Fancy a cuppa? Head to one of these five hotels for a delicious spot of afternoon tea.
Head to the birthplace of extravagant tea rituals — Japan. The Park Hyatt Tokyo hosts guests at its 41st-floor Peak Lounge inside the Shinjuku Tower. Sip your tea while enjoying views of Mt. Fuji in the distance. The leaves are picked just 300 miles away from a plot of land the hotel owns.
In New York City, visit the recently revamped Pembroke Room, where an on-site tea sommelier can take down your tastes for a recommendation true to you. The tea is sourced from French purveyor Dammann Frères and served alongside tea sandwiches, caviar blinis, scones and macarons.
Of course, tea and England go hand in hand. Visit Dalloway Terrace for seasonal tea offerings both comforting and familiar (think English Peppermint) and exotic (2nd Flush Muscatel, harvested in the Indian Himalayas, anyone?). The heated patio is covered, but to keep the chill out a bit more, guests receive hot water bottles and wool blankets to cozy up.
This property serves up a special tea time in celebration of its 100th birthday. The afternoon tea goes all pink, with raspberry-filled white truffles, wild berry tea Turkish delight and pink pavlova. The Mount Nelson Tea blend features six teas and rose petals harvested on-site.
Lastly, try a traditional Moroccan afternoon tea with a selection of sweet pastries, Moroccan pancakes and other local fare. It’s all served up by the hotel’s pastry chef.
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ONCE THE FINAL MEETING WRAPS and the last contract is signed and sealed with a handshake, what’s next? Do you catch a flight back home or do you take advantage of the destination? If your next business trip is to Italy, we suggest adding a few more days to explore the country’s most amazing hot spots. Make time for more than a mouthwater- ing Italian meal in these three cities.
I lived in San Francisco during college so coming to visit the city and see all the changes was exciting. The Hotel Zeppelin was built in a once slightly shabby area that has since come alive with new hotels and restaurants for travelers looking for something different. We arrived at noon on a Friday afternoon and were immediately greeted by the hotel staff at the front desk. They were able to accommodate an early check-in, completed in just a few minutes. The lobby is as hip as the hotel name sounds, but it also offered a cozy atmosphere, with a roaring fire and comfy couches and chairs in the lounge area. Unique wall art, statues and lighting remind you of the cool factor.
There are few things as adult-ish as a well-designed living space. When you stop strewing your Ikea coffee table with old magazines and straw wrappers, and start creating a “lewk” that’s more your style, it’s time to invest in a coffee table book. Sometimes pricey, these are not the tomes you curl up with in your cozy chair. They’re often hefty, artistic and fun and, if chosen correctly, a true representation of your own sense of style and interests.
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