First Raffles hotel in North America coming in 2021

First Raffles hotel in North America coming in 2021

TORONTO — Raffles Hotels & Resorts, part of AccorHotels, will debut the first Raffles property in North America with the opening of Raffles Boston Back Bay Hotel & Residences in 2021.

“We are proud to announce the introduction of Raffles Hotels & Resorts, one of our portfolio’s most iconic and beloved luxury brands, to Boston, an American city with a powerful history of cultural significance and landmark events,” said Kevin Frid, COO of AccorHotels North & Central America. “As the only 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 collection of 12 unique Raffles properties around the world, the property will include 147 guestrooms (and 146 branded residences) in a new 33-storey building.

Hotel highlights include a mix of signature hotel services such as the Raffles Butler, and elegant public spaces including a two-storry sky lobby perched high above Copley Square, five food and beverage venues, a Raffles Spa with a 20-metre indoor pool, a rooftop garden terrace and lounge, and expansive meeting and pre-function space.

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 will provide many public benefits, including improved street and pedestrian environments that are collectively worth over US$22 million to the City of Boston.

“The addition of the legendary Raffles brand in North America signals an evolution of AccorHotels’ luxury presence in the region and supports our Group’s growth strategy to introduce new brands and continue to develop luxury hotels in key strategic markets,” said Frid. “We are experiencing a prosperous time of significant growth in the region with several notable announcements and openings on the horizon.”

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