The Luxury Collection® Hotels & Resorts Unveils New Look of Boston’s Iconic Liberty Hotel

Revamped Luxury Hotel Breaks Out of Former Charles Street Jail

BOSTON - March 22, 2016 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT), today 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.

About The Luxury Collection® Hotels & Resorts

The Luxury Collection® brand is comprised of world-renowned hotels and resorts offering unique, authentic experiences that evoke lasting, treasured memories. For the global explorer, The Luxury Collection offers a gateway to the world's most exciting and desirable destinations. Each hotel and resort is a unique and cherished expression of its location; a portal to the destination's indigenous charms and treasures. Originated in 1906 under the CIGA® brand as a collection of Europe's most celebrated and iconic properties, today The Luxury Collection brand is a glittering ensemble, recently surpassing 100 of the world's finest hotels and resorts in more than 30 countries. All of these hotels, many of them centuries old, are internationally recognized as being among the world's finest. For more information and new openings, visit or follow Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

About The Liberty Hotel

The Liberty, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Boston is a blend of history, high-style luxury and hometown warmth – the ideal place for a quintessential Boston experience. Since opening in September 2007, this Boston luxury hotel quickly became the “must-visit” downtown Boston destination for visitors and local residents alike. Located at the foot of Beacon Hill, The Liberty Hotel is a national historic landmark and architectural gem built in 1851 – the imaginative transformation of the storied Charles Street Jail into a 298-room luxury hotel. The hotel offers sweeping views of the city skyline and the Charles River with six distinct food and beverage venues and 6,000 square feet of meeting space. A member of Starwood’s Luxury Collection.

About Bill Rooney Studio

Bill Rooney Studio, Inc., specializes in hospitality and residential interior design - always inquisitive and with a strong appreciation for design context, creativity, and service. Each project is one-of-a-kind, distilling into each the soul, spirit, and investment of the individuals or organizations occupying each space.

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SOURCE Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.


Lauren Dutton-Breen
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For Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.


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