Corinthia Hotel London was honored by Luxury Travel Advisor with a 2013 Award of Excellence for Best Authentic Experience Series for the hotel’s Downton Abbey Town-and-Country Experience at the Petworth House and Park, a magnificent 17th century country mansion and park with an internationally important art collection.
The announcement was made during a special ceremony at the Luxury Travel Advisor’s Ultra Summit held in Chicago on March 24th.
“We are very pleased that this unique experience, a day’s outing to the National Trusts’ Petworth Estate, created exclusively for Corinthia Hotel London guests, and the ‘brain child’ of our Executive Chef Garry Hollihead and his long-time friend Petworth Head Keeper David Whitby, has been recognized by the discerning travel advisors in the US who seek to provide their clients with the ultimate luxury experience,” says Matthew Dixon, General Manager, Corinthia Hotel London.
The Petworth Estate experience begins with an early morning pick up from the hotel on Whitehall Place (Range Rover or helicopter options available) to the Petworth estate in West Sussex, only a one hour and fifteen minutes’ drive. Petworth House and Park is
Guests then have a diversity of experiences to suit their interests: hunting and shooting across the estate, an incredible breakfast and picnic lunch (depending on weather) and afternoon tea, prepared on the estate by Corinthia’s Executive Chef Garry Hollihead and delivered to guests by butlers and estate staff, tour of the ancestral home of Lord and Lady Egremont, viewing the largest private collection of artwork by Turner, and horse and cart tour of the estate.
Corinthia Hotel London provides unrivalled world-class luxury with superb ground floor offerings including restaurant The Northall, serving the best in British produce throughout the day; modern Italian cuisine at Massimo Restaurant & Oyster Bar and the musically inspired Bassoon Bar.
Corinthia Hotel London is also home to the flagship ESPA Life at Corinthia, a next-generation spa housed across four floors, together with a hair salon by Daniel Galvin. The ESPA Life at Corinthia was voted Best European Spa by The Sunday Times and The Sunday Times Magazine Travel Awards 2013.
Situated in the very heart of the city, close to the River Thames, the Corinthia Hotel London is moments from Trafalgar Square, Westminster and Covent Garden and is also within easy reach of Mayfair and the City. Housed within a grand Victorian building dating from 1885, the hotel has been given new life with fine rooms, stylish suites and imaginative penthouses offering state-of-the-art 21st Century luxury. The hotel features 294 rooms including 36 suites and seven penthouses offering sweeping views across London’s most popular landmarks. The hotel boasts the largest room sizes in London, original restored Victorian columns and tall windows that let in swathes of natural light. Cutting edge technology in rooms and meeting rooms allow for recording, mixing and broadcasting from dedicated media rooms.
Every year Luxury Travel Advisor’s Awards of Excellence spotlights suppliers that deliver outstanding experiences and provide top-notch service around the world. The Awards of Excellence Advisory Board, an invitation-only panel of travel advisors that have been featured on the cover of Luxury Travel Advisor, hand-selects a collection of hotels, cruise lines, restaurants and individuals. The publication’s travel advisor readership determined the winners through an online ballot that ran January and February, 2014.
The hotel offers a wide variety of other experiences custom-designed for its guests, including ones that include visits to Westminster Abbey, tickets to see West End’s top musicals, and Walking Tours of London.
Corinthia Hotel London is a 21st century grand hotel located in the heart of London, created by experts with a passion for craftsmanship and an understanding of world-class service. Corinthia Hotel London is the ninth of Corinthia Hotels’ collection of five-star hotels founded by the Pisani family of Malta.
For more information or to make a reservation at the Corinthia Hotel London, see its website.
Photos courtesy of Corinthia Hotel London
Carrie Coolidge is a Pursuitist contributor based in Manhattan. From 2009 to 2011, Carrie served as Co-Editor of Luxist, the luxury lifestyle website at AOL where she ran the Luxist Awards, a program that honored the very best in fine living. From 1996 to 2009, Carrie was a Staff Writer at Forbes magazine, where she covered real estate, personal finance and the insurance industry, among other areas. Carrie is also the author of six books, including "The Business of America is Business". Follow her on Twitter: @carriecoolidge