Mandarin Oriental Boston Hotel (Home of Bar Boulud) May Be Heading to Auction Block
A high-end Back Bay hotel that is home to a relatively new French restaurant appears to be headed toward the auction block.
The Boston Globe is reporting that Irish Bank Resolution Corp. is looking to sell the Mandarin Oriental Boston hotel on Boylston Street and is seeking approval of an auction from a bankruptcy judge. The article says that IRBC, which came to be after Anglo Irish Bank Corp. was dissolved and nationalized by the Irish government, is hoping to sell the property while the real estate market in Boston is still hot, and that some of the hotel's apartments have already been put up for sale as condos.
The hotel, which is run by the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, is home to Bar Boulud, a high-end restaurant that Chef Daniel Boulud opened last September. (The original Bar Boulud opened in New York in 2008.)
The Mandarin Oriental Boston and Bar Boulud are located at 776 Boylston Street by the Prudential Center.
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