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Berkshires/ Mohawk Trail:

Museum of Dog

In February 2018, North Adams became home to a new, one-of-a-kind museum dedicated to all things dogs. Located blocks from the country’s largest contemporary art museum, Mass MoCA, Museum of Dog (M.O.D) features a private collection of dog inspired paintings, drawings, sculptures, photographs and accessories. The 8,000 square-foot historic space, at the merging point of Union Street and the Mohawk Trail, formerly housed Quinn’s Wallpaper & Paint. The museum will feature over 180 pieces from more than 50 notable artists ranging from William Wegman photographs to Mary Engel “Watch Dog” sculptures and rare dog collars dating back to the 1800s.

 

Blantyre

May 2018, Lenox

Blantyre has reopened after extensive renovations featuring updated accommodations including the new Riverview Cottage by Serena & Lily and Cloisters and LaCave.

 

Miraval Lenox

June 2018, Lenox

Miraval, a high-end resort company, has purchased the resort and has renovated and enlarged the property.

 

White Iris

Summer 2018, Lenox

From dumplings to burgers, Chef/Owner Laura Shack and Chef Frank DiLorenzo’s fresh takes on a menu that will always surprise! Enjoy the tiki bar and a cocktail on one of the best porches in Lenox!

 

Tourists

July 2018, North Adams

Tourists is a 46-room hotel/resort, aimed toward people with a passion for the outdoors. Featuring expansive views of the forested riverside, the rooms are oriented for the picturesque views, and the venue offers several trails for hiking, riverside access for fishing or boating, and a suspension footbridge over the river for further easy access to these activities. Tourists will feature a swimming pool with extensive wood decking around the pool and the outside the rooms. A small restaurant and adjacent courtyard is planned for the former four-car garage structure outside the farmhouse. The farmhouse itself will be converted into a multi-use space including a meeting and private dining space on the first floor and massage, spa treatment, and yoga spaces on the second floor.

Rooms: 46

Springfield:

Holiday Inn Express Downtown Springfield

April 2018, Springfield

The Holiday Inn Express & Suites is located in downtown Springfield, next to the MassMutual Center. This Springfield hotel is 100% non-smoking with an indoor heated pool, fitness room, business center, and parking. Offering an ideal downtown Springfield location within walking distance to the MassMutual Center, the Dr. Seuss National Memorial, Springfield City Hall, the Springfield Library, as well as museums, restaurants and bistros.

Rooms: 98

 

MGM Springfield

August 2018, Springfield

MGM Springfield covers three city blocks in the heart of downtown Springfield, Mass. Igniting a cultural and economic renaissance in a historic New England city, the approximately 2 million square-foot development, which combines new construction with revived historic buildings, will offer more than 125,000 square feet of gaming space, a 250-room boutique hotel on Main Street and superior spa services, diverse retail and inspired dining headlined by award-winning Chef Michael Mina’s Cal Mare. MGM Springfield also will feature a luxury cinema, bowling lanes, a seasonal skating rink and outdoor marketplace displaying local art, events and talent. MGM Springfield will open August 24, 2018. For additional information, please visit www.mgmspringfield.com.