0 Boutique Hotel Planned on North Washington St. near North End

North end boutique hotel on north washington street

Credit: Boston Business Journal

From parking cars to a place to park yourself for a good night’s rest in a 15-story boutique hotel on North Washington Street.

According to an article on the Bizjournals Boston site, “Tom MacKay of LIMAC LLC and consultant Fred Mannix, who has developed the 112-room Hotel Onyx in the Bullfinch Triangle, filed the proposal March 17 with the Boston Redevelopment Authority that calls for a 74-room hotel at 88 North Washington St…The hotel will be developed on the 2,100-square-foot site along with a lobby and cafe.”

You can read the full article on the Boston Bizjournals website.

0 Boston Park Plaza Hotel Gets Modernized

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Credit: Boston Park Plaza Hotel

A Back Bay building at 50 Park Plaza has just gone through a $100M upgrade.  The 90 year old Boston Park Plaza Hotel has been brought up to today’s standards.

Patch.com lists out the on-site upgrades, including the following:

•    Replacement of the hotel’s roof, exterior facade and sidewalk surrounds
•    Creation of 5,500 square feet of prime retail space
•    Installation of a state-of-the-art HVAC system
•    The addition of STRIP by Strega, an all-new 5,700 square foot high-energy steakhouse concept by Boston-based restaurateur Nick Varano
•    The addition of Off The Common, the Boston Park Plaza’s new restaurant and lounge
•    Additional guest services include complimentary use of the brand new David Barton Gym fitness center, FedEx Office Print & Ship Center, and 50,480 square-feet of exceptional meeting space

0 Virgin Hotels Exploring Boston Location

Virgin Airlines, Virgin Galactic, Virgin Fuels, Virgin Mobile, Virgin Comics, and now Virgin Hotels; Richard Branson has his sights set on Boston with a new hotel concept focusing on the business traveler.

According to an article on the BBJ,  “the company is exploring a location in Boston — along with Miami, Austin, Los Angeles and other U.S. cities, “but nothing to announce yet.”

Rendering of Virgin Hotel

Credit: BBJ

The second Virgin Hotel is expected to open next summer in Nashville, with a third location to follow in New York City.