Boston’s new Omni hotel celebrates life in the city

by | 26 Sep 2021 | Design

Showcasing the work of Elkus Manfredi Architects, Waldrop + Nichols Studio, Moody Nolan and Stull and Lee, this 1,054-key Omni hotel highlights Boston’s forward-thinking approach.

As well as embodying 21st-century Boston through its philosophy and design, the hotel comprises an array of enticing amenities, including a rooftop pool deck, a spa and no fewer than seven F&B venues.

A landmark development

The newbuild Omni Boston Hotel At The Seaport is now welcoming guests to stay in its 1,054 guestrooms and suites. This towering achievement, located in the burgeoning Seaport / South Boston Waterfront District, celebrates the city’s history of visual and performing arts, along with its technological innovations, academic tradition and bright future.

The scheme is a joint venture between Omni Hotels & Resorts and New Boston Hospitality, comprising The Davis Companies, Washington Capital Management on behalf of one or more investment clients, Spot On Ventures, Taylor Smith Group, Boston Urban Development and local minority investors.

“An extraordinary team of talented, creative and dedicated individuals made this moment a reality,” said Mike Jorgensen, managing director of Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport. “We happily open our doors for local Bostonians and guests far and wide, who will make Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport their new home-away-from-home, for any and every occasion.”

This is the first project developed under the ‘Massport Model’, which sets a new standard for diversity and inclusion in development projects.

“Today’s opening of Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport is a further testament to Omni Hotels & Resorts’ commitment to Boston, and its ongoing development strategy,” said Peter Strebel, president of Omni Hotels & Resorts. “Boston is such a symbolic city in our nation’s history, and we look forward to extending our presence by bringing an entirely new hospitality experience to one of the city’s growing neighbourhoods. Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport is a true reflection of modern Boston.”

Jonathan Davis, CEO of The Davis Companies, who serves as developer and managing partner of Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport, has also hailed the opening.

He said: “This has been a momentous development project for the city, ground-breaking in terms of both its design and its model of inclusion – with many diverse partners working at every level to bring this incredible property to life. As the hotel opens its doors, we look forward to it becoming a focal point of not only the Seaport neighbourhood, but the entire city of Boston, as well as a destination that brings both the local and the global community together.”

A reflection of its locale

Omni Boston Hotel At The Seaport’s striking design was executed by Elkus Manfredi Architects, Waldrop + Nichols Studio, Moody Nolan and Stull and Lee. Guests can expect a gallery-like setting with a lobby featuring a stage for live performances, as well as a carefully curated collection of artwork spanning paintings, sculptures, murals and other media, highlighting Boston’s talent.

The hotel’s 1,054 rooms, of which 52 are suites, are spread across two 22-storey towers, with views over the harbour and surroundings. The Patron Tower comprises rooms inspired by the city’s performing arts heritage, while the Artist Tower offers accommodation representing an artist’s loft.

The 2,000 sq ft presidential suite, perched on the 22nd floor of the Patron Tower, is distinguished by 180-degree views along with exceptional amenities, including two fireplaces, a dining room for eight and a private screening room.

Guests can dine at seven distinct venues, five of which are led by the award-winning chef Steve Peterson, from Mediterranean-American dining spot Kestra to the fifth-floor open-air Lifted Pool Bar. Meanwhile, a collaboration with COJE Management Group has resulted in the creation of the modern-day French brasserie Coquette and day-to-night café and wine bar Cocorico.

The wellness experience here focuses on Breve Spa, offering a range of treatments in a space that also boasts a 24-hour fitness centre. This wellness area is complemented by the rooftop deck’s outdoor pool.

Events will be hosted in an impressive 100,000 sq ft of indoor and outdoor space, not least the largest hotel ballroom in Boston, and the 3,000 sq ft outdoor Elevate Balcony.

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