by Alison Tay
  • 1 minute read
  • July 08, 2021
Discover Her by Caroline Astor: a luxe ladies-only afternoon tea

Caroline Schermerhorn Astor – the mother of St. Regis’ founder John Jacob Astor IV – was known as the queen of the New York high society in its Golden Age. An invitation to her famous parties sealed your status among Manhattan’s glitterati, and she turned the ritual of afternoon tea into a joyful opportunity to host gatherings with her dearest friends. Situated on the first 18 floors of The Palm Tower, The St. Regis Dubai, The Palm may be a long way from the New York tea rooms in which Lady Astor held court but in her honor, Her by Caroline Astor strives to be a charming ladies-only experience that encourages luminaries to gather with our closest confidantes for a modern interpretation of this enchanting tradition, at the most talked about new address in the city. On the Classic Afternoon Tea menu, you’ll be served an array of finger sandwiches including smoked salmon, crème fraiche and caviar and pickled cucumber, cream cheese and black olive; a selection of scones served with clotted cream and The St. Regis Dubai, The Palm signature strawberry and lavender jam; and a succession of sweet treats such as traditional English fruit cake, lemon meringue tart and vanilla macaroons. Of course no self-respecting afternoon tea would be complete without a refined selection of blends and Her by Caroline Astor doesn’t disappoint. Choose between traditional black teas including Earl Grey Flora, Royal Breakfast, Masala Chai; Palate-cleansing green teas such as Sencha Zen, Jasmine Haze and Moroccan Nights, and a delicate rose white tea. Prices start from Dhs215 for The Traditional Treat served with water, juice and your choice of coffee and tea up to Dhs305 for The Royal Treat. Lady Caroline Astor would most certainly approve.

Find The St. Regis Dubai, The Palm at The Palm Island Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE. Call +971 (0)4 218 0000 for reservations or visit

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