The Hotel Buckminster’s shuttering underscores just how much the pandemic has dimmed the once burning-bright prospects of the region’s hospitality industry.
And in Massachusetts in general: Gov. Charlie Baker has ordered that short-term rentals, hotels, and other lodgings be used to house only those fighting the pandemic and dealing with other emergencies across the state.
Other big development news this week includes hotels in downtown Boston, Back Bay, and the Seaport as well as the resurrection of a proposal for over the Mass. Pike.
The 1,054-room Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport is counting on attracting not only business travelers via the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center across the street, but locals and tourists too.
Down comes the Boston Common Hotel and Conference Center to make way for the 33-story project.
The first Cambria-brand hotel in Massachusetts plans to host a VIP unveiling at its 6 West Broadway site near the Red Line.
Renovations to the Back Bay property will produce several new guest rooms as well as a 4,000-square-foot rooftop restaurant.
The Bulfinch Triangle proposal joins others in Back Bay, Bay Village, Dorchester, and Fort Point that highlight the slow fade of conventional parking norms in the city.
The 33-story building is due to open in 2022, and includes expansion space for the adjacent University Club.
A pair of developers—including one well-known for building Club Quarters hotels—has proposed a 300-room inn on the site of the Red Lantern restaurant.
The developers have all the approvals they need to convert the blighted property in the South End-Roxbury borderlands into a 156-room boutique inn.
The long-vacant building in the South End-Roxbury borderlands would become a 150-room boutique hotel under advancing plans.
The 272-key inn with tiny rooms and lots of technology will operate above North Station and feature a fourth-floor "living room" open to the public.
Or at least the Four Seasons hotel portion and a restaurant are. The condos—sure to be among the most expensive U.S. homes ever sold north of New York City—are still to come.
FOUND Boston along Charles Street offers co-living situations as well as rates as low as $39 a night.
The 164-key inn replaces a YWCA and a hostel, and aims for millennials and creative types, in part through lavish artwork and low nightly rates.
A rooftop bar would cap the 12-story, 150-room inn, which would preserve the historic property’s facade.
The work—which the city still needs to approve—is also due to add a dozen rooms and new trees on the sidewalk.
The inn near South Station will replace a blighted site and mean community sweeteners such as sidewalk cleaning.
The 50-room inn will include a cafe on its ground floor and joins several hotels in opening in Cambridge and Somerville recently.
The inn is part of Marriott’s signature Autograph Collection, and a release on the hotel’s opening says the newest location will provide "a distinctive mix of industrial heritage and forward-thinking drive."
The likeliest draw for such guests might be the Revolution’s planned rates: Rooms are expected to start at about $150 a night, lower than the typical charge for boutiques near downtown.
A development team is pitching a 150-room hotel with a 10-story addition for the dilapidated landmark and adjacent lot.
State lawmakers have reached a deal that would impose a 5.7 percent hotel tax on short-term rentals. The legislation would also allow municipalities to slap an additional 6 percent tax on such stays; Boston proper would be able to charge 6.5 percent.
Who and what can slap ‘Seaport’ on a new development? A dispute over a hotel name may hold the answer
The owner of the Seaport Hotel is none too pleased over a development team’s decision to include "Seaport" in the name of its new 1,055-room inn.
The 117-room Studio Allston is the product of a conversion of a building dating from the 1960s.
The Omni Boston Seaport is due to have 1,055 rooms and an immense amount of event space—but there is some controversy about its name.
The rooms in Raymond L. Flynn Marine Industrial Park will be aimed in part at people arriving at the nearby cruise-ship port and those who might have business at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.