Back Bay Boutique Hotel Tower Announced


More changes are coming to the city's skyline.

A boutique hotel and residential complex skyscraper will add to a flurry of development in Back Bay. News of a 400,000 square-foot, potentially 35-story high rise was recently announced.

The site, 40 Trinity Place, is located at the corner of Stuart and Clarendon Streets. The site contains the former John Hancock Hotel and Conference Center (renamed the Boston Common Hotel and Conference Center); whether this building will remain is unclear at the time.

Trinity Stuart LLC, a joint venture between Gary Saunders, Jeffery Saunders and Jordan Warshaw, purchased the site for $22.6 million in December 2011.

Gary and Jeffery Saunders are owners in the Saunders Hotel Group, one of the city’s most prominent hoteliers, which formerly owned and operated the Park Plaza and Copley Square hotels.

According to a statement from Trinity Stuart, as quoted in the Boston Business Journal, the developers intend to “continue to work closely with the neighborhood and the City to create a signature Back Bay building that complements the surrounding urban context.”

For more info, please the Boston Business Journal and Boston Globe.