Developer Harbinger Development plans to plunk a pair of hotels on a 1.2-acre, city-owned lot at the corner of Summer Street and Drydock Avenue in the Seaport. The inns would be part of a larger project called Marine Wharf that would also include street-level retail, meeting rooms, and public open space.
Per the Globe’s Tim Logan, one hotel would be a 253-room Hampton Inn and the other a 166-room Homewood Suites. The Hilton brands would occupy a single 14-story building, which Harbinger expects to finish in 2019, pending the necessary O.K.’s.
If and when the hotels do open, they will surely find a warm reception in a Boston hospitality market that has seen room rates ascend to record levels. Not only that, but the rooms will help alleviate a severe hotel shortage that has held back an expansion of the nearby Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.