Photos: Chinese New Year at the Mandarin Oriental, Boston

Check out scenes from the February 7, 2019, Chinese New Year kick off at the Mandarin Oriental, Boston.

On Thursday, February 7, Boston’s business leaders, Chinatown arts and community leaders, reps from the events and hospitality industry, and many more came together to kick off the Chinese New Year at the Mandarin Oriental, Boston. The Year of the Earth Pig celebration featured a traditional lai see (fortune) tree, custom Chinese calligraphy for guests, and a lively Lion Dance.

The annual party recognized the luxury hotel’s 10th anniversary in Boston too, with remarks by Mandarin Oriental, Boston GM Philipp Knuepfer. Also on hand, world-renowned Chef Daniel Boulud, presenting a roasted suckling pig and other delicacies from the hotel’s Bar Boulud. Among the attendees included reporter Janet Wu; Boston Athletic Association executive director Tom Grilk; Saks Fifth Avenue Marketing Director Kathryn Green; Emerald Necklace Conservancy president Karen Mauney-Brodek; Kwong Kow Chinese School Board Chair Theresa Tsoi; MFA Fashion Arts Curator Michelle Finamore; Mass. Office of Travel & Tourism boss Francois Nivaud; Ben and Tonya Mezrich; newly retired head of the GBCVB Pat Moscaritolo; real estate mogul Michael Carucci; party planner extraordinaire Lynn Dale, and more.

Photography by Person + Killian Photography

Members of the Mandarin Oriental, Boston Team: Marcel Li, director of food & beverage; Greg O’Neill, director of security; Philipp Knuepfer, general manager; Katharina Berchtold, director of rooms; Roberto Marchetto, hotel manager; and Kenneth Ng, director of marketing and commerce

Bloomberg News Reporter Janet Wu and Mandarin Oriental, Boston general manager Philipp Knuepfer

Chef Daniel Boulud at work, preparing to carve the whole roasted suckling pig for guests

Merrill Robichaud of Spaulding Rehabilitation Network, Boston Athletic Association executive director Tom Grilk, and Amanda Ravens and Lindsay Cadigan, both of Spaulding Rehabilitation Network

Michael Carucci, CEO of The Carucci Group of Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty, Arthur Winn, founder of WinnCompanies, and Mandarin Oriental, Boston general manager Philipp Knuepfer

Fashionista and author Tonya Mezrich and husband and best-selling author Ben Mezrich; Mandarin Oriental, Boston general manager Philipp Knuepfer

Linda Matzkin and Tamar Frieze of Two Eight Four Weddings & Events