Eye on the World: Best Hotels for Afternoon Tea


The epitome of sophistication, nothing speaks to your savoir fair like holding court over an afternoon tea. As the story goes, the Duchess of Bedford began requesting a light meal of cakes and sandwiches with tea in the late afternoon to tide her over in between means. Friends joined in and a tradition was born.

Today world travelers seek unique opportunities to experience this ritual no matter their destination. And with some top-notch hotels, like The Peninsula Chicago, The Berkeley London and The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong doing their best to tea-se guests into brew elation, getting your Earl Grey fix is as easy as coming down to your hotel lobb