NEW ENGLAND

Boston is one of the oldest and most historic cities in the US, as it played a large part in the American Revolution. The area is not only known for its historic significance, but for being a college town and a capital city for innovation. Harvard, MIT, Start Ups and Fortune 500 companies alike all call Boston Home. From famous tourist attractions like the Freedom Trail and Fenway Park to hidden gems like the home of Beacon Hill and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Beyond the Brownstones, Boston is also home to chic nightlife and a far from conservative culinary scene. There is a wide array of spectacular venues, world-renowned restaurants, unforgettable attractions, remarkable hotels and impressive convention space for your next event. Located near convenient transportation hubs, Boston is easily accessible by plane, train or automobile.

The coastlines of Westerly, Rhode Island and Portland, Maine are located within hours of Boston’s city limits. The gilded mansions of Newport and the culinary styling of Providence round out a trip to Rhode Island. Just east of Rhode Island, the bustle of Hartford, the cultural capital of New Haven and the quiet, serene seaside village of Mystic complete a trip to Connecticut. Visit Vermont and enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the Queeche Gorge, witness the beautiful foliage colors in the Fall, sample the sweet maple syrup or test the limits in a hot air balloon. The nearby White Mountain Range of New Hampshire is New England’s playground. Enjoy activities year round from skiing and snowshoeing to horseback riding and ATV trail riding; there is no shortage of things to do in the great outdoors. Last but not least, we have the spectacular sights of Maine. Explore the terrain hiking around Acadia National Park near Bar Harbor, hop on a lobster boat in Portland and enjoy the serenity of the North Atlantic in Cape Elizabeth. New England truly has something for everyone.

In addition to being a Top 25 DMC by Special Events Magazine, AlliedPRA New England has most recently been awarded with the 2018 ADMEI Award for Best Innovative Event Under $50,000. AlliedPRA New England is also a three-time finalist of the Association of Destination Management Executives International Achievement Awards.

At AlliedPRA New England, we understand there is only one chance to create that once-in-a-lifetime memory and get it right! Our creative and enthusiastic destination management professionals are dedicated to making the flawless execution of your event appear effortless. With us, our clients have peace of mind and a true partner in creating unforgettable events throughout New England.

Destinations we serve: Boston and the surrounding areas of New England

Massachusetts: Boston, Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, Springfield and Worcester
Connecticut: Hartford, Mystic and New Haven
Maine: Bar Harbor, Cape Elizabeth and Portland
New Hampshire: Manchester, Portsmouth and White Mountains
Rhode Island: Newport, Providence and Westerly

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David Choate, Boston, New England DMC Professional

David Choate, Chief Operating Officer

David is the Chief Operating Officer of AlliedPRA New England.  He has served in this capacity since the company’s inception in 2009 providing clients unique New England experiences for event, incentive and meeting programs. Additionally, David oversees the day-to-day operations of AlliedPRA New England’s parent company’s event management, public relations, and sports marketing teams.  David is an authority on tall ship festival and sailing regatta management.  He has managed large scale public maritime festivals in the US, Europe and South America.  David is an avid sailor and spends as much time as he can at his… Read More

David is the Chief Operating Officer of AlliedPRA New England.  He has served in this capacity since the company’s inception in 2009 providing clients unique New England experiences for event, incentive and meeting programs. Additionally, David oversees the day-to-day operations of AlliedPRA New England’s parent company’s event management, public relations, and sports marketing teams.  David is an authority on tall ship festival and sailing regatta management.  He has managed large scale public maritime festivals in the US, Europe and South America.  David is an avid sailor and spends as much time as he can at his family’s home in Newport, Rhode Island.

Get in touch: David Choate

NEW ENGLAND: OUR PICKS

Top things to do

World Class Sailing, Newport, RI

Just like an America’s Cup Sailor, you can sail the Newport Harbor on a 12 meter yacht. Private charters are available for events or as a unique team-building experience for groups. Plan your 2018 trip accordingly and you might be able to catch the prestigious Volvo Ocean Race. From May 8 through 20, Newport is home to the only North American port of this round-the-world race!

Rowing on the Charles River, Boston, MA

Boston’s famous Head of the Charles Regatta will have spectators lining the banks of the Charles River October 21-22, 2018. If you can’t make it to see the races, guests can learn how to Row on the Charles River through a corporate team-building program. After introducing rowing technique on land, guests will get into their teams and onto the water. The focus of this activity is on working together and having fun! Teams row up and down the Charles until they get the hang of the sport and then they race in a Regatta style format.

Après Ski Party

After a long day of skiing on one of New England’s famous mountains guests meet in the Ski Lodge for a fun themed event that full transforms the day-time meeting space to an evening of fun! From local craft beers to culinary comfort food masterpieces this theme works at any New England mountain destination.

World Class Museums

From the Museum of Fine Arts to the Museum of Science and everything in between – there is something for everyone!
One of our favorite hidden gems is the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum! This museum opened in 1903 and is a vision. Designed by Isabella herself, this inverted Venetian palace is home to more than 7500 paintings, sculptures, furniture, textiles, silver, ceramics, 1500 rare books, and 7000 archival objects.

Alpine Adventure

Soar above the treetops in some of New England’s premiere ski country resorts. Whether you are looking for an adrenaline filled zipline, a scenic canopy tour, or a challenging rope course, there are so many ways to enjoy the great outdoors. Ziplining and canopy tours are great ways to get a rarely seen bird’s eye view of the majestic mountains and forests of New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine.

Golfing in Cape Cod

Hit the links at one of the finest and most prestigious clubs in the nation, the Cape Cod National Golf Club. Although the club is private, guests staying at the Wequassett Resort are offered access.

Red Sox Game

Come see the World Series champions in action at Fenway Park! Make sure to grab a beer at Bleacher Bar, located beneath the bleachers in center field. Don’t worry about missing any of the action, there is a large window that looks directly through center field into the park.

Top places to eat

City Winery

City Winery is one of Boston’s newest venues, restaurants and concert halls. With CW wine on tap, small plates, share plates and a pizza oven – there is something for everyone! Guest can chat with winemakers, take a tour, have a tasting or catch one of the many concerts in their intimate concert venue.

Shojo, Boston, MA

Boston’s Chinatown has everything you would expect to find, but Shojo is anything but expected. The taro tots and “If You Like It Put a Wing on It” Sapporo Soaked Wingz point to creative menu offerings that mix traditional Asian flavors with new American style. With brick walls, reclaimed wood tables, and graffiti inspired Asian murals, Shojo is ushering in a modern Chinatown experience with an Asian gastro pub mix of small plates and craft cocktails that set this apart from the rest.

Loretta's Last Call, Boston, MA

A country fried honky tonk deep in the heart of…Fenway? Loretta’s Last Call on Boston’s famed Lansdowne Street is serving up hearty portions of Southern fried favorites and live music. Enjoy down home classics that include fried green tomatoes and slow smoked brisket or line dance the night away with complimentary lessons on Tuesday nights.

Midtown Oyster Bar, Newport, RI

Looking for oysters and atmosphere? Midtown Oyster Bar is the answer. Located in downtown Newport, Midtown Oyster Bar serves up the freshest local seafood in a rustic yet refined space that spans three floors. The two outdoor decks are the perfect place for al fresco dining and locals know to stop by on Tuesdays for Champagne and Shells- a sampling of fresh-shucked oysters and a glass of bubbly.

Infinity Music Hall and Bistro, Hartford, CT

Enjoy music and a show in Hartford’s newest dining destination. Infinity Music Hall features a 500-seat venue with a variety of local and national acts, but the real star of the show is the venue’s contemporary American restaurant -Infinity Bistro. Elevated bistro fare includes creative small plates, pastas, and flatbreads that have become an instant favorite with locals and visitors looking for dinner and a show.

Liquid Art House, Boston, MA

Part restaurant and part gallery, Liquid Art House is one of the most innovative and atmospheric additions to the Boston restaurant scene. The interior features rotating art shows of local, emerging and established artists so guests will never have the same experience twice. Artistically composed plates and communal roasts anchor an internationally influenced menu that is both beautiful and delicious.

22 Bowens, Newport

Enjoy a world-class steak dinner amid bustling downtown Newport, RI. 22 Bowen’s features USDA Prime Beef and New England’s finest seafood in a classic and trendy atmosphere. This is a great spot for alfresco dining — a great meal and an amazing view of the busy harbor.

Gracie’s, Providence

Dine at Providence’s only AAA Four-Diamond awarded restaurant, Gracie’s. Located in downtown Providence, Gracie’s offers a seasonally inspired menu and the freshest ingredients. Check out oen of their wine dinners for an evening of delicious cuisine and wine pairings.

Spiced Pear, Newport

Known for their six and nine course tasting menus, the Spiced Pear is a foodie’s dream come true. Located in the stunning Charler at Clif Walk, the Spiced Pear also features views of the Atlantic Ocean and Easton’s Beach in Newport.

Zinc, New Haven

This downtown New Haven restaurant takes farm to table cuisines seriously! Their menu features over 15 local farm partners that celebrates the surrounding community.

Top places to stay

Fairmont Copley, Boston, Massachusetts

Dog-lovers beware – bring your four-legged friend to meet the resident black lab, Carly Copley. If you don’t have a pet — you can borrow Carly for a walk.
Not only is this hotel dog-friendly, but it is located right in the heart of Copley Square surrounded by Trinity Church, the Boston Public Library and just steps from Newbury Street and the Prudential Center.
This hotel is considered to be a historic landmark in the Back Bay and is a luxury four diamond property.

The Liberty Hotel, Boston

Check out the “Liberty Affairs” each night of the week at this trendy, unique Boston hotel. See the latest fashion trends at the “Fashionably Late” Thursday night runway shows or sweat it out with complimentary fitness classes on Saturdays.

Inn by the Sea, Cape Elizabeth, Maine

Located just 5 miles from downtown Portland, Inn by the Sea is the perfect quintessential New England hotel experience. From large guest rooms in the Main Inn to Cove and Beach Suites there is something for everyone!
Inn by the Sea is a Four Diamond Resort that provides a dramatic and memorable venue for incentives, corporate meetings, functions, social events and gatherings of all kinds.

Hyatt Goat Island, Newport

Indulge in a spa treatment at the only resort-style hotel in the area. The Hyatt Goat Island offers the perfect mix of luxury and convenience for the Newport traveler. Take the complimentary shuttle to Bowen’s Wharf or a quick 15-minute stroll to the cobblestone streets, bustling harbor, unique shopping and waterfront dining of Newport.

Chatham Bars Inn, Cape Cod

Step back in time at the historic Chatham Bars Inn. Originally a hunting lodge for wealthy Bostonians, the Chatham Bar Inn maintains its reputation as one of the top Cape Cod vacation retreats. Guests can enjoy golf, tennis, fishing, water sports, spa treatments and summer beachfront dinners throughout their stay.

Winvian, Connecticut

Escape to this luxury resort tucked away in Litchfield Hills, Connecticut. The resort features eighteen unique cottages ranging from a tree house, a stable, to a musical conservatory.

The Colonnade, Boston

This downtown property is home to the only open-air rooftop pool in the city of Boston!

West Street Hotel, Maine

Located in downtown Bar Harbor, this hotel is a the newest luxury boutique hotel. Head up to the rooftop pool of this boutique hotel and enjoy scenic views of Bar Harbor, Frenchman’s Bay and Acadia National Park.

White Elephant, Nantucket

This Nantucket Island landmark offers sophisticated guest rooms and suites, magnificent harbor views and top-notch service. The stunning guest rooms feature exceptional amenities, soft furnishings and fine linens.

Mt. Washington, New Hampshire

Whether you want to ski, zip-line, snow-mobile or sit at the spa, this place is tucked away in the White Mountains and wins hands down for a place to stay!