The year was 1900. Boston, along with New York, was the financial center of America and had already staked its claim as the nation’s intellectual and medical capital. The ruling class, known as the Boston Brahmins, was facing off politically with the Irish Catholics. A budding startup known as American League was birthing its baseball franchise on Huntington Avenue Grounds. And a ‘rags-to-riches’ hotel impresario known as Lucius Boomer had just erected Boston’s tallest building — a $1.1 million, 11-story Beaux-Arts hotel, which he would name for Lady Sarah Lennox, wife of King George, III.
The lavishly appointed Lenox Hotel, as reviewed by The Boston Post, was ‘The Waldorf-Astoria of Boston’ – an obvious nod to Boomer’s famous New York City property. Perched on the corner of Boylston and Exeter streets in the heart of stylish Back Bay and vibrant Copley Square, The Lenox quickly became a hub of activity for newsmakers and legends, helping to inspire its modern-day brand as The Original Boutique Hotel. Be it the arts, politics, sports or entertainment, The Lenox attracted a bevy of luminaries, or Originals, as we like to call them.
This year’s Beekman 1802 holiday pop-up store is right in the lobby of the Lenox. As part of the collaboration, we turned an unused alcove on the hotel’s Exeter Street entrance into the hotel’s first ever holiday window display! Beekman 1802—a true Original at the Lenox Hotel in Boston, MA