Timeless luxury: The Inn at Hastings Park fuses history, comfort, and culinary delight
The Inn at Hastings Park is a minority- and women-owned hotel in Lexington, MA. Below, the owner shares some details on their business and the importance of supporting local.
Describe your business in 50 words or less
The Inn at Hastings Park is a luxury boutique inn nestled in historic Lexington. Made up of three restored buildings that house 22 guest rooms and suites, the Inn is the only Relais & Châteaux hotel in the Boston area. Guests are invited to indulge in culinary experiences at Town Meeting Bistro and the seasonal Culinary Garden/Inngloo Wonderland.
What makes your business unique?
As the owner/culinary educator, I have made the Inn at Hastings Park an extension of my own home and ensure that each guest experiences unrivaled hospitality from the moment they arrive. My love for connecting with people over food can be seen through the various culinary experiences and education offerings – such as the Culinary Weekends and Private Cooking Classes. The immersive and intimate Culinary Weekends occur monthly; each weekend is based on a seasonal theme and includes 20-hours of instruction with myself. Private Cooking Classes are also offered on a regular basis where topics can be tailored to guests’ interests and range from basic knife skills to how to cook with beef, poultry, and fish.
What does your business look like?
The Inn at Hastings Park offers luxurious experiences throughout the year that range from holiday celebrations and family-friendly events to dinners that spotlight local farms. With 22 individually designed and decorated rooms, each visit to the Inn feels like a new experience. The property is also steps away from the Lexington Battle Green – where the American Revolution started.
Why is it important to support businesses like yours?
The Inn at Hastings Park is keeping the time-honored tradition of innkeeping alive in Lexington. Before we opened our doors, there wasn’t an inn in town and I’m proud to have brought that piece of history back here.
Do you want to say anything to your customers or guests?
The Inn is a place for both locals to the area and travelers visiting from further away. Whether you’re looking for a staycation or getaway, delicious meal, or place to host a family reunion or wedding, we welcome you!
How has your business changed or adapted during the COVID-19 pandemic?
At the onset of the pandemic, we had to close the Inn’s doors for six months. The closure allowed time for my team and me to re-evaluate what was most important when it came to running the Inn. I decided to pivot and the Inn reopened with a strong focus on culinary education, which included the addition of the seasonal Culinary Garden/Inngloo Wonderland and Culinary Weekends.