Summer’s longer days and warmer temperatures mean it’s time to make the most of outdoor activities and treat yourself to some well-deserved rest and relaxation. Luckily, Red Carnation Hotels have a wide array of treats planned for guests visiting during the summer months, from a luxury picnic in the gardens of Kensington Palace to family-friendly Hawk Walks in Ireland and gourmet Wine Dinners in Dorset, visitors can experience Red Carnation’s signature hospitality and thoughtfulness in myriad ways. Here are 10 of Red Carnation Hotels’ most unmissable summer treats.
The Beach Bar at The Montague on the Gardens
It might be in the heart of Bloomsbury, but The Montague’s pop up Beach Bar aims to transport visitors to more tropical climes. Celebrate the summer season at this vibrant party venue, which is decorated with a beach-hut style thatched roof, swaying palm trees and real sand. Sip on refreshing cocktails as you tuck into a BBQ spread of meat, fish and vegetarian options alongside summery desserts including ice cream cones. Furthermore, the venue is now serving brunch, meaning you can make the most of the sunny surroundings all day long.
Picnics in the Park at The Milestone Hotel
Make the most of the summer weather with a Great British picnic. Guests at The Milestone can enjoy a delicious feast, carefully packed in a wicker hamper in the beautiful surroundings of Kensington Gardens, located just across the road from the hotel. Treat yourself to a relaxed al fresco afternoon in one of London’s loveliest parks with plenty of goodies including finger sandwiches, mixed charcuterie, a smoked salmon and cheese platter, a selection of fruit and pastries and a half bottle of Lanson Champagne. The Milestone’s legendary Afternoon Tea can also be ordered in advance as an Afternoon Tea picnic.
Falconry with the family at Ashford Castle
An activity that guests of all ages will enjoy, Ashford Castle is home to Ireland’s oldest School of Falconry. Book in for a Hawk Walk, where you’ll have a chance to meet the school’s Harris Hawks and also fly your own hawk in the estate’s ancient woodland. As you walk, your guide will talk your through some of the hawk’s impressive characteristics, such as its remarkable speed and extraordinary eyesight.
Royal Afternoon Tea at The Rubens
Celebrate this summer’s Royal Wedding with the famous Royal Afternoon Tea at The Rubens. Observe the comings and goings at the Royal Mews opposite the hotel as you nibble on dainty sandwiches with traditional fillings like coronation chicken and toasted almonds. Regally themed sweet treats such as The Queen’s ‘Jammy Dodger’ biscuit accompanied by an assortment of freshly baked plain and chocolate chip scones, served with strawberry jam and clotted cream. For an al fresco option, head around the corner to the bbar terrace and enjoy a South African inspired Afternoon Tea that even includes mini bunny chow.
Dinner with a view at Windows Restaurant at Hotel d’Angleterre
Take advantage of long summer nights with a fabulous dinner at the aptly named Windows restaurant in Geneva. Part of Hotel d’Angleterre, the fine dining venue serves exquisite cuisine with a side of jaw dropping Lake Geneva views. Gaze out onto the famous Jet d’Eau as you work your way through chef Michael Coquelle’s inspired menu.
Wine dinners and spa breaks at Summer Lodge Country House Hotel, Restaurant and Spa
Catering to a diverse audience, Summer Lodge offers packages for both its popular Wine Dinners and spa experiences. Hosted by the hotel’s award-winning sommelier and chef, the wine dinners are a delicious way to improve your knowledge of different regions and styles of wine whilst enjoying a four-course menu that’s been created to complement the theme of the dinner. Alternatively, treat yourself a spa break that includes a de-stressing back, neck and shoulder massage, additional discounts on spa treatments during your stay, and a three-course a la carte dinner for two.
Al fresco cocktails and dining at The Old Government House Hotel & Spa
With its sea views and pretty garden, The Old Government House Hotel & Spa offers visitors a chance to bask in Guernsey’s summer sunshine. The elegant Olive Grove restaurant combines a location in the heart of St Peter Port with an oasis of greenery and tranquil atmosphere and is open for breakfast, lunch and Afternoon Tea.
Foraging with Chef at The Lodge at Ashford Castle
Surrounded by 350 acres of the Ashford Castle Estate, The Lodge at Ashford Castle’s talented Head Chef Jonathan Keane is inspired by locally grown and foraged produce on a daily basis. Join this passionate chef on one of his foraging trips and expect to fill your baskets with wild mushrooms, seaweed, berries and herbs.
A Wimbledon Experience at The Egerton House Hotel
Centre Court aside, there are few better locations for tennis fans to enjoy the Wimbledon championships than Egerton House Hotel. The Knightsbridge residence is pleased to offer guests its Wimbledon package from 2nd–15th July 2018. In addition to two nights in a Studio Suite, guests will also receive Centre Court tickets, a bottle of Champagne in their room and Afternoon Tea for two.
Live Music at The Chesterfield Palm Beach
Known for its winning combination of expertly made cocktails and rousing live music, while away the evening at Palm Beach’s Leopard Lounge Bar. A favourite of both locals and visitors, the venue serves no less than 16 different styles of Martini alongside classic cocktails, and offers live music performances seven days a week.
Make the most of the summer season with these special events at Red Carnation Hotels properties.