National Development, the concern behind the South End's game-change-y Ink Block (including its Sepia Boston condos), is out with news re: the hotel it intends to construct adjacent to said mega-project. The developer has also spirited over the above rendering courtesy of Elkus Manfredi, the always-busy architects designing the new inn.
The new lodge will be a 200-room AC Hotel by Marriott, a kind of snazzily designed brand for the Millennial or Gen X business traveler. This particular AC Hotel will be crafted to "create a contemporary feel that works well with National's four adjacent buildings." Bear in mind that these Ink Block buildings include a Whole Foods. You get the idea...
Construction is set to start this year on the hotel; and it should open in early 2017.
· Marriott Imports a New Hotel Brand for Millennials [USA Today]
· Where Are the New Boston Condos? Openings Scarce in '15 [Curbed Boston]
· South End's Big-Time Ink Block Offering Free Rent as It Opens [Curbed Boston]
· How Boston's Busiest Architects Are Changing Their City [Curbed Boston]