The tour will be led by Ken Price, who should know his stuff; he's been the hotel's resident historian for 28 years. Price will show you the hotel's art-deco lobby, grand ballrooms and guestrooms. But the standout part of the tour is that you'll get to see artifacts that aren't usually open to the public, including original owner Bertha Potter's rare China. He'll also bring you to a room dedicated to the hotel's history, which contains vintage menus, books and photography as well as rare letters from Bertha Palmer.
The 90-minute lunch-tour combo costs $50. It's available Tuesday to Saturday at 12:30 p.m. You'll also get a parting gift, a book that covers the history of the hotel.
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