Boston’s Saunders Hotel Group has announced the passing of its president, CEO and co-owner Jeffrey Saunders.
Saunders Hotel Group specializes in acquisition, turnaround and management of Boston hotels.
The Saunders Hotel Group CEO was the third generation of his family to run the business, after his grandfather Irving and father Roger. Saunders ran the business for 40 years alongside his brother Gary.
After graduating in 1979 Saunders worked at the Ritz-Carlton Boston and the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York before returning to work for the family business.
He helped redevelop what is now the Loews Boston, a luxury boutique hotel in the former Boston Police Headquarters building on Boston’s Berkeley St. which opened in 2004.
In addition, he was involved in several other hotel deals and hospitality real estate funds over the years, including, most recently, the Raffles Boston Hotel and Residences, the first of its kind in North America, which is now under construction and slated to open in 2022.