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History

The Birthplace of American Liberty

The history of our boutique luxury hotel, Inn at Hastings Park, is entwined with that of Lexington, the Birthplace of American Liberty. Many landmarks are within footsteps of The Inn. Visitors can walk the path that Paul Revere and William Dawes followed on their Midnight Ride to the nearby house where John Hancock and Sam Adams bunked down. The Battle Green, where the Shot Heard Round the World started the first battle of the Revolution, is a short walk from The Inn. Just further down the road, The Munroe Tavern, which the British Redcoats took over on their retreat back to Boston—and where George Washington once dined—is worth a visit.

Innkeeping is another important aspect of Lexington’s history. Beginning in colonial times, inns and taverns have played an important role in the community. Travelers on horseback were eager to find a place to rest, eat and seek shelter from New England’s mercurial weather. Inns soon became gathering places for locals and travelers alike, serving as hubs for business, socializing and politics. Inn patrons came to mingle with neighbors as well as to exchange news about business and political matters. History books tell us that the local militia that fought the first battle of the Revolutionary War on the Lexington Battle Green mustered their courage by raising a few glasses at Buckman Tavern, which you can still visit right down the road today.

At Inn at Hastings Park, we are bringing back the spirit of innkeeping to Lexington with the restoration of our three historic buildings. Built in 1888, the Main House was home to a descendant of one of Lexington’s first families, who settled the town in the 1600s. The second is the Isaac Mulliken House, named in honor of the spirited politician who lived there in the mid-nineteenth century. The third building at The Inn is the Barn, which served as Mulliken’s original carpentry shop.

The Inn draws its name from another piece of local history. Maria Hastings was a beloved philanthropist who lived in Lexington in the nineteenth century. During this time, when books were precious and libraries were few, Maria founded Lexington’s public library. Maria’s impact on the town is lasting and Hastings Park—just across from the Inn—was created in her memory. Maria loved Lexington and folklore has it that her happy ghost still wanders today through her Cary Street neighborhood.

 

The Family

To know the Kennealy’s is to know that home is truly where the heart is, and the heart of their home is the kitchen table.  The family spends lots of time around their oversized farm table sharing meals and swapping stories with anyone who walks through the door and their vision for The Inn at Hastings Park is for it to be an extension of their lifestyle.

Trisha, Mike and their three children have lived and breathed every stage of the development of The Inn—and a lot of time, energy and love go into building an inn!  Without the enthusiastic endorsement of the entire family, this dream to extend their hospitality to more than their circle of family, friends, and community would never have come to fruition.

 

Our Team

Trisha Pérez Kennealy, Owner

Although owning Inn at Hastings Park is Trisha’s first official foray into hospitality, her life experience has perfectly prepared her for this profession. She’s one part business entrepreneur with an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and one part chef having earned her Diplôme de Cuisine and Diplôme de Pâtisserie at Le Cordon Bleu Culinary School in London. However, it’s Trisha’s lifestyle and values that have prepared her above and beyond all else. Trisha grew up in Puerto Rico and spent much of her childhood with her multi-generational family sitting around the table sharing food and stories. From Puerto Rico, Trisha’s family moved to Lexington, and years later, when it was time for Trisha and her husband Mike to decide where they would raise their three children, the decision was easy. Trisha and Mike love Lexington for its sense of civic engagement, its reverence for its rich history, and its eclectic mixture of cultures, religions, and people. With Inn at Hastings Park, Trisha can share her love of Lexington and her passion for good food and gracious hospitality with travelers from far and near.

 

 

 

Katia Del Rio, General Manager

With over 12 years of food and beverage experience, Katia Del Rio brings her love for the hospitality industry and inspiration from global travels as the General Manager for the Inn at Hastings Park.

Katia’s adventures started in Spain where she obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality and Management from Les Roches Marbella and her Masters in Management Hospitality from Cornell University. She then began her career in Mexico City, starting as a hostess at the Presidente InterContinental and working her way up in the establishment to become the Assistant Food and Beverage Director. Katia landed back in the States to oversee food and beverage operations at the InterContinental Boston.

Katia’s passion for management developed when she joined the team at the Fairmont Copley Plaza as the Assistant General Manager to Oak Long Bar + Kitchen. With a successful track record of guest satisfaction, driving revenue, and controlling operating costs and expenses, Katia found herself working for the Taj Boston where she was part of its renovations and transition to The Newbury Boston.

In addition to her work at the Inn, Katia has chaired the Events and Education Committee for Les Dames d’Escoffier Boston Chapter since 2020. Outside of hospitality, Katia enjoys traveling, cooking, and spending time with her husband, Laris and daughter, Arya.

 

Shiobanne Karampekios, Director of Sales and Marketing

Shiobanne Karampekios combines creativity and attention to detail as the Inn at Hastings Park’s Director of Sales and Marketing. Joining the Inn in 2021, her goal is to create memorable and unique experiences for guests.

Shiobanne’s love for gastronomy started in San Juan, Puerto Rico where she was part of creating new dining experiences on the Island. Partnering with celebrity Chef Laurent Tourondel and restaurateur Scott Cronin, Shiobanne helped establish BLT Steak San Juan. Shiobanne also opened the first hotel speakeasy bar in Puerto Rico, After Dark Bar, for the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company.

Shiobanne’s passion for the restaurant industry brought her to Boston where she was the Director of Restaurants for the Ritz-Carlton Boston. She further expanded her hospitality expertise as the Senior Food Service Director at the Beaver Country Day School where she not only brought cuisines from around the globe to the lunch tables, but also built connections with students through online cooking-from-home videos during at-home learning and incorporating cooking into in-classroom curriculum.

When not at the Inn, Shiobanne enjoys being a member of Les Dames d’Escoffier, Chaine des Rotisseurs, and Court of Master Sommeliers. Of all her roles, Shiobanne’s proudest is being mom to daughter Zoe and dog Harper and partner to her husband Niko.

 

Nancy Liberman, Director of Rooms

Joining the Inn at Hastings Park team in 2014, Nancy Liberman brings her over 35 years of hospitality experience and passion as the Inn’s Director of Rooms. From the front desk to housekeeping and laundry departments, Nancy leads 18 team members to ensure all inn guests have a memorable and relaxing stay.

A lifelong resident of Lexington, Nancy began her career in hospitality while working as a dining room greeter at a local-area hotel in high school. This inspired her to earn her Bachelor’s Degree in Hotel, Restaurant and Travel Administration from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Prior to her role at the Inn at Hastings Park, Nancy spent nearly 25 years as part of the Starwood hotel family, most notably at The Westin’s Boston Copley, Waltham and Chicago locations. Beginning as a Front Desk Manager, Nancy grew to eventually supervise over 500 employees as well as oversee the rooms division during three different major renovation changes, earning her several Manager of the Year awards from Starwood.

Outside of the Inn, Nancy enjoys spending time with her her husband, Bob, son Matthew, daughter Brianna, and yellow lab Cody.

 

 

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Discover the answers to our most frequently asked questions. If you’re unable to find the answer you’re looking for, submit an inquiry by visiting the Contact Us page.

 

What times are check-in and check-out?

Check-in begins at 4:00 p.m. and check-out is at 12:00 p.m.

 

Can I check in early and check out late?

We are able to take requests for both an early check-in and late check-out. While we’re unable to guarantee early access or delayed departure, we do welcome you to arrive at the property as early as you wish on the day of your arrival. If the room is not yet available to you, we are happy to store your luggage while you enjoy on-site amenities, a walk to downtown Lexington. The same applies to the day of your departure as well. Should a late check-out be unavailable, we are happy to store your belongings while you continue to enjoy an afternoon on the property or in the area.

 

Do you Accept Dogs?

Yes, we accept dogs under 35lbs in rooms in the Isaac Mulliken House. Please be advised that we will apply a one-time cleaning fee of $195 to your bill.

 

Are children allowed?

We welcome children of all ages to the property.

 

What is your cancellation policy?

Cancellations must be received 72 hours prior to the day of arrival to avoid penalty charges to your credit card of 50% of the total room nights for reservations with a two or more night stay. For reservations of less than two nights, a penalty charge of 100% of the room rate will be applied to your credit card. An administrative fee of $100 will be charged for all cancellations. Your $100 deposit will be forfeited for all cancellations at any time.

 

Can I purchase a gift card?

Yes, gift cards can be purchased in any monetary denomination and can be purchased by emailing info@innathastingspark.com, by calling 781-301-6660 or in person at the front desk.

 

Do you have handicap accessible rooms?

Yes. Guest rooms are easily accessible by elevator.

 

 

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