Raffles Boston Back Bay
Accorhotels to open the first Raffles in North America
Scheduled for 2021 – 147 Rooms
"We are proud to announce the introduction of Raffles Hotels & Resorts, one of our portfolio"s most iconic and beloved luxury brands, to Boston, a city with a powerful history of cultural significance and landmark events," said Kevin Frid, COO of AccorHotels North & Central America. "As the first Raffles property on the continent, the hotel will bring to North America the unparalleled standards of excellence for which the Raffles brand is celebrated. We are certain that Raffles Boston Back Bay Hotel & Residences will become a legendary address for unsurpassed service, extraordinary style and distinctive experiences for years to come."
Joining a prestigious collection of 12 individually unique and timeless Raffles properties around the world, the mixed-use development project will set the standard for refined hospitality and residential living in Boston. The property will include 147 guestrooms and 146 branded residences in a striking new 33-story building. Catering to the most discerning travelers and residents, Raffles Boston Back Bay will offer the impeccable and bespoke service, intuitive charm and extraordinary adventure that are synonymous with the Raffles name.
Hotel highlights include a mix of signature hotel services such as the Raffles Butler, and public spaces including a two-story sky lobby perched high above Copley Square, five distinct food and beverage venues, a state-of-the-art Raffles Spa with a 20-meter indoor pool, a stunning rooftop garden terrace and lounge, and expansive meeting and pre-function space. Located at the corner of Stuart Street and Trinity Place, the project is destined to reinforce the Back Bay as a first-class international neighborhood.
Raffles Boston Back Bay Residences will be a sophisticated urban sanctuary that includes a unique collection of pied-a-terre suites, one- to three-bedroom homes and magnificent penthouses. An unrivalled residential experience, residents will have preferred access to all the services provided by Raffles Boston Back Bay, including exclusive membership in the resident-only tier of the company"s guest recognition and loyalty program, which features VIP status and access to special benefits within the AccorHotels portfolio. There will also be a variety of intimate residents-only gathering places and exclusive offerings to be announced closer to the official unveiling.
For more than 130 years, Raffles Hotels & Resorts has celebrated the individual personalities and stories of its hotels, each featuring a design aesthetic that embraces and reflects the culture of the destination and community in which it resides. Raffles Boston Back Bay Hotel & Residences will boast an impressive and dramatic exterior designed by Boston-based architectural firm, The Architectural Team Inc.; as well as elegantly appointed hotel interiors fashioned by Stonehill Taylor; and stylish and sophisticated residential interiors created by Rockwell Group.
Located in the heart of the Back Bay, Boston"s most prestigious neighborhood, Raffles Boston Back Bay is conveniently adjacent to the Boston Back Bay Train Station, and is within a block of Copley Square, Fairmont Copley Plaza, Trinity Church and high-end shopping at Copley Place. It is also within a short walk to other primary attractions such as the world-renowned shops and galleries of Newbury Street and Prudential Center, Fenway Park, the Museum of Fine Arts, and dozens of fine dining restaurants.
The project"s developer, Trinity Stuart LLC, is a partnership consisting of hoteliers Gary and Jeff Saunders, principals of Saunders Hotel Group, which has a distinguished history of owning and operating hotels in Boston"s Back Bay, and developer Jordan Warshaw, principal of The Noannet Group, a Boston-based mixed-use and residential development firm that specializes in architecturally distinctive buildings that enhance their communities.