Experience a vintage British Summer with Brown's Hotel
London, May 2013 – As part of its 175th anniversary celebrations, Rocco Forte’s Brown’s Hotel in London has partnered with Lords Cars and Highclere Castle to offer its guests a truly British experience. As part of its ‘Vintage British Summer
’ offers, guests can take advantage of the hotel’s exclusive, new chauffeur service to travel to Highclere Castle, one of England’s most beautiful Victorian castles and the film location for the highly acclaimed television series, Downtown Abbey.
Those wanting a true Downtown Abbey experience, can choose the Rolls Royce that recently appeared in the series, while other may wish to travel in the Queen Mothers’ favourite car ‘The Ivy Baroness’. Fans of The Italian Job can opt for ‘The Grand Princess’, the Daimler used to collect Michael Caine’s character from prison in the film.
Arriving at Highclere Castle in style, fans of the series will be able to explore this historic castle, home to Carnarvon family since 1679, and stroll around its beautifully landscaped gardens before taking in the Egyptian Exhibition highlighting the achievements of the 5th Earl of Carnarvon who famously discovered the Tomb of the Egyptian Boy Pharaoh, Tutankhamen, in 1922.
Upon returning to Brown’s Hotel, guests can relax at the Donovan Bar with a ‘Timeless’ cocktail – a drink composed of Chase Elderflower Liqueur mixed with William Chase Gin and topped up with English Sparkling Wine, created especially for the hotel’s 175th anniversary. Others may wish to retreat to their luxurious suite and make a start on their signed copy of Lady Carnarvon’s most recent publication the New York Times’ bestseller ‘Lady Almina and the Real Downtown Abbey’.
‘The Highclere Castle Vintage British Summer Day
’ package is available from Sunday to Thursday each week between 14 July to 12 September 2013 and costs £850 for two people, including return transfers in a vintage car, tickets to Highclere Castle, a signed copy of ‘Lady Almina and the Real Downtown Abbey’ and a guidebook*.
Guests booking the ‘Vintage British Summer Suite Offer
’ will receive a complimentary one-way airport transfer in a vintage Daimler Limousine. This offer includes four nights accommodation in one of the hotel’s beautiful suites and daily breakfast for two at HIX Mayfair. Available from 15 July to 8 September 2013, rooms start from £595 based on two people sharing a Junior Suite*. To book or to find out more, visit www.roccofortehotels.com
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Notes to Editors Terms and Conditions Vintage British Summer Offers
*The Highclere Castle Vintage British Summer Day Package is subject to availability and can be booked directly with the hotel’s concierge.
**The Vintage British Summer Suite Offer includes the Rocco Forte Suite Experience for guests booking a Classic Suite. Rates are inclusive of VAT and City Tax and are subject to availability. Airport transfers are from London Heathrow or London Gatwick only. A supplement may apply to other cars. Cars are also available to book by the hour (£75 per hour, minimum three hours). Lords Cars
Lords Cars (www.lordcars.co.uk) is a family business proudly serving family weddings and events in Hertfordshire, North London (and the surrounding counties of Middlesex, Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire and Essex) for over 30 years with 30 truly beautiful, genuine and original vintage and classic cars to choose from.Lord Cars has established and maintained the highest reputation as the wedding car specialist for over 30 years by providing only the most superior Rolls Royce, Bentley and Daimler Classic Carriages and the highest possible level of totally reliable personal service from our dedicated team of knowledgeable, experienced and discretely attentive uniformed chauffeurs.Highclere Castle
Highclere Castle has been home to the Carnarvon family since 1679. Built on an ancient site, the original house was recorded in the Domesday Book. The present day Castle was designed in 1842 by Sir Charles Barry, the architect also responsible for building the Houses of Parliament in Westminster. The Castle’s history also includes a fascinating connection with ancient Egypt, as the 5th Earl, with Howard Carter, discovered the tomb of Tutankhamun in the Valley of the Kings in 1922. The Castle now houses an exhibition that commemorates this historic event, including some rare antiquities from the 5th Earl's earlier Egyptian excavations.
In more recent history, Highclere Castle has become the location of Downton Abbey. The hugely successful drama series has over 11 million viewers in the UK and is now shown in over 100 countries around the world. Highclere Castle welcomes many visitors each year to view the Castle, the Egyptian Exhibition and the surrounding Grounds and Gardens. This unique setting also hosts private events, corporate events and film projects.
www.highclerecastle.co.ukRocco Forte Hotels
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; Augustine Hotel, Prague; Verdura Golf & Spa Resort, Sicily. Future openings: Jeddah; Marrakech; Cairo; Luxor.
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