By Don Douloff, April 3, 2008
The $165-million Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel has opened in South Boston Waterfront’s Seaport District.
The property features 471 guestrooms, including 21 suites, and offers over 21,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space, including a 10,700-sq.-ft. ballroom and a 4,400-sq.-ft. junior ballroom.
On the tech side, the hotel offers a DS-3 line, which operates 28-times faster than a T-1 and allows guests to stream video, host video conferences and run their largest Internet-based presentations, simultaneously, without sacrificing speed. The Renaissance also features innovative guestroom plug-in technology for laptops, MP3 players, camcorder and digital cameras; in-room 37-inch high-definition, flat-panel TVs; and wired and wireless Internet available on the same network throughout the property.
Chef Toby Hill oversees the kitchen at the modern-American restaurant, 606 Congress.