clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Back Bay hotel on Stanhope Street would rise to 240 feet

New, 1 comment

Developers propose 300-room inn on the site of the Red Lantern restaurant

The exterior of a hotel in London, including a revolving door.
A Club Quarters in London.
Shutterstock

A development team wants to build a 300-room hotel on Stanhope Street between Stuart Street and Columbus Avenue.

H.N. Gorin, a developer based in Boston, and Masterworks Development Company, a Manhattan-based hospitality outfit known for building Club Quarters hotels, are behind the project, for which they’ve filed a letter of intent with the Boston Planning and Development Agency.

Perhaps crucially for the developers, they have the support of the ownership of the Red Lantern Boston lounge and restaurant, which is currently at the site at 39 Stanhope.

“We love the idea of a new hotel in the this area and looking forward to being a part of the development,” Ed Kane, owner of Big Night Entertainment Group, told the Business Journal’s Catherine Carlock, who first reported the plans.

If the 124,400-square-foot, 240-foot hotel does come to fruition, it will join a slew of other new inns going up and recently opened across Boston, including the citizenM hotel near TD Garden, the Raffles Hotels & Resorts hotel and condo at Trinity Place and Stuart in Back Bay, and the enormous Omni Boston Hotel across from the Boston Exhibition and Convention Center.

Interestingly, the current plans for 39 Stanhope do not include on-site parking. That would certainly be in keeping with an ongoing trend in downtown Boston. Also, it’s unclear if the hotel would be a Club Quarters. Masterworks could not be reached for comment. Stay tuned.