What a privilege to stay at The Newbury, having stayed at that address when it was the former Ritz-Carlton. Taj assumed the management of the hotel from The Ritz-Carlton, and that was the beginning of the steady Taj decline. Fortunately, The Newbury is an entirely reimagined hotel, unlike its predecessors, contempory, crisp, refined luxury. Service is friendly, professional, and efficient. Breakfast in The Street Bar was excellent. There are no signs of the cheesy, service, facility, and staff reductions that Taj made. The Newbury hasn't figured out Ritz-Carlton service, yet, but, they sure have built a beautiful hotel, at a spectacular location.