The latest high-end hotel and resi scheme under the Four Seasons banner has been unveiled across the pond.
Developed by Carpenter & Company, Boston’s One Dalton scheme will be the tallest resi building in New England at 742 feet, and the first new addition to the city’s iconic “High Spine” in decades.
The 61-storey structure has been designed by Boston native Henry N. Cobb of Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, in collaboration with Gary Johnson of Cambridge Seven Associates, who also worked on Carpenter’s ambitious conversion of the historic Charles Street Jail into the Liberty Hotel.
160 Four Seasons residences – priced from $2.75m to “over $40m” – will sit atop the 215-key Four Seasons Hotel, with separate entrances for guests and residents and the same famously high levels of service throughout. The configuration is rather clever, with all apartments having either direct lift access or just one adjacent neighbour, and top-name interior designer Thierry Despont has been signed up to deliver the Private Residence Club Lounge on the 50th floor and Private Residential Lobby. Expectations are high for something special, given Despont’s previous work at the Cartier Flagship store on Manhattan’s 5th Avenue, Claridges, and the Ritz in Paris.
Clever touches include a special UV coating for the glass – applied in Barcelona – which minimises internal reflections and makes the dual-aspect views really pop, and a state-of-the-art wind dampening system on the roof.
The architects said: “In addition to its great height – almost matching that of the Prudential and Hancock Towers—a distinguishing feature of One Dalton is its slenderness, befitting its residential occupancy and privileged Back Bay location. The tower’s small floor plate, with its soft-triangular shape, reflects the unique geometry of the surrounding street pattern while affording ample daylight throughout the residences within. A special amenity is the articulation of the exterior wall to provide operable corner windows offering views in two directions from every room.”
The project puts Boston amongst only a handful of international cities with two Four Seasons, including London, New York, Shanghai and Istanbul.
In October, London-based super-prime developer Finchatton announced that its Twenty Grosvenor Square scheme in Mayfair will be the first stand-alone resi building in Europe to join the Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts portfolio (more here).