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Chai And Crumpets At The Ritz?

Chai and crumpets, anyone? Next month, new owners from India will take over the Ritz-Carlton, Boston. The historic hotel overlooking the public harden opened in 1927 with a room rate of $15.

The city will still keep its newer Ritz-Carlton across the way. But the loss of the very first hotel in the luxury chain has some mourning the end of a Boston icon. Others herald the sale as a harbinger of the city's economy. WBUR's Business and Technology Reporter Curt Nickisch checks in.

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This program aired on December 19, 2006. The audio for this program is not available.

Curt Nickisch Twitter Business & Technology Reporter
Curt Nickisch was formerly WBUR's business and technology reporter.

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