Langham Hotels Pay Homage to Legendary Heritage with Afternoon Tea Event
Offering “Pretty in Pink” afternoon tea at its original price from 1865
PASADENA, Calif. – May 12, 2011 – On June 10, 2011, Langham Hotels around the world will pay homage to the anniversary of Europe’s first grand luxury hotel, The Langham, London, with a quintessentially British tradition: afternoon tea. Each Langham hotel around the world will turn back the clock to 1865 and serve signature afternoon tea on June 10 for its original price of 1 shilling, 6 pence (or 15 cents).
This year, guests at the June 10 Anniversary Tea will be requested to wear a whimsical touch of pink which is The Langham’s signature color. Hotels will also give tea guests pink macarons and Langham Pink nail varnish created exclusively by O.P.I.
Anniversary Tea at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena
Advance reservations are required for the June 10 Anniversary Tea event at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena. Please dial (626) 585-6218 to secure a reservation as the event is expected to sell out quickly.
For guests unable to attend the Anniversary Tea event, The Langham Huntington, Pasadena is pleased to continue the celebration throughout the month of June with special tea packages.
• Anniversary Tea Package – Book a guest room at our best available rate between June 1 – 30 for stays through August 26 and enjoy complimentary Afternoon Tea for two in The Lobby Lounge. (Valid Wednesday - Friday nights for Afternoon Tea on Thursdays and Fridays, based on double occupancy.)
• Sip and Spa Package – A special tea and spa package includes a 60-minute Chuan Harmony Massage at Chuan Body + Soul in The Huntington Spa and Afternoon Tea in The Lobby Lounge for $186.50 per person. (Valid Thursdays and Fridays in June, subject to availability. Not valid for June 10.)
For reservations, please dial (626)568-3900 or visit www.pasadena.langhamhotels.com.
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.
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 1 shilling 6 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.
Today, Langham Hotels offer traditional afternoon tea and enchanting hospitality in Auckland, Boston, Hong Kong, London, Melbourne, Pasadena and Shanghai.
About The Langham Huntington, Pasadena
Capturing the grace and elegance of classic Southern California, The Langham Huntington is an iconic landmark hotel located at the base of the picturesque San Gabriel Mountains, just minutes from downtown Los Angeles in beautiful Pasadena. A renowned Pasadena hotel since 1907, the property features 380 guestrooms including 38 suites, eight cottages, award-winning dining and a luxurious spa featuring treatments based upon Traditional Chinese Medicine. For more information, visit http://pasadena.langhamhotels.com.