What’s New With New-Builds?

NATIONAL REPORT—There are shovels in the ground for new-construction projects in Boston and Philadelphia, as well as a topping out for a new-build in Nashville, TN. Here’s a look at what will soon dot the hospitality landscape:

Omni Breaks Ground on Boston Seaport Hotel

In Boston, executives from Omni Hotels & Resorts, along with local dignitaries including Gov. Charlie Baker, Mayor Martin J. Walsh, the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) and New Boston Hospitality, broke ground on the Omni Boston Seaport Hotel. The city’s fourth largest hotel will reflect the history of the city.

Set to open in late 2020 on the two-acre parcel of Massport-owned land at the corner of Summer and D St., the Omni Boston Seaport Hotel will be a catalyst to the development in the Seaport District, according to the company. The hotel will have 1,055 guestrooms inclusive of 52 suites that will top out at 21 floors. Select suites will showcase views of the Boston Harbor.

Pod Philly Breaks Ground

Modus Hotels and Parkway Corporation broke ground on Pod Philly, Philadelphia’s first micro-hotel. Located in Center City, the 252-room Pod Philly is 100,000 sq. ft. and rises 11 stories.

Pod Hotels operates four hotels in New York City with 1,400 rooms and is a pioneer of micro-hotels in New York City. In 2017, Modus developed and now owns and operates Pod DC, a 245-room hotel, in the Chinatown/Penn Quarter neighborhood of Washington, DC.

With bold and stylish design elements crafted by the New York design firm Stonehill Taylor, the property will offer accommodations comprising queen and bunk bed rooms averaging 170 sq. ft., complemented by tiled bathrooms with barn doors, rain showerheads, and eco-friendly bath products.

Hyatt House Nashville Tops Out

Atlanta-based developer Songy Highroads LLC (SHR) in partnership with Hyatt Hotels Corporation has reached a milestone in the construction of Hyatt House Nashville. The 201-key extended-stay hotel located in the city’s West End district has structurally topped out. It is set to open in early 2019.

Rising 15 stories above Hayes St. at 21st Ave., the Hyatt House is seated in the epicenter of academic and healthcare institutions in Nashville, TN—one block from Vanderbilt University, Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital and TriStar Centennial Medical Center.

SHR sought out Wakefield Beasley & Associates to design the Hyatt House Nashville, and Reeves Young serves as the general contractor for the new-build.

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