Raffles breaks ground on flagship North American hotel

"Beantown" luxury hotel development underway

Raffles Boston Back Bay Hotel & Residences has broken ground in the US Northeast. The 33-storey hotel will be the first mixed-use property in North America for Raffles Hotels & Resorts, located at Trinity Place.

The flagship North American property will feature 147 rooms, 146 branded residences and six food and beverage venues. Raffles Boston Back Bay Hotel & Residences joins Raffles’ prestigious collection of 14 individually unique and timeless properties located in the world’s most fascinating cities and vibrant destinations.

Raffles Boston Back Bay Hotel & Residences | Image credit: The Architectural Team Inc
Raffles Boston Back Bay Hotel & Residences | Image credit: The Architectural Team Inc

“We are proud to unveil the first Raffles Hotel & Residences in North America alongside such passionate and likeminded partners who embrace Raffles’ timeless essence and genuinely understand how extraordinary and special our Raffles properties truly are,” said Heather McCrory, CEO, Accor North & Central America.

“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 personalised experiences.”

Raffles Boston Back Bay Hotel & Residences | Image credit: The Architectural Team Inc
Raffles Boston Back Bay Hotel & Residences | Image credit: The Architectural Team Inc

The hotel will feature exciting public spaces, including a two-storey sky lobby perched high above Copley Square,  the state-of-the-art Raffles Spa with a 20-metre indoor pool and fitness club, a magnificent rooftop garden terrace and lounge, and impressive meeting and pre-function spaces.

Located on the corner of Stuart Street and Trinity Place, Raffles Boston Back Bay Hotel & Residences is destined to reinforce the Back Bay as a first-class international neighbourhood. Situated next to The University Club and conveniently adjacent to the Boston Back Bay train station, it is within a block of Copley Square, Fairmont Copley Plaza, Trinity Church, and premiere upscale shopping at Copley Place.

Raffles Boston Back Bay Hotel & Residences is earmarked for an opening in 2021.

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