For centuries the world has turned to the United Kingdom as a tastemaker and global superpower. But recently, all eyes have been on the United Kingdom once again as we celebrated The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
From June 2-5, the country put on a series of spectacular events to mark the momentous occasion, including the spectacular pageant down the Mall and a concert at Buckingham Palace featuring some of the biggest names in music paired with a lighting show that could only be described as truly spectacular.
Following a time of global hardship and economic difficulties, the jubilee served as a much-needed morale booster for the nation and indeed the world. It was a time to come together and celebrate all that is great about the UK – our rich history, our vibrant culture and, of course, our iconic monarchy.
It is therefore no surprise that we all wished that this feeling of harmony, celebration, love and of course pride in our nation and all it has to offer could last just a little bit longer. Well, two great UK institutions came together to create a multi-destination stay that celebrates the very best of what it means to be British.
The Great Fosters Estate near Windsor and the iconic St James’ Hotel & Club in London have teamed up to create the ultimate post-jubilee getaway. This is your chance to continue the celebrations in style by being able to indulge in the spirit of London with the serenity and peace of the English countryside.
Named the ‘Royal Jubilation Town & Country Break’, the minibreak provides guests with the opportunity to spend 48 hours enjoying all that the two destinations have to offer, as well as a number of jubilee-themed activities and experiences.
Your first stop will be The Great Fosters Estate, one of the most iconic stately homes in England. Here guests will enjoy an overnight stay in truly regal and sumptuous surroundings.
During your stay, guests at the Great Fosters Estate can choose from a platinum afternoon tea or a platinum picnic to keep the celebrations going. There is also a concierge service for Windsor’s surrounding attractions ensuring that you make to most of your visit.
Before retiring to a luxurious room for the night, guests will enjoy a £100 credit toward dinner at the hotel’s 2-AA Rosette Estate Grill or the Michelin-starred Tony Parkin in The Tudor Room. A decanter of The Queen’s favourite drink, with a Great Fosters twist, will be placed in each room (a Dubonnet Negroni).
Then, follow in Her Majesty’s footsteps as you travel from Windsor to central London where the iconic St James’ Hotel & Club sits in a quiet cul-de-sac in the heart of Mayfair.
The hotel, which is only minutes from Buckingham Palace, will also be providing a variety of jubilee-themed events, as well as some of London’s greatest guest room terraces. The regal setting will feature a platinum jubilee edition afternoon tea, as well as a £100 dinner credit redeemable at its Michelin-starred restaurant, Seven Park Place by William Drabble, or its more informal dining alternatives.
Commenting on the partnership, Prem Kumar, Hotel Manager at Great Fosters, said: “We are delighted to be partnering with St James’s Hotel & Club to deliver this royal package. The jubilee is an exciting time for all and we want to mark the occasion by offering guests the opportunity to live like royalty for two nights. Our two hotels are very different in style and location but both understand how to deliver a great guest experience.”
Anjana Pandya, Managing Director at St. James’s Hotel & Club, added: “As a brand we have always celebrated British heritage, so it is a pleasure to be able to offer our guests a twin-centred stay over this momentous time for the monarchy. This will allow them to enjoy the luxury of our hotel and Michelin-starred restaurant in Mayfair, combined with a beautiful countryside experience at The Great Fosters estate.”
Regardless of where visitors begin their royal vacation, both hotels could gladly assist them in arranging a car to transport guests between hotels if necessary, which will take around one hour depending on traffic — that being said, train travel is also accessible from stations near both hotels.
So, if you are looking to add a touch of luxury to your continued jubilee celebrations this year, the ‘Royal Jubilation Town & Country Break’ is the ultimate getaway in which to do so.
The exciting partnership is available for guests to book now, and stay from July 18th until November 30th, 2022.