Raffles Boston has opened its doors to guests, bringing 147 guestrooms and a number of new public spaces to the city. 

The property – which marks the first mixed-use development in North America for the 136-year-old Raffles Hotels & Resorts – has been brought together by a number of design studios. The Architectural Team designed the building’s exterior architecture, while Stonehill Taylor were at the helm of guestrooms and several hotel amenity spaces. Rockwell Group meanwhile designed the hotel’s fitness centre and spa, as well as the Raffles’ Residences. 

Upon entering Raffles Boston, guests ascend to the hotel’s 17th floor, where a three-storey sky lobby awaits, and a grand staircase spirals through the atrium. The space is home to four food and beverage venues, including Amar by Chef George Mendes, a 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; a speakeasy offering cocktails and small bites; and the Raffles Writer’s Lounge. 

Raffles Boston Pool

On the fourth floor is the hotel’s gym, indoor pool and Guerlain Spa at Raffles Boston, offering treatments in partnership with the Parisian beauty and wellness brand.

“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,” said Omer Acar, CEO of Raffles & Orient Express. “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.” 

Photography: Courtesy of Joe Thomas

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