Meeting planners love the new Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, but most have been adamant that it must have an attached hotel. And so it will. The Westin Boston Waterfront, a 790-room luxury hotel, is scheduled to open June 21.
Other hotels, restaurants, shops, and cultural attractions are rising near the BCEC. Notably, the new Institute of Contemporary Art opens this September, followed by the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel in fall 2007.