Tea for Two | Taj Boston

THE VIBE:

A staple for over 90 years on the corner of Newbury and Arlington Streets, you do not get more classic Boston than the Taj Hotel. With breathtaking views overlooking Boston’s Public Garden, there is no wrong time of year to stay at the Taj. Built in 1927 as the United States’ first ever Ritz Carlton, the hotel was designed with a luxurious experience in mind. From sophisticated cocktails in The Bar to high tea in the French Room and Adam Room, the Taj spares no expense when it comes to elegant accommodations.

THE SLEEP:

The Taj has a total of 273 guest rooms, but 40 of them have wood burning fireplaces, something you rarely see in a city hotel. To sweeten the pot, a fireplace butler will come to your room to lay and set the fire for you – can it get any better than that? The Taj offers a wide range of room options, sure to fit all needs. You can choose from a Deluxe City Double Beds, a Scenic Park View with King Bed or go big for the Presidential Suite. All rooms provide views of Boston that will not disappoint.

THE TASTE:

The Taj Boston is not short on sweet treats and is most popular for its traditional Afternoon Tea. Tea Service is provided on Saturdays and Sundays in the French and Adam Rooms, the tea features custom blended teas and a menu of traditional sweet and savory items created by Chef Gidda. The Taj also hosts special tea events like the holiday Teddy Bear Tea, perfect for families, but don’t worry, tea can be complemented by champagne or cocktails to appease any adult. Tea not your thing? Hit The Rooftop at the Taj Boston for the perfect Sunday Brunch.

THE LOCALE:

Located on the most coveted block in Boston, the Taj is perfect for anyone with a taste for designer duds. Newbury Street is home to all the heavy hitters. Chanel and Burberry are a stone’s throw from your cozy room or continue heading down the block to find Valentino and Prada.  Or, head in the opposite direction for a beautiful stroll through the Boston Public Gardens and take a Swan Boat Ride in the pond.

THE SNAP:

Head to Legal Seafood in the Seaport for an epic lobster roll that will make any ‘instaholic’ jealous. If you find yourself strolling through the Public Gardens, be sure to say ‘Hello’ to Mrs. Mallard and her ducklings as you walk by. To top off your trip, swing into Cheers Restaurant, where, you guessed it…everybody knows your name.

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