On , Langham Hotels around the world will celebrate the anniversary of Europe’s first grand luxury hotel, The Langham, London, with a quintessentially British tradition: Tiffin Afternoon Tea. Each Langham Hotel will turn back the clock to 1865, when The Langham, London originally opened, and serve signature Afternoon Tea on for its original price of 1 shilling, 6 pence (or 15 cents).
In the U.S., The Langham Huntington, Pasadena, The Langham, Boston and the newest member of Langham Hospitality Group, Langham Place, Fifth Avenue, will celebrate on with their own unique festivities.
Anniversary Tea at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena
The Langham Huntington, Pasadena will offer its Anniversary Tea for just 15 cents on beginning at The hotel’s tea servers will be dressed in period costume and guests are encouraged to dress up for tea, including a whimsical touch of pink, The Langham’s signature color. Advance reservations are required and will be accepted only through the hotel’s website. Guests may enter their contact information and the number in their party (parties of 2 or 4 accepted only) for a chance to secure reservations. The hotel will inform guests after to confirm if their party’s reservation has been accepted. Please note there is limited seating and the event is expected to fill up quickly.
For guests unable to attend the Anniversary Tea event on , The Langham Huntington, Pasadena will continue the celebration throughout the month of June with special tea packages.
- Sip and Stay Package – Book a guest room at our best available rate between for stays through and enjoy complimentary Tiffin Afternoon Tea for two in The Lobby Lounge. (Valid through evenings for Afternoon Tea through , 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 through in June, subject to availability.)
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.
In 1865, The Langham, London was Europe’s first grand hotel to serve Afternoon Tea. Acknowledged as one of the most elegant and sophisticated of dining occasions, it 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, Afternoon Tea is a brand signature, called Tiffin at The Langham. Consequently, every Langham Hotel around the world offers an authentic Afternoon Tea to celebrate the stately ritual and timeless tradition.
The Langham Huntington, Pasadena
1401 South Oak Knoll Ave. ,Pasadena, CA 91106