|What's next? 'Horcierge' services.|
Wednesday, 16th January 2013
Source : The Stafford London by Kempinski
Out of bed and on your horse! The Stafford London by Kempinski introduces its new 'Horcierge' services.
Following Team Great Britain’s success at the Olympics and Paralympics equestrian pursuits are increasingly popular. Therefore, The Stafford London by Kempinski has teamed up with The Riding Club London to offer their guests bespoke ‘Horcierge’ services. Besides two set packages, which cover both basic and advanced riding needs, guests can also pick and choose from the Horcierge’s extensive menu to meet their riding abilities and schedule.
What makes The Stafford even more fitting to offer such a service is its Carriage House. Originally built as stables to house the thoroughbreds of the nobility, the Carriage House later became the home of an antiquarian bookseller and a workshop for a fine art framer. As a testament to the building’s past, the ground floor rooms and suites retain their stable doors and bear the names of famous horses. All rooms overlook the 18th century stable yard.
"The Carriage House was originally built to house the most remarkable thoroughbreds", says Leon Baum, General Manager of The Stafford. "Therefore, it is logical for us to offer equestrian packages. We are very fortunate to have won the Riding Club London as our partner for the ‘Horcierge’ services. Whilst we are experts at looking after our guests under our roof, we now feel confident that this experience will be matched perfectly when they are out and about on horseback.”
The ‘Equestrian Package’
This package includes two nights’ accommodation in a Carriage House room and full English breakfast, either at The Lyttelton restaurant or in the privacy of the guest’s room. After breakfast, the guests will be picked up and taken to Windsor Park, one of the most picturesque parks and ideal for horse-riding. Here, the guests will be met by the Riding Club London Concierge and their horses for a two hour ride through the park, taking in the sights of Windsor Castle and some of the wildlife that Windsor Park is known for.
The ‘Black Caviar Package’
This all-rounder includes three nights in a Carriage House room, breakfast and a 5-course dinner in The Lyttelton restaurant, prepared by Executive Head Chef, Brendan Fyldes. The package also includes a VIP tour of the British Military Stables, two hours escorted riding in Windsor Park and a master class in either polo, carriage driving or side saddle covering all varieties of riding activities. To top it all off, a shopping tour for riding wear and equipment with a specialised personal shopper will be arranged in the beautiful neighbourhoods of Knightsbridge, Kensington and Mayfair.