citizenM announced plans to launch a new hotel in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood. The hotel will be part of the new Samuels & Associates-led mixed-use development known as Parcel 12, located at the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and Newbury Street. The project will include separate office and hotel buildings, which will both be situated above a retail podium adjacent to a stunning new public plaza located over the Massachusetts Turnpike. Interiors will be designed by the Amsterdam-based firm Concrete, a long-time partner of citizenM, in conjunction with Boston’s Elkus Manfredi, the master architect of the mixed-use complex.
For what will be the Netherlands-based hotel brand’s second location in the city following its ahead-of-schedule opening at the Hub on Causeway in August of this year, the Back Bay project adds to the latest citizenM locations in the United States recently opened in New York City as well as projects under development in Miami, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, D.C. Abroad, the company operates hotels in Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Glasgow, Kuala Lampur, London, Paris, Rotterdam, Shanghai, Taipei and Zurich.
In line with Samuels & Associates’ and citizenM’s shared values of green building and sustainability, the hotel is targeting LEED Gold certification. High-efficiency water fixtures will reduce water consumption and associated energy use. An all-electric HVAC system utilizing variable refrigerant flow and air-source heat pumps will result in an estimated 19% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions in the hotel building compared to the Massachusetts Building Energy Code. citizenM Boston Back Bay will also draw inspiration from the local community for the hotel’s interior, which will be filled with an eclectic mix of contemporary art, photography, and objects by local artists.
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