01 May 2013
EXPERIENCE A VINTAGE BRITISH SUMMER WITH BROWN’S HOTEL
As part of its 175th anniversary celebrations, Rocco Forte’s Brown’s Hotel in London has partnered with Lords Cars and Highclere Castle to offer its guests a truly British experience. As part of its ‘Vintage British Summer’ offers, guests can take advantage of the hotel’s exclusive, new chauffeur service to travel to Highclere Castle, one of England’s most beautiful Victorian castles and the film location for the highly acclaimed television series, Downtown Abbey.
Those wanting a true Downtown Abbey experience, can choose the Rolls Royce that recently appeared in the series, while other may wish to travel in the Queen Mothers’ favourite car ‘The Ivy Baroness’. Fans of The Italian Job can opt for ‘The Grand Princess’, the Daimler used to collect Michael Caine’s character from prison in the film.
Arriving at Highclere Castle in style, fans of the series will be able to explore this historic castle, home to Carnarvon family since 1679, and stroll around its beautifully landscaped gardens before taking in the Egyptian Exhibition highlighting the achievements of the 5th Earl of Carnarvon who famously discovered the Tomb of the Egyptian Boy Pharaoh, Tutankhamen, in 1922.
Upon returning to Brown’s Hotel, guests can relax at the Donovan Bar with a ‘Timeless’ cocktail – a drink composed of Chase Elderflower Liqueur mixed with William Chase Gin and topped up with English Sparkling Wine, created especially for the hotel’s 175th anniversary. Others may wish to retreat to their luxurious suite and make a start on their signed copy of Lady Carnarvon’s most recent publication the New York Times’ bestseller ‘Lady Almina and the Real Downtown Abbey’.
‘The Highclere Castle Vintage British Summer Day’ package is available from Sunday to Thursday each week between 14 July to 12 September 2013 and costs £850 for two people, including return transfers in a vintage car, tickets to Highclere Castle, a signed copy of ‘Lady Almina and the Real Downtown Abbey’ and a guidebook*.
Guests booking the ‘Vintage British Summer Suite Offer’ will receive a complimentary one-way airport transfer in a vintage Daimler Limousine. This offer includes four nights accommodation in one of the hotel’s beautiful suites and daily breakfast for two at HIX Mayfair. Available from 15 July to 8 September 2013, rooms start from £595 per night based on two people sharing a Junior Suite*. To book or to find out more, visit www.roccofortehotels.com