living room with chandelier with gold leaves and outdoor view

Stonehill Taylor Designs a Biophilic Hotel Haven in Boston

Raffles Hotels & Resorts is a luxury Singaporean chain launched by the Persian-Armenian Sarkies brothers in 1887. Over the centuries, the portfolio has grown to more than 20 properties, a mix of secluded resorts and urban towers in Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. One of the most recent openings—and the brand’s U.S. debut—is Raffles Boston, a 35-story new-build by The Architectural Team encompassing residences by Rockwell Group and a 147-key hotel by Stonehill Taylor

Since the company was named after pioneering botanist Sir Stamford Raffles, it’s fitting that this hotel concept draws from the city’s Emerald Necklace, the 1,100-acre chain of parks, infusing flora and fauna in guest rooms and public spaces, which include two lobbies, conference areas, lounges, and four F&B outlets. “We brought biophilic designs to life throughout,” interiors design director Bethany Gale says. That’s first evident in the ground-floor lobby, where a custom blown-glass installation resembles leaves falling from trees. The sky lobby, on 17, boasts actual plant life cascading from a 30-foot-high shelving system clad in warm copper. The latter material, which reappears in an elevator lobby, is another part of Stonehill Taylor’s regional narrative: Its use was inspired by the Revere Copper Company, founded in 1801 in a Boston suburb by Paul Revere. 

living room with chandelier with gold leaves and outdoor view
long hallway with black painted walls
long curvy stairway with black iron rails
bedroom with bed and rust headboard

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