Accor has announced the opening of Raffles Boston, the brand’s first outpost in North America. The property represents the first mixed-use development in North America for the 136-year-old brand.
Residing next to The University Club and adjacent to Boston’s Back Bay train station, Raffles Boston sits within a block of Copley Square, Trinity Church and premiere luxury shopping at Copley Place. Other notable Boston attractions nearby include the world-renowned shops and galleries of Newbury Street and the Prudential Center, Fenway Park, the Museum of Fine Arts, Symphony Hall, the Charles River Esplanade, and dozens of restaurants, bars and cafes.
The property’s thoughtful, locally inspired design enhances the warm, cosmopolitan charm of the Back Bay, while simultaneously transporting its visitors to a tranquil urban oasis.
Upon entering Raffles Boston, guests ascend to the hotel’s 17th floor, where a three-story Sky Lobby awaits, and a Grand Stair, iconic of the Raffles brand, spirals through the atrium. More than a place to check-in for a hotel stay, this soaring space connects guests for socializing, and offers four distinct food & beverage venues.
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 travelers 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.said Omer Acar, CEO of Raffles & Orient Express.
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Raffles Boston features 147 beautifully designed guest rooms and suites. Dining experiences include Amar by Chef George Mendes, the signature restaurant serving modern Portuguese cuisine with influences from Boston’s seafaring culture; the Long Bar & Terrace, a Paolo Ferrari-designed lounge pairing cocktails with sweeping views of the South End, and a Speakeasy offering specially crafted cocktails and small bites. Also on the 17th floor is the Raffles Writer’s Lounge, a signature Raffles space made famous for the esteemed Writers and poets who have frequented it within the flagship Raffles Singapore and a number of other Raffles hotels around the world.
It is an honor to officially unveil Raffles Boston and commence the next chapter of the Raffles story in this extraordinary and historic city. Years in the making, this hotel will transport the legacy of the Raffles brand to Boston, welcoming travelers and locals alike to experience its allure – from impeccable design and exceptional food & beverage programming, to indulgent wellness offerings and world-class service.said Oliver Dudler, General Manager, Raffles Boston.
On the 4th floor, guests will find sanctuary in an exclusive state-of-the-art gym, 20-meter indoor pool with expansive city views and the prestigious Guerlain Spa at Raffles Boston, featuring treatments in partnership with the renowned Parisian beauty and wellness brand.
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