Formerly the Taj, and perhaps more fondly remembered as “the old Ritz,” The Newbury Boston has been completely reimagined from the main entrance all the way up to its glassed-in rooftop restaurant. Join us on May 13th as we hear from the experts who took this 1927-era building sited on a 0.35 acre site and gave it a new lease on life with updated commons areas, new system, fewer but larger rooms and a relocated main entrance.
And don't forget about networking! This panel will be held in the Zoom meeting format which will allow attendees to see, and interact with, each other during the program.
Vickie Alani is a Principal at CBT with over 30 years of experience in architecture and interior design for projects nationally and internationally. An expert in multi-family residential and hospitality design, Vickie approaches her work with the fluidity and interconnectivity with which people live today. Regarded for her forward-thinking approach and lifestyle expertise, Vickie is a frequent contributor to the larger discourse on changing residential trends and how to design for an evolving culture. A prominent voice in the design community, she has been featured internationally at conferences and in interviews for her industry-leading incite. Augmenting Vickie’s work is her passion for mentorship and cross-discipline collaboration.
Michael Lamphier is a Senior Vice President with JLL and has successfully completed a wide range of projects from large scale mixed-use developments to interior renovations in the Boston and New England area. In addition to the Newbury Hotel, Michael is currently the project executive for the MGM Music Hall working for Fenway Sports Group and several repositioning and renovations projects for Schneider Electric. Michael’s expertise is delivering complex, multi-disciplined projects under aggressive schedule, financial and political pressures. Prior to his 14 years with JLL Michael was a registered professional civil and geotechnical engineer focused on high profile public sector projects including the CA/T tunnel and MBTA expansion.
Carlos Bueno is the Managing Director at The Newbury Boston, leading the opening team of Boston’s newest luxury hotel and one of the most legendary properties in the city. Showing interest in the hospitality field from a young age, Mr. Bueno enrolled at Johnson & Wales, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Hotel Management. Mr. Bueno’s career has taken him to a variety of iconic luxury hotels across North America. His career started at The Waldorf Astoria and led him to hold food and beverage leadership positions at Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, The Ritz-Carlton San Juan, The Plaza in New York, and as Director of Food and Beverage at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. Always drawn to the allure of Boston, Mr. Bueno relocated to the city as Director of Food and Beverage at the Boston Harbor Hotel. Shortly after joining that team, he was promoted to Director of Operations at this Five-Diamond property. Following Boston Harbor Hotel, Mr Bueno served as Hotel Manager at the historic Fairmont Copley Plaza in Boston’s Back Bay. In 2016, Mr. Bueno took the role of General Manager at the Taj Boston, and since that time has lead the hotel through its lobby to roof renovation and its transformation to become The Newbury Boston. Named Massachusetts Lodging Association’s General Manager of the Year, he is active in the community and serves on the board of the Back Bay Association. Recently recognized on Travel + Leisure’s 2021 "It List," which highlights the best new hotels around the world, The Newbury Boston is set to open in May 2021. Mr Bueno resides in Brookline with his wife, two daughters and labradoodle, Apollo.