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The Godfrey to Open a Second Hotel in Boston

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March 6, 2014 at 9:18 AM | by | ()

The Godfrey, slated for late 2014, will be Boston's next grand opening

There’s a spate of hotel developments afoot in the Hub. But according to a recent report released by the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau, the next hotel opening to hit the city will be The Godfrey in late 2014.

The property comes from the same team behind the just-opened Godfrey in Chicago, a Cubist-influenced building that, to those of us without art history degrees, could also be described as “Jenga chic.”

It sounds like the exterior will be slightly less dramatic at the Boston location, 59 Temple Place, which will actually be two rehabbed (as in, “renovated,” not “Lohan”) buildings at the corner of Temple and Washington Street. The combined floor area of 135,500 square feet will eventually yield 243 guest rooms plus ground-floor space for restaurants and retail.

Though developers have kept pretty mum on details for the space, a lobby rendering (seen here) posted on the website of Advantage Boston, a city convention and meetings organization, suggest something along the industrial-chic lines: Note the marble walls and stairs, juxtaposed with the crisscrossing exposed ceiling girders.

Note also that renderings also always look like screen shots straight out of CD-ROM based PC games from the mid-1990s, so until we get more from the source, take it with a grain of salt. Luckily, if the slated 2014 opening is still on track, we’ll be seeing soon enough.

[Rendering via Advantage Boston]

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