The Boston Planning and Development Agency in mid-December approved what will be one of the largest new hotels in Boston in ages: A 1,054-key Omni-brand inn across from the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.
The Massachusetts Port Authority’s board has already signed off on the project—Massport owns the land it’ll be on—so the BPDA’s green light meant that the hotel is pretty much a go.
And not a moment too soon. Boston’s hospitality market is notoriously tight, with high room and occupancy rates.
It’s particularly tight for those wishing to stay near the Convention and Exhibition Center. Such visitors often have to hoof it from much farther away.
Omni Hotels & Resorts expects to open the hotel in 2021. Above is a rendering of how it will look from the corner of World Trade Center Boulevard and Summer.
The inn, which is supposed to be done by spring 2021, is expected to include more than 100,000 square feet of meeting and event space, including the largest such block in the Seaport District.
The two-building complex will also have accouterments such as a fitness center, numerous dining options, and retail.