Imex America: upgraded to a great start

C&IT heads to the US for the Boston & Chicago fam trip and Imex America with Fairmont, Virgin Atlantic and Allied PRA…


Our trip starts in style, when our group meets at Heathrow and learns we’ve been upgraded to Virgin’s Upper Class, kicking off with speedy security and a trip to amazing Heathrow Clubhouse. Here, we order lunch, where only the slightly undersized cutlery betrays the illusion you’re in a smart restaurant, before a 15-min massage and cocktail.
Time flies and too soon we’re on the plane for a seven-hour flight to Boston. The Upper Class cabin is as good as the lounge, and most of us resist napping in favour of enjoying the movies, lunch and afternoon tea and hanging out in the onboard bar. At Boston, we’re welcomed by DMC Allied PRA and it’s a short coach ride to the Fairmont Copley Plaza, next to Boston Public Library.
We check in and take a tour of the opulent hotel, ending in the Presidential Suite for a buffet-style dinner, relaxing as we fight jetlag.