If you looked across the water from downtown Boston to the Seaport District, you’d be forgiven for thinking there was no reason to cross the bridge. At least, not yet. Bland office buildings, cranes and half-finished construction projects dot the skyline, and rusty old infrastructure lurks off shore.
But this is Boston’s “Innovation District”, where hidden behind the scenes are dozens of tech start-ups – and those new buildings will eventually cater to them. Among the first on the scene was The Envoy, a waterfront hotel that’s part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection – a growing group of individually designed and run properties.
Opened last year, The Envoy has already become the go-to after-work spot for the tech crowd, thanks to its rooftop Lookout bar, which serves cocktails accompanied by banging tunes and views across the water.