The Seaport Boston Hotel and the neighboring Seaport World Trade Center is located on the Boston waterfront at 1 Seaport Lane, Boston, MA 02210 on Commonwealth Pier, in the South Boston neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. The South Boston Waterfront is also known unofficially at the Boston Seaport District.
Constructed in 1901 as a maritime cargo handling facility, Commonwealth Pier was the largest pier building in the world at the time. Able to accommodate the largest vessels that entered the port of Boston, this facility was an integral part of city's maritime industry, handling both freight and passenger traffic, with rail and truck transportation access right on the pier. Commonwealth Pier subsequently underwent two major renovations and continued to host ships through the 1970s, when changes in cargo transport made the Pier obsolete. In the early 1980s, the Massachusetts Port Authority designated Fidelity Investments and The Drew Company as developers of Commonwealth Pier, which they transformed into the World Trade Center Boston in 1986.
The Seaport Boston Hotel opened in 1998. Renovations were completed in 2009 by the New York architects BBG-BBGM. The hotel contains Hypoallergenic rooms, and Forbes Traveler named Seaport one of "America's Greenest Hotels" in 2008. The hotel is also a member of the Green Hotels Association, which promotes environmentally safe products to be used in green hotels. The hotel includes:
- 428 Guest Rooms
- 41 Meeting Rooms
- 44,600 sq. ft. Largest Meeting Room
- 180,000 sq. ft. Total Meeting Space
- 394 seat Amphitheater
- 120, 000 sq. ft. Exhibition Center
The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection awarded Seaport with the 2008 Waste Wise/Innovation Award. Seaport awarded the Boston Green Business award in 2008 for the Bike Friendly Business program. Seaport received the Boston Green Business Award from the City of Boston In 2007, Seaport Hotel received the Good Earthkeeping Award by the Massachusetts Lodging Association.
Notable stays and visits include:
- President Barack Obama
- President Bill Clinton
- Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
- President George H. W. Bush
- President George W. Bush
- Governor Mitt Romney
- Chinese Premier
- Deval Patrick
- The facility also hosted half of MacWorld Boston along with the Bayside Expo Center.
- Official Website
- Boston Green Tourism