Austin W Hotel & Residences

For those who adore style and elegance, news that The W Hotel has broken ground in both Boston and Austin is certainly exciting. Since the opening of its first hotel in New York in 1998, the W Hotel has represented the epitome of style and personality. As a result, it has become the upscale hotel of choice for the harried business traveler or vacationer, and as the popularity of the “condo-hotel” grows, you can now call the W Hotel home.

Despite the fact that Austin and Boston are on near opposite ends of the country, it should come as no surprise that the W Hotel has decided to break ground in both cities. The chain is known for selecting the most vibrant destinations around the world for construction of new facilities. Both Boston and Austin are iconic cities with a long and important history as well as a bright and promising future.

Below are renderings of the to-be W Hotel and condo developments in Austin and Boston respectively.

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As would be expected of a W Hotel, both facilities will offer guests comfort combined with sophisticated design and numerous opportunities to experience cultural attractions and to dine at some of the area’s signature restaurants. The W Boston, for example, is located within the storied Theatre District. As such, guests of the hotel are treated to the nearby ambiance of the South End, while being only moments from the Public Garden, Boston Common, and the big city feel.

The planned 35-story Austin W Hotel structure will be similar to the Boston development in that hotel rooms will be on the lower floors, and condos on the upper – 200 residential condominiums on the upper floors in AUstin compared to Boston’s 123. The first four floors of the Austin W Hotel and Residences will contain lobby areas for the hotel and residences, retail space with street frontage, a spa, swimming pool and pool terrace. Condominium owners will enjoy unprecedented access to five-star W Hotel amenities such as concierge services, valet parking, room and housekeeping services, and in-home spa services.

Located in the vibrant 2nd Street District, the W Austin offers all the excitement of the big city while still being located only one block from several of the many hiking and biking trails that Austinites love so much. Regardless of which of the more than 20 W Hotels you visit, you will be treated to a plethora of amenities. Business travelers, for example, can have up to two phones as well as high-speed laptop connectivity in their rooms. The lobbies of most W Hotels offer wireless service and travelers can take advantage of the wired full-service business center as well. Guests may also take advantage of the state-of-the-art SWEAT fitness facilities on site, and the exclusive Bliss spas. So, whether you are there for business or pleasure – or perhaps a bit of both – the W Hotel is sure to deliver.

Boston W Hotel & Condos Construction Site

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W Boston Residences Update

With construction of the Boston W Hotel & Condos moving quickly (see exclusive video below), the developer’s sales center has recently opened its doors, and is now ramping up its staff to accommodate interested Buyers – please contact us to setup an appointment.

On Tuesday, October 14, 2008, with the final piece of steel being put in place, the “topping off” ceremony marked the end of steel construction on the Boston Hotel and Residences – work with now continue on the facade and interior.

Unlike some of the other high-end developments in the city, the developer of the W Boston Residences has decided to immediately release all units in the building for sale under preconstruction pricing (most oftentimes, you will see a phased release of units into the market). Bear in mind that (preconstruction) prices will tend to fluctuate as residences are sold, and rather than releasing a price list to the public, unit prices are provided as interest in specific residences is shown through sales center appointments. For planning purposes, you can assume that overall price points will be similar to new full-service luxury buildings such as the Intercontinental ($900+ per square foot) and the Clarendon Back Bay ($1,100+ per square foot).

Construction is still on track for a Fall 2009 completion. Condos at the W will begin on the 16th floor, and top out at the 28th floor penthouse. The approximate 235 hotel rooms will be on lower floors, garnering condo residents preferential city views. Floors 16 through 27 will house 9 to 10 units per floor, including an occasional 500+ square foot studio unit, while the penthouse level will be home to 5 generously sized condos, 3 of which will offer commanding views.

Exclusive W Boston Residences Update

Inquiries and interest continue to grow for the Boston W Hotel and Condos, an under construction mixed-use condo development scheduled to open in late 2009. By clicking on the ‘Boston W Hotel Condos’ tag above, you will gain access to all blog posts on the W Boston Condos – we’ve assembled some of the most exclusive photos of the condo development thus far, from panoramic views of the early construction site, to bird’s eye shots that provide unique views not seen anywhere else.

The Boston W development team is currently in the process of finalizing condominium documents, construction of a sales center that will house a model kitchen and bathroom, and preconstruction pricing for the studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom residences. Get more exclusive information and photos by clicking on the below hyperlink.

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Boston W Hotel and Condos

Summer 2008 is putting us in the midst of multiple large-scale condo construction projects, including the Clarendon Back Bay, Avenir (rental), and the Boston W Hotel and Condos. The Boston W has risen out of a large hole in the ground in Boston’s Theatre District (see Boston W Hotel & Condos Construction Photos), and has now climbed almost eight stories tall.

W Hotel Boston Construction

You can see by the exclusive photos here that the W Hotel Boston will offer some bold and sharp building lines. The luxury condo-hotel building, poised to bring the Theatre District upwards of 120+ condos, is currently scheduled for an August 2009 opening. Until now, One Charles has had the luxury condo market cornered in this neck of the woods. The Boston W Hotel (and condos) should be a great addition to the city.

W Hotel Boston Construction

W Hotel Boston Construction

Boston W Hotel & Condos Construction Photos

The Rock Opera plays on in the background as the to-be sleek Boston W Hotel & Condos continue to dig deeper into Stuart Street. One of the most popular items on this blog is information related to the Boston W Hotel, there’s absolutely an undertone of buzz and anticipation related to the project.

We were the first to bring you exclusive construction photos, including some unique rooftop shots of the entire construction site (see Boston W Hotel and Condos). Construction has progressed, but unlike the Bryant on Columbus which is now moving up (see Bryant on Columbus Turns the Heat On), the Boston W is still going subterranean – check out the exclusive photos below.

Boston W Hotel & Condos

The Boston W is currently scheduled for a late 2009 opening. Officials connected with the project are declining to comment on specifics at this time, so no floor plan and/or pricing information is available. We have begun to formulate a list of interested Buyers, and if you would like to be added so that you will receive updated information as it becomes available, feel free to contact us using the link at the top of this page.

Boston W Hotel & Condos

Boston W Hotel and Condos

For more recent articles on the Boston W Hotel & Condos, click on the Boston W Hotel Condos tag above.  Additionally, now that the sales center is open, contact us for more information about setting up an appointment.

Just when you thought (or rather, you are being fed the message by the popular press) that the housing market is in a downturn, Boston goes and breaks ground on a $200 million development that will change the skyline of the Theater District, and inject true upscale class and style in living accommodations for visitors and residents of Boston.

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