$2.65M Interior Fit Out Permit Pulled for Penthouse Unit at One Dalton
A building permit valued at over $2.65M has been pulled for a penthouse flat unit at One Dalton by The Lagasse Group. The project calls for new walls, mechanical, and finishes. One Dalton, as most of you know, is Boston's newest skyscraper rising 61 stories over the Back Bay offering 180 luxury condo homes over Boston's second Four Seasons Hotel.
Glass Facade Ongoing for The Hilton Garden Inn Brookline
Glass facade install is ongoing for the new 11-story Hilton Garden Inn Brookline/Boston. The hotel is set to feature 175 guest rooms plus meeting space, a fitness center, a pool, and a restaurant. A 70-space parking garage will be located across the hotel’s 2nd and 3rd levels.
Cambria Hotel Somerville Financed for $53.802 Million
The Cambria Hotel Somerville has been financed via UBS Realty Investors for $53.802 million.
The upcoming, 98,000 6-story hotel along Somerville Avenue is a short walk from Harvard, Union, and Porter Squares. The 164-key hotel will feature a pool, fitness center, and meeting rooms along with a 150-seat restaurant space with outdoor seating. The project is expected to be completed in February 2021.
BPDA Won't Grant Additional Extensions to Development Team of Tremont Crossing
At the end of this month, it will be back to the drawing board for the City-owned land at 1200 Tremont Street in Roxbury. As of 10/31, the designation of Feldco & Elma Lewis Partners as the developers of Parcel 3 will expire and the BPDA will not grant any further extensions. BPDA Director Golden told the Bay State Banner, “The residents of Roxbury deserve a development at Parcel 3 that will create good-paying jobs, economic development, affordable housing, cultural space and more,” Golden said in his statement. “While we are disappointed that the current project cannot move forward due to the development team’s lack of a viable funding source, we believe that opening this parcel up for new opportunities will allow for a community-led vision, guided by PLAN: Dudley, to determine the future of this important parcel.” The current plans for Tremont Crossing which were approved in March 2017 would have featured nearly 1.2M square feet of mixed-use development including over 700 residential units.
Hilton Garden Inn Brookline Tops Off
The 11-story Hilton Garden Inn Brookline/Boston topped off earlier this month. The hotel is set to feature 174 rooms, a restaurant and lounge area, conference space, fitness center, swimming pool, business center, and a 24-hour pavilion pantry. The 111,100 SF hotel will also house a ground-floor café with outdoor seating. Additionally, a 70-space parking garage will be located on the hotel’s second level, providing ease of access for guests.
The property sought to maximize space at the narrow .437-acre lot. A curved corner design draws attention to the building, which sits at the intersection of Brookline Avenue and Route 9. With the topping off now complete, Callahan will begin work on the building’s glass façade.
Located at 700 Brookline Ave, the property is the former site of a Gulf gas station that was demolished in 2016. The building is conveniently located adjacent to the Longwood Medical area and one block to the Riverway T Station. The Hilton Garden Inn select service hotel is set to open in fall 2020.
First Condo Units Ready for Occupancy at One Dalton
A certificate of occupancy has been issued for a majority of the condominium units on floors 26 through 32 at One Dalton. With this CO in place, closings are also beginning to come in for the luxury project. The 180 condos within One Dalton sit above the 215 room Four Seasons hotel which opened at the end of May. Residents will have access to both the hotel amenities including a fitness center, spa, and curved lap pool and a private club on the 50th floor of the building. Final finishing is expected to last through this summer with the building fully complete sometime in September.
Steel Framing Ongoing for Hilton Garden Inn Brookline Village
Steel framing is rising for the upcoming 11-story 175-room Hilton Garden Inn hotel that is set to open in spring 2020.
Hotel amenities will include a fitness center with pool, restaurant and a 70-space parking garage located on levels 2 & 3.
Inside One Dalton
On our previous visit to One Dalton this past fall, Boston’s newest skyscraper was still very much a construction site. Now with the Four Seasons open the property has been transformed into the 5-star, luxurious yet subtle retreat synonymous with the brand. During a tour hosted by the developer, Richard Friedman, President and CEO of Carpenter and Company, we got a look inside Boston’s second Four Seasons.
The One Dalton, Four Seasons Hotel Entrance. Residents will enter through a separate entrance to the property around the corner.
Developer Richard Friedman, President & CEO of Carpenter and Company, in one of the three duplex penthouses at One Dalton
After buying the land 7 years ago, One Dalton has been a long time in the making for Friedman and his team. Friedman, who will live at the property himself, mentioned it has been an “amazing experience to change the skyline” and he expects when fully complete One Dalton will be the “social hub of the city”.
In talking with Darren Messina, Executive VP Design and Construction at Carpenter and Company, we learned of some of the challenges the construction team faced while bringing the 742-foot tower to life on this postage stamp site. To mitigate movement, the team installed a giant belt truss around the 24th floor of the building, something that had never been done before in Boston. Messina credits Rachel Parks, at Suffolk Construction, with making this happen by creating the BIM modeling for this complex piece of the puzzle. The logistics of delivering the tons of concrete necessary for the poured-in-place reinforced concrete columns, core walls, and slabs and ensuring the proper strength also kept the construction team on their toes.
The view from the last remaining penthouse home at One Dalton
Up in the last available penthouse (a steal at around $40M) work still remains to be finished however the scale of the 7,500 square foot, duplex unit is impressive and the views of course amazing. Last time we visited we took the hoist elevator to the top of the tower. Luckily this time the permanent elevators were in place and when moving at top speed will transport residents to the 61st floor in under a minute.
Down a few levels, interior finishing is a bit further along for the other condo residences. These homes come with a choice of 3 kitchen cabinet, countertop, and flooring options. Wolf and sub-zero appliances are of course included. While the team won't tell us how many of the 160 condo units have been sold, they did comment that One Dalton is the fastest selling Four Seasons project to date.
Interior finishing is still wrapping up for the condo residences at One Dalton.
On the Wellness Floor (the 7th floor) the 2,500 square foot fitness center, offers an array of equipment selected by renowned celebrity trainer, Harley Pasternak. Also on this level is the gorgeous, curved lap pool and the spa. All amenities on the Wellness Floor are available for both residents and guests to utilize. Condo owners will also have access to their own private amenities including the 24th floor Entertainment Gallery featuring a golf simulator, private theater, and family activity center. On the 50th floor, the 50/50 Club designed by the interior designer and architect Thierry Despont offers residences an exclusive club and lounge featuring more of those wonderful views of the Charles River and Boston skyline.
The Wellness Floor at One Dalton features a fully equipped fitness center, lap pool, and spa.
Within the hotel's, 215 guest rooms, no detail has been left ignored including 6 different types of wallpaper in a deluxe guest room, a tv in the bathroom mirror, voice-activated remotes along with fine crystal for the bar and herringbone china for your morning coffee. The property also boasts 2GB internet, the fastest network in Boston (right behind MIT).
Guests rooms at One Dalton feature a mix of modern & classic finishes.
A key piece of the One Dalton finishing is the art curated by Kate Chertavian. Chertavian, who has over 25 years of experience curating independent projects, traveled the world finding unique and fitting pieces for the project with Friedman. While we are certainly not art critics, the pieces chosen throughout the lobby and hotel space are all unique and beautiful but not stuffy or pretentious.
A sampling of the art specially curated for One Dalton.
Our final stop of the tour was the globally renowned Zuma restaurant. The restaurant space, designed by Studio Glitz, features a variety of textures, including wood, stone, glass, and metal to offer the visitor hidden pockets of discovery throughout the space. The restaurant is definitely eye-catching and the cocktails and food we sampled were delicious. Zuma's GM says business has been busy with bookings being made 3 weeks in advance.
Along with final finishing on the condos, yet to come at One Dalton is the Trifecta Bar, named for the soft triangle design of the building. Currently blocked by the crane, future guests of the hotel will walk through this bar to access the elevators. A small park across from the hotel entrance is also now underway, adding some green space to the project site. The development team expects construction to be 100% complete sometime in September.
Four Seasons One Dalton Now Open
The Four Seasons One Dalton is now open and welcoming guests to its 215 rooms. Boston's newest skyscraper features the hotel rooms on the lower floors topped by 180 luxury condos. Residents and guests alike will have access to luxury service and a full suite of amenities including The Wellness Floor. Spanning the entire 7th floor, The Wellness Floor features a fitness center, 64-foot lap pool, and salon, all overlooking Back Bay. Also now open within One Dalton is global dining sensation Zuma. Zuma specializes in dishes designed for sharing from three open kitchens: the main kitchen, sushi counter, and robata grill.
Construction Nearing Completion at One Dalton: Expected Opening Late April
The tower crane for the 61-story One Dalton has started shrinking as construction is nearing completion for one of Boston's most anticipated projects. The 712,500 square feet development will include 180 luxury condos along with a 215 room Four Seasons Hotel. Residents and guests alike will have access to an array of amenities including a fitness center and spa with lap pool, Zuma Restaurant, and a 5,000-square-foot park designed by award-winning landscape architect Michael Van Valkenburgh. One Dalton is expected to open late next month.
Construction Ongoing for Hilton Garden Inn Brookline Village
Construction is ongoing for the upcoming Hilton Garden Inn Brookline/Boston. The 11-story building will feature around 175 guest rooms along with a 70-space parking garage on levels 2 & 3. Hotel amenities will include an on-site restaurant, lounge area, meeting space, fitness center, and pool.
The .437-acre parcel is located on Route 9 at the corner of Brookline Village, just a few blocks from the Longwood Medical Area. Construction is expected to be complete in Spring 2020.
Final Sections of Glass Facade Install Underway on Penthouse Levels of One Dalton
With a spring opening fast approaching, the final pieces of One Dalton's glass facade are being put in place. These last sections will enclose the duplex penthouse homes on the building's 60 & 61st floors. One Dalton will be the tallest residential tower in New England at 740 feet with the upper floors containing 180 private luxury condos. Underneath will be a Four Seasons luxury hotel with 215 rooms.
At the base of the tower, work is also being completed on the building's grand entrances, one for the hotel and one for residences.
Both residents and guests of the hotel will have access to numerous amenities including a fitness center, spa, and indoor pool. Construction is set to be complete in April.