Historic hotel building completed in 1927. Owned by Indian Hotels Company since 2007. The building consists of 229 rooms and 44 suites and also features a restaurant, ballrooms, conference rooms, boardrooms, a fitness center, and rooftop common space.
Oct 12, 2018
A Letter of Intent has been filed on behalf IREP Newbury Hotel, LLC, an affiliate...
Letter of Intent Calls for Renovations at Taj Boston
A Letter of Intent has been filed on behalf IREP Newbury Hotel, LLC, an affiliate of Highgate Hotels calling for renovations at the historic Taj Boston on 15 Arlington Street in the Back Bay.
The Project contemplates interior renovations that include updating the existing hotel guest rooms, creating 12 additional hotel guest rooms, modifying the interior corridors and the existing connection to an adjacent building, permanently enclosing the existing seasonal rooftop restaurant, and additional interior public space enhancements.
The Project also proposes to relocate the main entrance of the hotel from Arlington Street to Newbury Street. This new main entrance and related improvements will enhance the public realm by creating a raised, accessible entry, illuminating the public right-of-way, refurbishing the existing canopy on Arlington Street, adding street trees, and adjusting the existing grade change of the sloped sidewalk in front of the hotel to improve overall access.
The Boston Globe reports that New England
Development and Eastern Real Estate are leading a group of investors that will buy the Taj
Boston hotel building at 15 Arlington Street in Downtown Boston. A final sale price has not been
disclosed. Indian Hotels Company, which currently owns the building, previously
stated that it would not sell the building for less than $125 million.
Indian Hotels Company purchased the Taj Boston hotel building in
2007 for $166 million and announced its plan to sell it in early May of this
year. Plans have not yet been released for how the buyers intend to improve the