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If luck is on your side, you’ll walk into Taj Boston when no one else is in the lobby and be immediately transported back to a time when Boston’s rich, well-known socialites spent money frivolously and with a passion. You can almost sense the women walking through the lobby and up the staircase in grand fashion, with big brimmed hats and just the slightest showing of a round-toed shoe peeking out from underneath the scalloped-edges of their ankle-length dresses, looking for their dates in top hats and tails. Taj Boston embodies all the decadence of Boston’s past while embracing modern-day glamour, so it makes sense that the design of the hotel is very traditional with a few modern touches thrown in. The lobby, ballrooms and conference rooms still play on the early 1900s design, with grand drapery and etched ceilings. The ambiance changes slightly depending on which room you’re in. During our stay, our room was a bit older with no artwork or ambiance. The newer rooms feature Boston scenes on the walls and a more updated vibe, with light blue and brown tones (a stark difference to our yellow and gold room), but still capturing the heart of the time period with dark wood bookcases, night tables and desks.