Dutch chain coming to Hub on Causeway
Boston Herald | By Donna Goodison
November 29, 2016
A stylish Dutch micro-hotel chain that promises “affordable luxury” has signed a lease for a hotel at Delaware North and Boston Properties’ mixed-used The Hub on Causeway development on the old Boston Garden site.
Amsterdam-based citizenM Hotels is subleasing the planned hotel tower in the 1.5-million-square-foot development in front of TD Garden, according to documents filed with the registry of deeds.
Boston Properties and citizenM did not respond to Herald inquiries. A Delaware North spokeswoman declined comment too, saying information would be released today.
At January’s Hub on Causeway groundbreaking ceremony, the companies said the project’s second phase would include an approximately 260-room hotel in a 10-story building and about 440 residential units in a 38-story tower.
CitizenM, which opened its first hotel at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport in 2008, now has nine hotels in the Netherlands, Glasgow, London, Paris and New York.
The hotels have compact guest rooms with extra large king-sized beds, free Wi-Fi and movies, and a touchscreen “MoodPad” that lets guests control the TV, window blinds, temperature, colored lighting and wake-up alarm themes. The hotels have living room-like lobbies and 24-hour food and beverages.