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Sea change on the Boston waterfront

Seaport Hotel, pioneer in revitalized waterfront, to show off renovations

David L. Ryan/Globe Staff

Sixteen years ago, the Seaport Hotel opened its doors along a South Boston Waterfront that was largely a ghost town, dominated by parking lots and empty warehouses.

Thursday, the hotel will show off recently completed renovations, a face lift for an anchor property that now sits in one of the fastest growing and desirable neighborhoods in the city. The project, begun in November, renovated the 428 guest rooms, redesigned the lobby, and updated the hotel’s restaurant and bar.

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The Seaport, which opened in 1998 next to the World Trade Center, was the first hotel in the neighborhood. At least three other hotels as well as condominiums and offices dot the waterfront today.

Also known as the Innovation District, the Seaport District is home to startups and established companies, along with restaurants, shops, the Institute of Contemporary Art, and a burgeoning night life.

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