He’ll have lots of competition. Aman Resorts, for the first time, is introducing its city residences at the same time as it is debuting a hotel. “We’ve noticed in the last year, because people didn’t want to travel as much, they are choosing to spend their time in the Aman Villas,” says Vanessa Grout, Aman’s director of global residences. Aman Residences have always been popular, but even the company didn’t anticipate such high demand for its highest-ticket hotel rooms. “As a result, we are doubling down on the residential development program throughout the world, accelerating projects in the pipeline,”
An iconic luxury hotel will open in the Back Bay next year inside a 35-story glass building designed with the city’s Emerald Necklace in mind.
The $400 million-plus Raffles Boston Back Bay Hotel & Residences, part of Accor, will open at 430 Stuart St. in late 2022. It will be the 134 year-old luxury brand’s first mixed-use property in North America.
The hotel is being developed in a joint venture with Trinity Stuart LLC, which is a partnership between hotelier Gary Saunders, of Saunders Hotel Group, and developer Jordan Warshaw, of The Noannet Group, together with their equity partner Cain