Fairmont Hotels has announced that it will manage the new Fairmont Battery Wharf located on Boston’s waterfront, adjacent to the city’s historic North End, scheduled to open in December 2008.
“I’m delighted to learn that the Fairmont brand will have an extended presence in our city with the operation of a new hotel at Battery Wharf,” Mayor Thomas M. Menino said. “This waterfront redevelopment project will bring numerous benefits to the city and greatly increase public access along the waterfront. Fairmont’s investment in the city is further proof that Boston is a top destination and our hotel market remains strong.”
The contemporary hotel will feature 150 guestrooms, including Fairmont Gold, the brand’s exclusive lifestyle offering featuring warm and personalized service with amenities such as private reception and a comfortable guest lounge. The décor will be residential in style and inspired by the property’s harbor side location.
Fairmont Battery Wharf will offer 6,000 square feet of meeting space, making it ideal for small corporate groups, as well and intimate social events. The property will also feature a restaurant, designed with guidance from three-star Michelin Chef Guy Martin, and lounge with harbor views and water taxi service to Boston Logan International Airport.
“This is a great opportunity for Fairmont to operate Boston’s newest luxury waterfront hotel,” said Paul S. Tormey, Regional Vice President, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Northeast U.S. and Bermuda. “Fairmont Battery Wharf expands our presence in the Boston market and offers guests a sophisticated modern retreat taking full advantage of its waterfront location and close proximity to the North End.”
Fairmont Battery Wharf Boston will join a collection of luxury hotels that includes The Plaza in New York, The Savoy (scheduled to reopen in 2009) in London, and the iconic Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac in Quebec City. With The Fairmont Copley Plaza, Fairmont Battery Wharf will become the brand’s second hotel in Boston.
Recent international announcements have included Fairmont Hyderabad, India; Fairmont Roco Ki, Dominican Republic; Fairmont Haitang Bay Resort, Sanya, China; Fairmont Marrakech, Morocco; and Fairmont Manila, Philippines.