New Full-Service Omni Hotel to be Built Across the Street From the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center
Opening planned for 2021, 1043 rooms, to be built with no public subsidy
Boston, MA – The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA) is excited to share that the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) and Dallas-based Omni Hotels & Resorts have signed an agreement to construct a large, full-service hotel across the street from the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC) in South Boston. The $550 million project is expected to be completed in 2021 and, notably, does not include a public subsidy to build or operate the property demonstrating Boston’s strength as a prime convention destination.
With a variety of innovative guest amenities, the hotel will be among the city’s largest with more than 1000 rooms and suites, as well as over 100,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, which includes a 25,000 square foot ballroom. These are key features that meeting planners and customers have consistently cited as a key priority when choosing Boston for their future event.
The hotel will also reduce transportation costs and increase flexibility and supply for customers by improving the balance of hotel inventory for both the BCEC and Hynes Convention Center in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood.
“Omni is a world-class hotel owner and operator and its long-term commitment to South Boston will be a tremendous asset for our customers as we compete to bring events to Boston from around the world,” said MCCA Executive Director David Gibbons. “I want to congratulate and thank Massport CEO Tom Glynn and his team as well as Omni Hotels & Resorts for delivering a game-changer right outside our front door.”
About the MCCA
The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority owns and operates the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC), the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center (Hynes), and The Lawn On D. Both the BCEC and Hynes have achieved Gold Standard Certification from the International Association of Convention Centers (AIPC) for excellence in Convention Center Management. The MCCA's mission is to generate significant regional economic activity by attracting conventions, tradeshows, and other events to its world-class facilities while maximizing the investment return for the residents and businesses in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) owns and operates Boston Logan International Airport, public terminals in the Port of Boston, Hanscom Field and Worcester Regional Airport. Massport is a financially self-sustaining public authority whose premier transportation facilities generate more than $8 billion annually, and enhance and enable economic growth and vitality in New England. No state tax dollars are used to fund operations or capital improvements at Massport facilities. For more information please visit massport.com.
About Omni Hotels & Resorts
Omni Hotels & Resorts creates genuine, authentic guest experiences at 60 distinct luxury hotels and resorts in leading business gateways and leisure destinations across North America. With over 20 world-class golf courses and award-winning spa retreats, to dynamic business settings, each Omni showcases the local flavor of the destination while featuring four-diamond services, signature restaurants, Wi-Fi connectivity and unique wellness options. To get additional information or book accommodations, visit omnihotels.com or call 1-800-The-Omni.