A First Five Star Hotel 1829

The first Five Star Hotel 1829

The first Five Star Hotel, by standards of 1829, was the Tremont House in Boston, often referred to as the beginning of First Class Service.

It had 170 rooms and featured such incredible innovations as private single and double rooms for those who valued privacy. These rooms even had locks. Part of the first class set up were the water pitches in each room as well as a bowl for washing yourself. Free soap was included in the price.

The owners are said to have trained their staff to high standards which included the idea of treating all customers with dignity and respect. French Cuisine was offered and it was the Tremont which had the first Bellboy as well as the position of announciator such being the forerunner to room-telephone. 


by helmut schonwalder