THE $6 BILLION PLAN
The Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta
International Airport unveiled a $6
billion project, which includes two
giant, translucent canopies spanning
roadways and sidewalks outside the
domestic terminal. The canopies are
designed to protect travelers from
the elements... as well as make an
artistic statement, of course.
Boston Seaport Opens Two Boutique Hotels
Adual-branded hotel under both Starwood Hotels & Resorts’Aloft and Element
brands has opened across the street
from the Boston Convention Center
in Beantown’s Seaport District.
The 330-room Aloft Boston
Seaport and 180-room Element
Boston Seaport boast a prime location on D Street, directly across the
street from the Boston Convention
& Exhibition Center.
“We are proud to debut both our
Aloft and Element brands in Boston’s
dynamic Seaport district, a hub for
innovation and a premier convention
destination,” says Brian McGuinness,
Senior Vice President of Specialty
Select Brands for Starwood.
“A recognized industry leader in
the eco-space, Element promotes a
life in balance with its emphasis on
wellness and sustainability, while
Aloft caters to the hyper-connect-
ed global traveler with distinctive
urban design, and a tech-forward,
In that spirit, the hotel also houses
the WXYZ Bar, which will host the
Live at Aloft Hotels concert series
featuring up-and-coming artists.
Owned and developed by a
partnership between majority eq-
uity partner Ares Management-
controlled funds and CV Properties,
the $158 million complex—con-
structed by Suffolk Construction
Elkus Manfredi Architects — occu-
pies a 5. 2 acre-parcel of land leased
from the Massachusetts Convention
Center Authority (MCCA).
The hotels are Starwood’s first
under either brand within Boston.
Starwood also has a dual-brand-
ed Aloft-Element property in
Kimpton Unveils Updated Hotel Monaco in Washington, DC
Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants an-
nounced the completion of a multi-
million-dollar redesign to Kimpton
Hotel Monaco Washington, DC
The building, a National
Historic Landmark and the original
General Post Office in the District,
has been overhauled, including the
lobby, hallway corridors, all 183
guest rooms and 16 suites as well
as its three meeting spaces.
Hotel Monaco’s new design, re-
imagined by San Francisco-based
Paletteur, pays homage to the build-
ing and city’s classical architecture
along with deep roots in American
politics and history while honoring
the hotel’s unique fusion of tradi-
tional and contemporary.
In addition, longtime Penn
Quarter restaurant and landmark
Poste Moderne Brasserie will
permananently close its doors on
May 31 to make room for a new
restaurant set to open in the Hotel
Monaco in the fall of 2016.