The home of the Red Sox, Boston Tea Party, Freedom Trail and sensational seafood, Boston was the first American city to have a subway, a public beach, a public park, a college, a chocolate factory and a Dunkin’ Donuts.
Visiting Boston for business or leisure, ftnnews.com presents you the latest hotel openings in the city.
Opening Date: March 2022
Address: 99 Blackstone Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02109
Surrounded by markets, restaurants, and parks, Canopy by Hilton Boston Downtown is tucked between downtown and Boston’s historic North End. The Canopy Bikes are perfect for sightseeing, with several trails and famous historic sites within half a mile. The hotel is also within walking distance of TD Garden, Government Center, Faneuil Hall, and the Freedom Trail.
The hotel includes an outdoor terrace, 1,600 square feet of meeting space, a fitness center, restaurant, retail space, and a roof deck.
Opening Date: April 2022
Address: 515 Somerville Avenue, Somerville, MA, 02143
The upscale Cambria Hotel Boston Somerville is located between Somerville’s Union and Porter Squares, just over a half-mile from Harvard University and less than 2 miles from Tufts University and MIT.
It is also across the street from Somernova, home to Boston Bouldering Project, Aeronaut Brewing, Artisan’s Asylum and Greentown Labs, North America’s largest climate technology incubator. You’ll find popular attractions nearby, including Assembly Row, Bunker Hill Monument, the USS Constitution, and Encore Casino.
It offers a 24-hour reception desk, a sundry shop, free Wi-Fi in all rooms and common areas, and a state-of-the-art fitness center.
Opening Date: August 2022
Address: 154 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA 02116
Hotel AKA Back Bay is a 225-room hotel that offers a sophisticated design, lifestyle amenities and accommodations with the sense of home in mind. Previously the Loews Boston Hotel, the hotel opened following a $20 million design upgrades and renovations.
Located at 154 Berkeley Street, in Boston’s affluent shopping and dining district, Hotel AKA Back Bay will offer unparalleled access to a myriad of Boston’s cultural attractions, walking distance to Boston Commons, Boston Public Library and Copley Square. Young professionals and families with ties to Boston’s more than 40 colleges and universities will also pose as a key guest segment for the hotel. Hotel AKA Back Bay is near Berklee College of Music, Boston College, Boston University, Emerson, Harvard, MIT, Northeastern University, and Tufts Medical School.
Opening Date: January 2023
Address: 90 Tremont St. Boston, MA, 02108
Hotel AKA Boston Common brings sophisticated luxury with a true sense of place to the union of Beacon Hill, Downtown Crossing and the Financial District.
Formerly the Kimpton Nine Zero, the design-forward hotel welcomes guests with curated interiors that blend natural elements such as wood, marble, metal and stone with sumptuous textiles like velvet and leather to create an atmosphere of relaxed refinement, complemented by intriguing details and skyline views.
From the plush lobby and alluring Better Sorts Social Club to chic guestrooms, suites and 1,000 square-foot penthouse furnished with thoughtful amenities, it’s an elevated take on modern luxury with a nod to Boston’s storied past.
The convenient location in the energetic city center makes it easy to experience Boston’s rich history, as well as the city’s best shopping, sports arenas, theaters and much more. Stroll through the green expanses of Boston Common, the historic Freedom Trail, North End and Faneuil Hall, and enjoy views of the city and Charles River throughout your time at Hotel AKA Boston Common. Easy proximity to the Financial District’s corporate offices and headquarters allows you to balance productivity and leisure time spent in the vibrant surroundings.
Opening Date: June 2023
Address: 1200 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02446
With 264 rooms, The Arcadian Hotel boasts a prime location in Brookline. Situated near Boston University, Fenway Park, Harvard University, Boston College, and top medical facilities, it serves as an ideal gateway to the city and its local hidden gems.
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citizenM Boston Back Bay
Q3 2023, Summer 2024
Address: 183 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA
Boston’s second citizenM Hotel will open in Q2 of 2023. The hotel will be part of the new Samuels & Associates-led mixed-use development known as Parcel 12, located at the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and Newbury Street.
Opening Date: September 2023
Address: 430 Stuart Street, Boston, MA 02116
Raffles Boston Back Bay Hotel & Residences will be the first mixed-use property in North America. The property will include 147 guestrooms and 146 branded residences in a striking new 35-story building.
Hotel highlights include a mix of signature hotel services such as the Raffles Butler, and elegant and lively public spaces including a two-story sky lobby perched high above Copley Square, five distinct food and beverage venues, a state-of-the-art Raffles Spa with a 20-meter indoor pool, a stunning rooftop garden terrace and lounge, and expansive meeting and pre-function space. Located at the corner of Stuart Street and Trinity Place, the project is destined to reinforce the Back Bay as a first-class international neighborhood.
Located in the heart of the Back Bay, Boston’s most prestigious neighborhood, Raffles Boston Back Bay is conveniently adjacent to the Boston Back Bay Train Station, Trinity Church and high-end shopping at Copley Place. It is also within a short walk to other primary attractions such as the world-renowned shops and galleries of Newbury Street and Prudential Center, Fenway Park, the Museum of Fine Arts, and dozens of fine dining restaurants.
North End Cross Street Boutique Hotel
Opening Date: Q3 2023
Address: 42 Cross Street, Boston, MA
A 134-room boutique hotel at 42 Cross Street will be located along the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway on the edge of the North End. The hotel will have two ground-floor restaurants and a seasonal rooftop dining terrace, with a total seating capacity of approximately 300 persons. The hotel will also include a two-story open-air pedestrian passageway connecting the Greenway with Cutillo Park.
Opening Date: October 2023
Address: 50 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116, USA
Most recently known as the Boston Park Plaza, this beloved hotel rejoins the Hilton Hotels & Resorts portfolio, bringing back Hilton’s benchmark of hospitality in the Back Bay neighborhood.
Now representing Hilton once again, the architecturally impressive hotel features contemporary and pet-friendly guest rooms and suites, two restaurants, a variety of amenities and 70,000 square feet of meetings and event space.
Located four miles from Boston Logan Airport, Hilton Boston Park Plaza is primely situated one block from Boston Common, the most historic public park in the United States, and just steps away from Boston Public Garden, the Theater District, and the Arlington T Station, offering easy connectivity to the city’s most treasured attractions. Originally conceived by hotelier E.M. Statler as a city within a city, the property originally opened in 1927 as The Statler Hotel and in 1954, Conrad Hilton purchased the property as part of The Statler Hotel chain before renaming the hotel the Statler Hilton in 1957. In 1976, a local family purchased the hotel, renaming it Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers. Throughout its nearly 100-year history, the hotel has played host to an array of dignitaries, U.S. Presidents, celebrities and cultural events.
The hotel is featuring 1,060 contemporary guest rooms, including 55 suites. For added space and amenities, guests can choose from studio and one-bedroom suites or opt for the spacious 1,160 square foot Presidential Suite, featuring a full bar and deep soaking tub or the sophisticated 1,400 square foot Garden Suite, with a pantry kitchen and expansive, private terrace overlooking the city.
Located in the vibrant and contemporary lobby, guests can enjoy all-day dining at the signature restaurant and bar, Off the Common. Serving locally inspired cuisine across breakfast, lunch and dinner, the restaurant is the perfect location to start the day, host a lunch meeting or toast the end of the day with a cocktail. Other dining options include Strega Italiano, which features a diverse menu of Italian-inspired dishes and creative cocktails; a convenient onsite Starbucks serving ethically sourced arabica coffee and sweet treats for hotel guests; and room service, offering a variety of delectable classics, small plates and beverages.
In addition to the hotel’s food and beverage outlets, Hilton Boston Park Plaza guests can enjoy an array of amenities, including Boston’s first-ever Topgolf Swing Suite, which offers PGA-certified lessons, full virtual golf courses and a virtual driving range available for private events. For travelers keeping up with their fitness routine, guests have access to Lynx Fitness Club, an expansive 20,000 square foot innovative health club with the latest state-of-the-art equipment, expert trainers, and a variety of yoga, boxing, HIIT classes and more, offering guests a well-rounded fitness experience.
What to See in Boston
While visiting Boston, explore its one-of-a-kind historic attractions and iconic American experiences such as the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum and America’s oldest ballpark, Fenway Park, home of the championship Boston Red Sox and an impressive lineup of concerts and events.
Boston’s location on the water makes it an excellent launching off point for all kinds of outdoor adventure including whale watching expeditions, hiking and sea kayaking in the Boston Harbor Islands National Park, historic harbor and sunset cruises year-round, the Codzilla high-speed Harbor thrill ride, and seasonal sailing excursions and ferry rides to Salem and Cape Cod.
Shopping is always an adventure in Boston. With no sales tax on clothing valued under $175 and only a 6.25% sales tax on everything else, shopping in Boston offers great value.