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$70-million hotel breaks ground in South Boston’s Seaport

Posted by Patrick Rosso  October 29, 2013 11:06 AM

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(Image courtesy Leon Isabel/Mayor’s Office)


From left to right: Mayor Thomas M. Menino; David Leatherwood, founder and owner of Norwich Partners; Eric Sachsse, president of Norwich Partners; and Yanni Tsipis, Sr. vice president Colliers International.


Officials with the city of Boston, Norwich Partners, and Marriott recently broke ground on a new $70-million hotel in South Boston’s Seaport District.

Located on the site of a former parking lot at 70 Sleeper St., the planned six-story structure will include 136 hotel rooms in addition to 4,000-square-feet of ground-floor retail, according to the Boston Redevelopment Authority.

Plans also call for a public roof deck with a bar and lounge, according to the Boston Business Journal.

Dubbed the Envoy Hotel, the project is being developed by New Hampshire-based Norwich Partners. Marriott will manage the property as part of the hotel giant’s luxury Autograph Collection.

Expected to be completed by the spring of 2015, the project also includes the development of a new section of the Harborwalk on Old Sleeper Street. The new walkway, which will connect the Fort Point Harborwalk to the section of the Harborwalk near the Moakley Courthouse, will also feature new plantings, lighting, and benches, according to the BRA.

The project is also expected to feature artwork by the Fort Points Art Community.



(Image courtesy Google Maps)


The approximate location of the hotel.

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