Historic Central Square Hotel in Development

Interior of The Dial, the hotel’s restaurant and bar / All renderings courtesy of Gensler

Cambridge, MANauset Construction is transforming a historic mixed-use building into a 67-key boutique luxury hotel. Located in the heart of Central Square at the corner of Main and Columbia Streets, 907 Main is being developed by Sean Casey, LLC and Hay Creek Hotels.

The hotel will feature an attractive blend of amenities, including two new restaurants, The Dial and The Blue Owl, and Praliné, a french bakery, as well as the iconic Toscanini’s Ice Cream, in its original, newly renovated location.

907 Main exterior rendering

The building is within the Central Square District of the National Register of Historic Places and is considered to be a contributing building. Nauset and the design team worked closely with the Cambridge Historical Commission to ensure compliance with the organization’s exacting renovation standards.

This transit-oriented development is within walking distance to Kendall Square, widely considered to be the hottest market for life science and technology commercial space in the nation.

The property was purchased by the current owners in 2008 whose shared vision, shaped by the revitalization underway in Central Square and the nearby Kendall Square expansion, was to create a boutique hotel.

Interior rendering of The Dial, the hotel’s restaurant and bar

The brand identity and interiors were created with direction from Hay Creek Hotels and designed by Gensler Boston, and Boyes-Watson is the architect of record for the project.

Inspired by Margaret Fuller and the Transcendentalists movement, 907 Main will feature exclusive offerings and partnerships that provide a sophisticated and refined stay while inspiring guests and locals to “embrace their rebel within.”

Hay Creek Hotels and Gensler concepted each venue within 907 Main to reflect the freewheeling culture and art of the Central Square neighborhood. The rooms above were designed to pay homage to the original architecture, showcasing original brick walls and bay windows. The renovation of the existing structure includes restoration of the original concrete and masonry building façade.

The project is anticipated to be completed by the close of 2019.

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