by | May 10, 2022 | Dirty Water News

Forbes Travel Guide (“FTG”) is the only global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants and spas. This is the New England Boutique Hotel’s first year earning the prestigious accolade! It is showcased with other honorees at

FTG is the world-renowned authority in genuine Five-Star service, and the Inn at Hastings Park is the latest addition to its illustrious annual Star Rating list.

Located in Lexington, MA, the Inn at Hastings Park is the only Relais & Châteaux boutique hotel in the Boston area. They provide unrivaled hospitality and exceptional culinary experiences. Featuring 22 stylishly luxurious guest rooms that merge Lexington’s historic heritage and architecture with contemporary American chic design.

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Owner Trisha Pérez Kennealy spent much of her childhood with her multi-generational and multi-ethnic family sitting around the table sharing means and stories. She opened the Inn at Hastings Park in 2014 to be a destination for celebrating food and community. In addition to offering upscale seasonal menus in the Inn’s Town Meeting Bistro, Ms. Pérez Kennealy shares her passion for food and cooking in her role as Culinary Educator. Offering indoor and outdoor cooking classes for hotel and day guests alike.

“My team and i have been committed to delivering the high standards that forbes travel guide has set for the hospitality industry”

Trisha Pérez Kennealy

Ms. Pérez Kennealy continued on saying “I am especially proud of my team for the genuine care they demonstrate for all of our guests and one another. This award recognizes their hard work and commitment to delivering world-class hospitality in the birthplace of America liberty, where innkeeping is ingrained in the town’s revolutionary history”.

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CEO of Forbes Travel Guide Hermann Elger says “Travel has come back strongly, and the resilient hospitality industry is creatively rallying to accommodate the increased occupancy demand for most regions, while the industry faces some lingering issues, the 2022 award winners proved ready for those challenges and more, demonstrating the best that luxury hospitality has to offer”.

For a detailed explanation of how FTG compiles its Star Ratings click here.

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Julie Fairweather

One of the founders of Dirty Water Media, Julie Fairweather serves as the company’s managing editor, marketing director and contributing writer/producer. In addition to her work with Dirty Water Media, Julie is also an award-winning journalist with 20+ years experience developing marketing and public relations strategies for emerging businesses. Julie has also worked as an assignment manager and reporter for WLVI-TV 56 in Boston and a news anchor and reporter from an NBC affiliate in North Platte, NE. Julie is a past President and former Executive Director of The Publicity Club of New England, a 300-member trade organization for the Greater Boston public relations community. She also taught broadcast journalism and radio and television producing at her alma mater Emerson College in Boston, MA. Her most accomplished position is as the mother to her three amazing children.