Boston – Executives from Omni Hotels & Resorts, along with Governor Charlie Baker, Mayor Martin J. Walsh, the Massachusetts Port Authority, and New Boston Hospitality, broke ground recently on the Omni Boston Seaport Hotel, the city’s fourth-largest hotel.
Set to open in late 2020 on the two-acre parcel of Massport-owned land at the corner of Summer and D streets, the hotel will feature 1,055 finely appointed guest rooms inclusive of 52 suites that will top out at 21 floors. The $550 million project is estimated to create 1,100 construction jobs and between 700 and 1,000 permanent jobs.
“The Omni Boston Seaport Hotel is a welcome addition to our city, providing better public access to the waterfront, improving walkability to the area, and investing in our workforce. I look forward to seeing the vision for this hotel come to life, for the benefit of Boston’s residents and visitors alike,” said Mayor Walsh.
The project team includes developers – New Boston Hospitality, Omni Hotels & Resorts, and The Davis Companies; architects – Elkus Manfredi Architects, Stull and Lee, Inc., and Moody Nolan; engineers – Cosentini Associates, Inc., Epsilon Associates, Howard/Stein-Hudson Associates, Nitsch Engineering, and The Green Engineer; and general contractors – Janey Construction Management & Consulting and John Moriarty & Associates.
Six local nonprofit organizations will receive a portion of the hotel’s profits.
These organizations include: The Edgerley Family South Boston Clubhouse of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston, The South Boston Community Health Center, Julie’s Family Learning Center, Ladies Involved in Putting a Stop To Inner-City Killing (LIPSTICK), The Daniel Marr Boys and Girls Club of Dorchester, and the Building Pathways Program, a pre-apprenticeship program that provides construction career opportunities to low-income Boston residents.