by Michael J. Shapiro | August 08, 2012

The Massachusetts Legislature has authorized the construction of up to seven hotels near the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, according to the Boston Globe. This represents the first phase of a $2 billion expansion plan proposed by the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority. Combined, the hotels could have up to 2,700 rooms, including a 1,200-room headquarters property. The newspaper also reported that the MCCA has purchased 5.5 acres adjacent to the BCEC for some of the construction.