BOSTON: The RITZ-CARLTON BOSTON celebrates its 75th year with a $50 million restoration to the 20th-century property. Its addition of a new Fireplace Butler, commissioned to cart the proper wood — crackling or aromatic, sir? — to your suite, also extends the hotel’s storied service, renowned for stocking Joan Crawford’s room with candy she loved and reupholstering Winston Churchill’s suite in his favorite color scheme. Rooms from $375. (617) 536-5700,

CANADA: North of the border, the gift shops at the FAIRMONT’s historic hotels now sell vintage photos of celebs taken during their stays. Among others, the black-and-whites capture Grace Kelly at the Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac in Quebec City and John and Jackie Kennedy at the Fairmont Banff Springs. From $249. (800) 441-1414,