by Sarah J.F. Braley | December 12, 2013
On Thursday, officials from the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority, CV Properties and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide joined Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino and mayor-elect Marty Walsh for a groundbreaking ceremony for the 330-room Aloft Hotel and a 180-room extended-stay Element Hotel going up across from the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. “When we made the decision to enter the international meetings and convention industry with a state-of-the-art facility back in the '90s, we knew Boston would shine,” Menino said. “Today, the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center and the work of Jim Rooney have helped put Boston on the global stage. With the groundbreaking for these two new hotels, and the MCCA’s future expansion efforts, the sky truly is the limit." The $140 million hotels will add 510 rooms to the inventory around the BCEC and will open in 2015.