Watertown, MA – PROCON of Manchester N.H. began construction on Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton located at Arsenal Yards in the East End of Watertown, Mass.
Boston-based real estate developer Boylston Properties selected PROCON to construct the hotel as part of a $400 million redevelopment of the old Arsenal Mall into the mixed-use neighborhood that will begin opening late 2019.
Prellwitz Chilinski Associates (PCA) of Cambridge spearheaded the masterplan for the complex and is the design architect of record. Group One Partners, Inc. of Boston designed the remaining portions of the hotel and its interiors.
The new six-story hotel will offer double-king and queen guest rooms, including 25 spacious suites with a wet bar and kitchenette, totaling 146 rooms.
All of the upscale guest rooms will include a flat-screen HDTV, an ample workspace with multiple USB ports, and complimentary WiFi for guests to stay connected.
The inn will feature a lounge and bar with assorted seating for guests to relax and socialize, along with an outdoor terrace. Guests will enjoy brand amenities such as a 24/7 market and breakfast buffet.
A large meeting room will be available for private special events and business seminars and will subdivide into smaller rooms for intimate gatherings. A portion of the 17,000sf first-floor retail space will include various fitness studios and classes.
The hotel’s footprint is located on the northwest corner of the Arsenal Yards development adjacent to a parking garage that will service the hotel and all of Arsenal Yards.
The overall project features 250,000sf of retail space and restaurants, 200,000sf of lab space, 300 apartments, and a movie theater.
The Hampton Inn & Suites is expected to open to guests in fall 2020.
“We hope that the new hotel will not only be a convenient accommodation option for those visiting the Boston area but will allow our guests to enjoy everything Arsenal Yards offers and provide them with a memorable stay,” said Boylston Properties Principal Mark Deschenes.
This is the second collaboration between Boylston Properties and PROCON. In 2016, the companies partnered on the Residence Inn by Marriott Watertown located nearby at 570 Arsenal St. At the time, it was a milestone event for Watertown, as it opened its first new hotel in over 50 years.
“In the process of planning Arsenal Yards, we realized the opportunity to round out the hotel market in this area while providing another dynamic use to the Arsenal Yards project that will create more activity and vitality to the project as a whole,” explained William McQuillan, Boylston Properties principal.