Haute Secrets: Bill Allard of Wheels Up

All private aviation was not created equally. Just ask Bill Allard, co-founder of Wheels Up, the exclusive private aviation partner of the Boston Red Sox. Wheels Up offers its members access to a fleet of luxury aircraft that includes a new King Air 350i and Citation Excel/XLS. To celebrate their partnership, last year they transformed the former on-site Absolut Clubhouse at Fenway Park into the “Wheels Up Clubhouse.”

Wheels Up
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Photo Credit: Wheels UpNew to Wheels Up is a member benefit with The Family Bell Company where families can manage their active lifestyles with top-notch caregivers. This unique amenity allows members access to childcare sitters for a date night, a TravelSitter for spring break, a full-time nanny for a new baby, or staffing for a corporate event. All Wheels Up members now receive a complimentary one-year Bell Family membership.

We recently caught up with Wheels Up co-founder and lifelong Boston resident Bill Allard to discuss some of his favorite restaurants, hotels and where to go on a romantic date.

Where were you born? Worcester, MA

How long in Boston? 25 years

Where do you live now? Cohasset, MA

Occupation? Co-founder, Wheels Up

Favorite Restaurant: Blue Ginger

Best Sushi: O Ya

Best Italian: Sorellina

Best dessert: Cannoli at Modern Pastry

Best place for a romantic date: Cocktails on Barton & Gray’s Hinckley Picnic Boat cruising Boston Harbor

Best Sunday brunch: Atlantica Restaurant, Cohasset, Ma

Best place for a power business meeting: Four Seasons Hotel, Bristol Lounge

If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend? The Verb Hotel post Sox game

Best place to buy Jewelry/Watches: Hingham Jewelers

Best Spa: The Spa at Chatham Bars Inn

Favorite Charity Event: Cooking Live with Ming Tsai

Favorite Cultural Institution: Museum of Fine Arts

Best Steakhouse: Grill 23

Best Pizza: Santarpio’s Pizza

Best Gym/Athletic Facility: Early morning run along the Cohasset shore (non winter)

Best Massage: Boston Bodyworker

Best Driving Service: Savoya

Best Museum/Exhibit: Museum of Science/ Body Worlds Exhibit

Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore: USS Constitution

Describe Boston in three words: Winners, Cultural, Historic

All-around favorite locale in Boston, whether a neighborhood, restaurant, venue, or other:  Wheels Up Clubhouse at Fenway Park

Best aspect of Boston: Red Sox, Patriots, Celtic and Bruins