recycle redux

How could I have forgotten to include an image of the Liberty Hotel yesterday?  The central lobby is one of the coolest places in Boston.  I’m particularly fond of the cleverly named Clink – a seasonal, sustainable Modern American restaurant, where original jail cells create cozy dining nooks – and Alibi – a cocktail bar set in the old drunk tank.  Click the image for greater detail.

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reduce, reuse, recycle….room service?

Inspiring stories of adaptive reuse shapes a unique group of converted hotels which offer experiences rich with history and intrigue – while being conscious of the mantra inherent in the 3 R’s.  Boston’s Liberty Hotel, once the storied Charles Street Jail, underwent a $150 million renovation to reopen as a 300-room luxury boutique hotel.  In Lancaster, PA, the unearthing of a 19th century tobacco warehouse gave way to the Lancaster Arts Hotel, which displays the original red brick and stone walls. The cleverly named Jumbo Hotel is a 25-room hostel hotel at the Stockholm-Arlanda airport and is actually a converted Boeing 747.  At Das Park Hotel in Austria, the “rooms” are massive concrete sewage pipes with a double bed, side table, light, and sleeping bag tucked inside and guests pay whatever amount they feel is reasonable.

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