With the Red Sox’s stellar post-season run and the 125th Boston Marathon coming later than usual this year on Monday, Oct. 11, it’s been a busy autumn at The Liberty Hotel.
“We’re doing fairly well with the Marathon happening and the Red Sox games, so we’ve seeing a big increase in leisure travel over recent weekends,” said Shahram Khan, general manager of The Liberty Hotel on Friday, Oct. 8, just ahead of the Marathon’s return.
While the hotel had traditionally been a popular destination for leisure travel throughout the summer months in pre-pandemic times, that demand typically declines by the time school opens back up in the fall, but fortuitously, said Khan, that hasn’t been the case this year.
“The weekends are still staying strong, and now as the city open back up, and with the TD Garden and Fenway Park back at full capacity, it’s had a really positive impact on the city and hotel occupancy,” he said.
Khan also believes that the high vaccination rates throughout both the city and state, compared with other parts of the country, have made Boston an even more popular choice for some leisure travelers.
Meanwhile, several recurring events that were popular before the pandemic returned to the hotel in September, including Yappier Hour for dogs and their owners, which takes place every Monday, including Oct. 25, from 5 to p.m. on the hotel’s private outdoor patio.
“Fashionably Late,” a fashion show hosted by the hotel and featuring local designers, as well as models donning their clothing as they make their way around a second-level catwalk in the lobby, has returned as well.
A jazz band also performs in the lobby every Monday and Wednesday from 5 to 9 p.m.
Additionally, the hotel is offering “Gallery Night Tuesdays,” on Tuesdays from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the Liberty Bar’s second-floor lobby.
Also now in the works is an Artists Series, where local artists would display and sell their works in the hotel lobby, said Khan.
A Halloween Party is coming to the hotel’s lobby, as well as Clink, on Sunday, Oct. 31, from 9 to 11 p.m., too, added Khan.
Chef Daniel Kenney has also created a menu for Clink, so Khan hopes that Beacon Hill and West End residents will attend special events at the hotel and dine there as well.
“We want to attract more Beacon Hill residents and be part of the community,” said Khan.
Meanwhile, for the sixth year in a row, The Liberty Hotel has also been named in the Top 10 Best Hotels in the World by Condé Nast Traveler, a luxury and lifestyle travel magazine. (This year, the hotel came in seventh place.)
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