As a fourth generation family owned and operated hotel management business, we have a mission that is rooted in our people, our guests, and our communities.  In every action we take, thoughtful consideration is given to value creation for our investors, outstanding service to our guests, and job satisfaction for our team members. It starts and finishes with our culture of excellence. For us this means best in class in customer service, best in class in employee recruitment, training, and retention, and ultimately best in class in financial performance. We believe in our mission and stand by our track record, reasons why we have an equity interest in every hotel we manage.

Gary Saunders


A graduate of Vassar College, Gary is responsible for the overall financial management of the Saunders Hotel Group and is Managing Partner of Old Bayside Partners. He has held a variety of responsibilities in SHG’s hotels, including 10 years as General Manager at The Lenox Hotel and President of The Boston Park Plaza Hotel (the US’s large independent urban hotel without a casino).

Extremely civic minded, Gary is President of the Back Bay Association, Co-chair of the Boston Groundwater Trust, Director of the Executive Committee Member of the National Conference of Community & Justice, and has previously been a director of The Recuperative Center, The Wang Center, and the Boston Museum of Science, among others.

Jeffrey Saunders

President & CEO

Jeffrey graduated in the class of 1979 with a B.S. degree from the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration. He has responsibility for all areas of management, operations and marketing for each of the Saunders Hotel Group’s properties as well as Managing Partner of Old Bayside Partners. Along with his brother Gary, he has overseen the development and subsequent management of the Comfort Inn and Suites, at Logan Airport, Boston , as well as the redevelopment of the historic Boston Police Headquarters, in Boston’s Back Bay area into a luxury boutique hotel.

His most recent projects include the acquisition and management of the Marriott Residence Inn-Merrimack, New Hampshire, and the 2005 acquisition of the New London Holiday Inn. He is immediate Past Chairman of the Massachusetts Lodging Association, sits on the Executive Committee of the Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau, as well as the Board of Advisors of the School of Hotel Administration at Boston University.