“GentriWatch: Another Hotel for Chinatown?”

Apr. 29, 2016 – Boston Magazine (Boston)

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Fresh off the grand reopening of the newly renovated Godfrey on Washington Street in Downtown Crossing, nearby Chinatown could soon get another hotel.

One of the latest projects under review at the Boston Redevelopment Authority is a striking, 17-story, 250-room hotel on Essex Street. Submitted by New York-based developer Westbrook Partners, the project would replace the existing eight-story, combined warehouse and office building.

“It is anticipated that the hotel will serve a variety of guests, including business travelers as well as those visiting colleges and tourists,” the project’s plans say.

Westbrook credits the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center for the uptick in demand for hotels in the area.

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