The Boston Globe | By Tim Logan
November 18, 2016
The Seaport District in Boston could soon get more much-needed hotel rooms now that a project won a key city approval Thursday.
The Boston Planning & Development Agency authorized a 14-story hotel at 660 Summer Street along the Reserved Channel at the edge of the city’s marine industrial park. It’s set to open in 2019 and will include two hotels in one building—a Hampton Inn and Homewood Suites. The hotels expect to draw from business travelers, conventioneers and vacationers boarding cruise ships at the nearby Black Falcon terminal.
Tourism officials have identified a shortage of hotel rooms near the Convention Center as an obstacle to booking bigger shows. The developer, Eamon O’Marah of Harbinger Development LLC, said he hopes this project will help address that need.