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The Grand America Hotel and Afternoon TeaVanessa Brown - November 5, 2010 at 12:18PM
The Sassies were invited to spend a weekend at The Grand America Hotel...did we enjoy it? Visit SassyScoops.com to find out. The Sassies were invited to spend the night at Salt Lake City’s only five diamond hotel, The Grand America Hotel. Generally my hotel experiences consist of places that CSI employees would usually investigate due to stabbings, so staying at The Grand America Hotel was like going from shopping at the local dollar store to Saks 5th Avenue.The Grand America Hotel is located right in the heart of downtown Salt Lake. The hotel was inspired by European “boutiques” and has the “allure of Old World craftsmanship.” The hotel boasts 775 rooms and suites, ranging in size from 700 square feet to the 2,000 square feet of the Presidential Suite. All rooms and suites offer Italian marble bathrooms, complimentary Wi-fi (a girl’s gotta be able to check The Hoff fan page at all times), dual vanities, lighted cosmetic and shaving mirrors, down pillows and comforters, and plush bathrobes. Don’t tell my Snuggie I said this, but even it was a bit jealous of the robes.Some additional hotel amenities are a complimentary business center, boutique shops, a sweet shop/bakery, floral design studio, outdoor swimming pool, indoor lap pool, full service spa and salon, including a fitness center and secure underground parking.The Grand America Hotel also has their premier restaurant, The Garden Cafe, which has one of the most amazing Sunday brunch buffets in Utah. I have also had the opportunity to eat there during the holidays, and they would most certainly make the pilgrims proud. And slightly envious.One of the greatest hotel amenities is the Grand Spa. Their services range from hot stone massages, facials, pedicures, to men’s shaves, up-dos, and upper lip waxing. Thankfully, I am no longer mistaken for Burt Reynolds. The salon also offers monthly locals promotions.One of the most unique and fun experiences at The Grand America Hotel is their daily Afternoon Tea. They serve various teas and flavored hot chocolates. The teas are accompanied by a variety of tea sandwiches, scones, pastries and desserts. Afternoon Tea is on Monday-Thursday from 2 pm- 5 pm, and Friday-Sunday, at 1 pm and 3:30 pm. Reservations are recommended.Click here to read the full reviews of all the Sassies on their stay at the hotel and afternoon tea experience.What are you waiting for? Call and book your getaway NOW. Grand America in Salt Lake City is perfect for a night out with the girls, a romantic getaway, or a quiet afternoon with friends.Read more from Vanessa Brown at www.sassyscoops.com.