The Lenox has long prided itself on exemplary service, which has attracted many luminaries over the years. One of our favorites, Hollywood legend Judy Garland, first fell in love with The Lenox in 1939 while on a promotional tour for MGM, and the legendary singer would return to the same suite throughout her life – including stays in 1961 when she appeared at the Boston Garden in front of a sell-out audience, in 1965 when she called the suite home for over three months.
August 31, 1967 was a milestone for Judy – she played to the single biggest audience in her career when over 100,000 people attended her concert at The Boston Common, sponsored by Knickerbocker Beer! At the end of the concert, the mayor of Boston, John F. Collins, reached up and gave Judy a silver bowl in honor of the occasion, saying ‘Judy, we’ve taken you into our hearts; I think that is the sentiment of all of us. God bless you.”
The Lenox created the Judy Garland Suite (room 423) which features the room’s original fireplace and mirror, and channels the opulence of old Hollywood glamour. The suite is a lavishly designed apartment-style setup that pays homage to the musical icon with 650 sq ft of sumptuous space graced with an over-sized relaxation area, pillow top King Size Bed, lavish marble bath and overhanging vintage crystal chandelier.
Check out this story that aired on “Good Morning America”.