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News about next hotels opening in Boston, USA

There are nearly two dozen new hotel projects planned in greater Boston, some recently opened, some soon to break ground, others still in the planning stages, with a potential for a maximum of 3,000 new hotel rooms in the next 2-3 years.  

29.04.2014 19:16 |  IPW Online Press Room 2014 | 

They are a mixture of chain hotels, boutique properties, and extended-stay facilities. More than half the rooms are planned for the South Boston Waterfront near the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center; the area south of North Station, TD Garden, and west of the North End will be the next neighborhood to be entirely transformed following Boston's Big Dig and the completion of the Rose Kennedy Greenway parks. East Boston, Cambridge, MA and Chelsea, MA are also key areas of new hotel development. The $82.! 5 M Silver Line Gateway Expansion project to begin in 2014 will provide a direct link between new hotels in East Boston and Chelsea, the airport and downtown with an estimated travel time of 15-19 minutes.

• The 140-suite TownePlace Suites by Marriott in Chelsea will open in November 2014. Chelsea is located across the Mystic River from Boston, is less than 3 miles from Logan International Airport, offers direct train service into Boston's North Station and TD Garden in 14 minutes. With its full-sized kitchens and high-tech amenities, the hotel is designed for comfortable long-term stays and is a mid-priced counterpart to Marriott's upscale Residence Inn brand.

• The Godfrey Hotel, a luxury boutique hotel with 243 rooms, a full service restaurant, retail space, a coffee shop and a 1,500 SF spa center, will be the next hotel to open in downtown Boston. The hotel is projected to open in late-2014 as part of the “59 Temple Place” development downtown. The hotel will occupy the upper floors of the historic Blake Building at the intersection of Temple and Washington streets.

• 50-room Mirbeau Inn & Spa will open in Spring 2014 at the Pinehills Village Green in Plymouth, MA, 45 miles south of Boston and 8 miles from Cape Cod, the Inn will combine a luxury retreat with one of New England's premier golf experiences.

• The Inn at Hastings Park, a boutique inn in Lexington, MA, opened on February 4, 2014. The Inn is located steps away from the Lexington Battle Green, where America's fight for independence
began. The Inn's two guest houses and barn are preserved historical buildings.

• A 330-room Aloft hotel & a 180-room Element hotel will open on a 5.6-acre parcel on D Street opposite the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC). The $137.8 M project broke ground in December 2013 and will bring 510 new hotel rooms in close proximity to the BCEC, with the hotels set to open in 2015.

• The Massachusetts Port Authority and the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority will jointly develop a 1,200-1,500 room complex near the city's convention center in South Boston.

• A 178-room, $32 million Hilton Garden Inn to open in East Boston is set to open in 2015. The hotel will be located in close proximity to Logan International Airport and the Orient Heights neighborhood of East Boston, which offers many diverse dining options within walking distance and quick subway access to downtown Boston.

• Two hotels, a 210-room Courtyard Boston TD Garden/North Station and an extended-stay TownPlace Suites by Marriott are slated to open in 2015 as part of the $165 million “Merano” development on the Beverly Street section of the Rose Kennedy Greenway, adjacent to the TD Garden, near Boston's North End. The project site, which features unobstructed views of Boston's iconic Zakim Bridge and skyline, will also add shops and restaurants. Construction will begin in spring 2014.

Haymarket Square Hotel & Boston Public Market:
Developers Normandy Real Estate Partners and Jones Lang LaSalle will build the mid-priced 180-room Haymarket Square Hotel, an 8-story development adjacent to the Greenway's North End Parks. With improved pedestrian access, ground floor retail, and 3,000 SF of meeting space, the development will transform the area into an active Market District.

The Boston Public Market will include pushcart vendors, as well as the new indoor, year-round 28,000 SF Public Market, which is set to open in early 2015. The new market, located on the ground level of the hotel at 136 Blackstone Street, will showcase the best of seasonal New England foods, allowing consumers to buy directly from local farmers, fishermen, and wine makers. A temporary Boston Public Market will house 13-15 vendors starting in spring 2014.

• $66 M Theatre District Hotel Revived: a 21-story boutique hotel and the installation of a three-story digital sign for Stuart and Tremont streets, across from the W Hotel & Residences is being planned by Amherst Media Investors.
• Plans are underway for a $1 billion expansion of Boston's TD Garden, a transportation hub, concert venue, and home to the Boston Bruins and Boston Celtics. Developer Boston Properties and TD Garden operator Delaware North unveiled plans that include 812 residences; 1.1 million square feet of office space; 196 hotel rooms; and new restaurants and shops.

• A hotel has been approved as part of New Balance's $500 million New Brighton Landing real estate development project in the Brighton section of Boston. The sneaker giant recently opened a flagship apparel and sneaker store in the Back Bay. New Balance aims to create a “health and wellness district” with new recreation space for public use. The city's bike share system is named the New Balance Hubway due to the company's sponsorship. The headquarters, sports complex and the hotel portions of the six-phase project are expected to be completed by 2015. The architect is Elkus
Manfredi whose recent work in Boston includes Liberty Wharf, Fan Pier, and InterContinental Boston.

• 40 Trinity Place: Boston-based Saunders Hotel Group has purchased the former John Hancock Hotel & Conference Center and plans to restore and convert it into an up-market boutique hotel with an estimated completion date of mid-2016. 

• The Loews Boston Hotel, once the headquarters of the Boston Police Department, is undergoing a $10M renovation to be completed by April 2014. The renovated hotel will feature 225 renovated guest rooms, three updated suites with free Wi-Fi, six meeting rooms, designed to pay tribute to notable Boston police officers in a nod to the building's history, a mini-ballroom with vaulted ceilings and reception capacity for up to 100 people, a new restaurant and a bar fitted with poker tables.

o Precinct Kitchen + Bar is set to open in the Loews Back Bay in March 2014, the restaurant will have charcuterie station serving local, artisanal cheese, cured meats with a seafood-focused menu.
• Hotel Commonwealth has filed plans for an expansion to be built on the property's parking lot. The additional space will house approximately 94 rooms, a 63% increase over the hotel's existing 149-room layout.

• 250 new hotel rooms will be part of the Christian Science Plaza expansion along Boston's Avenue of the Arts. Carpenter & Co. has plans to build two towers next to Boston's Christian Science Plaza; one tower will be 58 stories, containing a hotel, condos, stores and restaurants. The other tower will be approximately 28 stories and include 255 apartments and retail space. Construction will begin in 2014.

• A 156-room select-service hotel with restaurant and retail space has been approved for the corner of West Broadway and Dorchester Ave. in South Boston. The property will cater to business travelers with its close proximity to downtown and convenient access to public transit. The hotel features include a roof-deck bar, fitness center, meeting rooms, and pool/lounge area.

• A 100-room boutique hotel with convenient Red Line subway access to Boston is in development in Somerville, MA. Five development teams are vying for the rights to build a hotel on Day Street in bustling Davis Square. Teeming with bars, restaurants, boutique shopping, and the historic Somerville Theatre, Davis Square is located near the campus of Tufts University and 2 miles from Harvard University.

• A four-story hotel with 130 rooms, and a nine-story hotel with 120 rooms and 50 luxury apartments on the top five floors are planned for 1591 Broadway on the Revere-Saugus line.

Hotels anticipated for 2014:
Mirbeau Inn & Spa, Plymouth, 50 rooms – opening in Spring 2014,
TownPlace Suites Chelsea, 140 rooms - opening November 2014
The Godfrey, Downtown Crossing, 243 rooms – projected opening late-2014

Hotels anticipated for 2015:
Aloft Hotel South Boston, 330 rooms –projected opening 2015
Element Hotel South Boston, 180 rooms–projected opening 2015
Envoy Hotel Seaport District, 136 rooms – projected opening spring 2015
Fairfield Inn & Suites Boston Cambridge, 124 rooms –projected opening 2015
Hilton Garden Inn Boston Logan Airport, 178 rooms - projected opening 2015
Holiday Inn & Suites Boston Chelsea Logan Airport, 150 –projected opening 2015
o Courtyard Marriott Boston TD Garden/North Station, 210-room – projected opening 2015 o Haymarket Square Hotel, 180 rooms – projected opening 2015

Hotels anticipated for 2016 and beyond:
40 Trinity Place in the Back Bay, 227 rooms, – mid-2016
Hotel at 240 Tremont Street, 202 rooms –projected 2016 opening
Hotel at Brighton Landing, 175 rooms

Waterfront News

• The 25-acre Seaport Square development will offer 6.35 million square feet of residential, office, retail, and potentially four new hotels, with a total of 1,000 rooms and 850,000 sq ft of hotel and civic/cultural space. The project will include 539,900 square feet of residential and hotel space. Seaport Square will also contain several new parks, which will preserve views of the Boston Harbor and the city's skyline, and add to Boston's impressive array of 21st-century urban green spaces that include the Rose Kennedy Greenway and the new Armenian Heritage Park. Construction is already underway at Q Park along Seaport Blvd.

• Construction on One Seaport Square, a $600M project with 2, 22-story towers with 832 apartments to be built above 260,000 sq ft of retail space is slated to break ground in April 2014 and be finished in 2016.

• Conroy Development is waiting for approval to build a 246-room boutique hotel and 304-unit apartment building for “Parcel K” in the Seaport District. The development would feature a 150,000-square-foot hotel that would be built on the eastern side of the parcel while the 300,000-square-foot residential building would rise on the western side. The two buildings would include 25,000 SF of retail, 16,000 SF of innovation space and parking for 640 cars.

• Envoy Hotel a $70M, 100,000 square-foot, 136-room 6-story luxury 'Autograph Collection' boutique hotel by Marriott will open in spring 2015 in the Fort Point neighborhood of Boston on the site of landmark Boston restaurant, The Barking Crab (88 Sleeper Street). Plans for the new hotel include a pedestrian plaza linking the property to the Boston HarborWalk, a rooftop terrace with commanding views of the downtown skyline and Boston Harbor, and 4,000 SF of ground level restaurant space.

• A 320-room expansion of the Westin Boston Waterfront, the convention center's headquarters hotel, is under consideration.

• The Massachusetts Port Authority and the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority have issued a Request for Qualifications from parties interested in developing, financing, constructing and operating a headquarters hotel near the BCEC. The RFQ is the latest step by the quasi-public agencies in an effort to build a 1,200-room hotel near the corner of Summer and D streets. The $700 million hotel project is contingent upon legislative approval of the convention center's proposed $1 billion expansion, which would double the size of the center.

• A 314,000-square-foot hotel complex has been approved for Pier 4, site of the former famous Boston restaurant, Anthony's Pier 4 (adjacent to the Institute of Contemporary Art).

• A 500,000-square-foot hotel complex has been approved at Boston's Fan Pier. 

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