Hynes Revival Shuffles Back Bay Hotel Scene

Dismissed as an obsolete money pit by former Gov. Charlie Baker, the revived Hynes Convention Center is forging new relationships with Back Bay hotel owners to ensure future meeting attendees can find convenient lodgings.

A Long-Term Horizon on Hotel Ownership

For four generations, Saunders Hotel Group has owned and operated properties that are on the short list of travelers visiting Boston. It gives Chairman Gary Saunders a useful position to gauge the future of Back Bay hotel market.

Checking in With the Raffles Boston

Tucked between the former Hancock Tower and 100 Clarendon parking garage, the future home of the $400-million Raffles Boston Back Bay Hotel & Residences has literally kept a low profile since site work began in mid-2019.

A Higher Calling in the Hospitality Sector

The immediate past chair of the Massachusetts Lodging Association board of directors, Dan Donahue is president of Saunders Hotel Group, giving him a front-line view of how the crisis is changing the hospitality industry.

Raffles Hotel Names Lender and Equity Investor

Cain International is partnering with the local developers behind the $400 million Raffles Boston Back Bay Hotel & Residences, which will replace the former Boston Common Hotel and Conference Center at 40 Trinity Place.

Raising a New Hotel Flag in Back Bay

My brother Gary and I literally grew up in the hotel business. Well before we were born, our grandfather Irving Saunders – an astute, affable guy with no hotel experience – became the owner of the Copley Square Hotel in the heart of the Back Bay.