Haute Secrets Boston: Jim Carmody, VP & GM of The Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center

One of the hautest destinations in Boston is the Seaport District, best known for its impressive collection of restaurants complete with waterfront views. At the heart of the region is the Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center that first made a home here well before knowing what the area would become. With the nearby Boston Convention & Exhibition Center enticing events to the area, the hotel, which is home to one of our favorite restaurants, TAMO Bistro + Bar, remains a standout as one of the “greenest” hotels in the country.

Jim CarmodyPhoto Credit: Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center

We recently caught up with the hotel’s General Manager, Jim Carmody, to find out what he loves most about Boston.

Where were you born:  Dorchester

How long in Boston:  35 years

Neighborhood:  Milton

Occupation:  Vice President and General Manager of the Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center

Favorite Legendary Restaurants:  Radius and Biba

Best Sushi:  o ya

Best Italian:  Il Capricco

Best dessert:  Crème brulee

Best place for a romantic date:  Outdoor patio of Oleana

Best Sunday brunch:  Gaslight

Best place for a power business meeting:  Aura restaurant at the Seaport Hotel for breakfast

If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend?  Seaport Hotel!

Favorite shopping venue/boutique:  Filene’s Basement

Favorite place to buy jewelry/watches:  Jewelers Building

Best Spa:  Green Tangerine

Favorite Charity Event:  Leave No One Behind dinner to support the New England Center for Homeless Veterans

Favorite Cultural Event:  Any live theater

Favorite Cultural Institution:  Museum of Fine Arts

Best Pizza:  Giordano’s, Chicago

Best Lunch:  Kelly’s Roast Beef

Best Gym/Athletic Facility:  Wave Health & Fitness

Best Massage:  Spratt Muscular Therapy

Best Limousine/Driving Service:  BostonCoach

Best Museum/Exhibit:  Museum of Science Planetarium

Describe Boston in three words:  Dynamic, young, smart

Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore:  Freedom Trail

All-around favorite spot in Boston:  Outdoor deck of Sam’s restaurant

Best Aspect of Boston: Overall diversity