Which makes this a curious choice - destroy the sort of building (arguably) they would normally seek out in other locations. I blame the Saunders for the generic building soon to take its place and wear the company emblem, but why do this? I understand why Boston? That makes sense. But to claim this new design as equal to their brand? I'd be curious to know more...I've stayed at the Raffles properties in Cambodia and other Asian countries and those tend to be high-end renovations of British Colonial hotels. It will be interesting to see how they style a new-build hotel like this. Raffles is now owned by the Accel Group of France, which also owns the Fairmont Copley Plaza.