The boards of the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority and the Massachusetts Port Authority have agreed to develop a headquarters hotel complex on public land near the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.

The authorities will prepare a Request for Qualifications to solicit interest from hotel development teams that would construct and finance a headquarters hotel complex near the corner of D and Summer streets across the street from the BCEC.

The hotel development would likely consist of 1,200 to 1,500 rooms, and create around 2,000 construction jobs and nearly 1,000 permanent jobs. 

Later this year, work is slated to begin on two new hotels near the BCEC—a 330-room Aloft and a 180-room Element, both managed by Starwood.

Currently, there are 1,700 hotel rooms within walking distance of the facility.

These new projects are all part of Boston’s long-term plan to expand the BCEC.