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Countdown to Boas & Tiaras: 5 Things to Know About the Adolphus Hotel

June 1, 2017

Fresh Fiction’s annual Boas & Tiaras tea is all about making you feel like a book-loving queen, and there’s no better place for a royal tea than Dallas’ original luxury hotel. As we continue our countdown to
Boas 2017, this week’s Fun Facts are all about our beautiful venue: the historic Adolphus Hotel in downtown Dallas.

In 1912, Adolphus Busch, founder of Anheuser Busch, built the Adolphus hotel as a show of Texas hospitality and world-class grandeur. The 22-floor hotel was the tallest building in Texas for a decade, and it has undergone several multi-million dollar expansions and renovations in the years since, keeping it at the peak of posh. Our beloved venue has been:

  • Named one of the top ten hotels in the United States by Condé Nast Traveler
  • Added to the National Register of Historic Places
  • Declared an official landmark by the Dallas Landmark Commission
  • Honored to host countless distinguished guests like George H.W. Bush and Queen
    Elizabeth II

Afternoon tea at the Adolphus is a rich tradition itself. The tea service’s custom china contains elements that evoke the hotel’s story, like the Anheuser Busch eagle and engravings of the hotel’s Beaux Arts style architecture. (And the tea sandwiches and sweets served on said china are the stuff of legend.)

We invite you to experience the classic luxury of the Adolphus for yourself at Boas & Tiaras on June 10. If you arrive a bit earlier than the 1 p.m. tea time, you can even take a guided tour of the hotel and discover more of its stories and secrets, like the ghost of a bride who supposedly haunts the nineteenth floor.

To see a list of our attending authors (including Julie Ann Walker and Julia London) and to purchase tickets for Boas & Tiaras, click here. And remember to visit us again next week for more Fun Facts!

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