Massport pushes ahead with hotel

Boston Herald | By Marie Szaniszlo
April 17, 2015

Massport is pushing ahead with plans for an $800 million headquarters hotel in the Seaport District, even as Gov. Charlie Baker is in the midst of a review of the bonding needed for the project, which is part of the planning expansion of the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.

At a board meeting yesterday, Chairman Michael Angelini said: “People are spending time and money on this. Why not say, ‘Stop’?”

Chief Development Officer Jim Doolin said Massport is just reviewing the proposals and asking follow-up questions.

The agency has received six bids from developers to build the new 1,200-room headquarters hotel on two Massport-owned parcels at Summer and D streets as part of the proposed $1 billion BCEC expansion.

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