This new, $375 million mixed-use property, which is scheduled to open in 2022 in the heart of Boston, will be Raffle’s first development in North America. The new 33-story building will have 147 guestrooms and 146 residences, and will bring a new level of luxury amenities to Boston’s high-end hotel and condo markets, including dedicated butlers, a two-story sky lobby overlooking Copley Square, five restaurants, an elegant spa with an indoor pool, a rooftop terrace and lounge, and a lot more. Raffles Boston Back Bay Hotel & Residences will boast a dramatic exterior designed by Boston-based architectural firm The Architectural Team, Inc., which set out to make the facade feel that it was “of Boston.” The stylish and elegant hotel and residential interiors have been fashioned by Stonehill Taylor and Rockwell Group, respectively. Lehrer Cumming is providing due diligence and project monitoring services while representing Cain International, an equity partner in this venture.
The property’s residences include pied-a-terre suites, one- to three-bedroom units, and large penthouses. Residents will have full access to all of the building’s many features, and will enjoy the convenient location in Back Bay, which is one of Boston’s most prestigious neighborhoods. The site is near the Back Bay Train Station and Trinity Church, and is within short walking distance of luxury shopping, art galleries, Fenway Park, the Museum of Fine Arts, and numerous upscale restaurants.