Whether it is toasty toes or toasted marshmallows that makes you tingle with excitement you can find either or, or both at the Taj Boston when you book one of their Fireside Suites. 42 of the Taj Boston’s suites feature wood burning fireplaces with complimentary fireplace concierge service. The menu that sits atop the mantle is not just for selections to enjoy by the fire but also for what you’d like to hear crackle and light up atop the fire’s andirons. There is a choice of four types of wood or the Taj blend which uses one of each that will be strategically stacked in the fire place for you any time of day or night as you prepare to cozy up by the fire.
The birch wood is chosen for its strong heat. It also burns quickly so if you want to enjoy a quick cocktail or afternoon snack by the fire before heading out for the evening birch is a great choice.
The cherry is fragrant and slow burning inviting you to linger longer and enjoy the nice scent of a wood burning fire on a chilly winter’s day.
The oak wood is less fragrant than the cherry but is a perfect end of the evening choice as it is long-burning and will keep a warm glow until you are ready to kick off your cozy Taj slippers and slip into bed for the night.
The maple wood will transport you out of the heart of the city and you will feel like you’ve settled in next to stone hearth at a New England country-side inn. The scent of maple burning reminds me of a sugar shack in Vermont with a puff of steam and smoke coming out of the tiny shack in the woods with the promise of sweet warmth within to warm up my slightly numb toes. So maybe you haven’t been walking the Vermont woods but those toes after a stroll down Newbury Street will definitely begin to feel the chill.
Now on to those toasted marshmallows. This is the Taj,not camping so there will be no sticks and sticky messes. There will, however be plenty of treats including the most elegant toasted s’mores. The fireside dessert menu also includes chocolate covered strawberries, Taj dark chocolate cake, warm caramel chocolate bread pudding (one of the best bread pudding’s I have had), and for those with a slightly less sweet tooth a cheese plate with fruit jam and Taj honey. While the children sip on the most elegant hot chocolate named “Starry Night” and adorned with marshmallows and chocolate shavings as well as a full moon sized bowl of fresh whipped cream, adults can enjoy a Fireside cocktail. Have a shooting starry night of your own with a half bottle of Perrier Jouët Champagne or warm up under a Dark Velvet [blanket] in the form of a glass of Courvoisier VSOP Cognac or a glass or bottle of the house red. On a cold winter’s night by the fire though, there isn’t much better than a hot toddy. The Taj’s Slainte is a warm blend of whiskey, lemon, cloves, cinnamon and Taj Honey (It comes from the rooftop hives!)
50% off second night when
Additionally, the Suite Celebrations promotion is a delightful offer for those who wish to extend their luxurious stay and further experience the legendary Taj hospitality. When guests book one night at the Best Available Rate they can delight in an additional evening at 50% off in addition to a complimentary breakfast for two in the award winning Taj Café.
Fireplace concierge service is availaible through April 2016.
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