Plumbing Permit Pulled for Beacon St. Hotel in Somerville
A permit has been pulled for the plumbing install at the Beacon Street hotel just outside Porter Square in Somerville. The project will include 35 boutique hotel rooms along with a ground-floor restaurant space. There will also be 29 parking spaces in a below-grade garage.
Construction Nearly Complete for 907 Main St.
907 Main St. in Central Square Cambridge was originally built in 1920 and is now undergoing a massive renovation and addition. The work will transform the building into a boutique hotel, set to open next year. The upcoming 67 room hotel will feature a rooftop bar on the newly added 5th floor and an outdoor courtyard. Along with the extensive renovations to the existing building a new wing is also being added to the project along Columbia Street.
Hay Creek Hotels Set to Manage Central Square Boutique Hotel
The development team behind the upcoming boutique hotel at 907 Main Street in Central Square has secured Hay Creek Hotels, to oversee the design, pre-opening and long-term management of the property. Nauset Construction is transforming a historic mixed-use building into a 67-key boutique luxury hotel. Located in the heart of Central Square at the corner of Main and Columbia Streets, the hotel will feature an attractive blend of amenities, including two new restaurants, The Dial and The Blue Owl, and Praliné, a French Bakery, as well as the iconic Toscanini’s Ice Cream, in its original, newly renovated location.
Originally constructed in 1871, the four-story, mixed-use office/residential property was later renovated in 1928 into 12 apartment units with first-floor retail space. The building is within the Central Square District of the National Register of Historic Places and is considered to be a contributing building. Nauset and the design team worked closely with the Cambridge Historical Commission to ensure compliance with the organization’s exacting renovation standards. This transit-oriented development is within walking distance to Kendall Square, widely considered to be the hottest market for Life Science and Technology commercial space in the nation.
The property was purchased by the current owners in 2008 whose shared vision, shaped by the revitalization underway in Central Square and the nearby Kendall Square expansion was to create a boutique hotel. “We wanted to develop something that will preserve the look and history of this area while meeting the market demand for a hotel that features compelling bar and restaurant offerings,” said Tim Johnson of Sean Casey, LLC, the developer of the project.
The brand identity and interiors were created with direction from Hay Creek Hotels and designed by Gensler Boston, and Boyes-Watson is the architect of record for the project. Inspired by Margaret Fuller and the Transcendentalists movement, 907 Main will feature exclusive offerings and partnerships that provide a sophisticated and refined stay while inspiring guests and locals to “embrace their rebel within”.
This experience will be created through the diversity of the neighborhood and the hotel’s unique amenities, such as The Dial restaurant and bar, complete with an outdoor courtyard located at street level and designed to capture the essence of the city. French Bakery Praliné will occupy the Columbia Street retail location, offering patrons Mariage frères teas and artisanal confections including macarons, chocolates, croissants and pastries.
Hay Creek Hotels and Gensler concepted each venue within 907 Main to reflect the freewheeling culture and art of the Central Square neighborhood. The rooms above were designed to pay homage to the original architecture, showcasing original brick walls and bay windows. The renovation of the existing structure includes the restoration of the original concrete and masonry building façade. Nauset will also construct a connecting four-story addition to house a two-bedroom penthouse suite as well as The Blue Owl rooftop restaurant, bar and outdoor terrace that will feature picturesque skyline views of the City and the Charles River. The addition will be clad with metal panels and fly-ash composite trims. This historic, adaptive reuse project is designed to meet LEED-certifiable requirements.
“This project allows us to draw on two of Nauset Construction’s greatest strengths – working with tight, zero-lot line urban infill sites, and the thoughtful restoration and repurposing of historically significant structures,” said Nauset Construction President Anthony Papantonis. The project is anticipated to be completed by the close of 2019.
Construction Ongoing for Beacon Street Hotel in Somerville
Construction is ongoing for the upcoming 35 suite boutique hotel along Beacon Street just outside Porter Square in Somerville. The hotel will also include 29 parking spaces in an underground garage along with restaurant space on the ground floor. The Beacon Street hotel will be Hay Creek Hotels second project in the area, they opened the Porter Square Hotel in 2016.
Facade Repairs Underway at 907 Main Street in Central Square
Facade repairs are underway for the existing building at 907 Main Street in Central Square for the conversion of the property to a boutique hotel. The upcoming 67 room hotel will feature a rooftop bar on the newly added 5th floor and an outdoor courtyard. Along with the extensive renovations to the existing building a new wing is also being added to the project along Columbia Street.
Construction is set to be complete this spring.
Window Install Begins for Boutique Hotel in Porter Square
Window installation has started for the upcoming luxury boutique hotel along Beacon Street just outside Porter Square in Somerville. The hotel is set to include 35 rooms along with 29 parking spaces. There will also be space for a restaurant on the ground floor of the building.
Renovations & Addition Ongoing for Boutique Hotel in Central Square
Renovations of the existing building at 907 Main Street in Cambridge's Central Square are ongoing with work also underway for the addition to the building along Columbia Street. The project will also add a fifth floor and outdoor courtyard. The resulting boutique hotel will feature 67 rooms and a rooftop bar. Ground floor commercial space will be occupied by existing tenant Toscanini's Ice Cream & Patty Chen's Dumpling Room.
Framing and Exterior Work Ongoing at Beacon Street Hotel in Somerville
Framing and exterior work are ongoing for the upcoming 35 room boutique hotel in Somerville The project that replaced a former gas station, will feature a ground floor restaurant. Located just outside Porter Square the location allows for easy access to the MBTA.
Foundation nears completion at Beacon Street boutique hotel in Somerville
Foundation work is nearly complete at the upcoming 35-suite Beacon Street Hotel in Somerville, with nearly all concrete poured. The concrete retaining wall that will support the below-grade parking level is nearly fully installed. Concrete will soon be poured along the parking level's fully-excavated base, after which construction of the building's 5-story frame will commence. The following are photographs of the Beacon Street Hotel site:
New boutique hotel now open in Cambridge's Porter Square
The 65-suite Porter Square Hotel, a newly built boutique hotel in the heart of Porter Square, is now open. The Porter Square Hotel is equipped with state-of-the-art amenities including an outdoor rooftop garden and a rooftop fitness area. A new steakhouse, Porter House Grill, will open on the Porter Square Hotel's ground floor in Spring 2017, as will a signature patio and garden area at the hotel's rear. Suites at the Porter Square Hotel are now available starting at $179 per night. The following are photographs of the Porter Square Hotel: