This Meal Plan Makes the Grade: Collegians Dine Free at Brasserie JO When Their Parents Stay at The Colonnade Hotel

SOURCE: The Colonnade Hotel

BOSTON, MA–(Marketwire – October 20, 2010) –  They’ve sprung for tuition, room and board. Now, they’re checking in on their investment. Each fall, when parents send their kids off to college, more than 250,000 of those students land at the myriad institutes of higher learning located within a small radius of The Colonnade Hotel in Boston’s Back Bay. And when Mom and Dad come to visit, they can treat their collegians to a fine meal at Brasserie JO — a far cry from the dining hall — thanks to The Colonnade’s College Value-Added Plan.

To qualify, students must show their ID from a Boston-area college and dine in the company of a parent staying at The Colonnade. Whether it’s for a special occasion like homecoming or graduation, or a simple weekend visit to boost morale or deliver clean laundry, the student’s meal is on the house.

Brasserie JO is the signature restaurant at The Colonnade. Under the culinary direction of world-renowned chef Jean Joho, it enjoys an A+ reputation as Boston’s “most authentic brasserie.” In addition to breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Brasserie JO offers a late-night menu and weekend brunch.

Reservations are recommended and can be made by contacting the restaurant directly at (617) 425-3240 or online at

About The Colonnade Hotel
The Colonnade Hotel has provided genuine Bostonian hospitality to residents and visitors for more than 38 years. A beloved Back Bay landmark whose opening launched the neighborhood’s renaissance in the early Seventies, The Colonnade is home to the city’s only roof top pool, to the award-winning Brasserie JO, and to a host of recently remodeled function rooms and the hotel’s grand ballroom, providing the setting for many of the city’s memorable business and social events. The Colonnade is within walking distance of Newbury Street and many of Boston’s finest shops, museums, galleries, and landmarks including Hynes Convention Center, Symphony Hall and Fenway Park and is located just minutes from Logan International Airport. It is a member of Summit Hotels & Resorts and Concorde Hotels. For more information or to make reservations please call 1 (800) 962.3030 or visit or