Three of London’s most iconic luxury hotels
Claridge’s, The Connaught and The Berkeley are celebrating summer
with a flexible menu of packages for all the family.
With the transformation of Mayfair’s Mount
Street into one of the world’s most avant-garde retail streets,
The Connaught boasts a prime location with Lanvin’s flagship
store, as well as the capital’s first outpost of Goyard, literally
on its doorstep.
The hotel just completed a £70 million
restoration and renovation by some of the world’s finest designers
and craftsmen, bringing it into the 21st Century while preserving
with great care its authentic elegance, distinctive personality
and intuitive style of service.
The 'Bon Vivant' promotion
includes a lunch or dinner at Espelette, Hélène Darroze’s more
relaxed dining option at The Connaught, where she presents the
freshest produce from her native Landes in South West France
coupled with some of the finest ingredients from the British
Isles. The package starts at £305 per night.
starting at £495, grants access to some of London’s most sumptuous
suites, many of which come complete with a fully stocked cocktail
cabinet for the ultimate in in-room entertainment. Both The
Connaught Bar and award-winning Coburg Bar have attracted the
stylish set since they opened their doors. From the perfectly
mixed martini to a champagne cocktail served in the most delicate
crystal, this is place to see and be seen.
Claridge’s has compiled a list of the capital’s top10 picnic spots,
ranging from ‘Best for Children’ and ‘Best Views’ to ‘Most
Romantic’. The perfect option for a leisurely afternoon, guests
are sent on their way complete with a luxury picnic basket
including delicious treats such as chilled champagne, gourmet
finger sandwiches and fresh fruits.
A ‘Timeless Weekend’ break
starts from £289 per night, including a bottle of champagne upon
arrival and traditional English breakfast.
starting at £1450, is the ultimate luxury retreat in one of the
hotel’s Claridge’s Suites which have been designed by British
interior design company Linley. The suite is outfitted with
luxuries aplenty including seasonal hand-cut flowers, home-made
chocolates, chilled champagne upon arrival and full English
breakfast as well as a specially selected Linley gift.
summer, Dior and Claridge’s bring back the era of the ultimate
dressing table in its signature Claridge’s and Linley Suites with
the unveiling of ‘The Dior Dressing Table’. Complete with chic
treats such as an elegant cream silk Claridge’s dressing gown, Les Classiques perfumes from Dior, a Dior beauty kit and cocktails
from The Fumoir, this is the ultimate way to get ready for a
glamorous night out. There is a charge of £300 for this service.
In the heart of fashionable Knightsbridge, The Berkeley
celebrates the arrival of summer as the hotel retracts the roof of
its iconic pool and invites guests to soak up the sun. Relax on
one of the sun loungers on the courtyard terrace, enjoy carefully
selected organic spa treatments or take a dip in the pool while
taking in panoramic views of London’s Hyde Park.
Summer’, available at £165 per person, is a day-spa package which
includes all the necessary elements to get ready for summer such
as a VOYA seaweed body wrap to energize and detox the skin, a
light lunch pool-side, and a manicure and pedicure.
complementing an indulgent spa-day at The Berkeley’s roof-top
retreat, ‘Suite Heaven’ starts at £395 per night for a superior
junior suite and includes breakfast.
Guests staying at The
Berkeley on the 'Weekend Chic' package, which starts at £289 per
night including a chilled bottle of Laurent Perrier upon arrival,
combining the pleasure of a five-star home in residential
Knightsbridge with iconic London shops such as Harrods and Harvey
Nichols just a stones-throw away.
The summer sporting calendar in and
around London covers world famous events from horse racing at The
Epsom Derby (5-6 June), cricket at ICC Twenty20 World Cup (5-9
June), tennis at Wimbledon (22 June-5 July) and rowing at the Henley
Royal Regatta (1-5 July).
Also on offer in London
throughout the summer are colourful events, festivals and concerts
including the 250th anniversary of Kew Gardens, the O2 Wireless
Festival in Hyde Park (4-5 July), Hampton Court Palace Flower Show
(7-12 July), The Proms at Royal Albert Hall (17 July-12
September), Great British Beer Festival at Earls Court (4-8
August) and one of Europe's biggest street parties, the Notting Hill
Carnival (23-24 August).
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