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Celebrate the 145th Anniversary of Langham Hotels with Afternoon Tea and Enchanting Offers

BOSTON and PASADENA, Calif. – May 25, 2010
– On June 10, 2010, Langham Hotels around the world will pay homage to the anniversary of the original grand hotel, The Langham, London, with a most British tradition – afternoon tea. Each Langham around the world from Auckland to Pasadena will turn back the clocks to 1865 and serve signature afternoon tea for its original price of 1 shilling, 6 pence (or 15 cents).

In the U.S., The Langham, Boston and The Langham Huntington, Pasadena will continue the celebration throughout the entire month of June with special discounted prices on Afternoon Tea and a fabulous Sip and Spa package, which combines Langham’s tradition of afternoon tea with its signature Chuan Spa. Exact details of each property’s offerings are below:

The Langham, Boston
• Offering Afternoon Tea on June 10 in BOND for 15 cents
• Offering Afternoon Tea in BOND throughout the month of June for $18.65 (Mondays through Wednesdays)
• Sip and Spa – A special spa and tea package including a 75-minute Chuan Harmony Massage at Chuan Body + Soul followed by Afternoon Tea in BOND for $186.50

Reservations for the third annual 1865 Anniversary Afternoon Tea event are available at 3:00 p.m. on June 10. Advance reservations are required, as the event is expected to sell out quickly. Seating is available for the special $18.65 tea Mondays through Wednesdays in June at 3:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. For reservations, please dial 617.956.8765.

The Langham Huntington, Pasadena
• Offering Afternoon Tea in The Lobby Lounge throughout the month June for $18.65 (Thursdays and Fridays from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
• Anniversary Tea Package – Book a guest room at our best available rate between June 1 – 30 for stays through August 28 and enjoy Afternoon Tea in The Lobby Lounge for just 15 cents!
• Sip and Spa – A special spa and tea package including a 60-minute Chuan Harmony Massage at Chuan Body + Soul in The Huntington Spa and Afternoon Tea in The Lobby Lounge for $186.50 (Valid Thursday through Saturday, based upon availability)

The Anniversary Tea Package is valid Wednesday – Friday nights for Afternoon Tea on Thursdays and Fridays, based on double occupancy. To make reservations, please dial 626.568.3900.

The Noble History of Afternoon Tea
The luxurious ritual of afternoon tea was established in 1840 by Anna, 7th Duchess of Bedford, who served it to ward off hunger pangs in the long hours between lunch and dinner. Her personal indulgence grew into an experience to be shared with her friends, and soon a tradition was born.

The Langham, London Serves Up World’s First
Acknowledged as one of the most elegant and sophisticated of dining occasions, the first afternoon tea at The Langham, London was served in the Salle À Manger, or general dining room, for the princely sum of one shilling, six pence. Billed as Teas, Plain, the first afternoon tea consisted of simple but dainty items including cakes, sweets, bread and butter and, of course, tea.



About The Langham, Boston

This elegant property, once the Federal Reserve Bank, is a national architectural landmark. An ideal downtown location, the hotel offers a unique blend of historic charm and urban sophistication next to the finest shopping and attractions including: Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Boston Common, the Freedom Trail, the Theater District and the waterfront. The hotel’s award-winning restaurant, Café Fleuri, serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, seasonal Saturday Chocolate Bar, and Sunday Brunch under lofty atrium ceilings. BOND restaurant | lounge serves lunch, metropolitan afternoon tea, small plates of global cuisine in the evenings, and distinctive cocktails. Chuan Body + Soul offers guests 24-hour access to the fitness center, an indoor lap pool, a whirlpool and spa treatments based on Traditional Chinese Medicine. The hotel is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World and has won AAA’s Four-Diamond award. For information on The Langham, Boston, please visit: http://boston.langhamhotels.com.

About The Langham Huntington, Pasadena, Los Angeles

Capturing the grace and elegance of a bygone era, The Langham Huntington is an iconic landmark hotel located at the base of the picturesque San Gabriel Mountains, just nine miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles in beautiful Pasadena. A renowned Pasadena hotel since 1907, the property features 380 guestrooms including 38 suites, eight cottages, Michelin Star dining and an award-winning Spa. For information about The Langham Huntington, Pasadena, Los Angeles, please visit: http://pasadena.langhamhotels.com.