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What to Read this Spring and Summer Season

As the warmer weather is set to take form over Boston we are excited for spring and summer reading outdoors! Here’s a few suggestions from our XV Beacon family. Happy Reading!


The Hotel Nantucket

The Hotel Nantucket Cover Book by Elin Hilderbrand

by Elin Hilderbrand

This is one of our favorite books that she has written. Especially because it relates to our industry and we will give you a hint, we are mentioned in the book! Highly recommend!

Recommend by: Kara Smith, Director of Sales & Marketing



World Travel

World Travel Novel cover of the book

by Anthony Bourdain

Being a huge fan of the late Anthony Bourdain and someone travels for pleasure a lot throughout the year, I chose this book. It wasn’t until after I bought the book I realized his assistant wrote the novel. If you are into travel and learning about different cultures and food, than you will enjoy this book. Another amazing book that is written by Anthony Bourdain than I would recommend Kitchen Confidential.

Recommended by: Mat Chu, Director of Revenue & Reservations



Unreasonable Hospitality

novel cover book.

by Will Guidara

How could we not include this a national bestselling book? This is why we are in this business! Essential lessons in hospitality for every business, from the former co-owner of legendary restaurant Eleven Madison Park.

Recommended by: Amy Finsilver, General Manager



The Maidens

book cover of The Maidens by Alex Michaelides

by Alex Michaelides

As someone who love to read about murder mysteries this one is on the top of the list. The author ties together Greek mythology, murder, and obsession brilliantly.

Recommended by: Myriam Jaber, Director of Hotel Operations



The Midnight Ride

book cover of The midnight ride by Ben Mezrich

by Ben Mezrich

From the celebrated, New York Times bestselling author comes a commercial thriller of an MIT grad student who unwittingly uncovers the hidden connection between the Gardner Museum heist and the most fascinating secret in American history. We love that he is a Massachusetts local too!

Recommended by: Bekim Haziri, Director of Housekeeping



The Traveler’s Gift

book cover The Traveler's Gift

by Andy Andrews

The Traveler’s Gift offers a modern day parable of one man’s choices—and the attitudes that make the difference between failure and success.

Recommended by: Amy Finsilver, General Manager


Concierge Tip: There is a wonderful bookstore tucked into the Beacon Hill neighborhood that we recommend stopping by to check out some of these top favorites. For more information please visit them at Beacon Hill Books & Cafe.

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