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The Next Wave

With plenty of new rooms and restaurants on the way, Boston is becoming more hospitable than ever.


Rendering of Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences at One Dalton. / Courtesy Carpenter & Company

Boston’s hotel boom shows no sign of slowing. Plenty of openings are on the horizon—one of which will literally reshape our skyline. Set to debut in the first quarter of 2019, the 742-foot Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences at One Dalton will be Boston’s tallest residential building, overshadowing even the vertiginous Millennium Tower. Bragging rights don’t stop there: The $750 million undertaking from local developer Richard Friedman (of Liberty and Charles hotels fame) will put Boston on the short list of cities with two Four Seasons. With $40 million penthouses drawing buyers such as billionaire businessman Michael Dell, One Dalton has also scored a coup in nabbing izakaya Zuma—a favorite of Kardashians everywhere—as its onsite restaurant.

Meanwhile, in the Seaport, the $550 million Omni Resort promises to remedy Boston’s longstanding and lamented scarcity of rooms near the convention center. When it opens in 2021, the Omni will stand as the city’s fourth-largest hotel, with 1,000-plus rooms sprawled over two acres. On the other end of the size spectrum, the West End will welcome the 260-room citizenM, part of the Hub on Causeway development on the former site of the Boston Garden. The Dutch micro-hotel chain is known for vibrant design (including canvases curated by Amsterdam’s Public House of Art) and tech touches such as MoodPads that let guests control nearly every gadget. And the Theater District is squeezing in its own micro-hotel, Moxy, slated to unveil massive Times Square–style electronic signage and 346 petite rooms in 2019.

Last but definitely not least, we have the priciest project of all: the $2.4 billion Wynn Boston Harbor, a 671-room resort casino opening in 2019. Whether it will retain the former CEO’s name is uncertain—but the odds of it turning Everett into a veritable Vegas on the Mystic? A pretty safe bet.


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