Boston’s a city rich in history and the 5 Star Taj Boston is no exception. Since opening its doors in 1927, the Taj (formerly the Ritz-Carlton) has been welcoming numerous guests, celebrities and the “Who’s Who” of America to its Back Bay location.

The 273-room hotel has an unbeatable location at the corner of Arlington and Newbury Streets, making it the perfect place to start a day of luxury shopping down ritzy Newbury Street or peaceful sightseeing across the street at the Boston Public Garden. It’s also a short walk from Picture 24other attractions, from the Theater District to Copley Square.

The classic hotel, which underwent a complete renovation in 2002 to celebrate its 75th anniversary, updated its already award-winning services and amenities like overnight shoe service, courtesy car service and 24-hour assistance. The Taj keeps with the old world luxury feel; dozens of chandeliers hang from each hallway, antiques compliment every room and every bathroom is equipped with a luxury marble bathtub.

Be sure to have a drink at the famous lobby bar with floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook the beautiful Public Garden and Swan Boats in the warmer months. Afternoon tea here, served in The Lounge, has been a tradition since the hotel’s opening and comes complete with fine china and silver trays.