PITTSFIELD, Mass.—Main Street Hospitality Group (MSHG) announced the development of a new hotel on North Street in downtown Pittsfield, Mass. Hotel on North will be a 45-room property featuring an eclectic mix of furnishings and decor to reflect its heritage as an iconic early 20th century department store in the center of the downtown corridor. Hotel on North will include two restaurants; a small media space for groups, and two other smaller meeting facilities to accommodate intimate group meetings, as well as a private space for events. The property will be managed by Main Street Hospitality Group, a management company based out of The Red Lion Inn, located in Stockbridge, Mass.
“We are very excited about working with Main Street Hospitality on this project, which we hope will help revitalize the city that we love,” said Laurie Tierney, Hotel on North owner and developer.
With extensive management experience, MSHG is excited to expand their organization and once again partner with the Tierney family. Currently, Main Street Hospitality Group also manages The Porches Inn at MASS MoCA in North Adams, Mass. and Elm Street Market on Main Street in Stockbridge, Mass. “We have looking at locations in Pittsfield with the Tierney family over the past five years. We are excited to have found the perfect building,” said Main Street Hospitality Group Chairman Nancy Fitzpatrick.
Located at the former site of The Besse-Clarke Company department store that operated from 1910-1994, this historic building will offer a unique and distinct experience for travelers. The original buildings, known as the Burns Blocks (1883) and the Burns New Block (1890), were built by James M. Burns, a local merchant who established a home furnishing store in Pittsfield in the late 1870s. Both buildings represent the northward expansion of Pittsfield’s central business district in the late 19th and early 20th centuries with both buildings named to the National Register of Historic Places.
Hotel on North is also an adaptive reuse of a historic building. The exterior of the building will remain intact, while the interior will be adorned with a vintage motif. With a careful attention to detail, the decorations and furnishings throughout the property will showcase an appreciation for historical accuracy, as well as express individuality and originality.