Don rose-tinted glasses for your next holiday a deux, exploring Europe’s secluded corners under the expert guidance of our Concierge teams. Let their local knowledge of breathtaking Italian vistas and seductive masterclasses sway you to discover that romance really does come alive on holiday.
At the heart of some of Europe’s most romantic cities, our Concierge can reserve a special flight over the vine-lined Tuscan hills. Prefer a private al fresco dinner cooked by your own personal chef? No problem. Considering learning a new skill together? From creating your own pottery in Rome to the art of chocolate-making in Brussels, our Concierge will happily play Cupid.
Tranquil views over Tuscany’s hills
Watch in awe as the beautiful Tuscan landscape unfurls below you from the soaring heights of a hot air balloon. Drift aimlessly above dawn-blushed olive groves on an hour-long flight that’s a favourite of our Concierge Ruggero Vannini at Hotel Savoy. After your aeronautical adventure, a detour through the undulating Chianti countryside leads you on winding roads to a nearby vineyard where you can share anecdotes and sightings over a glass of local wine.
Searching for a picturesque setting to celebrate an anniversary or pop the big question? Look no further than the enchanting Torre di Maiano, a tower for two on the lake’s edge in Italy’s largest botanical garden. Only available to guests of Hotel Savoy, our Concierge can arrange a private chef to create a magical candlelit dinner in the gardens, 20 minutes by car (or Vespa) from our Florentine hotel.
Discover Roman pottery as a pair
In Italy’s Eternal City, our Concierge teams at Hotel de la Ville and Hotel de Russie agree, a pottery class in the hands of an expert artisan unleashes your creativity and makes for a memorable shared experience.
Not convinced? Consider Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore in the 1990 film Ghost. While your experience may not be a reenactment of the cinematic scene, we can bring you the wheel and clay, leaving the rest up to you. And we can guarantee you’ll leave with your own masterpiece as well as precious memories.
Royal connections in Berlin
When Berlin was part of Prussia in the 18th century, Frederick II had a soft spot for particularly fine porcelain, giving Königliche Porzellan Manufaktur (KPM), or The Royal Porcelain Factory, his seal of approval. No wonder it’s still in vogue today. Collaborations with Bugatti, Birkenstock and Berlin design studio New Tendency have added a dash of hip to its high status.
A real insider’s tip, explore their historic and beautiful brickwork buildings on the edge of Berlin’s Tiergarten on an exclusive tour arranged by Steff Bäslack, our Concierge at Hotel de Rome. Travel 20 minutes by S-Bahn and you too can take home a piece of history in porcelain, handmade by you for your own royal family.
Chocolate Workshop in Brussels
Learning a new skill as a couple, why not take a leaf out of Casanova’s book? After all, the Italian adventurer is one of the most famous paramours in history. The 18th century author, astrologer and spy was convinced that chocolate was laced with aphrodisiac properties. In Brussels, our Concierge at Hotel Amigo, Haluk Sahin, has just the ticket. Renowned Master Chocolatier Laurent Gerbaut is listed in his little black book, perfect for romantic occasions.
At a hands-on masterclass hosted at his Rue Ravenstein store, a ten-minute walk from our hotel just off the Grand Place, you’ll be swept up by Laurent’s passion for his craft. Make meltingly smooth dark cocoa into chocolates and refine your palate with delicious tastings, revealing the pulse-quickening effects of chocolate.
Elevating special experiences to become extraordinary, our Concierge teams, available at email@example.com or +44 (0)20 7321 2626, can help you celebrate an important anniversary or make a grand gesture they’ll remember forever.