07 September 2016
THE BALMORAL COLLABORATES WITH WORLD RECORD BREAKING ADVENTURER MARK BEAUMONT TO LAUNCH ROCCO FORTE NOURISH MENU
Edinburgh, September 2016: The Balmoral, a Rocco Forte Hotel, has collaborated with Mark Beaumont, record-breaking adventurer and endurance cyclist, to create an innovative and delicious Rocco Forte Nourish menu for its guests.
Rocco Forte Nourish, one element of Rocco Forte Hotels’ newly launched all-encompassing wellness offering, inspires healthy routines and encourages guests to keep wellbeing front of mind while travelling.
Mark Beaumont has worked with The Balmoral to create a nutritious menu to ensure that guests can enjoy dishes which are suitable for nourishing and fuelling the body. An ultra endurance athlete, Mark was born in Perthshire, Scotland and amongst many feats has cycled around the world and rowed the Arctic. In 2015 he completed his Africa Solo expedition, setting a new world record after cycling from Cairo to Cape Town in only 41 days 10 hours. Mark considers nutrition as one of the most important elements of his training.
Commenting on the new collaboration with Rocco Forte Nourish, Mark said:
“It’s a pleasure to be working with The Balmoral on this new healthy menu offering. Nutrition is a core part of wellbeing and something I take extremely seriously when training for ultra endurance challenges. When you’re travelling, it’s not always easy to find delicious nourishing dishes and this collaboration will ensure that guests at The Balmoral will be able to access this during their stay.”
Mark Beaumont for Rocco Forte Nourish items will be available on the breakfast menu at Hadrian’s, the In Room Dining menu and The Balmoral Spa menu.
MARK BEAUMONT FOR ROCCO FORTE NOURISH
Italian vine cherry tomato, crispy lettuce, fennel
Guava, pistachio, rocket
Goji berries, Kaffir lime, exotic fruits
Balmoral Scottish smoked salmon
Capers, shallots, lemon
Egg white omelette
Kale, sun-blushed tomato, fine herbs
Lime, compressed pineapple, Thai herbs
JUICES & SMOOTHIES
Kiwi, cucumber, lime, mint
Pineapple, ginger, protein powder, chilli
Wild Scottish berries, flax seeds, tofu
Almond milk, grains, raw chocolate
Twitter: @The_Balmoral @MrMarkBeaumont
Instagram: @thebalmoral @mrmarkbeaumont
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Notes to Editors
Many hotels claim to have landmarks on their doorstep, few can say their doorstep is a landmark. The Balmoral is a grand Rocco Forte hotel located at Edinburgh's most prestigious address, No 1 Princes Street. The Balmoral offers 188 opulent suites and contemporary rooms. Excellent cuisine is guaranteed in the Michelin-starred Number One restaurant or the informal Hadrian’s Brasserie. Afternoon Tea is served in the refurbished Palm Court and the hotel boasts a collection of over 400 Scottish whiskies at Scotch. Expertly blended cocktails are shaken and stirred to perfection at The Balmoral Bar and signature Scottish treatments are available at The Balmoral Spa.
TV presenter and broadcaster, record breaking round the world cyclist and ultra endurance adventurer. Mark’s epic documentaries have taken viewers to over 100 countries, into the Arctic, the high mountains and recently around the Commonwealth.
Mark first made fame for an 18,000 mile round-the-world bike race, where he smashed the previous World Record by 82 days. He followed this with a 13,000 mile ride down the length of the Rockies and Andes, climbing the highest mountains in Alaska and Argentina. Off the bike, he has ocean rowed through the high Arctic and survived after capsizing whilst rowing the Atlantic.
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Rocco Forte Hotels is a family of 11 individual hotels and resorts. Each property has a unique style, reflecting its nationality and location, but all share Rocco Forte Hotels’ trademark attention to detail, high quality and immaculate service.
Established by Sir Rocco Forte in 1996, Rocco Forte Hotels comprises: Hotel de Russie, Rome; Hotel Savoy, Florence; The Balmoral, Edinburgh; The Lowry Hotel, Manchester; Hotel Astoria, St Petersburg; Hotel Amigo, Brussels; Brown’s Hotel, London; Villa Kennedy, Frankfurt; Hotel de Rome, Berlin; The Charles Hotel, Munich; Verdura Golf & Spa Resort, Sicily.
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