Amy Finsilver has always been attracted to the hotel industry. She got her start at Marriott Long Wharf Hotel in Boston as Director of Guest Services, then moved on to Chief Concierge at Four Seasons Hotel Boston. She first joined XV Beacon on the opening team as Assistant General Manager in 1999, then rejoined the hotel later on as General Manager, a post she holds today.
We sat down with Amy to get to know a little more about her, and her favorite spots in the hotel and around Boston.
What makes 15 Beacon so special?
In addition to the genuine and intuitive service enthusiastically provided by the most exceptional team of employees, XV Beacon feels like one’s own residence where privacy, relaxation and comfort are abundant. Customize amenities in sophisticated design with cutting edge technology create a productive yet soothing atmosphere.
What is the best time of year to visit the hotel?
Fall a summer are Boston’s peak season for visitors due to the warm weather activities and glorious fall foliage, however the winter months are the best time to stay at XV Beacon to get the most out of your hotel experience. Once wrapped in our cashmere throw after a soothing Jacuzzi bath with delicious meal from room service on the way, cozy up and relax in front of your fireplace to begin your respite; watch the movie or your choice our 50” Smart HD TVs or utilize our complimentary Wi-Fi to catch up on emails or work. You will never want to leave your room.
What is your favorite spot in the hotel?
I like taking a seat in our intimate lobby next to the fire and admire the handsome and stunning interior with sensuous scent while embracing the energy exuding from the interactions between our guests and staff. I also love our seasonal roof deck to capture a breath of fresh air and take in an amazing view of both Boston and Cambridge. It is invigorating.
What the one thing every visitor must do while they’re in Boston?
Stay with us and let our expert Concierges plan the most memorable visit; a private historical tour, our Lexus house car to the MFA & Isabella Stewart Gardner, viewing the secret garden in the Boston Public library, antiquing and shopping on Charles Street, a Celtics/Bruins game at the Garden or a tour of the Red Sox’s Fenway Park, bike along the Esplanade/Charles River, walk the Freedom trail, dine at numerous award winning restaurants.
I am partial to a stroll through the Beacon Hill neighborhood. Beacon Hill is a peaceful oasis nestled in the center of our bustling city, laden with cobblestones and gas street lights, the brick town houses are both quaint and magnificent. From the housing of slaves via underground railroad to our present Secretary of State’s home, incredible architectural and history abounds throughout. Unique shops and excellent restaurants line Charles Street. It is wonderful for a bite to eat or to peruse the boutiques.
Have questions for Amy or any other member of the Fifteen Beacon family? Check in and let us know. We can’t wait to welcome you!