Debbie and I have spent over a decade visiting the small group of a dozen or so Paris Palace hotels, each of which is a magnificent, distinctive fortress of special importance. The very best of this unforgettable group of travel treasures continues, to us, to be Le Bristol Hotel in the 8th arrondissement. We look forward to heading back to Paris this spring for more intelligence-gathering on Palace hotels.
Meanwhile, we have been catching up with our friends at Boston’s Newbury Hotel. I have been a guest at this special Boston, Newbury St. location since 1964 when it was the Ritz Carlton before it changed hands and became the Taj. A glorious multi-year renovation has transformed this magnificent property into The Newbury.
I have known many of my Newbury employee friends including Lindsey and James since their very first days at the hotel (Ritz) when I was a stockbroker at Clayton Securities on Milk St. Also pictured here with me is Alicia, one of my oldest friends and one of the reasons three generations of my family continue to refer to the Newbury as our home away from home whenever we travel to Boston.
Old Town Key West
90 miles from Cuba
6 April 2022
Originally posted April 7, 2022.
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