We had a fabulous visit at the Liberty Hotel, located in Boston‘s Beacon Hill neighborhood. This place is amazing, a former prison turned into a modern chic luxury hotel. All of the special touches speak to the history of the place. And yet the fabulous design makes you feel like you are absolutely in the present. We were told they even brought in a Buddhist monk to bless the hotel before it opened. They definitely covered all their bases. And what is left is a perfect mesh of old and new.
The exteriors of the prison remain. In fact, over 30 percent of the original building is in tact, which means this edifice is an official historic site.
When they opened up the ceiling, they were able to see the inside of this tower for the first time.
One of my favorite touches, the signature "key" with the "solitary (aka ‘do not disturb’) sign."
We visited a few of the rooms and suites. All of them are lovely, but of course their Presidential Suite was out of this world. The views from so many of the rooms are amazing, but this one not only has super luxurious features, but also has a patio with a 270 degree view of the Charles and the city. Plus tons of stars have stayed there- including Bruce Willis and just the other night, Lindsay Lohan. Too fun!
And of course, they have a gorgeous ballroom. They can accommodate up to 180 guests in their intimate space. I especially loved all the natural light that filters in and the awesome chandeliers.
Cocktail hour can be enjoyed on any of the balcony spaces in the rotunda area. The fifth floor was my favorite, completely private, room for 250 guests, and a great view of the lobby. Of course it only works if you have no fear of heights.
The windows in the rotunda- amazing for dramatic photos.
Another event and meeting space with a really modern flare. There are additional spaces off this central area. Check out the cool spiral staircase.
As you can see the hotel has views from their huge windows looking towards the city and the river. When we were in some of the suites, Dave pointed out that it would be a perfect place to watch Fourth of July fireworks. As it turns out, they are not booked on the Fourth yet, so if you are interested, you should definitely check them out. What a treat to end your evening with fireworks! And for those interested in something a little different, they also have Oct. 31st available. I think the old prison would be a perfect place for a Halloween wedding.