Host Neighborhood (Back Bay)
The ‘Hynes’ is located in the affluent Back Bay neighborhood. The area, a marshy bay that was filled in during the 19th century, is known for its tree-lined streets of Victorian brownstones, the Boston Public Library, the International Style Prudential Building (a skyscraper known colloquially as the Pru), shopping (Newbury and Boylston Streets as well as two shopping malls – Copley Place and Prudential Center), upscale hotels and restaurants. The Back Bay’s waterfront (Charles River Esplanade) is a haven for runners, cyclists, and a delightful spot to watch sailboats and rowers. Bordering Back Bay to the east, Boston Common (established in 1634) and Boston’s Public Garden (established in 1837) are the first public park and first public botanical garden in the country. The two adjacent parks form a peaceful green oasis in the heart of the city and make for the quintessential Boston stroll just minutes away from the Hynes.