From Jail to Luxury Hotel

Isaac Mostovicz writes...


A Boston jail (open from 1851-1990) recently reopened as a luxury hotel after a 5-year, $150 million renovation.  The former jail on Charles Street now plays host to rooms costing as much $5,500 per night and has been renamed the Liberty Hotel.

This project is not the first looking to transform cell blocks into sleeping quarters, but it might be the most luxurious.  Other projects include conversions in the UK, Sweden, Australia, New Zealand, and elsewhere in the US.

As luxury products become more accessible to the mass markets, people looking for a truly unique experience have discovered that places like this offer something which they might not otherwise ever be able to see (or let’s hope so, at least).

[via AP]

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