The $32 million, 64-room hotel at the bottom of Spring and Latham streets replaces the 100-room original hotel at Field Park that closed on July 31. The older inn, purchased by Williams College in 2014, was considered outdated and energy inefficient for an institution that's committed itself to sustainabilility.
Williams College this week is working to install a new home for the popular parlor at the corner of Spring Street and Walden Street, across from the Williams Bookstore and adjacent to the public parking lot.
Late last year, in response to the explosion in short-term rentals because of the success of online services like Airbnb and VRBO, the Legislature passed a regulatory regime that was signed into law by Gov. Charlie Baker.
The church property was one of four parcels put out to bid in July. Mayor Thomas Bernard is asking that the council authorize him to enter into a purchase-and-sales agreement with The Square Office LLC.