Monday, January 12, 2009

Another Great Hotel Find - Liberty Hotel in Boston

My cousin reminded me of this amazing hotel that went up in Boston and opened September 5th, 2007. It is located in the old Charles Street Jail House and has some amazingly stunning architectural elements, a great location, and a funny twist on jail house verbiage - naming the hotel 'Liberty' and the in hotel restaurant/bar 'CLINK'. My cousin spent New Years Eve there and has made me very eager to make a trip there myself.

Below is an excerpt from their website on the history and process of building the Liberty Hotel...followed by pictures to drool over.

Commanding in scale, the original granite edifice was innovative for its day, comprising a beautiful cruciform-shaped structure complete with a 90-foot central rotunda and cupola built in 1851. Today, through meticulous planning reflective of the property’s colorful past, this strong and beautiful building is home to a variety of transcendent public spaces linked by historic catwalks – including lobby and reception areas, restaurant, bar, grand ballroom, and meeting rooms – as well as a limited number of guestrooms. Among the other dramatic features that have been preserved are vestiges of jail cells within the hotel lobby bar and magnificent, oversize windows.

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