Photos: Chinese New Year at Mandarin Oriental, Boston

Check out scenes from the February 15, 2018, event at Mandarin Oriental, Boston.

On Thursday, February 15, 2018, Boston’s business VIPs, Chinatown community leaders, and representatives from the events and hospitality industry came together to kick off the Chinese New Year at Five-Star Mandarin Oriental, Boston in the Back Bay. The year of the Earth Dog celebration featured a traditional lai see (fortune) tree, a signature Red Lotus cocktail from Bar Boulud, Asian-inspired cuisine, and a lively Lion Dance.

Among the attendees: the unofficial “mayors” of Chinatown, Frank and Billy Chin; Asian Community Development Corp. board member Nick Chau and his wife Eva; MSPCA-Angell honcho Carter Luke; reporters Rhondella Richardson and Janet Wu; Joslin Diabetes Center CEO, Dr. Peter Amenta; Boston Athletic Association CEO, Tom Grilk; Saks Fifth Avenue Marketing Director, Kathryn Green; Emerald Necklace Conservancy president, Karen Mauney-Brodek; HelgeCapital CEO, Oleg Uritsky; Gibson Sotheby’s executive, Glen Kelley; Mandarin Oriental, Boston’s General Manager, Philipp Knuepfer; and more.

Photos by Person + Killian Photography

Julia Knuepfer; Special Events and Corporate Partnership Manager at Spaulding Rehabilitation Network Amanda Ravens; Mandarin Oriental, Boston General Manager Philipp Knuepfer and Boston Athletic Association CEO Tom Grilk, and his wife, Nancy Fredrick. Philipp Knuepfer will run the 2018 Boston Marathon in support of Spaulding

The traditional Lion Dance

Rich DiMare and Vanessa Holroyd

Missy Pritchard, Trisha Ryan, Morgan Wentworth and Mary Kate Bertke (all of Great Hill Partners)

Greg Thomas, Dave O’Donnell, Greg Power, Lily Grant and Greg Piatelli