The owners of the new Hilton Garden Inn Boston Logan Airport on Boardman Street in Orients Heights will host a job fair for Eastie residents at the Marty Pino Center, 86 Boardman St. on Thursday, May 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and again on Friday, May 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
According to the management team there are numerous job openings at the hotel, which will open in July. The job fair will take applications for the following positions: front desk; overnight supervisor; breakfast/lunch servers; dinner servers; room service; dishwashers; cooks; prep cooks; chef; assistant chef; restaurant supervisors; bar supervisors; line cooks; bus boys; bartenders; room attendants; housekeeping supervisors; maintenance and utility workers.
“Anyone looking for an exciting career at the Hilton Garden Inn is encouraged to attend,” said spokesperson Scott MacKenzie. “Applicants are asked to bring a resume and a list of work references.”
Construction crews have been busy erecting the new hotel on a long neglected parcel of land along Boardman Street and McClellan Highway since last winter.
Last year, the Boston Redevelopment Authority approved Fall River based developer First Bristol Corp. $32 million project to build a Hilton Garden Inn in Eastie.
In 2012 First Bristol, known for the development of Hotels and high-end residential units in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut purchased the 6 acres of vacant land at 415 McClellan Hwy. for $3.75 million.
The Boston Redevelopment Authority approved First Bristol s plans to build a five story, 177 rooms Hilton Garden Inn hotel. After the hotel is built, First Bristol will still have approximately 10,000 sq. ft. to work with and plans to build space for casual dining restaurants and retail opportunities.
The approved project also includes 346 parking spaces, new sidewalks, street trees, planters, and lighting.
The project will be developed in two phases with the 5-story, 102,525 sq. ft. hotel built first followed by a 6,270 SF restaurant/retail building and a 4,035 SF restaurant/retail building both facing Boardman Street.
The BRA said the project will provide 200 construction jobs and 69 to 80 permanent jobs. The developer will also provide $100,972 to a neighborhood housing trust as well as $20,143 to a neighborhood jobs trust.
The design showed to the BRA and community is an attractive urban design versus the standard hotels one might see on the side of the highway.
First Bristol bought the parcel from Sawyer Enterprises, the Boston firm that owns the W Hotel and Residences in the Theater District last February.
Over the years First Bristol has compiled an impressive portfolio that includes retail shopping plazas, professional office building like the Bank of America and GE buildings in Warwick, R.I., hotels like the Marriott Residence Inn in Middletown, R.I. which was ranked the number one hotel by Trip Advisor and residential developments that have helped spur a resurgence of Fall River.