H.N. Gorin told the BPDA today it wants to build a 300-room hotel on the site of what is now the Red Lantern restaurant at 39 Stanhope St., off Clarendon Street and overlooking the Frieda Garcia playground and the turnpike.
The letter of intent means the developer will soon file more detailed plans for the BPDA to consider.
In the letter, company President Rosalind Gorin says the hotel, to be built after the Red Lantern building is raze, will rise 230 to 240 feet - less than the 356 feet allowed by the lot's zoning - and will have no parking. The hotel would basically be across the street from Back Bay station.
In addition to additional hotel rooms and property taxes, Gorin says the new hotel will bring "attractive urban design and archtecture" to the area.
Stanhope Hotel letter of intent (661k PDF).