Cambridge Discovery Park Welcomes Innovative New Hotel
CAMBRIDGE MA, November 28, 2016 – The Bulfinch Companies is pleased to announce the recent opening of the newly constructed AC Hotel Boston Cambridge at its 820,000-square-foot laboratory, office and technology campus, Cambridge Discovery Park (CDP). This is just the second AC Hotel, owned and operated by Colwen Hotels, opened in the Boston area and the 13th opened in the United States.
The four-story establishment features 150 stylish guest rooms, 3,600 square feet of meeting space, an outdoor patio with fire pits and lounge seating, indoor saltwater pool and a state of the art fitness center. Park tenants and hotel guests will enjoy signature art and spaces, designed by Barcelona’s Antonio Catalan, throughout the hotel including the AC Kitchen, AC Library, and AC Lounge.
“Cambridge Discovery Park is an ideal location for an innovative boutique hotel like AC Hotels By Marriott,” said Bulfinch SVP, Director of Leasing Michael Wilcox. “We are pleased to bring a world-class hotel to the Park not only for our tenants, but for the surrounding community who will also benefit from its easily accessible location and cutting-edge services and amenities.”
The AC Hotel Boston Cambridge is located within Cambridge Discovery Park, a world class, 27-acre office and research campus in Cambridge. CDP currently features 400,000 square feet in three state-of-the-art buildings and a parking garage, an abundance of lush green space, powerful infrastructure and public utilities. Surrounded by Alewife Brook Reservation, it is one of the largest campuses in Cambridge and a true urban oasis. Approximately 250,000 sf of new lab, R&D, and first class office space has been permitted and is a tremendous build-to-suit opportunity within the Park. CDP is easily accessible by foot or a short five-minute shuttle ride from the Alewife MBTA Red Line Station, twenty minutes from Boston and Logan Airport, and just nine minutes to Route 128.
“We are excited to see the completion of this next phase of development at Cambridge Discovery Park,” said JLL Managing Director Pete Bekarian. “The visionary team at Bulfinch has continued to position the campus as one of the leaders in this region, and this is just the latest in what has become a robust list of amenities at the park.”
In addition to the new AC Hotel, Cambridge Discovery Park’s other amenities include: outdoor seating, an on-site café, a full service fitness and yoga center, Zagster bike-sharing, Zipcar, multiple bike racks, electric car charging stations, garage parking, ATM banking, and a new riverfront park.
JLL’s leasing team is led by Bekarian, Managing Director John Osten, and Executive Vice President Molly Heath.