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The Envoy Hotel Opens in Boston’s Seaport District

Hotel Provides an Exclusive Point of View for Boston Visitors


The Envoy Hotel, located in Boston’s Seaport District and designed by Group One Partners and Stantec, recently opened in June 2015. This Boston waterfront hotel will serve as a gateway to Seaport Square, just a block from the site of the Boston Tea Party and Boston Harbor.

Located on a constrained site in a developing mixed-use neighborhood, the 136-key hotel features a ground floor restaurant and a rooftop bar with views of the city skyline. Because of its position along the harbor, rising water levels due to storm surge or climate change needed consideration; therefore, critical mechanical equipment was located on the ground floor, which is above the 100-year flood level, rather than the basement.

Envoy’s guest rooms and suites are set behind an expansive glass curtainwall façade, which provides sprawling views of the city and harbor. Building components are detailed in shiplap wood in homage to sailing vessels, a gesture that also introduces warmth and texture to the modern volume. LOOKOUT (the rooftop bar), offers guests and visitors a new point of view for socialization and relaxation.

At the heart of the hotel are the 136 guest rooms that provide breathtaking floor-to-ceiling windows with unparalleled views of the city. The hotel features a mix of 20 Double Queen rooms, 114 King rooms, and 2 Suites. Modern luxury bathrooms, custom crafted furnishings, and plush textures mix serenity with convenience, providing an escape for guests. Upgraded amenities and spa experiences add the final personal touch. Stantec served as architect of record for the core and shell with Group One as design architect, interior designer, and procurement agent.

About Group One Partners, Inc. 
Group One Partners, Inc., is an award-winning design firm based in Boston that specializes in architectural, interior design, and purchasing services for hospitality properties. Using a collaborative project approach that involves these three interrelated disciplines, the firm’s streamlined design process upholds its dedication to excellence and client service. Since the company’s inception in 1970, Group One has designed and supervised nearly 3,000 projects across the globe including hospitality, residential, and multi-family properties, assisted living and elder care facilities, and retail spaces. For more information visit

About Stantec
We’re active members of the communities we serve. That’s why at Stantec, we always design with community in mind. The Stantec community unites more than 15,000 employees working in over 250 locations. We collaborate across disciplines and industries to bring buildings, energy and resource, and infrastructure projects to life. Our work—professional consulting in planning, engineering, architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, surveying, environmental sciences, project management, and project economics—begins at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships. With a long-term commitment to the people and places we serve, Stantec has the unique ability to connect to projects on a personal level and advance the quality of life in communities across the globe.


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