Omni opens 1K-room Boston hotel; more debuts

Omni Hotels & Resorts and citizenM have opened hotels in Boston and Los Angeles, respectively, while AC Hotels’ latest offering will make its debut in South Florida.

Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport
The Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport, with 1,054 rooms and suites, has opened as the largest hotel project to debut in the city in decades. It is owned by a joint venture between Omni Hotels & Resorts; New Boston Hospitality; a group of Boston-based real estate firms and investors, including The Davis Companies; Washington Capital Management, on behalf of one or more of its investment clients; Spot On Ventures; The Taylor Smith Group; Boston Urban Development and 39 local minority investors.

The hotel was designed by Boston-based Elkus Manfredi Architects; interior-design firm waldrop + nichols; and Moody Nolan and Stull and Lee Inc., two Boston-based architectural design firms. The lobby features a one-of-a-kind platform stage, inspired by the steps outside of the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, and is designed for live music and performances.

The hotel’s 1,054 guestrooms, including 52 suites, are housed within two, 22-story towers, the Patron Tower and the Artist Tower. The 2,000-sq.-ft. Presidential Suite, located on the 22nd floor of the Patron Tower features a 180-degree view; a pool table and lounge area; private office space; two fireplaces; a dining room with seating for eight and an adjoining bar and pantry; a bathroom retreat with a walk-in shower and freestanding soaking tub; and a private screening room.

Amenities include seven dining venues; Breve Spa; a 24-hour fitness center; a rooftop deck and outdoor pool on the fifth floor; and 100,000 sq. ft. of flexible indoor and outdoor space.

citizenM Los Angeles Downtown
The citizenM brand has opened citizenM Los Angeles Downtown, the first of two properties planned for California this year (San Francisco Union Square will follow in October).

The 315-room, 11-story hotel offers a gym, five societyM meeting spaces and a collectionM retail space. The brand collaborated with its long-time architecture partner, concrete Amsterdam, on the property’s design. Like all citizenM hotels, the property’s entrance leads into a living room that feels like home, furnished with books, art and furniture from citizenM’s long-standing partner, Vitra, and includes canteenM, serving food and drinks 24/7.

Additional properties planned for 2021 include citizenM San Francisco Union Square, citizenM Miami World Center (projected opening in December), citizenM Miami Brickell (projected opening December) and citizenM Washington DC NOMA (projected opening February 2022).

AC Hotel Fort Lauderdale Airport
The AC Hotel Fort Lauderdale Airport, the brand’s newest South Florida property, will open Sept. 14 in Dania Beach near Fort Lauderdale International Airport, Port Everglades Cruise Terminals and Las Olas Boulevard.

The 154-room property includes the brand’s signature AC Kitchen and AC Lounge lobby bar, an outdoor pool, a 24-hour gym and flexible indoor and outdoor space. The hotel will also offer a full array of their AC Unpacked programming, a series of curated and innovative property experiences include live music, fitness classes, mixology lessons, networking events and more.

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