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The Huntington News

The independent student newspaper of Northeastern University

The Huntington News

The independent student newspaper of Northeastern University

The Huntington News

Members of the UNITE HERE Local 26 hold signs reading Save Sheraton Jobs. The union reversed its inital stance against the conversion of the Sheratons south tower into a residence hall. Photo courtesy UNITE HERE

Local 26 union reverses position on Sheraton dorm transformation, files letter of support

Sonel Cutler, news staff October 15, 2023

In a significant change of course, the union representing hotel employees at the Sheraton Boston Hotel now supports Northeastern’s transformation of 428 hotel rooms into dorms, reversing its initial...

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A rendering of the front of the 39 Dalton St residence included in the project fact sheet submitted to the BPDA Aug. 17 from the buildings owners. The updated residence hall includes a dedicated student entrance. Photo courtesy BPDA.

New documents reveal further plans for undergraduate housing in rented Sheraton Boston hotel

Sonel Cutler, campus editor August 26, 2023

Northeastern’s plan to permanently transform 428 rooms in the Sheraton Boston hotel into undergraduate housing for an estimated 854 students is continuing to take shape.  Dubbed the “Belvidere...

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The owners of the Sheraton Boston Hotel in Copley Square will soon file detailed plans to permanently convert the the 428-room south tower into a dormitory with room for about 854 students.

Northeastern to become permanent tenant at Sheraton Boston Hotel, converting 428 rooms into dorms

Sonel Cutler, campus editor April 11, 2023

Northeastern is expected to permanently convert a section of the Sheraton Boston Hotel in Copley Square into undergraduate housing for about 854 students, according to a Universal Hub story Tuesday. Often...

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Sheraton employees and union representatives from Bostons Local 26 sat in on a March 23 City Council meeting, where councilors unanimously passed a resolution opposing the conversion of hotel rooms into permanent dormitories. Photo courtesy of UNITE HERE Local 26.

Sheraton hotel workers, Northeastern students petition against creation of residence halls in Sheraton Hotel

Grace Comer, campus editor April 15, 2022

Northeastern students joined together with Sheraton hotel employees to create a petition in protest of the creation of permanent dormitories in the Sheraton Boston Hotel, a move that could result in the...

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