Starwood: 100th Hotel Under St. Regis/Luxury Collection Brands

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. reported that the owners of the Liberty Hotel in Boston have signed a license agreement making the Liberty the 100th property to join Starwood’s Luxury Brands: St. Regis & The Luxury Collection, and its first in Boston.

With this milestone, Starwood said it continues to stand out as the world’s leader in luxury hospitality with more hotels in more markets than any competitors in this segment, offering guests exceptional service levels and luxury experiences in a wide range of destinations across the globe.

The hotel is owned by a joint venture between HEI Hotels & Resorts (HEI) and Cambridge, Mass.-based Carpenter & Company, Inc., the original hotel developer and co-owner of the Liberty. HEI also operates the property.

As a National Historic Landmark built in 1851, The Liberty Hotel is a perfect fit for The Luxury Collection, Starwood says. Once the storied Charles Street Jail, the hotel was named one of the top U.S. hotels. With its unique ability to marry architectural authenticity with the high standards of refined, modern travel, The Liberty is New England’s premier luxury destination.

"With the addition of the Liberty to Starwood's Luxury Collection, we are thrilled to expand on our relationship with both Carpenter and Company and HEI Hotels. Starwood remains focused on growing relationships with the right properties, in the right places, and with the right partners, and this transaction is a terrific example of that focus" said Paul Sacco, senior vice president of North American development at Starwood Hotels & Resorts.

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