Fairmont Hotel Readies Opening on Boston's Waterfront

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has announced the opening of its latest hotel, Fairmont Battery Wharf, in Boston's historic North End. Located on Boston's waterfront, the hotel will open in December 2008 with 150 guestrooms and 6,000 square feet of meeting space.

"I'm delighted to learn that the Fairmont brand will have an extended presence in our city with the operation of a new hotel at Battery Wharf," Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino said in a statement. "This waterfront redevelopment project will bring numerous benefits to the city and greatly increase public access along the waterfront. Fairmont's investment in the city is further proof that Boston is a top destination and our hotel market remains strong."

Fairmont Battery Wharf will be Fairmont's second Boston property. Along with its first, The Fairmont Copley Plaza, it's part of a family of prestigious hotels that includes The Plaza in New York and the Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac in Quebec City.

"This is a great opportunity for Fairmont to operate Boston's newest luxury waterfront hotel," said Paul S. Tormey, regional vice president, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Northeast U.S. and Bermuda. "Fairmont Battery Wharf expands our presence in the Boston market and offers guests a sophisticated modern retreat taking full advantage of its waterfront location and close proximity to the North End."

In addition to its extensive meeting space, Fairmont Battery Wharf will feature an on-site restaurant, a lounge with harbor views and water taxi service to Boston Logan International Airport.

For more information about Fairmont Battery Wharf, visit www.fairmont.com.