FrontRunners: Prison Reform

When the Liberty Hotel (www.libertyhotel.com) opens this summer at the foot of Boston’s Beacon Hill, its guests are sure to have more enjoyable stays than did any of the celebrities who lodged in the building during its former incarnation, as the Charles Street Jail. Anarchists Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, Malcolm X, and Albert DeSalvo (the Boston Strangler) each resided for a time at the granite, cross-shaped prison, which was built in 1851 and closed in 1990. To the north of a 90-foot-high foyer topped by a 40-foot-high cupola, construction crews have erected a 16-story tower that will hold most of the 300 guest rooms, including a 2,200-square-foot presidential suite. General manager Stuart Meyerson notes that the $120 million renovation will retain only a few reminders of the jail: “We’ll have some bars in the lounge, some photographs,” he says. “Other than that, we’re freeing this building from its past.”

Read Next Article >>
Highlights included hunting for white truffles and a private Brunello Cucinelli cashmere experience…
Highlights included heli-fishing excursions and Malbec tastings…
The guided rides will take guests through some of the Dolomites’ most challenging and scenic...
Lavish beach villas take shape at three Caribbean resorts. Mayan Marvels: Set where the jungle...
Highlights include private tours of the Franck Muller and DeWitt watchmaking facilities...
 Daniel Bayer
Aspen: The Rocky Mountain ski town is garnering attention as a destination with A-list design...
These incredible winter vacation homes offer myriad luxuries and easy access to the some of the...
Migratory jet-setters have a new swanky destination in Uruguay…
Just in time for winter, Robb Report has compiled a list of the top ski resorts on the planet…
Get a shave and a trim followed by a fine cigar and libation…