The Inn at Hastings Park, one of New England’s most acclaimed historic hotels in Lexington, Massachusetts, has joined the Ocean House Management (OHM) Collection of prestigious properties including Ocean House, Weekapaug Inn and Watch Hill Inn in Westerly, Rhode Island. Lexington is conveniently located 15 miles outside of Boston, and is a place known as the “Birthplace of American Liberty.”
Owner, Trisha Pérez Kennealy, opened the hotel five years ago with the goal of providing discerning travellers with a luxurious experience in a quintessential and historic New England setting, unlike anything else in the Boston area. With the addition of Ocean House Management, Ms. Pérez Kennealy will continue her strategic leadership and community spokesperson role for the property.
“The combination of The Inn at Hastings Park and the OHM Collection is a dynamic association, and we are delighted to work with this extraordinary hotel,” comments Daniel Hostettler, President and Group Managing Director of OHM. “Our objective is to honour the history and style of the property while delivering a high level of service for guests seeking luxury and personalised experiences in the Boston area.”
Similar to all of OHM’s hotels, The Inn at Hastings Park is the only hotel in the Boston metropolitan market to be part of the elite international association, Relais & Châteaux. The property opened in 2014 and is a collection of three thoughtfully-restored antique buildings – the Main House, the Isaac Mulliken House and the Barn. Beautiful interiors complement the architecture, while providing modern sensibilities. Public areas and 22 guestrooms are paired with clever décor, rich hues and stylish wallpapers. Guests enjoy spaces that reflect history, character, comfort and luxury.
The Inn at Hastings Park’s restaurant, Artistry on the Green, is highly regarded for its special farm-to-table wine dinners, meetings and celebrations. Later this year, the 54-seat restaurant will be renamed ‘Town Meeting’ to reflect the property’s role as a pillar in the local community, and to provide a destination that brings people together. “A new 20-person fine dining experience will be added in the coming months, to continue the legacy of Artistry on the Green’s exceptional level of culinary experiences,” said Hostettler.“Details will be announced later this year.”
“We are passionate about the Inn’s culinary offerings because food is an important part of the best moments in life, bringing us together and helping us celebrate, communicate, and care for one another,” said Ms. Pérez Kennealy, who leads the board of advisors for Tufts University’s Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. She received her Grand Diplôme at Le Cordon Bleu, combining the study of the famed culinary schools’ Diplôme de Cuisine and Diplôme de Pâtisserie. “Our restaurants are designed to be welcoming for everyone, whether you come alone or are part of a group, from the local community or a thousand miles away. The Inn is a destination where guests can enjoy each other’s conversation and celebrate the best in locally sourced New England cuisine,” added Ms. Pérez Kennealy.
For leisure and business guests who wish to expand their knowledge while in Lexington, The Inn at Hastings Park will add a resident historian on staff, paying homage to the many historical landmarks that are within footsteps of the property. Visitors can walk the path that Paul Revere and William Dawes followed on their Midnight Ride to the nearby Hancock-Clark House, where John Hancock and Samuel Adams bunked. The Battle Green, where the first battle of the Revolutionary War took place, is one block from The Inn. Other local activities include The Liberty Ride, a trolley service that leaves from the Lexington Visitor Centre, and various tours, narrated by costumed guides. The Minuteman Bikeway, an 11-mile rail trial, is another popular nearby attraction. The Inn serves as a wonderful destination along the trail and provides complimentary bikes for overnight guests.