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Bridgewater-based hotel developer Claremont Cos. opened its newest property this week in Brookline, where a glass-facade tower overlooking the Emerald Necklace will cater to tourists and visitors to the Longwood Medical Area.

The Hilton Garden Inn Boston Brookline contains 174 guest rooms and the Punch Bowl tavern operated by local restaurateurs Jen and Josh Ziskin, owners of the Heritage of Sherborn restaurant.

Designed by architects CambridgeSeven, the 10-story, 130,000-square-foot hotel is Brookline’s first building with an all-glass exterior and was designed to conform to a triangular former gas station site near the junction of Route 9 and Brookline Avenue, while protecting nearby parkland from shadows.

“We took much care to ensure Brookline’s newest landmark allowed for ample light into the neighboring Emerald Necklace, enhanced the urban street edge and still paid homage to the existing character of the Town of Brookline,” CambridgeSeven President Gary Johnson said in a statement.

The property at 700 Brookline Ave. includes 1,368 square feet of meeting space and a 2,300-square-foot outdoor terrace, along with an indoor swimming pool and fitness room.

Claremont Companies has purchased and developed more than 14,000 multifamily units and 20 hotels during its 53-year history. The Brookline property is the 10th hotel currently under Claremont ownership and management.

Claremont Opens 174-Room Hotel on Brookline Ave.

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