Former Jails Become Luxury Hotels

Posted By Staff

Date: November 7th, 2013

Boston – Hotel owners around the world are transforming old, unused jails into high-end accommodations to attract more guests.

Since opening in 1851, Boston’s Charles Street Jail has housed the Boston Strangler, the men behind the infamous Brinks Job and a Nazi submarine commander captured in World War II.

Today, as the Liberty Hotel, it welcomes guests paying $400 a night or more for a room and the chance to drink cocktails in a former cell, munch on red snapper behind iron bars and view fashion shows in what was the inmates’ exercise room.

“It’s pretty unbelievable to think you’re paying to stay in a jail,” said Vinnie Macri, a guest from Chicago, as he drained his beer and surveyed the beehive of activity in the lobby bar.  Full Article  PetSmart

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One Response to “Former Jails Become Luxury Hotels”

  1. O Says:

    so whats the difference between this and Getmo?

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