At a price that even the most ardent royalists may scoff at, a 5-star hotel in the heart of London is offering a special Platinum Jubilee package for £24,000 per person. The landmark event is merely weeks away and hotels are looking to make the most of the rare spike in visitors to London as celebrations ramp up.
Although completely outside any normal person’s price range, Corinthia in Whitehall Place is offering a ‘royal experience’ two-night Jubilee break for a total of £48,000 for two people. In fairness, you do get a lot for your money, as you might expect for the cost.
The package includes a number of luxury features and treats that would even make a royal feel pampered. The opulence begins before you even arrive at the hotel with people arriving from the airport being transported from the runway to their room in a Rolls Royce Phantom.
For the massive sum, you get the run of the luxury residence’s royal penthouse suite for two nights which comes with a butler service that will serve you cocktails on the room’s balcony. Of course, the food is of the highest quality, top British chef Tom Kerridge is in charge of the menu producing sumptuous dishes for dinner alongside The Great British Menu’s Nick Beardshaw.
If that wasn’t enough, there are also spa treatments available and more luxury dining including a fancified afternoon tea. You can expect tea with finger sandwiches “adorned with caviar and gold leaf” served with “specially blended Canton tea” and flutes of vintage Krug Champagne.
The champagne never stops pouring with guests even having the option to have it with breakfast in bed. As part of the package, you also receive the option for private tours of London, access to heritage brand Brompton bikes to wheel around the city, and the option of late check-out so guests can “enjoy a relaxing lunch on your private terrace before departing with your luxury hamper filled with memories of your very Royal experience.”
The package is available from June 1 to June 11. People who book for June 2 will get a special extra experience and will be able to enjoy cocktails on their balcony overlooking Trooping the Colour.
Despite the massive price tag, the hotel says that it has received interest from people in the US and the Middle East. Speaking to The Sunday Times, a spokesperson for the hotel defended the £48,000 price tag, saying: “If you saw what Tom Kerridge normally charges to come into your home and cook you dinner, this is a relative bargain.”
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