Hay Creek Hotels to Open, Manage Porter Square Hotel
Tuesday January 7th, 2014 - 10:35AM GO
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CAMBRIDGE, MA—Hay Creek Hotels is under construction with the Porter Square Hotel, with plans for a grand opening in spring 2015.
The property is situated in Porter Square, close to both MIT and Harvard University, as well as numerous commercial and tourist destinations.
The hotel will offer 70 guestrooms and feature a signature-style restaurant and bar with a seasonal open-air patio along Massachusetts Ave. The hotel also will include a private dining room, and meeting and banquet facilities. An outdoor walking garden is planned for meditation, yoga and reading.
The hotel is being constructed by Newton, MA-based Young Construction and is the product of an extensive, community-based design that resonates with the local neighborhood and the city, according to the company.
The project has special meaning to Hay Creek Hotels’ President/CEO, Norman MacLeod, who grew up in Cambridge. “I’ve managed many hotel properties around the world,” stated MacLeod, “but nothing is more special than being able to return home to combine my professional experience and local roots in managing this hotel.
“The City of Cambridge is booming right now and the need for a new, upscale independent hotel is paramount” MacLeod added. “There is a special niche of traveler who appreciates a small, non-branded hotel...a non-cookie-cutter property that reflects the special location that it is in."
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