If you are looking to splash out on a holiday or a special occasion in the UK, Fairmont Hotels has launched the Grandest of Experiences – a collection of luxurious experiences across all four of their UK and Ireland properties which are some of the most luxurious and iconic properties in the UK and Ireland. Several are firmly on my bucket list such as the new Fairmont Windsor Park and of course the ultimate London hotel, The Savoy.
Fairmont St Andrews
Fairmont St Andrews is one of Scotland’s most spectacular hotels perched on a clifftop with breath-taking coastal views. This summer the hotel is launching the Grandest Scottish Coastline Experience offering a spectacular Heli-Hopping experience of one of the most magnificent stretches of the British coastline.
On the ground, the Grandest of Scottish Nature experience includes a guided coastal path walk with Neil Dobson, St Andrews Marine Archaeologist. The walk comes with a luxury backpack picnic to relax and Champagne to toast the scenery.
BOOK: The Grandest of Scottish Coastlines experience is available from £2380 per person and includes a three-night stay and Heli-Hopping tour and luxury picnic.
BOOK: The Grandest of Scottish Nature experience includes a three night stay in Fairmont View guestroom, full Scottish breakfast, a three-hour personalised Guided Archaeological Coastal Walk or two-hour private Foraging and Wildlife Tour, in addition to evening cocktails and tasting menu at St Andrews Bar & Grill for two people overlooking St Andrews Bay
From £695 per person https://www.fairmont.com/st-andrews-scotland/offers/grandest-nature/
For a standard room only at a more reasonable price, if you book through Debonair, you will get:
- Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
- Complimentary Buffet Breakfast daily for two guests per bedroom
- $100 USD equivalent Food & Beverage credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
- Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
The Savoy, A Fairmont Managed Hotel
It doesn’t get more luxurious or iconic than a staycation at The Savoy. Ever since I watched the TV series about the hotel I have wanted to stay there. I have been to the legendary American Bar which resulted in my most expensive bar bill ever thanks to Paul and my taste for expensive champagne! Which is leads me on to….
The hotel is launching The Grandest Louis Roederer Suite Dining Experience – an in-room celebration of the hotel’s glamour and service. Guests will stay in one of the hotel’s river-view suites, complete with the Savoy’s renowned butler service and the Louis Roederer dining experience. You get a three-course menu featuring dishes such as Irish Carlingford oysters with yuzu and black pearls, and seared Welsh lamb fillet with sweet potato fondant and citrus sauce. Each dish is paired with Louis Roederer’s finest Champagnes, including Cristal 2013. .
BOOK: The Savoy’s Grandest Experience includes accommodation in one of the river-view suites, Three-course set menu with Louis Roederer Champagne pairing and breakfast. Rates start at £3,000 for a one bedroom suite.
If you would rather book something a little more reasonably priced, Debonair has an offer for a third night free:
Book by November 28th for stays now through December 30th, 2021 and receive your third night free, plus the following amenities:
- 100 USD Food & Beverage credit (Excludes Savoy Grill and minibar);
- 20% discount on beauty & fitness treatments
- Complimentary full breakfast for two daily (40 USD max per person, per day)
- Property will offer early check-in and late checkout upon availability
- Property will offer upgrade at time of check-in – subject to availability
- High-Speed/Enhanced Wi-Fi
Even if you only stay one night, you would still get the amenities.
Fairmont Windsor Park
I have been eagerly awaiting the opening Fairmont Windsor Park and it is now taking bookings from mid-August. The new hotel looks a stunning place for a weekend getaway and is close to London. There are a variety of restaurants and bars including fine dining restaurant 1215 which is set on the south lawn overlooking a private terrace and manicured gardens.
The spa looks wonderful and the hotel is accentuating their expertise in relaxation and rejuvenation with the launch of The Grandest Wellness Experience. This special package includes a deep cleansing hammam, AquaVibe dry floatation meditation, and a deep relief muscle massage & wrap. The experience is perfect for couples as the package also includes a two-hour Ayurvedic couples’ experience in the exclusive Salutaris Suite. The spa has a traditional Hammam, indoor and outdoor pools, thermal suite encompassing a sauna, steam room, cryotherapy, experience shower, heated tepidarium bench and Japanese foot bath as well as both light and deep relax and a salt room with views over the courtyard vitality pool and fire pit.
BOOK: The Grandest Wellness Experience includes 3 nights in a Fairmont One Bedroom King Terrace Suite and three days of treatments. The experience costs £3,950 for two people.
Carton House, Ireland A Fairmont Managed Hotel
Opening this year, after an extensive refurbishment, Carton House, now a Fairmont managed hotel, is one of Ireland’s finest stately homes. This year the property has launched the Grandest of Culinary Experiences, an exploration of locally sourced Irish produce and delicacies. Guests will be picked up by a private executive chauffeur from Dublin International Airport and whisked to Carton House for three nights of luxury in the Presential Suite, within the property’s 18th century Palladian-style mansion. Punctuated by local treats and plenty of champagne, guests will spend three days exploring the surrounding forests on a foraging walk with the Executive Chef, enjoying a private wine and cheese tasting with a local supplier and the in-house sommelier, as well as an Irish whiskey tasting experience in the beautiful Whiskey Library.
The package also includes in-suite dining each morning for breakfast, an eight-course tasting menu, and the opportunity to dine with the Head Chef one evening in the property’s dazzling restaurant, Kathleen’s Kitchen.
BOOK: The experience includes 3 night’s luxurious accommodation in the Presidential Suite of The House, an 18th century Palladian-style mansion, and all the epicurean experiences. The Grandest of Culinary Experiences is €3,250 per person