The Westin Waterfront Boston now requires Boskone to limit the types of food and snack items we can serve in the Con Suite. Specifically, we can no longer provide food items that need to be prepared by our staff, such as hard boiled eggs, cheese cubes, bagels, or the bread loaves we’ve provided in the past. The hotel requirements limit us to prepackaged snacks that come in individually wrapped packaging.
We are doing our best to provide reasonable snack choices including fruit, salty snacks, nuts, cookies, candy, and so on. In addition, we will still have plenty of coffee and hot water for tea, and have a variety of sodas and juices as we’ve done in the past. And the Con Suite will still be a relaxing, convivial space for you to enjoy them in the company of your fellow fans.
We have also been working with the Westin to expand their on-site restaurant hours, and they are also looking into expanding the hours of the Birch Bar.
The Westin has confirmed that individual convention members may bring food and non-alcoholic beverages from any on-site restaurant within the hotel to take away and bring into the function space to eat, including the Con Suite. Note, this is purely for individual people who need to grab a bite and eat quickly during/between sessions. However, you cannot bring food from restaurants that are outside of the hotel into function space or the Con Suite, though you can bring it into your own hotel guest room for consumption.
Current on-site Westin restaurant hours are:
Breakfast: 6:30 am-11:00 am
Lunch: 11:30 am-2:30 pm
Breakfast: 7:00 am-11:30 am
Lunch: 12:00 noon-3:00 pm
Breakfast: 7:00 am–12:00 noon
Lunch: 12:30 pm–3:00 pm
Open: 6:00 am–7:00 pm
Open: 3:00 pm–12:00 midnight
Open: 11:30 am–2:00 am
Sun–Thurs: 11:30 am–12:00 midnight
Fri–Sat: 11:30 am–1:00 am
Open: 4:30 pm–2:00 am
While not the perfect or ideal scenario, we hope these alternative options help in providing you the food you need in order to stay lively and healthy during the con!