The Pierre, a Taj Hotel, is one of New York’s most famous hotels. Located at the famed intersection of Fifth Avenue and Central Park South, it’s been a standard-bearer for luxury and style since first opening its doors in 1930.
The hotel, Taj’s U.S. flagship, will be celebrating Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights that marks the start of the Hindu New Year and is associated with Lakshmi, the goddess of prosperity, in a “Bright Lights, Luxe City” package through October 31, and they will also be offering special Diwali tea from October 23 to November 3.
Available to anyone, the special high tea costs $55 per person and is available in the hotel’s luxurious bar, the Two E Bar/Lounge. Prepared by executive pastry chef Michael Mignano, it includes a custom tea blend accented with rose petals and cinnamon, a selection of tea sandwiches and savories (including samosas, choux buns with curried cheese, and spiced chicken tartlets), and an assortment of pastries, scones, and tea cookies, all with an Indian-spiced twist.
For those interested in taking advantage of the full package, it includes a two-night stay in a suite, an in-room royal Indian breakfast and “VIP Diwali banquet,” afternoon tea, cocktails, private yoga sessions, and two tickets to the Rubin Museum of Art. It begins at $4,730 per night, for a minimum of two nights.
For more information, call 1-800-743-7734. If ever there was a lavish way to celebrate Diwali, this is it!