Experience New York high society without leaving the city thanks to St. Regis The Palm, Dubai’s ladies-only afternoon tea
St. Regis The Palm, Dubai has unveiled a ladies-only afternoon tea experience at the exquisite Her by Caroline Astor tea lounge. The experience is the first of its kind in the UAE and offers a range of delectable bites in three packages: the Traditional Treat package with all your favourite afternoon tea delights; the Royal Treat package which comes inclusive of a glass of bubbles; or the Spa and Afternoon Tea package which includes a 60-minute therapeutic Optimal Hydration Facial at the Iridium Spa.
Caroline Astor, the mother of St.Regis founder John Jacob Astor IV, was the epitome of New York high society and hosted many an afternoon tea for her closest friends; the ritual has become a defining part of the St. Regis identity ever since. The lavish lounge overlooks Palm Jumeirah and features opulent marble and gold accents punctuated by splashes of pink and makes for the perfect setting whether you’re celebrating an occasion or simply happy to have made it to Tuesday.
The delicious spread is bursting with both sweet and savoury delights including smoked salmon with caviar, traditional scones and macarons, served alongside coffee, juices and – of course – tea. Unleash your inner sommelier with the endless range of loose leaf tea from Tchaba Tea. Think: ginger-infused Masala Chai, Earl Grey Flora with notes of bergamot, floral Jasmine Haze and the St. Regis Signature Mix Tea. Undeniably elegant and oh-so decadent, an afternoon spent at Her by Caroline Astor is one you won’t soon forget. Packages start at Dhs215 per person. Spa and Afternoon Tea Package available until 31 August. For bookings call +971 4 218 0000; marriot.com
- Words by Savanna Smith