Thursday December 13th, 2012 - 9:42AM
NEEDHAM, MA—Construction is under way on a 128-room Residence Inn by Marriott hotel located here in the New England Business Center office park.
The $13.5 million hotel, which is being developed by Waterford Development Corp., is part of a redevelopment plan by Normandy Real Estate Partners that includes four new office buildings, the hotel and two parking garages to be built in the business park over the next few years.
Pro Con Inc of Manchester is the architect and construction manager for the hospitality project, which is owned by SXC Needham Inn, LLC.
Pro Con Inc has designed the Needham Residence Inn to achieve LEED certification. The hotel will use regional and recycled materials in construction and incorporate environment-friendly design elements such as a white roof, oversize windows, low-flow plumbing fixtures and LED lighting throughout the development.
The building’s first floor will house the hotel’s lobby and reception, common areas and conference rooms. Floors two through five will house the hotel’s guestrooms.The hotel will offer 116 urban studios, eight, one-bedroom suites and four, two-bedroom suites, with a large hearth room, bar and lounge area, breakfast room, indoor pool and fitness room, two meeting rooms, business center and guest laundry area.
Each guestroom also will have a fully equipped kitchen with granite countertops, microwave, stove, refrigerator, dishwasher and coffee maker.
Plans call for the hotel to have covered parking for 22 vehicles and surface parking for 80 vehicles.
The exterior design will feature precast concrete blocks, brick veneer, insulated metal paneling and cornice molding. The hotel’s main entrance will feature a canopy with metal panels and double sliding glass doors.
Construction is expected to be completed by June.