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A plan to build a luxury hotel at Boston’s Prudential Center has been nixed after a citizen’s watchdog group resisted the idea of altering a master plan that calls for housing on the site. Mall developers Stephen Weiner and Julian Cohen, as well as Robin Brown, the well-known general manager of the city’s posh Four Seasons Hotel, would have built the 200-room hotel.

In a recent letter to the chairman of the Prudential Project Advisory Committee, Boston Properties senior vice president David Barrett wrote that the REIT is “not making any further requests” to change the master plan. The letter followed a meeting with PruPac at which members objected to the idea. If given the go-ahead, Boston Properties would have sold the prominent site on Boylston Street to the development team.

Calls to Barrett were not returned by press deadline. While efforts to contact the developers were also unsuccessful, sources say the firm hopes to move ahead with the residential component in the near term. Boston Properties is constructing a 36-story office tower and an abutting residential building on the Huntington Avenue side of the 1.7 million sf complex.

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