Work begins on Raffles Boston Back Bay Hotel & Residences in Boston, Massachusetts

WCN Editorial Team 30 Sep 2019 NORTH AMERICA BUILDINGS

Raffles Hotels & Resorts, a chain of luxury hotels and a subsidiary of Accor, has announced the start of construction on Raffles Boston Back Bay Hotel & Residences in Boston, Massachusetts.

To be located at 40 Trinity Place, Boston, the $400m (£325m) project will be the hospitality brand’s first mixed-use project in North America.

Scheduled to open in early 2022, the 33-storey hotel will feature 147 guestrooms, 146 branded residences and six food and beverage venues.

The hotel property will feature public spaces, including a two-storey sky lobby perched high above Copley Square, a Raffles Spa with a 20m indoor pool and fitness club, a rooftop garden terrace and lounge, and meeting and pre-function space.

The project is being developed in a joint venture between Trinity Stuart, a partnership between two Boston firms: hoteliers Gary and Jeffrey Saunders of Saunders Hotel Group and developer Jordan Warshaw of The Noannet Group, along with their equity partner Cain International. 

Accor is the hotel management partner and Madison Realty Capital is providing $314m (£255m) in construction financing for the hotel project.

Accor North & Central America CEO Heather McCrory said: "We are proud to unveil the first Raffles Hotel & Residences in North America alongside such passionate and like-minded partners who embrace Raffles' timeless essence and genuinely understand how extraordinary and special our Raffles properties truly are.

"With plans to continue building upon the brand's illustrious history through the expansion of our collection of legendary Raffles hotels worldwide, we are honoured to open the first North American property in such a dynamic and historically important city.

“Raffles Boston Back Bay Hotel & Residences will undoubtedly become one of the city's most sought-after destinations and a reference for outstanding and intuitive service, inimitable style and distinctive and personalized experiences." 

The project will provide more than $22m (£18m) in public benefits in total, including street and public realm improvements, seven on-site affordable housing units and a contribution of more than $13m (£10.5m) that will support additional affordable housing in Boston.


Image: Raffles Boston Back Bay Hotel & Residences breaks ground in Boston, Massachusetts. Photo: courtesy of Raffles Hotels & Resorts.


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