Omni to build convention hotel on Boston's waterfront

Omni Resorts and Hotels is developing a new hotel in Boston. The company partnered with the Massachusetts Port Authority's board of directors to build a new hotel in South Boston's Waterfront District, located on Summer Street.

The hotel will consist of 1,054 guestrooms in two towers, spread across two acres of space. The property will have a spa and fitness center, event terrace, elevated pool deck, multiple restaurants and a number of retail venues. The hotel will also have 100,000 square feet of meeting and event space, including a 25,000-square-foot grand ballroom. The hotel's event space will be bolstered by its position across the street from the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.

“We would like to thank the Massachusetts Port Authority board of directors for their decision, as well as all our partners involved,” Molly Phillips, Omni Resorts and Hotels’ ‎corporate director of communications, said in a statement. “We are looking forward to the next steps to making this development a reality as we believe it will continue to help elevate and enhance the already great city of Boston. We will have further details to share in the near future.”

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Omni was chosen for the project from a pool of six proposals, which were reviewed by a selection panel based on a variety of criteria. The team at Omni worked with real estate professionals at New Boston Hospitality to develop a personality with a focus on public amenities.

Omni is making a $550-million investment into the project, which is expected to create 700-1,000 permanent jobs on top of an expected 1,100 construction jobs.

The property is aiming for a early 2021 opening.

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