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You, 80? No!
In today’s age of marrying late and divorcing early, it’s
hard to imagine ever celebrating an 80th anniversary.
So you can understand why the Boston Park Plaza Hotel
and Towers is going all out to celebrate its 80th this year.
And what better way to celebrate than with a perfectly
blended beverage. No, it’s not a signature wine. (Hey,
the place isn’t in its 70s anymore!) It’s tea. That’s right,
the Boston Park Plaza is commemorating its milestone
with the 80th Anniversary Signature Tea Blend, created
by tea sommelier Cynthia Gold. Enjoy a cup at the hotel’s
The hotel recently completed a $20 million renovation
of its concierge floor, which now includes free wireless
Internet access and use of an executive boardroom.
That’s quite a contrast to what the hotel was like when it
opened—when rooms were $3.50 to $5. Over the years,
Boston Park Plaza has been the first hotel in the city
to offer such amenities as private baths, in-room tele-
phones and occupancy signs (the predecessor to the “do
not disturb” sign). The hotel is at 50 Park Plaza at Arling-
ton Street in Boston. For reservations and information,
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It’s better brewed. Try
a cup of the Boston
Park Plaza’s 80th
Tea Blend (shown
here) at the hotel’s
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