New Hotel Proposed in South Boston; Former Four Points Hotel in Leominster Rebranded as DoubleTree by Hilton
By Veronica Grecu, Associate Editor
Sun Condos LLC, an affiliate of Pappas Enterprises of Boston, is planning to build a 14-story boutique hotel at 6 West Broadway in South Boston, in a highly commercialized area. The site currently serves as a parking lot and, according to data from PropertyShark, measures 0.28 acres.
As described in the Project Notification Form that the developer filed with the Boston Redevelopment Authority earlier this month, the new hotel is estimated to cost around $35 million. It will include 156 rooms, a restaurant operated by a local company, meeting rooms, a café, an outdoor terrace and a rooftop pool and lounge.
Designed by VJAArchitects of Minneapolis to achieve LEED certification, the proposed hotel will incorporate construction materials such as glazed white brick and locally manufactured materials that blend in with the traditional building features of the surrounding neighborhood.
If approved by the BRA, the South Boston hotel could break ground in spring 2014 and be completed by fall 2015.
In further hotel news from the region, the former Four Points by Sheraton hotel at 99 Erdman Way in Leominster was recently added to the Hilton Worldwide portfolio. Now operating under the DoubleTree by Hilton flag, the hotel is going through a multi-million dollar renovation but continues to be managed by Driftwood Hospitality Management.
Located 43 miles from Boston Logan International Airport, the hotel has 188 guest rooms and nearly 15,000 square feet of function space, including 13 flexible meeting rooms and a seasonal pavilion for outdoor events.
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