Natick, MA – Construction is underway on a five-story, 98,940sf Residence Inn by Marriott in Natick. Design-build firm PROCON of Manchester, N.H., is the architect and construction manager. National Development of Newton, Mass., and XSS Hotels of Manchester, N.H., partnered on the hotel.
The future Residence Inn is part of the Avenu, a premier 62+ Active Adult walkable community that includes a 164-unit apartment building with resort-style amenities. The two buildings will occupy a nine-acre parcel of land known as the “triangle,” on the town’s west side.
The design features 135 urban king suites with a separate living area, a workspace, and a fully equipped kitchen.
PROCON senior associate and the project’s architect Chris Lizotte commented that the decision to design an all-king suites hotel was to provide more guest rooms in a dense urban area and still offer the extended-stay room experience for guests.
The hotel will also feature a 3,000sf event space, capable of holding 350 people, that flows outside to a second furnished patio area. The overall space will subdivide into two smaller areas capable of operating simultaneously for intimate-sized functions.
A full-service kitchen and back-of-house corridor will support all of the event spaces. Two boardrooms will also be available for smaller meetings. There will be exterior parking for 135 vehicles as well as two car-charging stations.
State-of-the-art interior design will be reflected in the stylish reception and lobby area that flows into the lounge and bar. The lobby space continues into a complimentary breakfast buffet area with its own dining. Both areas will access an outdoor patio space ideal for the Residence Inn-styled social gatherings and mix ‘n’ mingles. Other convenient amenities include a fitness room, a 24×7 market, guest laundry, complimentary Wi-Fi, and a 24-hour business center.