Revamped luxury hotel breaks out of former Charles Street jailThe Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. has announced the completion of an $11 million guestroom renovation of The Liberty, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Boston. Sitting at the foot of the cobblestone-lined streets of Beacon Hill, the hotel stands as the inspired transformation of the infamous Charles Street Jail. Once home to several notorious inmates, the architectural gem features 298 newly designed accommodations reimagined by acclaimed interior designer Bill Rooney.
The Liberty’s renovation project is a cornerstone in The Luxury Collection brand’s $300 million dollar investment effort to renovate and reopen some of the most iconic hotels in North America,” stated Hoyt H. Harper II, Global Brand Leader, The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts. “We are thrilled to deliver enhanced accommodations while still allowing guests to experience the authenticity of one of Boston’s most notable landmarks.”
Rooted in history and fortified with contemporary design, the completely transformed guestrooms evoke a ‘Quintessentially Boston’ atmosphere. Custom furniture and fixtures, tailor-made accents and artwork, herringbone wall coverings, wide-plank hardwood floors, library-style club chairs, and leather headboards create a warm and luxurious New England feel. Bathrooms offer four-fixture floating granite vanities, sleek glass showers and large soaking tubs. Many of the newly-appointed guestrooms offer spectacular views of Beacon Hill and the sailboat strewn waters of the Charles River.
In addition to the refurbished guestrooms, The Liberty’s renovation project included the redesign of some of Boston’s top suites, including the Ebersol Suite and the Charles River Suites. Floor-to-ceiling windows wrap the 2,220 square-foot Ebersol Suite, which includes an expansive living room, dining room and butler pantry, library, master bedroom and bathroom, and a 300 square-foot outdoor patio. The Charles River Suites also boast floor-to-ceiling windows, featuring sweeping views of the Boston skyline.
“The Liberty has been an innovator in the Boston hotel market since we opened eight years ago, and this renovation is an exciting new page in The Liberty’s chaptered history,” said Rachel Moniz, General Manager of The Liberty, a Luxury Collection Hotel. “We combine a luxurious environment with an energetic and unique social backdrop that offers visitors and local residents an exceptional experience beyond compare.”
Some of the most sought-after reservations in town include the hotel’s inspired culinary and cocktail establishments such as CLINK, Alibi, Scampo, The Liberty Bar, The Yard, and Catwalk, making it an epicurean pillar of the city. Travelers and locals alike have complimentary access to Boston’s best music, art, fashion and fitness scenes with Liberty Affairs. The innovative weekly series of events delivers hand-picked experiences hosted by the hotel, from live jazz in the lobby to weekly fashion shows featuring local and national designers.