W Boston Hotel Developer Checks Into Ch. 11

Law360, New York (April 29, 2010, 3:58 PM EDT) -- SW Boston Hotel Venture LLC, the developer of Boston's luxe 235-room W Boston Hotel, has filed for bankruptcy in a bid to restructure debt in what appears to be another potential detour in the city's plan to redevelop its downtown Theater District.

The Boston-based developer's petition, lodged Wednesday in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts, lists assets and liabilities of between $100 million and $500 million each.

The W Hotels brand is owned by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. The W Boston...
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