Southie is growing by leaps and bounds – especially the waterfront! Well, we are about to get a new and very luxurious hotel complete with a giant ballroom, 1000 rooms (holy moly) and maybe even a skating rink!
The Boston Planning and Development Agency approved what will be one of the largest new hotels in Boston. The Omni-brand inn will be located on Summer Street across from the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center and will have 1,054 rooms. The giant two 20 story-tower complex will also feature a fitness center, many dining restaurants and retail.
The growth and development of Southie is truly amazing! Keep up the good work, place is shaping up nicely!
This should be the tipping point to start wooing more legitimate conferences. Although, I am in favor of relinquishing the Seaport as a part of “Southie” or “South Boston”. They couldn’t be two more different neighborhoods visually & physically.
Good luck trying to drive down Summer St to get downtown or to go north of the city.