Behind every action taken at Saunders Hotel Group is a culture of excellence and sustainability that began decades ago. As a fourth-generation family-owned and operated hotel management business, we have a mission that is rooted in our people and our communities.
For us, this has meant a steadfast dedication to providing top notch guest service and recruiting master class talent.  Combined with our commitment to leaving a minimal footprint on this earth through corporate environmental initiatives started some 20 years ago, we have produced consistent financial performance for our company as well as our investors.

We are unwavering in our mission and stand by our track record.

 

 

 

 

Examples of Our Work

Legacy Properties

The Lenox Hotel – Boston MA

Boston’s answer to the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City, The Lenox Hotel was built in 1900 by the Lucias Boomer and has been owned & operated by the Saunders Hotel Group since 1963.  When it was first built, The Lenox stood as the tallest building in Boston at 11 stories.  Since 2007, the property has undergone 50 million dollars in renovations to both revitalize and renew one of Boston’s most beloved granddame hotels.

The Lenox was run by Roger, Gary, & Jeffrey Saunders at some point in each of their careers and sets the bar for guest service throughout the company.  The Lenox continues to remain the Saunders Hotel Group’s flagship property and leads the way in sustainability and excellence.

Full Conversion

Hampton Inn – Norwood MA

The Norwood Hampton Inn was developed through the gut (total) renovation of a functionally obsolete hotel facility. Located on the well known “Auto Mile” in Norwood, MA, the property is centrally located to service a trade area that encompasses the Route 128 / Route 1 corridor. Though involving a technically difficult renovation program, this state-of-the-art 139-room hotel was created through a fast track 10 month design build construction program. In addition to the complete demolition of interior space, a new exterior wall, pushing out the structure by two feet, was placed on one-half of the building.

Development of the Norwood Hampton Inn benefited from the close collaboration with the hotel’s management team. The goal was to create a product that would quickly garner market acceptance upon its reopening, leading to the construction of features such as an interior two story atrium lobby, the hotel received Hilton Hotels 2006 Conversion of the Year Award. As the right product for the right location, the hotel enjoyed immediate success when it opened in September of 2006.

Adaptive Reuse

Loews Boston Hotel – Boston MA

After a rigorous public bidding process, the City of Boston designated Saunders Hotel Group as the developer to convert the historic Boston Police Headquarters into a 4-star hotel. The City awarded the renovation, restoration and reuse project to Saunders despite SHG not submitting the highest bid. The certainty of knowing Saunders would close on the deal and complete the complex redevelopment was pivotal in the City’s decision.

Saunders took the project through the entitlement and architectural and design processes, and in 2001 entered into a long-term ground lease with Jurys’ Doyle Hotel Group of Dublin, Ireland. The hotel opened in 2004 as Jury’s Boston the first new hotel to open in Boston post-9/11.

Subsequently, the ground lease for this hotel was taken over by Loews and continues to operate under that name.

Ground-Up Construction

Comfort Inn & Suites Logan Airport – Revere MA

This was a $15 million ground-up high rise development project completed by Saunders in 2000 and the first new airport hotel developed in Boston in 20 years. The project required navigation through a complex series of special permits and zoning variances. In addition, the site required environmental remediation.  The hotel was originally constructed with sustainable initiatives, and since that time has undergone extensive renovations with even more of a focus on innovative environmental solutions for hotels.

 

 

 

 

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