Gary Saunders of Saunders Hotel Group and developer Jordan Warshaw of The Noannet Group lead the project, along with their partners at Cain International.
Fans might recognize the resplendent interiors of Raffles Singapore from the luxury-on-luxury film Crazy Rich Asians, and now, the brand is adding Back Bay to its list of 15 worldwide locations. The mission was to build a hotel that provided highend comforts while honoring the city’s individual appeal. Just a short walk from iconic Boston locations such as Newbury Street, Fenway Park and the Museum of Fine Arts, Raffles’ Back Bay property will offer plush accommodations with easy access to the city’s cultural highlights. In addition to being Raffles’ first mixed-use North American property, the company’s Back Bay Hotel & Residences will cap at 33 stories high and include 147 guest rooms and suites, as well as 146 branded residences. Among its other attributes are a two-story sky lobby overlooking Copley Square, a rooftop garden terrace and lounge, a spa with an indoor pool, a series of penthouses, a butler service and seven affordable housing units. Crazy rich, indeed. 40 Trinity Place, raffles.com