A press release about the planned extended-stay hotel at 111 Boylston Street in Brookline ran across our transom on Wednesday afternoon. Claremont Companies broke ground recently on the 130-room Hilton Homewood Suites, and hopes to open it in December 2015.
What really hit us was this sub-headline: "130-Key Hilton Homewood Suites Coming to Transit-Friendly Urban Location." And then there was this from the publicist for construction manager Tocci Building Companies: "The project is conveniently located adjacent to public transportation, and will provide much-needed hotel accommodations to the City of Brookline." Yup, the T as marketing material for a new hotel (precisely, in this case, two stops on the Green Line).
Transit-oriented has been a selling point for new apartments and new condos, we knew that. Anyone know of any other hotels touting it? And we don't just mean along the lines of "heart of the city" or some such, but rather specifically bragging about convenient public-transportation options for guests. Let us know via the always-discreet Curbed Boston Tipline.
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