The biggest hotel to launch in Boston since the mid-1980s opens its doors next week to a market decimated by the coronavirus pandemic.

The hope is this sprawling spectacle of a building might help boost the recovery.

“This hotel is going to serve as a destination within the city of Boston,” Omni Hotels & Resorts President Peter Strebel told elected officials, developers and hotel executives gathered inside the lobby for a Wednesday ribbon-cutting ceremony.

“We’re going to cater to meeting planners but also leisure travelers who come to experience this city and also to local Boston people to make this their home away from home,” he added.

The Omni Boston Hotel is a gleaming towering structure in the Seaport and is designed to be the Omni brand’s crown jewel of convention hotels. It features 1,054 rooms located in spitting distance of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.

“Every facet of this hotel has been meticulously curated from…

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