by Sarah J.F. Braley | March 22, 2016

The Liberty Hotel, a Starwood Luxury Collection property in Boston, has finished upgrading all 298 guest rooms. The accommodations at the Beacon Hill hotel, once the infamous Charles Street Jail, have been redone by interior designer Bill Rooney.

"The Liberty's renovation project is a cornerstone in the Luxury Collection brand's $300 million investment effort to renovate and reopen some of the most iconic hotels in North America," said 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."

A New England vibe has been enhanced at the property, using custom furniture and fixtures, herringbone wall coverings, wide-plank hardwood floors, library-style club chairs and leather headboards. Many of the rooms feature views of Beacon Hill and the Charles River.

The renovation project also 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.

Amenities at the hotel include Clink, serving seasonal, sustainable dishes; the Alibi bar, in the old jail's "drunk tank"; Scampo, featuring contemporary Italian fare;  the Liberty Bar; and Catwalk, an indoor balcony original to the jail, which serves dinner and upscale drinks to hotel guests only. For private ourdoor gatherings, the Yard is a 2,400-square-foot patio. The property offers 6,000 square feet of meeting space.