Brown's Hotel & French Sole celebrate ballet with Degas and the Ballet at the Royal Academy of Arts
London, 10 August 2011 - From 17 September until 11 December 2011, Rocco Forte’s Brown's Hotel is partnering with the award-winning shoe emporium French Sole and the Royal Academy of Arts’ to celebrate its landmark exhibition ‘Degas and the Ballet: Picturing Movement’.
To mark the exhibition, the hotel has created a unique package which includes entry to ‘Degas and the Ballet: Picturing Movement’ at The Royal Academy of Arts, focusing on Edgar Degas’s preoccupation with movement as an artist of the dance. Comprising of around 85 paintings, sculptures, pastels, prints and photographs, the exhibition traces the development of the artist’s ballet imagery throughout his career, from the documentary mode of the early 1870’s to the sensuous expressiveness of his final years.
Following a visit to the exhibition, guests are invited to French Sole on Brook Street, moments away from the Royal Academy to pick up a stunning pair of ballet pumps from the new limited edition ‘Degas’ Collection, each with an image of Degas’ Little Dancer embossed on the mirrored silver soles – these are the only flats to be seen sporting in the city!
Time then to hot foot it back to The Spa at the hotel for a relaxing ‘Tutu Tootsies pedicure’ that includes an invigorating exfoliation, followed by a warm floral milk foot soak and a pressure point massage as well as a warming Lime, Ginger and Sandalwood foot mask to sooth even the most tired of points, before the nails are shaped and painted the colour of choice.
Those who would like to treat their daughters (aged 3 -10), who are aspiring ballerinas, to a sophisticated weekend in London are invited to opt for the ‘Little Ballerina’ version of this package that includes a beautiful prima ballerina costume for the young hopeful.
The dedicated Degas Ballet Package at Brown’s Hotel includes:
• A pair of French Sole ballet pumps – from the ‘Degas Collection’ at French Sole on Brook Street, Mayfair
• Complimentary open tickets to ‘Degas and the Ballet: Picturing Movement’ exhibition at The Royal Academy of Arts
• ‘Tutu Tootsies’ seasonal pedicure in The Spa at Brown’s Hotel
• *Additional prima ballerina costume for little ballerinas (aged 3-10) available on request
• One night accommodation with English Breakfast in your room or in HIX Mayfair
For further information or to make a reservation, please contact reservations on 020 7493 6020, visit www.roccofortehotels.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Notes to Editors
Degas Ballet Package at Brown’s Hotel
Available Friday to Monday inclusive from 17 September until 11 December 2011, subject to availability. Prices start from £395 in a Classic king room for single occupancy and from £495 in a Classic King Room, for double occupancy. For mothers and daughters, partaking in the ‘Little Ballerinas’ option (that includes a prima ballerina costume for a little girl aged 3-10), a classic twin room is from £515. All prices are exclusive of VAT.
Rocco Forte Hotels
Rocco Forte Hotels is a family of 12 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; Augustine Hotel, Prague; Verdura Golf & Spa Resort, Sicily. Future openings: Abu Dhabi 2011; Jeddah 2013; Marrakech 2014; Cairo 2014; Luxor 2014.
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