The posh and perfect hotels of The Dorchester Collection are celebrating spring with creative packages sure to enhance your enjoyment of the season. Here are five offerings in amazing locales that we love:
If you’re planning a luxury getaway to L.A., be sure to reserve a room at one of these tony Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star properties to enjoy a deluxe package. The California Cruisin’ deal allows you to get behind the wheel of a fully-loaded C-Class Mercedes, E350 Mercedes sedan or Range Rover — or, if you opt for the Presidential Suite, a Ferrari. If you’re in town for a short time, select the One-Night Rejuvenation package, which includes a $95 breakfast for two credit, a facial at either the Five-Star Hotel Bel-Air Spa by La Prairie or the Four-Star Beverly Hills Hotel Spa by La Prairie (depending on which hotel you select), and a $200 dining credit at any of the properties’ restaurants. Perhaps roasted prime rib with Swiss chard and creamy horseradish at the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air, and a cup of Earl Grey and cucumber sandwiches at The Polo Lounge’s afternoon tea are in order.
The Dorchester, London
This year, London’s Chelsea Flower Show (May 21 through May 25) is celebrating its 100th anniversary, and The Dorchester, a Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel, is honoring the occasion with the Chelsea Flower Show with The Dorchester package. This offering includes an overnight stay with breakfast, two tickets to the famed flower show, a May 23 champagne afternoon tea with delicious pastries and a complimentary glass of Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rose, as well as a perfume consultation with fragrance specialist Roja Dove at Harrods.
Le Meurice, Paris
Any stay at the decadent Le Meurice in Paris is certain to astound. But with the Customize Your Suite Stay package, you’ll have the benefit of overnight accommodations in one of the property’s indulgent suites with breakfast for two, plus one of these other special experiences: You can be the subject of a one-hour photo shoot at the hotel or at Jardin des Tuileries, the lovely public garden near the Louvre — and go home with a leather-bound album of color or black-and-white photos of yourself; you can relish a private tour of the mysterious walkways and tucked-away gardens of the Palais Royal; or you can indulge in some “me time” at Spa Valmont with a 90-minute aromatherapy massage, a 90-minute facial and a trip to the spa’s sauna and steam room.
Hotel Principe di Savoia, Milan
There’s plenty to catch your eye in fashion-centric Milan, but if you’d like to scan the countryside as well during your stay at this stunning hotel, book The Wonders of Lago Maggiore package. Besides three nights at the property, you’ll enjoy a day trip to Lake Maggiore. After a short one-hour drive to the quaint lakeside town of Stresa, a private boat will ship you to the tiny fisherman’s island of Isola dei Pescatori, where you’ll savor a sure-to-be-delicious lunch of locally sourced fish, blue cheese and wine at Restaurant Belvedere. Spend the afternoon exploring the petite island’s cobbled alleyways and promenade before a private car returns you to your lavish 19-century-style Milan guest room appointed with fine Italian furniture at the end of the day.
Le Richemond, Geneva
Set on the banks of Lake Geneva, this Swiss hotel wants its guests to embrace the finer things in life — specifically, designer watches. With the Luxury Watch Experience package, guests delight in a night’s stay and a buffet breakfast, plus a chance to learn about the art of watchmaking by touring Geneva’s posh watch boutiques, including Piaget, Patek Philippe and Omega. And, of course, the learning experience wouldn’t be complete without a glass of champagne and after-hours private shopping time to purchase a ticker to take home.
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