The Liberty Hotel

Architectural design for adaptive reuse of historic jail into luxury hotel with new guestroom tower

For this award-winning adaptive reuse project, Cambridge Seven Associates, working with preservation architect Ann Beha Architects, transformed the former Charles Street Jail into a new four-star luxury hotel featuring a new adjacent guestroom tower. Through restoration, reuse and reinvention, this abandoned structure was reborn as a vital commercial development that incorporated historically significant elements of the building and now complements the urban fabric of its Beacon Hill neighborhood. Developed by Carpenter & Company, The Liberty Hotel is a full-service hotel that features 298 guest rooms, a conference facility, meeting rooms, a ballroom, health club, lounge, restaurants and other attractive amenities.

Boston’s Liberty Hotel: A Captivating Destination

“For nearly 150 years, prisoners dreamed of the day they’d be out of this building. Now tourists are dreaming of they day they’ll be in it.” ~ NPR’s Dan Pashman The award-winning transformation of the Boston’s historic Charles Street Jail into …

Travel back in time at restored, historic hotels

Today Show Travel Editor Peter Greenberg looks at several abandoned buildings saved from the wrecking ball and transformed into unique hotels, including Boston’s Liberty Hotel designed by architects Cambridge Seven Associates and Ann Beha Architects and developer Carpenter & Company. “In …

Liberty Hotel: A Room for the Night (Not 40 to Life)

New York Times

The New York Times explores the transformation of the former Charles Street Jail into The Liberty Hotel. This award-winning adaptive reuse project completed by developer Carpenter & Company and architects Cambridge Seven Associates with Ann Beha Architects overlooks the Charles …

Transform it, and They Will Come

Elzy Kolb of Interiors & Sources looks at the design of Boston’s Liberty Hotel, which melds 19th century architecture with contemporary design that honors the past. The Liberty Hotel was designed by Cambridge Seven Associates and Ann Beha Architects and developer Carpenter …

CultureNOW Podcast: The Liberty Hotel

In this CultureNOW podcast, C7A Principal Gary Johnson discusses the adaptive reuse of the Charles Street Jail to become The Liberty Hotel. Through restoration, reuse and reinvention, Cambridge Seven Associates with Ann Beha Architects transformed the historic Charles Street Jail into a …