Afternoon Tea at the Grand America

Dress in your fanciest clothes, put on your best manners and bring along your favorite people for an afternoon of elegance in the heart of Salt Lake City. Relax to the strains of salon music as you settle into the luxurious Lobby Lounge for an indulgent brunch of exotic teas or cocoas and delicious savories and decadent sweets. What a great way to create grand memories.

The custom of afternoon tea was introduced in England by the Duchess of Bedford in 1840. She would get very hungry between lunch and dinner. So, she would have a tray of tea, bread and cake brought to her room at about 4:00 p.m., every afternoon. Then, she began inviting her friends to join her. Before long, it became a very fashionable social event for women in upper-class society. Eventually, afternoon tea developed into a tradition for all classes of English society.