From private haute couture fashion shows to access inside LA’s most playful residence, the world’s foremost hotels offer the best in bespoke experiences.
While a sophisticated address is requisite for a great vacation, it is access that takes a trip over the top. The iconic hotels of Dorchester Collection are as plugged in as they come, offering insider entrée to a range of exclusive experiences within the cities they call home and creating bespoke experiences that are priceless. Following is a snapshot of what guests can attain from the luxury properties of Dorchester Collection:
Tour La Scala with Hotel Principe di Savoia, Milan:
Opera aficionados take note: Hotel Principe di Savoia offers insider access to La Scala, when it is otherwise closed to the public. The legendary opera house and ballet theatre, fresh from a four-year renovation, remains one of the world’s most celebrated performance spaces, having hosted the premieres of Donizetti’s Lucrezia Borgia, Verdi’s Nabucco and Puccini’s Turandot to name a few. Principe di Savoia will arrange for guests to tour the opera house with a local expert in art history and dramatics, enjoying access to private boxes and above all the stage – among the largest in Italy. Slip backstage, enjoy a concert on Franz Liszt’s piano, savor a cocktail in one of the magnificent saloons, and maybe hum a few bars of your own.
www.hotelprincipedisavoia.com or +39 02 62305555
Smooth Yachting from Le Meurice, Paris:
There are many ways to express love in the City of Light, but nothing like a new one-night package from Le Meurice. Expect an evening call in the signature Belle Etoile Suite from your chauffeur who will escort you in a 1951 Bentley Mk VI to a private yacht on The Seine. Enjoy a sunset cruise with champagne and hors d’oeuvres on deck, then slip inside for a candlelit gourmet dinner paired with Château Leyssac Saint-Estèphe 2001 and Pouilly Vinzelles 2006. Sip, savor and smooch as the Eiffel Tower, the Grand Palais and more of the city’s most sumptuous sights appear outside. As the yacht approaches Pont des Arts, it will slow and from the deck, a shower of 1,000 rose petals will descend from above, taking each other’s breath away. Magnifique!
www.lemeurice.com or +33 1 44 58 10 10
Glass of Louis XIII Black Pearl Magnum from The Dorchester, London
The Bar at The Dorchester has an exclusive offer available to guests purchasing a glass of Louis XIII Black Pearl Magnum. When ordering the cognac, guests will be presented with an exclusive invitation for them and three friends to visit the historical headquarters of Rémy Martin in France. On arrival a chauffeur will drive them to Le Grollet, the Rémy Martin family’s historic estate, never before open to the public. Following a private tour of the estate, a gastronomic lunch in a private salon will be prepared by executive chef, Philippe Saint Romas. In the afternoon, guests will have the unique opportunity to sample Louis XIII straight from the Tiercon barrel in the private cellar.
www.thedorchester.com or +44 207 629 8888