Raffles Hotels & Resorts, a part of hospitality group Accor, has opened a new property in Boston, Massachusetts.
Raffles Boston is the hospitality group’s first mixed-use development in North America.
The property boasts 147 guestrooms and a range of gathering spaces.
Raffles & Orient Express CEO Omer Acar said: “We are delighted to extend the legendary Raffles brand into the Americas with Raffles Boston and are incredibly grateful to the dynamic ownership teams from Cain International, Noannet Group and Saunders Hotel Group for their trust in and commitment to the Raffles brand.”
“Raffles properties act as vessels for generations of world travellers to explore destinations through the highest level of hospitality and gracious service. Boston represents a historic and sophisticated cultural hub in the United States and we could not imagine a more well-suited city to play host to the Raffles experience for years to come.”
The hotel’s 17th floor features a three-storey sky lobby, a grand staircase that spirals through the atrium and the Raffles Writer’s Lounge.
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Dining options at the property include Speakeasy, which serves crafted cocktails and small bites; Long Bar & Terrace, a lounge with views of the South End and restaurant Amar by Chef George Mendes
It also provides a gym, a 20m-long indoor pool and a Guerlain spa on the fourth floor.
Situated next to University Club, the hotel is adjacent to the city’s Back Bay train station and is also a block away from Copley Square, Trinity Church and Copley Place.
The exterior architecture of the building was designed by The Architectural Team, while hospitality design company Stonehill Taylor handled the hotel rooms and amenity spaces.
Rockwell Group designed the fitness centre, spa and Raffles’ residences, whereas the construction financing was provided by Madison Realty Capital.