of options to satisfy that sweet tooth. For those of age, enjoy a complimentary Bloody Mary, Screwdriver, Mimosa, or glass of champagne, too.


Voted "Best Hotel" - Worcester Living 2011
September 2011

The only four-diamond hotel in Central Massachusetts, the Beechwood delivers luxury accommodations in a unique setting, its round buildings creating rooms that are "just a little different," says General Manager Mark Waxler. It's an ideal place to host guests for a wedding or families arriving for graduations and parents' weekends at the local colleges. "We have outstanding service and quality for value," says Waxler. The legendary Sunday brunch, held every week from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., remains Worcester's definitive brunch, with made-to-order waffles, crepes and omelets, chilled shrimp and smoked salmon, hot entrees, breakfast fare and desserts. "You're not going to go away hungry," says Waxler.


Voted "Best Brunch" - Worcester Living 2011
September 2011

The legendary Sunday brunch, held every week from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., remains Worcester's definitive brunch, with made-to-order waffles, crepes and omelets, chilled shrimp and smoked salmon, hot entrees, breakfast fare and desserts. "You're not going to go away hungry," says Waxler.


Travel and Leisure Travel Guide
July 2011

Hilly terrain, beautiful old houses, and stately public buildings
distinguish Worcester, MA, the Beechwood Hotel’s under-the-radar
location and New England’s second-largest city, 40 miles west of Boston.
This former industrial city is entirely off the beaten track but has
surprising tourist appeal, and the 73-room Beechwood Hotel is a major
draw. It’s the only design hotel west of Boston, with an unusual
five-story round tower, built to echo the design of a nearby landmark
state hospital that’s since been destroyed. Rooms are done in
mix-and-match color schemes that feature creamy muted tones such as pale
avocado, straw, and café au lait, which allow the owners’ art
collection to shine. Don’t miss the framed Vanity Fair images from the 1860’s, on display in the bar area.


USCity.Net 4 star Rating
July, 2011

The Beechwood Hotel is Worcester's only luxury boutique hotel offering a
combination of world-class accommodations, award-winning dining and
impeccable personal service. Recent renovations in 2007 have added to
the hotel's charm, comfort and convenience, including luxurious, all
non-smoking guest rooms and suites, a 24-hour Business Center, fitness
room, gift shop and room service. Guest room amenities include: free
local and continental long distance phone calls, free guest room high
speed internet access, complimentary continental breakfast. In the
evening enjoy the Manager's Welcome Reception Sunday - Thursday. Plus
the Beechwood Hotel has over 7,500 square feet of flexible meeting
space. The hotel's quiet and tranquil campus-like setting is part of
Massachusetts Biotech Park, which is centrally located in Worcester.


Boston Magazine - Best Hotel of New England This Year
July 2011

Worcester's only boutique hotel is close to Highland and Shrewsbury streets, home to some of the best restaurants in the city. The Beechwood's modern amenities (e.g., iPod-friendly alarm clocks), impeccable service, and award-winning Harlequin Restaurant distinguish it from ho-hum hotel chains nearby.


City Living Magazine - Voted Best Hotel 3 Years in a Row
October 7, 2010

The accolades keep piling up for the Beechwood Hotel, now winners of
Best Hotel for three years in a row. The only boutique hotel in the city
of Worcester, the Beechwood Hotel stands within the growing Umass
biomedical complex as a symbol of the city’s rebirth. The hotel’s iconic
cylindrical shape hints at the lavish architecture throughout the
building. Crafted with stained glass windows, marble flooring, and
beautiful hardwoods, the Beechwood artfully blends past and present. The
hotel’s luxurious staterooms will satisfy any guests whether for a
night or an extended stay while the property’s other amenities –
including impressive business boardrooms, a Grand Ballroom, and the new
Ceres Bistro – provide everything you could want in a hotel.


City Living Magazine - Voted Best Conference Center 3 Years in a Row
October 7, 2010

If you’re looking to make a statement with your next business meeting,
make a reservation at the Beechwood Hotel. Chosen as Best Conference
Center for two years running, the Beechwood Hotel has even more to offer
business clients this year. The recently renovated conference centers
at the Beechwood Hotel provide the latest technology for the hotel’s
business guests, from parties as small as a simple business meeting to
large-scale conferences. With private board rooms and the Grand
Ballroom, the Beechwood Hotel is equipped to suit your business needs.
The newly-opened Ceres Bistro provides additional space to entertain
clients or host business meetings, with room on an outdoor patio, within
the 30-seat Ceres Club Room, or in the state-of-the-art executive
boardroom. Best of all, the Beechwood’s Circle Select Program gives
businesses superior accommodations and special corporate rates.


Dining Out Rating: 4 Stars By Jane Dickinson Worcester Magazine
June 18, 2001

On the Elegant Side

Too many times the complaint has been voiced that Worcester is in dire need of a quality, upscale restaurant that offers not only superior food but superb service and atmosphere as well. To all those who have raised the objection, a few simple words of advice: Run, do not walk, immediately to the Beechwood Hotel . . . you will not be disappointed.

Table for Two Rating: 4 Stars 
By Paul Bernard 
Worcester Business Journal 
June 18, 2001


Best of Worcester Rating: 5 Stars Editor's Pick Worcester Magazine
Spring 2001

Best Place to Get Hitched: Beechwood Hotel

The owners have done a remarkable job of making this lodging, meeting and dining facility, located next to the Biotech Park, one of the best around. They've playfully but tastefully decorated the place with colorful antique circus and carnival artifacts and images. They've even refurbished the carved woodwork and stained-glass widows from the old chapel at the Worcester City Hospital, which they bought at auction when the hospital was closed, installed them at one end of the massive two-section main function room. That way, you can get married in a church-like setting and then step right into your reception.