Prestigious accolade: Boston hotel ranked among world’s top 50

BOSTON — A hotel in Boston recently received a prestigious accolade, landing on a well-respected list of the top hotels on the planet.

Condé Nast Traveler on Tuesday published its “Best Hotels in the World: 2023 Readers’ Choice Awards.” Now in its 36th year, the annual ranking captures the epitome of travel experiences cherished by the magazine’s readers.

The Liberty Hotel was the only Boston hotel to receive an award after 526,518 votes were submitted to Condé Nast, checking in at 19th out of 50 in the ranking and earning praise for its “unique blend of history, elegance, and impeccable service.”

In a news release, the hotel wrote, “Located in the heart of Boston’s iconic Beacon Hill neighborhood, the hotel is housed in a former Charles Street Jail and seamlessly blends historic architecture with contemporary luxuries. Its unmatched ambiance and dedicated staff create an unforgettable stay, with personalized service and attention to detail, in addition to its unique onsite amenities, programming, and dining options.”

“Since 1851, the Charles Street Jail was an eyesore nudged between Massachusetts General Hospital, the Charles River, and the charming streets of Beacon Hill. In 2007, when it reopened as The Liberty boutique hotel, it became an overnight sensation,” the magazine wrote in its ranking. “Today, the former jail is a best-case example of the magic that happens when old meets new.”

The Liberty Hotel is located at 215 Charles Street.

The top 20 hotels in Condé Nast’s ranking were as follows:

  1. Colony Palms Hotel -- Palm Springs, California
  2. The Venetian Resort -- Las Vegas, Nevada
  3. InterContinental The Willard -- Washington, D.C.
  4. The Union Station Nashville Yards -- Nashville, Tennessee
  5. The Hazelton -- Toronto, Canada
  6. The Peninsula -- Hong Kong, China
  7. Shangri La-Paris -- Paris, France
  8. Como Castello del Nero -- Barberino Tavarnelle, Italy
  9. The Peninsula -- Chicago, Illinois
  10. LondonHouse -- Chicago, Illinois
  11. Domaine des Etangs -- Massignac, France
  12. The Ritz-Carlton -- Doha, Qatar
  13. Hotel Crescent Court -- Dallas, Texas
  14. La Mamounia -- Marrakech, Morocco
  15. The Vanderbilt -- Newport, Rhode Island
  16. S Hotel Jamaica -- Montego Bay, Jamaica
  17. The Ritz-Carlton -- New York City, New York
  18. W Doha -- Doha, Qatar
  19. The Liberty Hotel -- Boston, Massachusetts
  20. San Clemente Palace Kempinski Venice -- Venice, Italy

To view all 50 hotels that made the list, click here.

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