Celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubillee at Rocco Forte's Brown's Hotel
London - June 2012 marks 60 years of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II and Rocco Forte’s Brown’s Hotel is ideally located in the heart of the Jubilee Celebrations. Brown’s Hotel has a selection of celebratory offerings, centred around the extended Jubilee weekend on 2, 3, 4 and 5 June 2012. These range from a specially created Jubilee Afternoon Tea and an exciting Jubilee accommodation package to a diamond pedicure in the Spa and Jubilee cocktails in The Donovan Bar. Rocco Forte’s Brown’s Hotel, the oldest hotel in London, boasts great British heritage and is proud to be a part of this great tribute to The Queen’s 60th year of rule.
Jubilee Celebration Package
Visit London for the historic occasion of The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee from 1st to 10th June 2012 and take in the atmosphere of excitement in this capital city, staying in its heart at Rocco Forte’s Brown’s Hotel. Why not indulge in The Jubilee Celebration Package and begin your time in London with a decadent Jubilee Afternoon Tea for two in the quintessentially British and hugely charming English Tea Room. Then retire to one of the rooms and suites, elegantly decorated by Olga Polizzi, to find a bottle of Ruinart Rose Champagne and welcome gifts, including a Fortnum and Mason commemorative Jubilee plate and a copy of ‘Our Queen’ by Robert Hardman. Then start the day with a sumptuous English Breakfast in HIX Mayfair before visiting Garrard, the world’s oldest jewellers, conveniently located next door to Brown’s Hotel on Albemarle Street. Lose yourself amongst the jewels on a private tour of the Garrard Diamond Jubilee Exhibition that explains the incredible Royal heritage of this magnificent jewellery house.
The Jubilee Celebration Package includes:
• 2 nights’ accommodation in a Classic Room, Executive Room, Deluxe Room, Junior Suite, Classic Suite, Deluxe Suite or Signature Suite
• English breakfast in HIX Mayfair or in-Suite
• Jubilee Afternoon Tea for two in The English Tea Room
• A welcome bottle of Ruinart Rosé Champagne
• A copy of ‘Our Queen’ by Robert Hardman
• Commemorative Fortnum and Mason Jubilee plate
• Private appointment at Garrard, the oldest jewellery house in the world, with a bespoke tour of the store and the Diamond Jubilee Exhibition in the Queen Mary Room at 24 Albemarle Street
The Jubilee Celebration Package is available from 1st June – 10th June 2012, subject to availability. Prices start from £495 + VAT for a Classic King Room.
Jubilee Afternoon Tea in The English Tea Room
The English Tea Room will be serving Jubilee Afternoon Tea from 1st – 5th June. This includes uniquely regal pastries such as a Crown Jewels macaroon, Battenberg cake, lemon posset teacup, Lady Grey macaroon, pistachio cake and Boozy trifle as well as the traditional offerings of sandwiches and scones. The price of the Jubilee Afternoon Tea is £39.50 per person or £49.50 with a glass of Ruinart Brut Champagne.
Jubilee cocktails in The Donovan Bar
From 2nd June until 5th June, in celebration of The Queen's Diamond Jubilee, The Donovan Bar’s mixologists will be presenting a selection of regal Chase Vodka & Gin cocktails. Choose from ‘Windsor’s Diamond’ made from saffron infused Sipsmith gin mixed with grapefruit bitters, hibiscus syrup served on an Absinth spritzed glass or ‘Royal Plum’ which is a refined mixture of Chase vodka, fresh plum, lemon juice, caramel syrup and Earl grey tea served over a block of ice. For Champagne lovers, the ‘Best of British’ is a mixture of Chase William gin, Chase rhubarb liqueur and fresh cranberry juice, topped up with Ruinart Brut Champagne. All the Jubilee cocktails are £15 each.
Diamond Pedicure in The Spa at Brown’s Hotel
Treatment time - 90mins (Price- £95)
In celebration of The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee year, The Spa at Rocco Forte’s Brown’s Hotel has created a unique and hugely indulgent pedicure using NuBo’s Diamond Peel and Reveal called ‘Diamonds on your Soles’. Whilst reclining on a heated treatment bed, guests can begin by sipping a ‘Best of British’ cocktail made with Chase William gin mixed with Chase rhubarb liqueur and fresh cranberry juice, topped up with Ruinart Brut Champagne.
This pedicure starts with dry skin buffing followed by the unique NuBo Diamond Peel and Reveal exfoliation that combines a diamond derma peel and an energising bi-memetic treatment for the feet. The guest’s feet are then soaked in a festive spicy milk bath infused with natural mineral mica, before enjoying a pressure point foot massage using a stimulating blend of cinnamon and mica. A fragrant, Frankincense foot wrap will make the feet feel super soft before the nails are shaped and painted with a springtime colour of choice.
To make a booking please contact reservations on 0800 988 4040 or email email@example.com.
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Notes to Editors
The Diamond Jubilee – Schedule of events
The Jubilee central weekend takes place from Saturday 2nd to Tuesday 5th June 2012 – see below for further details.
Central Weekend, 2nd-5th June 2012
The central weekend to celebrate The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee takes place from Saturday 2nd June to Tuesday 5th June 2012, with celebratory activities throughout the United Kingdom and across the Commonwealth.
The Jubilee Weekend features an extra Bank Holiday for the Diamond Jubilee, with the late May Bank Holiday moved one week later, thereby making a 4-day long weekend. The government announced the extra Bank Holiday for the Diamond Jubilee on 5th January 2010.
Buckingham Palace is responsible for the coordination of the central weekend, and the outline of the main programme is as follows:
Saturday 2nd June, 2012
The Queen will attend the Epsom Derby.
Sunday 3rd June, 2012
The Big Jubilee Lunch: Building on the already popular Big Lunch initiative, people will be encouraged to share lunch with neighbours and friends as part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations. This may take the form of a traditional street party or a picnic lunch in small or larger groups. This event is being organised by the Big Lunch, http://www.thebiglunch.com
The Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant: This event will take place on the Thames and consist of up to 1,000 boats assembled from across the UK, the Commonwealth and around the world. The Queen will travel in the Royal Barge which will lead the flotilla. This event is being organised by the Thames Diamond Jubilee Foundation, http://www.thamesdiamondjubileepageant.org/
Monday 4th June, 2012
BBC Concert at Buckingham Palace: There will be a televised Diamond Jubilee Concert at Buckingham Palace with tickets being available to UK residents by public ballot. The musical programme for the concert is still being planned and is expected to feature British and Commonwealth musicians. Details on how to apply for the concert will be available in due course. This event is being organised by the BBC.
The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Beacons: A network of 2,012 Beacons will be lit by communities and individuals throughout the United Kingdom, as well as the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man and the Commonwealth. As in 2002, The Queen will light the National Beacon. The beacons project is being organised by Diamond Jubilee Beacons Ltd. - http://www.diamondjubileebeacons.co.uk/
Tuesday 5th June, 2012
Service of Thanksgiving and Carriage Procession: There will be a Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral and a formal carriage Procession by The Queen.
Rocco Forte Hotels
Rocco Forte Hotels is a family of 13 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; Rocco Forte Hotel Abu Dhabi. Future openings: Jeddah 2013; Marrakech 2014; Cairo 2014; Luxor 2014.
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