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Blog 16/09/2020

September Edit: Celebrations & Bubbles

  • Celebrate


  • Family


  • Short Break

    Short Break

Travel and leisure time continues to evolve in this unprecedented year and we have been busy making our service as agile as possible to respond to growing demands and trends from our travellers. Now is a better time than ever to head to one of our cities and celebrate in style. 2020 has seen weddings/anniversaries/baby showers/birthdays and all kinds of celebrations be put on ice or postponed meaning now, as we can travel tentatively, this is a perfect time to take advantage of some of the wonderful properties on our own doorstep that have some great offers in place. In conjunction with them we can work together to make your celebration ultra special – below we feature some of our favourites.

In the UK we are all now aware of the ‘bubble’ of six, with six very much being the magic number for the time being. It is now law for all groups meeting indoors or outdoors to not exceed six in total. We have selected some of our much loved partners which we feel will be perfect for these gatherings and allow you to socialise in style. Across the pond, there are also a number of properties which fit the bill for smaller group gatherings for our US travellers and we are throwing our spotlight on those too.

The Langham, London

The Langham London provides exceptional personalised service for all ages, making it the ideal family getaway for those celebrating a special occasion. Located in the beating heart of London’s West End, and just a short walk from London Zoo and Madame Tussauds, this is the perfect location to experience some of London’s best family-friendly attractions. The Langham’s Children’s Programme will treat your family to a variety of fantastic amenities, including kids baking classes and a welcome hamper, ensuring you have an unforgettable stay. Book before the end of the year with the Family Getaway Offer, where you will receive 50% off your second room; and enjoy exclusive benefits with the Quintessentially Travel amenities, which will only enhance the ultimate celebration with your family. Prepare to be fully indulged and amazed as you enter the hotel, where the grandeur of the building will take your breath away, creating an unforgettable celebratory family getaway.

The Connaught, London

Experience true British luxury at the Connaught, located in the centre of Mayfair just a few steps away from London’s high-end charms. The hotel is the perfect blend of traditional and contemporary elegance, where service is highly bespoke creating a unique and memorable experience. There is no better place to celebrate a special occasion than in the spectacular Terrace Suite, with its own elevator access and entrance hall – the ultimate VIP experience from the very beginning of your stay. The private elevator will take you up to your two-bedroom suite, where you will be rewarded with beautiful views over the Mayfair rooftops. The beautifully landscaped and furnished terrace is one of the largest terraces in the area. It is the perfect place to raise a glass with friends and family in a private al fresco setting, above the hustle and bustle of Mayfair below. The stunning interior is not to go amiss, which has been beautifully designed by the interior designer, Guy Oliver. You will also be able to enjoy Quintessentially Travel benefits, which includes hotel credit to be enjoyed during your stay.

The Beaumont

Situated on a quiet garden square just a few steps away from Mayfair’s most desired boutiques, museums and art galleries. The 1920s Art Deco building creates a sense of grandeur yet also intimacy, allowing for a spectacular celebration combined with a highly personalised experience. Arrive in style with the complimentary airport or train transfer by luxury sedan and enjoy access to the in-room bar, two of the many Quintessentially Travel amenities included to make your stay one to celebrate. Have exclusive use of the hotel’s chauffeur-driven house car to take you to your most desired London charms. The Beaumont’s large one-bedroom suite, the Terrace Suite is spacious and highly private. It is the ultimate place to celebrate a special occasion; entertain a select group of friends on the vast private terrace, with the most glorious views of Brown Hart Gardens and over towards the City or choose between inside or outside dining when hosting an intimate dinner. 

The Dower House at Coworth Park

Coworth Park is a charming place to enjoy the English countryside in your bubble of six. Visit the contemporary country house and prepare to indulge and relax in the picturesque setting. There is something for everyone, whether it’s wandering the immaculately manicured gardens or dining at crisp white tablecloths in the hotel’s restaurant; enjoying a treatment in the spa or taking a visit to the equestrian school. Enjoy the exclusive amenities during your stay and treat yourself in the restaurants or spa with Quintessentially Travel hotel credit. The Dower House is the ideal cottage for your group of six, with three en-suite bedrooms and a fully equipped kitchen with your own chef upon request. The grade II-listed Georgian cottage is set in the stunning grounds of the estate and has the most idyllic private garden with a river running through, home to the estate swans. The Dower House provides the perfect blend of total privacy with your bubble and the choice of endless activities for everyone to enjoy during your countryside getaway.

Treehouse Loft Suite at Chewton Glen Hotel & Spa

Experience a five-star weekend escape at Chewton Glen with your bubble of six. Set on the edge of the New Forest, the hotel is immersed in the beautiful natural surroundings, with 14 luxury treehouse suites set high in the tree canopy. The Treehouse Loft Suite can accommodate your bubble of six and is perfect for a private getaway or for families, with a galleried bunk area. Built atop stilts, the treehouses boast the most extraordinary forest views in the tree canopy. The view is even more impressive with floor to ceiling windows and a wooden private terrace with outside seating and day beds. There are activities for all ages to get involved in, including foraging, family falconry and golf. The treehouses are just a few minutes’ walk from the main hotel, where there is a state-of-the-art spa and the elegant dining room. Quintessentially Travel amenities include a hotel credit to use during the stay in the restaurants or spa, as well as half a bottle of Champagne and chocolates to enjoy upon arrival. 

Camp Sarika by Amangiri

A half an hour hike or short drive into the wilderness from Utah's iconic Amangiri you'll find their new venture, luxury tented retreat Camp Sarika. An ultimate back-to-nature experience, surrounded by 600 hectares of vast desert and with just 10 one- and two-bedroom canvas tented pavilions, the camp offers total seclusion and intimacy. Camp Sarika's cosy, personal atmosphere is a mecca for group gatherings from multi-generational families to parties of friends looking to escape away from it all in one of the most dramatically beautiful locations on earth. Disconnect from busy, city life with the host of activities on offer from wellness sessions within nature, scenic sunrise helicopter flights, canyoneering, horse riding, guided hikes through the desert and mountains, or just relaxing by your private pool. Evenings are spent around the fire pit, cooking s'mores and stargazing under the crisp desert skies.

Sleeping Indian Ranch

Under 50 miles from Telluride, Colorado yet completely secluded in the pristine Cimarron Range you'll find private lodge and working cattle ranch, Sleeping Indian Ranch. A picture-perfect bolthole for groups of friends or families, the home and its 8 western-inspired bedrooms are available only for exclusive use. Revel in splendid isolation whilst experiencing energetic American adventures alongside warm hospitality. Summers can be spent hiking, fishing and horse-riding, whilst winter expeditions include heli-skiing and snowmobiling, all the while surrounded by sublime wilderness and mountain wildlife such as moose, mountain lion, elk, black bears and more. Roam free and reconnect to the Great Outdoors whilst making long-lasting memories with loved ones.

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