Boston, a city steeped in rich history and revolutionary spirit, is renowned for many things, but perhaps one of its most iconic associations is with tea, thanks to the historic Boston Tea Party of 1773. This year, as we mark the 250th anniversary of this pivotal event that forever altered the course of American history, Boston is brimming with dynamic programming, immersive exhibits, captivating installations, and captivating performances to commemorate this milestone.
While the city’s love affair with tea was ignited by the events of 1773, it continued to evolve over the years, with one iconic establishment holding a special place in the tea-loving hearts of Bostonians. Fairmont Copley Plaza, a bastion of elegance and sophistication, once played host to the refined tradition of afternoon tea in its renowned Tea Court. Distinguished and elegantly dressed members of Boston society would gather here, indulging in the soothing rituals of tea sipping and engaging in spirited conversations that shaped the city’s cultural fabric.
Stepping into the 1930s, Fairmont Copley Plaza’s Oval Ballroom took center stage as the backdrop for popular tea dances, further cementing the hotel’s role in Boston’s tea-infused legacy. The echoes of laughter and the graceful twirls on the dance floor captured the essence of an era, where tea wasn’t just a beverage but a symbol of camaraderie and celebration.
In a splendid fusion of history and hospitality, Fairmont Copley Plaza invites you to partake in the festivities surrounding the Boston Tea Party’s 250th anniversary and indulge in the hotel’s own storied tea traditions. As a tribute to the past and a celebration of the present, the Fairmont Copley Plaza offers an exclusive opportunity to explore the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum with a specially curated Fairmont rate for two adults. To extend the tea-themed welcome, a carefully crafted amenity awaits – a tantalizing cocktail and a delectable dessert that pay homage to Boston’s tea heritage.
Experience the “Griffin’s Wharf” cocktail, an artful concoction named after the very location where the historic tea destruction took place on December 16, 1773. This exquisite libation blends Bombay Sapphire, Italicus, green tea, and honey, a symphony of flavors that encapsulates the essence of the momentous event. For a sweet finale, savor the White Chocolate Semifreddo, adorned with earl grey sugar and a hazelnut praline, elegantly presented in a vintage tea cup – a true indulgence that marries past and present.
This exclusive package includes not only a luxurious overnight stay at Fairmont Copley Plaza but also an opportunity to immerse yourself in history with two adult tickets to the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum. Embrace the spirit of camaraderie and connection that tea has symbolized throughout Boston’s history as you enjoy two tea-themed cocktails and two exquisite tea-inspired desserts.
Mark your calendars and seize the opportunity to be a part of history as Boston commemorates the 250th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party. Fairmont Copley Plaza’s exceptional package is available from now until Sunday, December 31, 2023. Immerse yourself in the legacy of tea, the spirit of revolution, and the unmatched elegance of Fairmont hospitality – a journey that transcends time and culture.