The Boston hotel market continues to reel from coronavirus
The Hotel Buckminster’s shuttering underscores just how much the pandemic has dimmed the once burning-bright prospects of the region’s hospitality industry.
COVID-19 upends short-term rentals and hotels in Boston
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.
Eastie apartment project on Bremen Street advances
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.
Hotel plan croaks another Boston parking lot
The expansion of downtown’s Onyx Hotel will add 77 rooms off Portland Street—and no new parking.
Boston’s largest new hotel since 1984 plots strategy
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.
Here comes another big Boston hotel project
The Mandarin Oriental in Back Bay is renovating all of its guest rooms and suites as well as its event space. It’s the latest higher-end inn to undertake or propose major work.
Raffles Back Bay construction amps up with demolition work
Down comes the Boston Common Hotel and Conference Center to make way for the 33-story project.
Triangular Kenmore hotel advances
The 29-story, 391-room boutique will also mean alterations to the area’s streets and open spaces.
No early checkout for Boston’s hotel boom
Room rates will inch up on average and hoteliers will make more money in the early years of the next decade, a new report says. It all helps explain the boom in luxury rooms.
Here comes another new Boston hotel
The city’s first Canopy by Hilton is now under construction at 111 North Street just off the Greenway.
South Boston hotel latest to join city’s mini-hospitality boom
The first Cambria-brand hotel in Massachusetts plans to host a VIP unveiling at its 6 West Broadway site near the Red Line.
Meet the Newbury Boston, the hotel formerly known as the Taj
Renovations to the Back Bay property will produce several new guest rooms as well as a 4,000-square-foot rooftop restaurant.
South Boston hotel opens near Broadway T stop
The 159-room Cambria Boston Downtown—the latest of several new hotels in Boston—bills itself as both homage to Southie and convenient to downtown.
Onyx Hotel expansion could croak another Boston parking lot
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.
Raffles hotel and condos in Back Bay to officially break ground
The 33-story building is due to open in 2022, and includes expansion space for the adjacent University Club.
Back Bay hotel on Stanhope Street would rise to 240 feet
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.
Looks like it’s a go for converting the Alexandra Hotel
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.
Boylston Street hotel near Fenway Park advances
A South Carolina developer plans to replace a Shell station with an eight-story, 184-room inn.
Alexandra Hotel redevelopment plan wins key approval
The long-vacant building in the South End-Roxbury borderlands would become a 150-room boutique hotel under advancing plans.
Boutique citizenM hotel opening near TD Garden in August
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.
One Dalton, Boston’s tallest new tower since 1976, is open
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.
Big changes for three downtown Boston hotels
Taj Boston, the Langham, and the W Boston have had or are having major work done to modernize and rebrand them.
‘The millennial nomad’ is the target of a new micro-hotel in downtown Boston
FOUND Boston along Charles Street offers co-living situations as well as rates as low as $39 a night.
The South End’s Revolution Hotel is opening complete with co-working space
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.
South End’s historic Hotel Alexandra site would become a boutique hotel under new plans
A rooftop bar would cap the 12-story, 150-room inn, which would preserve the historic property’s facade.
The Langham, Boston to close for months for major overhaul
The boutique hotel is expected to reemerge in 2020 with a design highlighting its history.
Boston’s hotel-building boom, mapped
Several projects, including in Cambridge and Somerville, are adding thousands of rooms to the region’s notoriously tight hospitality market.
Taj Boston renovations will include moving the hotel’s front door
The work—which the city still needs to approve—is also due to add a dozen rooms and new trees on the sidewalk.
Key approval for 21-story, 230-room Leather District hotel
The inn near South Station will replace a blighted site and mean community sweeteners such as sidewalk cleaning.
Porter Square’s Hotel 1868 plans an early fall opening
The 50-room inn will include a cafe on its ground floor and joins several hotels in opening in Cambridge and Somerville recently.
New Assembly Row hotel adds 158 rooms to unfolding Somerville mega-project
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 South End’s future Revolution Hotel aiming for younger travelers and creative types
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.
Finally, it looks like there’s a future for the South End’s Hotel Alexandra site
A development team is pitching a 150-room hotel with a 10-story addition for the dilapidated landmark and adjacent lot.
Massachusetts Airbnb tax looms as lawmakers strike deal
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.
Art theme runs all the way through new boutique hotel in Allston
The 117-room Studio Allston is the product of a conversion of a building dating from the 1960s.
What will be Boston’s fourth-largest hotel is now officially under construction
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.
Seaport District hotel complex with 411 rooms on its way to mid-2020 opening
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.
Back Bay tower to spawn nearly 300 hotel rooms and condos
The 400-foot building will include the first Raffles Hotels & Resorts in North America.