Reservations Open for Stays at Raffles Boston Starting September 1

Raffles Boston is accepting bookings for stays beginning September 1. The property will mark the first mixed-use development in North America for the 136-year old Raffles Hotels & Resorts brand. The 35-story, LEED Gold building is located in the heart of the city’s Back Bay and cost $400-plus million to build.

Raffles Boston will have 147 hotel guestrooms, including 21 Signature Suites, eight Premier Suites and a presidential Raffles Suite. Guestrooms are found on the sixth through 14th floors. Hospitality design firm Stonehill Taylor fashioned all hotel rooms and the majority of hotel's spaces. 

The Sky Lobby is located on the 17th, 18th and 19th floors. Here, a three-story Grand Stair spirals through the lobby’s atrium, making a dramatic impression with its curved oak stairs and copper balusters. And, beyond check-in, there are four venues in which to find dining, cocktails and more. Chef George Mendes will launch the hotel’s signature restaurant, Amar, and oversee its food program. Guests here can enjoy modern Portuguese cuisine with influences from Boston’s seafaring culture and history in a space overlooking the Back Bay, Charles River and Cambridge. The Long Bar & Terrace pairs cocktails with views of the South End, while a soon-to-be unveiled Signature Sky Bar will provide a space for drinks and small bites. In a hidden corner, tucked away from the surrounding bustle within the Sky Lobby, is a speakeasy, while, on the 17th floor, guests and residents will also find a cozy enclave for relaxation in the Writers’ Lounge.

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Hospitality design firm Stonehill Taylor drew inspiration from the city’s Emerald Necklace, emphasizing art and sculptural design (Raffles Boston)

Ascending the Grand Stair, Raffles Boston’s Sky Lobby offers two floors of meeting and entertainment spaces. The hotel’s Ballroom sits on the building’s 19th floor with views spanning from the Financial District to Cambridge. Spacious pre-function space and a variety of meeting rooms, from a Board Room to smaller breakout rooms, offer residents and guests yet more in-house options for entertaining and business events.

Guests and residents will also find the wellness center on the fourth floor, which comprises a gym, spa and 65-foot indoor pool with expansive city views.

As North America’s first Raffles hotel and residences, Raffles Boston will reinforce the Back Bay’s global reputation as an international neighborhood. Situated next to The University Club and Boston’s Back Bay train station, it is also within a block of Copley Square, Trinity Church and upscale shopping at Copley Place. Other notable attractions, also within walking distance, include the 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 cafés.

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