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SPRING/SUMMER NEWSLETTER 2019

MOMENTS CLIVEDEN HOUSE

CHEWTON GLEN

FORWARD THINKING, FORWARD PLANNING As Hans’ Bar & Grill continues to flourish on London’s bustling Pavilion Road we turn our attention to new heights, discovering extraordinary history, embracing home-grown talent, forming the perfect partnerships and celebrating women in power.

THE LYGON ARMS

11 CADOGAN GARDENS


INSIDE LIVING THE SUITE LIFE Our General Managers discuss their favourite hotel suites and why...

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PART OF THE ‘CLICQ’UOT Introducing an exciting new partnership and your chance to win an afternoon tea for two.

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FRANKIE’S THOUGHTS TO POUR OVER Read about wine trends from the man in the know. Wine Director, Francesco Gabriele. Page 6

HOME-GROWN TALENT From a new arrival at Cliveden to a MasterChef in Hampshire, this page is all about food.

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INDULGE YOURSELF Discover all about clean beauty, ways to switch off and the perfect packages for pampering.

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FAMILY FRIENDS We’re taking Chewton Glen’s Kids Club to new heights!

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HISTORY WITHIN THE WALLS Find out all about the history of the hotels from historic figures to todays royals.

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THE MEETINGS THAT MATTER Do something different as recommended by Sales Director, Lisa Lernoux-Dock.

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WOMEN IN POWER Honouring the centenary of Nancy Astor with a host of ‘leading ladies’ themed luncheons.

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DATES FOR YOUR DIARY From hotel happenings to what’s on in the local area surrounding each hotel.

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SPRING/SUMMER SORTED Find out about some of our favourite things to do and see this spring and summer. Page 20

#MOMENTS Use a specific # when visiting the hotel to be in with a chance of being featured across our social media. Page 22

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A VERY WARM

WELCOME BACK Dear Friends As I put pen to paper, the heated debate and complete uncertainty surrounding Brexit appears to be coming to a head. However amongst the confusion, all that springs to mind is the old adage ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’. It’s certainly ‘business as usual’ in all of the Iconic properties and as ever we have spent most of the winter months ensuring that everything is ‘spick and span’ for the busy spring and summer seasons ahead. During times of uncertainly a warm and sincere “welcome back” from a familiar face is undoubtedly one of the best antidotes to the utter craziness of day-to-day life. Whatever happens when the Brexit music eventually stops, our teams in Berkshire, Chelsea, The Cotswolds and the New Forest will be sure to be on hand to give you, your family, friends or colleagues the very warmest of welcomes. Barely a day goes by without me reminding myself that our people are our most important asset. As well as constant investment in our hotels’ physical assets, it is equally important that we invest in our people too. Recently, we gathered fifty-four of our managers for the inaugural Iconic ‘Heads of Department’ Conference. Several notable external speakers covered a number of stimulating topics, to great applause, however it was our storytelling dinner, the night before, which really highlighted what a phenomenal team we have. Not only did every course prepared by each of our Head Chefs, come with good reason, throughout the evening story after story unfolded, illustrating why some of our budding authors came into the hospitality business and others about a scenario at work, which clearly made them suitably proud. Some were inspirational and others hilarious, however they were all heartfelt. Ultimately they were all magical and not only did they make me very appreciative of what is really a big family, their stories also gave me a great deal of confidence that they will be at the forefront of our quest to ensure that we continue to do things a little differently. I am sure, given the opportunity they would love to share their stories with you too. Best wishes

Andrew Stembridge Executive Director

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Living the

SUITE LIFE

All our suites capture the essence of romance, heritage and luxury in their own unique design. With so many to choose from perhaps our General Managers can help you decide which to book for your next stay...

THE LADY ASTOR SUITE, CLIVEDEN HOUSE KEVIN BROOKS, GENERAL MANAGER Filled with opulence, history and sweeping views of our beautiful grounds, you cannot get more luxurious than the Lady Astor Suite. The suite has all the features of grandeur you’d expect from Cliveden; high ceilings, a mighty over mantel and a myriad of historical artefacts dating back to the reign of Elizabeth I. Popular for our bridal parties and special occasions, the suite also opens out onto an enormous private terrace with incredible views of not only the Parterre but the River Thames. I am particularly fond of this room due to its story which is such a prominent part of our own.

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THE SLOANE SUITE, 11 CADOGAN GARDENS SOLIMAN KHADDOUR, GENERAL MANAGER Filled with Victorian splendour, allow me to introduce you to the Sloane Suite, my favourite of our suites at 11 Cadogan Gardens. Combining a classic colour scheme of gold, cream and black, with a canopied four poster bed, and dazzling chandeliers, guests can sit back in the elegant and spacious living area and watch the world go by from this first-class retreat. This exceptional suite, with antique furniture and large windows, enjoys stunning views over the leafy Cadogan Gardens, and is the perfect choice if you are travelling with a group of friends or family as it can inter-connect with our spacious Signature Suites.

KING CHARLES I SUITE, THE LYGON ARMS JASON ADAMS, GENERAL MANAGER My favourite suite would have to be the King Charles I Suite on the first floor. The hotel’s unique history is woven through the fabric of this exceptional suite. This is where King Charles I stayed before battle during the English Civil War in 1649 and a coat of arms sits above the traditional fireplace to mark his royal visit. A magnificent four poster bed continues the regal theme with the medieval glamour, matched by modern touches and a recent refurbishment to give this suite a warm, atmospheric feel. With a spacious lounge and seating area furnished with comfy sofas, antiques and original paintings, it has delightful views of the charming Broadway High Street, making it fit for royalty or couples looking for an unforgettable hotel experience.

THE MARRYAT SUITE, CHEWTON GLEN ANDREW COOK, GENERAL MANAGER Welcome to the True English Original of Chewton Glen. The Marryat Suite is our biggest, and oldest suite in the hotel, acting as the original bedroom and lounge of the house back in the 18th century. Whilst I believe all our bedrooms and suites offer the ‘wow’ factor, the Marryat Suite feels more like an apartment that just keeps on going. The best part of the suite is its private terrace with views of the Croquet Lawn. With comfortable lounge furniture and a hot tub you needn’t leave your luxurious bubble during your stay. FOR NEW OFFERS AND MORE INFORMATION - ICONICLUXURYHOTELS.COM

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PART OF THE

‘CLICQ’UOT 2018 saw Iconic Luxury Hotels team up with Veuve Clicquot as the new house pouring Champagne in all four properties. It is important that Iconic Luxury Hotels work in synergy with like-minded companies and Veuve Clicquot is as iconic, as it is world renowned.

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ounded in 1772 in Reims, France, champagne house Veuve Clicquot colors life with audacity. More than champagne, Veuve Clicquot is an attitude that sparkles with joie de vivre, embodied by the House’s signature sunburst-yellow color. Madame Clicquot, the audaciously innovative woman known as la grande dame of Champagne, took the reins of the House in 1805, and become one of the first businesswomen of modern times. She cultivated a culture of excellence, and adopted “only one quality, the finest” as her motto. Her passion, vision, and innate sense of French art de vivre live on today in the House that bears her name. Veuve Clicquot spreads delight through its remarkable champagne range, including the iconic Yellow Label, and its joyful experiences around the world. Veuve Clicquot was acquired in 1986 and created its non-vintage Rosé in 2004. Popularity for this pour was so huge that the rest of the world had to wait a further two years for the remainder of the cuvée to become available. Today, Veuve Clicquot continues to be one of the largest Champagne houses in the world, and Iconic Luxury Hotels is proud to be a part of their growing journey.

VEUVE CLICQUOT CHAMPAGNE LUNCH Saturday 6th July at Chewton Glen Friends, family, food and fizz. Our annual Champagne Summer Lunch at Chewton Glen is renowned for its delectable menu and delightful atmosphere. This much anticipated event never fails to impress, and we’re excited to debut Veuve Clicquot to our attending guests this year. Enjoy a Champagne and canapé reception served in the Walled Garden followed by a delicious three course lunch served in the Lake Suite with music and dancing to our live Jazz band, The Kyle Shenton Trio. £95 PER PERSON Visit www.chewtonglen.com/whats-on to find out more and book your tickets

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WIN!

A VEUVE CLICQUOT RICH AFTERNOON TEA FOR TWO! Are you ready to experience Champagne and afternoon tea in one ritual? This theatrical new concept is available in all four of our properties, offering a unique twist on the standard Champagne afternoon tea. The Veuve Clicquot Rich Tea pour enhances the flavour of the Champagne, bringing out new refined and fruity flavours and this comes with all the delicious trimmings we as a nation adore about afternoon tea. To be in with a chance of winning this delicious prize at a venue of your choice simply submit your entry using the link below: https://iconicluxuryhotels.com/competition Competition closes 12th August 2019. Full T&Cs available online.

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FRANKIE’S THOUGHTS

TO POUR OVER For the past two decades, dining outside has been a matter of fashion, driven mainly by the popular cuisine of the time. One by one France, Italy, Spain and, more recently, Japan have been driving the industry almost exclusively.

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nexpectedly, what we are seeing now is a different approach when we are called upon to rank a restaurant or ‘dining room’ – it is all about a zealous attention to the ingredients. Clearly the skills and cooking techniques are still fundamental, but with the opportunity to learn and absorb culinary skills being far greater, with the ease and speed of modern global travel, we are now quite often seeing young cooks running highly successful restaurants. Still, what people are really looking at are the ingredients regardless of whether we are in Hampshire, Berkshire, The Cotswolds or Chelsea the most common questions on the floor today are: Where is it from? Is it sustainable? Farmed or factory? Family run or pure business? The issue is not Italian or French cuisine but ‘are the tomatoes from Sicily?’ or ‘is the cheese from the Loire?’ In terms of wine, it mirrors this trend and the local, artisanal producers are having the time of their lives, and this is reflected in the fantastic quality and volume of sales in the English wine industry. Organically farmed or biodynamic produced wines are the protagonists of the new wine lists and vegetarian or vegan liquids are more and more in demand. Most recently, economic instability has had a great impact on the wine business, it is causing a cautious approach by new customers to the more expensive classic wine regions. The new tendency is to discover small family run vineyards in the East of Europe or from the unfairly underrated South Africa. New Zealand continues to deliver quality and consistency and so is a ‘go to’ for many. South America is still considered a cheap option – despite some really high quality wines – and the USA is fighting its own battle with China which is driving a movement to a new way of scoring/ ranking wines.

Whilst in Poland international leaders and policymakers are gathering for the 24th annual UN Climate Summit to better understand how to save the planet, a few weeks ago The Swedish Monopole of Systembolaget was leading an important meeting in Italy to underline the importance of sustainability in the wine industry. Organic and biodynamic wine making alone is not enough, recycling bottles, corks and even the paper from the labels is the next step. So no longer a simply great gastronomic experience, but a way to look at a better world for the future? Francesco Gabriele Wine Director at Iconic Luxury Hotels @WineChewtonGlen

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HOME-GROWN

TALENT

With home-grown talent at Cliveden and a new MasterChef in Hampshire, it’s time to get to know the people behind our culinary triumphs. From career highlights to their favourite ingredients, our talented Chefs give us some food for thought...

LUKE PHILLIPS

PAUL O’NEILL Head Chef of The Cliveden Dining Room at Cliveden Describe your style of cuisine in 3 words: Modern British Cuisine Who’s your industry hero? It’s impossible to choose between Michel and Albert Roux.

Sous Chef of The Dining Room at Chewton Glen What piece of advice would you offer to future MasterChef contestants? The advice I would give to future contestants is to believe in their style of cookery and just be themselves on camera. Also never forget your basic culinary skills because they come in handy in the skills tests! What made you decide to apply for MasterChef? I applied because I wanted to see how far I could push myself and to make my family and mentors proud. What is it about working at Chewton Glen that you most enjoy? There is never a dull moment, it’s an extremely friendly environment where young chefs can learn life skills and expand on their knowledge of cookery.

What are your plans for The Cliveden Dining Room menu? To build upon André Garrett’s success and give the food a new and unique twist. Your culinary inspiration? Incredible produce inspires me to cook every day. Which ingredient could you not work without? That’s easy! Salt. Your career prior to Cliveden: I worked as Head Chef at Hattusa Restaurant, Berwick Lodge Hotel, Bristol. Prior to that I was Senior Sous Chef at Ashdown Park Hotel in East Sussex, during which time I won the Roux Scholarship 2013.

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INDULGE

YOURSELF CLEAN BEAUTY Hydration and nutrition do not just apply to our internal health but what about our skin? It’s an important organ after all. Subjected to harmful UV rays, cold wintry days, bad diets and products filled with chemicals, many of us take our skin for granted.

The importance of clean beauty is on the rise this year and for good reason. We are becoming more mindful of how we take care of our mental health, the kind of food we feed our bodies and the beauty products we use. Swap the parabens and sulphates for mineral clays and seed oils, and opt for cleaner beauty. Your body will thank you for doing so…

TAKE THE SCENTS OF OUR SPA HOME WITH YOU With purity at the heart of what they represent, we are delighted to collaborate with British skincare brand, OSKIA on creating two heavenly spa collections across two of our hotels. Influenced by our glorious setting and using only the finest natural ingredients, the Chewton Glen Spa & Body Collection is an exquisite range of products designed to help you escape the demands of everyday life and keep your skin feeling and looking incredible. With its wondrous scents of Cedar & Wild Blackberry and reviving fragrance of Sea Salt & Water Mint, the collection was designed to reflect the scents of our location and deliver soothing results with every use.

These scents reflect the combination of strength, subtlety and femininity of the women who inspired them; Anna Maria with Black Rose & Cedar wood for calm and balance, and Nancy featuring Fruit Blossom, Jasmine, Wild Mint and Lily to refresh and stimulate. Both collections are available to purchase at the hotels, and feature within our bespoke spa treatments. Experience the soothing scents and take these beautiful products home with you.

Inspired by two remarkable ladies in the history of Cliveden, Anna Maria, the first ‘Mistress of Cliveden’ and Nancy Astor perhaps its most famous chatelaine, we have created two fabulous fragrances that not only delight the senses but have provided the inspiration for our own bespoke collection of luxurious body products.

ELEMIS AT THE LYGON ARMS We are delighted to welcome ELEMIS to The Lygon Spa, a perfect addition to your skincare regime getting you ready for the summer. ELEMIS is the #1 Luxury British Skincare Brand. Every ground-breaking formula is an innovative blend of science with the chemistry of nature, carefully crafted by a dedicated team of explorers, scientists and skincare experts. Encompassing the most powerful biological actives available from both ‘above and below’ the earth’s surface, ELEMIS’ meticulous attention to detail, pioneering formulas and remarkably transformative results are what truly sets their skincare apart. 8

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“We take better care of our smartphones

THAN OURSELVES.

We know when the battery is depleted

and we recharge it.”

Below are our three recommendations for an Iconic Spa Break:

BLISSFUL BROADWAY The Lygon Arms Weekend Spa Break Turn your out of office on, switch off your phone and head to the bolthole of the Cotswolds for some much deserved R&R. The Lygon Spa is a hidden oasis with plenty of luxury on offer. Check in and chill out with a spa break that offers all the trimmings; a 60-minute treatment, overnight accommodation, breakfast, lunch and dinner – you won’t want to leave! From £495 per room for two people

FROM BEAUTY TO THE BEACH Chewton Glen Salt or Cedar Spa Retreat Escape the demands of everyday life with this blissful spa retreat in celebration of the launch of our spa collection with OSKIA. Explore our majestic grounds and the miles of coastline a stone’s throw from the hotel before slipping into your fluffy robe and slippers for a heavenly spa experience. This break includes a 90-minute treatment, luxurious accommodation, a guided walk and Chewton Glen spa products. From £710 per room for two people

ESCAPE THE CITY The Cliveden Spa Experience Don’t worry, this escape from the big smoke is just an hour away. The Cliveden Spa epitomises luxury with a nutritious menu of delightful bites, soothing spa treatments and facilities to soak away all your stresses. Rest your weary city feet in the relaxation area, lose yourself in a good read and enjoy a 60-minute treatment of your choice. All this is merely a warm-up before a restful night’s sleep in one of our luxurious and comfortable bedrooms; a truly blissful experience you simply can’t resist. From £735 per room for two people

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FAMILY

FRIENDS In a world filled with digital noise, it’s time to wake up and smell the fresh air!

@CotswoldSpaniel

#LETSREWILD

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hen we say re-wild we’re not talking about restoring Britain’s wild nature (although we are extremely passionate about that and practise this already!). For us it’s more about embracing nature, reverting back to the halcyon days of our youth and enjoying time in the great outdoors. Bring your pooch along for the ride and discover the exciting scenery along the way as you explore over 300 acres of woodland, riverbank and gardens together at Cliveden, play a spot of croquet at Chewton Glen and walk hand in hand through the lavender fields of the Cotswolds at The Lygon Arms.

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WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE Even in the depths of the city there are plenty of opportunities to seek out greenery. The home of 11 Cadogan Gardens boasts over 5,000 acres of parkland, a fifth of which is just a short walk from the hotel in the direction of Kensington Gardens and several other neighbouring Royal Parks; or head south and along the famous Chelsea Embankment on your way to Battersea Park and Children’s Zoo.

If you go down to the woods today...

From July the city of London will become the world’s first National Park City, with a quest to make the capital greener, healthier and wilder.

Kids Club

AT CHEWTON GLEN

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llow Chewton Glen to show you how children and relaxation are perfectly paired.

Sip a gin and tonic, head to the spa, get lost in a good book and rest in the knowledge that your children are having the time of their lives. Our Kids Club is designed to keep the little ones entertained so you can have a well-earned break, and this summer we’re taking Kids Club to new heights...

Between Chewton Glen and Cliveden alone there’s over 500 acres of grounds to explore, each hotel offering a different feel. Chewton Glen is home to hidden pathways, beehives and a majestic mini-forest awaiting your intrepid footsteps. Through a private gate and a 10-minute walk away you’ll arrive out onto the sandy coastline of both Hampshire and Dorset. Past guests call it stunning, we call it home! Cliveden’s grounds are owned, managed and lovingly cared for by the National Trust. Perfectly manicured the hotel’s grounds are home to a maze, fitness trail and play den to enjoy. Once you arrive and look out to the Parterre you won’t be able to resist a leisurely stroll through the gardens. The Lygon Arms sits in the heart of the largest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Britain. Rolling hills, lavender fields, honeystoned buildings and quaint market towns make it the perfect destination to explore – whatever the weather!

Making its debut at the Chelsea Flower Show from Monday 20th May, the new Chewton Glen Kids Treehouse is an exciting new venture in collaboration with Blue Forest. As the creators of our world-famous guest Treehouses, Blue Forest are building a fantasy-like den for little explorers and big imaginations. The design will include numerous bespoke touches such as a comfy reading nook, purpose-built furniture, intricate rope work and an interior design scheme inspired by the Chewton Glen’s quintessential English country garden. Come and visit us on Stand 329 at this year’s flower show to be one of the first to see this incredible new structure. Located on the show’s famed Main Avenue, the exhibit features a striking planting scheme by Architectural Plants, a renowned nursery with an enthusiasm for quirky and unusual plants.

In keeping with the theme of the RHS Back to Nature Garden, co-designed by HRH The Duchess of Cambridge, the planting design is light-hearted, encouraging children and families to spend time outdoors and reconnect with nature. This enchanting treehouse will then arrive in the grounds of the hotel at the beginning of July, fully equipped with plenty to entertain our little monkeys with the promise of creating nostalgic memories to treasure forever. With or without a luxurious den, Kids Club is where laughter, friends and memories are made. One moment they’ll make artistic creations to show you, the next they’ll head out on a treasure hunt, plus there are plenty of sports and games to play with activities you can enjoy as a family too. We have the added bonus of a cookery school awaiting the Junior Chefs of your family. From learning to bake the very best cakes to creating culinary masterpieces, we have classes to suit all ages from 6 years old making this the perfect addition to your family break away to the New Forest. …and for those of you dreaming of a romantic dinner for two whilst the little ones sleep, we also provide a babysitting service! As you ponder over the wine list, your children will be in safe hands with one of our fully qualified staff, so go and enjoy yourself!

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BOOK A ROOM Chewton Glen hosted Captain Frederick Marryat for periods of the 1840’s where he gathered material for his famous novel “The Children of the New Forest”. Clearly the Captain was inspired by the hotel’s exquisite location on the edge of the New Forest, set within 130 acres of beautiful grounds. Subsequently, many of the hotel’s rooms are inspired by “The Children of the New Forest” and the Captain’s other novels and characters.

TWO SIDES GO TO WAR The English Civil War pit Queen Elizabeth’s Cousin Charles I against the forces of the English Parliament, and some of that played out within the very walls of The Lygon Arms itself. The suite now known as the impressive King Charles I Suite was where Charles I and his supporters would assemble. The other side of the English Civil War, the Parliamentary army, also stayed at The Lygon Arms. The meeting room now known as The Cromwell Room was where Oliver Cromwell slept the night before the Battle of Worcester. This battle would finally destroy the Royalist cause. A copy of his ‘warts and all’ portrait hangs next to a huge seventeenth century fireplace in The Cromwell Room today.

HISTORY WITHIN

THE WALLS From historical figures to living Royals, Iconic Luxury Hotels boast a guestbook most could only dream of…

BOHO SQUARE 11 Cadogan Gardens was built by Lord Chelsea in the late 19th century and originally comprised four separate Victorian town houses. This helps explain the myriad of corridors, staircases and hallways throughout the hotel, and why it’s not uncommon to find a bemused guest wandering the corridors having taken a wrong turn. With a fabulous location in such a prestigious area, the hotel became vastly popular as a home from home for travelling Victorian aristocrats, politicians and bon viveurs. In that progressive era, the area was known as something of a bohemian quarter, attracting notable personalities including radicals, artists and poets.

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FROM CHURCHILL TO CHAPLIN Cliveden House has played host to virtually every British Monarch since George I and has been home to three Dukes, an Earl and Frederick Prince of Wales. Queen Victoria, a frequent guest, was not amused in 1893 when the House was bought by William Waldorf Astor, America’s richest citizen. When he gave it to his son and daughter-in-law in 1906, Cliveden became the hub of a hectic social whirl where guests included everyone from Charlie Chaplin to Winston Churchill, and President Franklin D. Roosevelt to George Bernard Shaw. If only the walls could talk…

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THE MEETINGS THAT

MATTER Sales Director, Lisa Lernoux-Dock talks about the meetings that matter. @LernouxDock

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eople love to do things that matter, and companies that encourage employees to take time to participate in events which give back to the community create a caring and fulfilling culture in the workplace. You can organise a great team activity with a purpose and harness the energy and investment expended to deliver added value for your company and your participants.

TEAM BUILDING WITH A PURPOSE PERFORMANCE WHEELCHAIR CHALLENGE Teams will build a sports wheelchair. Each team will be provided with a chassis and simple instructions, and must then acquire the additional parts needed to complete their wheelchair by taking part in Crystal Maze-style challenges. At the end of the event the wheelchairs will be donated to an all ability sports club or an Armed Forces charity. CONVERSATION AND A CUPPA TEA PARTY Working in conjunction with Contact the Elderly, the only national charity solely dedicated to tackling loneliness and social isolation amongst older people, participants will learn how to create a fabulous afternoon tea and then host their older guests in a stylish dining room and make a toast to friendship with a glass of fizz!

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The following activities are both entertaining and empowering, and in most cases can be run indoors and out. Over the past decade businesses have been putting more and more focus on purpose. An integral part of this is for companies to give back to the community with benefits including: 1. Encouraging trust and goodwill, which drive sales 2. Facilitating diverse relationships, which can be fruitful 3. Building stronger communities, which are better for the economy 4. Generating recognition and positive PR 5. Engaging employees, which bolsters recruitment and retention OK, so we know that the whole point of ‘doing good’ is to make a difference to the lives of others and not to benefit yourself, but business is business and of course you will always want to consider what’s good for your company. So why wouldn’t you organise an activity for your event which helps others AND brings quantifiable commercial returns? It’s a win-win no-brainer. Iconic Luxury Hotels is proud to offer a range of activities with a purpose. For more information visit https://iconicluxuryhotels.com/organise-ameeting/

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PRIVATE DINING From creative flower arrangements and candelabras to bespoke cocktails and dry ice mist for that added ‘wow’ factor – we’ve done it before and we’d love to do it again! We can confidently say each and every private dining space across the Iconic family offers a unique experience. From formal affairs in the glittering French Dining Room at Cliveden to intimate gatherings in one of the Lygon Lounges, whatever your event we have a space to make it special for all.

GROUP AFTERNOON TEA You can’t get more quintessentially English than afternoon tea, Pimm’s and a croquet lawn. What was once a simple necessity to fill the gap between lunch and dinner has become a largely adored tradition in Great Britain and for good reason. From dainty finger sandwiches to creative cakes and fluffy scones, a selection of teas, bubbling Champagne and the creamiest clotted cream, perfectly paired with the sweetest jam… heavenly! Such indulgences are not to be rushed and it is equally important to savour the delights of afternoon tea amongst your nearest and dearest. Bring one, bring all and book a private space for the perfect afternoon with friends.

BABY SHOWERS If you’re planning a baby shower for your expectant friend look no further. Upgrade your event from fun to exquisite and the best one yet! Forgo the finger food for a delicious three course menu in one of our sophisticated spaces with enough room for gifts galore and a few amusing games thrown in for good measure. Step off the city streets into 11 Cadogan Gardens for a unique baby shower in a variety of different rooms. The Mirror Room is an opulent room adorned with lashings of gold and a surrounding of mirrors. It’s the perfect setting for an elegant shower with a group of up to 15 friends.

In the heart of The Cotswolds lies The Lygon Arms, and the Cromwell Room offers a cosy space with oak panelling and a large fireplace. This room can host up to 14 guests. The Summer House and Oak End of The Dining Room at Chewton Glen offers stunning views of the grounds and plenty of natural light for an elegant event in Hampshire. Framed by rich blue drapes and lit up by natural daylight flooding through large windows overlooking the Parterre and lawn, The Cliveden Boudoir is perfect for a beautiful baby shower too.

CHRISTMAS PARTIES: THE EARLY BIRD CATCHES THE WORM! We appreciate it’s very early to be talking about Christmas however, in this business, you are never too far from a festive conversation about menus, packages and events.

something for all. If you’ve landed the task of planning this year’s party then stress no more. Organisation is key and to keep your head above water we have a special offer to save you money and impress your guests!

Grand, sparkling and oh so very festive, Christmas at Iconic Luxury Hotels is an experience not to be missed. Each hotel offers informal and formal settings to suit your festive vision, from laid-back lunches to exquisite evenings. Whether you’re looking to dress to impress or keep it simple, we have

Book your Christmas Party for 20 guests or more by the end of May 2019 and receive a complimentary drinks reception, quote ILH XMAS when making your enquiry. For more information please contact Katie Burns katie@iconicluxuryhotels.com

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WOMEN IN POWER To honour the centenary of Nancy Astor becoming the first female MP to take her seat in Parliament, we will be holding a series of “Women in Power” events to showcase and celebrate women who have become noteworthy within their respective fields. From politicians and journalists to sportswomen and magazine editors, this series - and each event - will represent powerful women across various industries and will tell the story of what it takes to become a Woman in Power from the perspective of our guest speakers. Visitor information for Nancy Astor’s one time home, Cliveden, can be found be nationaltrust.org.uk/cliveden

Oil painting on canvas, Nancy Witcher Langhorne, Viscountess Astor CH, MP (1879-1964) by John Singer Sargent, RA (Florence 1856 - London 1925), at Cliveden.

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ANN WIDDECOMBE Friday 10th May £115 per person We begin this extraordinary series of lunches with Ann Widdecombe. From Parliament to the Paso Doble, join us at Cliveden for this special lunch and talk from our guest of honour, followed by a Q&A hosted by Penny Mountbatten.

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MIRANDA HART Autumn 2019 Date coming soon We are delighted to welcome the Queen of Comedy, Miranda Hart for an afternoon that promises to entertain. As an awardwinning writer, comedienne and actress, Miranda’s career continues to soar. Join us for a delicious three course lunch and talk by Miranda at Cliveden House this autumn.

Book your tickets now OLIVIA FALCON & FIONA GOLFAR Wednesday 5th June £85 per person Olivia Falcon is an award winning journalist and founder of The Editor’s List – the UK’s leading service for expert advice on cosmetic procedures and practitioners. As well as this Olivia has worked for British Vogue and is the Beauty Editor at Town & Country House as well as writing for many other leading publications. We are excited to welcome Olivia, along with Television Producer Fiona Golfar for a fantastic event at Cliveden this summer.

Don’t miss your chance to spend an afternoon with one of these extraordinary women. clivedenhouse.co.uk/ whats-on

ELIZABETH DAY Friday 19th July £70 per person Elizabeth Day, the award-winning author, journalist and podcaster, joins us to talk about her novels, her career in newspapers and her latest book, ‘How To Fail: Everything I’ve Ever Learned From Things Going Wrong’. Elizabeth will be sharing her insights into what success really means and how we can all fail better - ending up much happier as a result! This special afternoon tea will take place in The French Dining Room and after tea there will also be the opportunity of a Q&A.

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DATES FOR

YOUR DIARY Grab your diary and cancel all upcoming plans, these exciting events are not to be missed. Your spring and summer is sorted. You’re welcome!

APRIL 28

‘LETTERS TO NANCY’ EXHIBITION

Coordinated by The National Trust, this exhibition unearths letters written to Nancy from the public in the controversial run-up to and during her election in Parliament. This exhibition runs from 28th April to 25th June at Cliveden House.

THE

PERFECT TIME to visit London

£16 PER PERSON

21–25

CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW

This is the perfect time to plan a trip to London and visit the world-renowned Chelsea Flower Show. This prestigious Flower Show takes place in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, making it just a short, scenic walk from 11 Cadogan Gardens on Pavilion Road. Chewton Glen will be showcasing its most exciting new venture in collaboration with Blue Forest Treehouses, a sight not to be missed. After a pleasant day at the show, retreat to Hans’ Bar & Grill at 11 Cadogan Gardens for some delicious food and refreshing cocktails to reflect on your delightful visit.

MAY 16

JUNE 3

D-DAY LANDINGS WITH PETER CADDICK-ADAMS

Join us for a delectable three course lunch and listen to the engaging stories of D-Day Landings with British Military Historian, Peter Caddick-Adams. In conjunction with the launch of his new book ‘Sand & Steel’, Peter will give an account of the Allied invasion of France in June 1944. £75 PER PERSON

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FATHER’S DAY LUNCH AT THE CLIVEDEN DINING ROOM Bring the family together and book a table at Cliveden House in celebration of a very special person. With a delicious three course menu filled with hearty, flavoursome dishes we know dad will enjoy as he settles down for a family lunch with a luxurious twist.

BAKE WITH MICH TURNER MBE

Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to bake with Mich Turner MBE at The Kitchen Cookery School at Chewton Glen. Described as ‘Queen of Couture Cakes’ thanks to her multi-award winning designs and A-list clientele, this full-day baking class will teach you how to create some of her most iconic recipes.

£75 PER PERSON

We are delighted to welcome Mich back to The Kitchen after her sold-out classes in 2018. £195 PER PERSON

24–26

200TH ANNIVERSARY OF QUEEN VICTORIA AFTERNOON TEA

Cliveden was visited by Queen Victoria on many occasions. The House is only a short distance from Windsor Castle, so she would sometimes travel here by boat. To celebrate the 200th anniversary of Queen Victoria’s birth, we could think of nothing more apt that an afternoon tea incorporating some of the things that she was known to love.

BROADWAY GOLF CLUB Bring your clubs and enjoy a round or two on a warm day during your visit to The Lygon Arms. www.broadwaygolfclub.co.uk

Join us to celebrate from 24th - 26th May for a selection of finger sandwiches and savoury treats, freshly baked scones with home-made jam and clotted cream, miniature delectable bite-size cakes and delicacies, accompanied by full-bodied and aromatic Cliveden blend teas... £37 PER PERSON

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SUMMER COCKTAIL MASTERCLASS AT THE LYGON ARMS

Take part in our Tiki Caribbean cocktail masterclass hosted by The Barkeep. These refreshing cocktails will be perfectly paired with a selection of BBQ nibbles for you to enjoy. £25 PER PERSON

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NEW FOREST & HAMPSHIRE COUNTY SHOW

The New Forest & Hampshire County Show offers visitors 30 acres of showground for the whole family to explore. The show offers everything from shopping to entertainment with its grand parade and livestock, to tractor tug-of-wars and cooking demonstrations.

AUGUST 3–4 VEUVE CLICQUOT SUMMER VIBES EVERY FORTNIGHT FROM 28TH JUNE Running bi-weekly from 28th June and finishing on 23rd August, bring your friends and join us in the Walled Garden at Chewton Glen for a laid-back dinner to begin your weekend in style.

60TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MINI

Join us in the beautiful Cotswolds this August to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the MINI. The event is timed for the weekend before the International MINI meet in Bristol from 8th to 12th August. The Lygon Arms is often referred to the ‘jewel of the Cotswolds’ and we think it is the perfect pit stop for this exciting motoring event.

BUCKINGHAM PALACE From garden tours to discovering Great British history, the Royal Collection Trust’s timetable of exhibition and events at Buckingham Palace are not to be missed during your stay at 11 Cadogan Gardens. www.rct.uk

EVENTS AT

After a long day in the office it’s time to retreat to this ‘English Original’ and it all starts with a glass of Veuve Clicquot Champagne on arrival, followed by unlimited pizza, and an additional glass of Veuve Clicquot Rosé – perfection!

THE PALACE

are not to be missed!

£25 PER PERSON

SEPTEMBER WINDSOR CASTLE Discover royal history and English heritage at Windsor Castle during your stay at Cliveden House. www.rct.uk/visit/windsorcastle

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AFTERNOON TEA WITH OLIVER EVERETT AT CLIVEDEN

Join us to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Queen Victoria with a light-hearted and humorous talk with Oliver Everett exploring Victoria and Albert through their collective love of the arts and each other. During this fascinating and engaging talk, Everett also challenges the popular image of Victoria as a melancholy widow. £69 PER PERSON

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GYLES BRANDRETH

Gyles Brandreth returns to Chewton Glen with a raft of new stories about his life in politics, journalism, television and the theatre. Join us for a delicious lunch and exclusive talk with Gyles, followed by a Q&A and coffee at this English Original in the heart of the New Forest. £75 PER PERSON

JULY 3-7

28–29

CLIVEDEN LITERARY FESTIVAL

Ever since 1666, Cliveden House has been known for its literary salon, helping to inspire writers from Alexander Pope and George Bernard Shaw, to Sir Winston Churchill. After the hugely popular and critically acclaimed weekends in 2017 and 2018, the Cliveden Literary Festival is back for its third year, over the weekend of 28-29 September 2019. Details and information regarding tickets will be announced shortly. To find out more please visit: www.clivedenliteraryfestival.org

HENLEY ROYAL REGATTA

OCTOBER

Don’t miss one of the most anticipated events in the British social calendar. The prestigious Henley Royal Regatta is an experience for all. Treat Cliveden as your base and attend this exciting event throughout this week in July.

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BROADWAY CAR SHOW

From timeless classics to the sublimely super, if you’re a car enthusiast we can think of no better time to visit The Lygon Arms than during the Broadway Car Show weekend. Watch in awe as the best of the best cars line the streets of sleepy Broadway for a week you won’t want to miss...

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AN EVENING WITH OPERA SOPRANO MARION WILMAN AND FRIENDS

Join us at Chewton Glen and enjoy a Champagne and canapé reception followed by a delicious three course dinner whilst being entertained during the evening by Opera Soprano Marion Wilman and friends. This evening’s programme will include romantic duets and arias, from repertoire such as Carmen, La Traviata, Samson and Delilah and many more. £115 PER PERSON

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SPRING & SUMMER

SORTED We are extremely fortunate to collaborate with like-minded partners across Iconic Luxury Hotels. Below are a few of our favourite things to do and see this spring and summer.

COMING TO CLIVEDEN The National Trust and Blain|Southern are delighted to announce an exhibition by internationally renowned British sculptor, Sir Anthony Caro OM CBE (19242013). Curated by Amanda Renshaw, Anthony Caro at Cliveden presents seventeen monumental works across the Grade I listed grounds. On view from 3rd May – 10th November, this is the third exhibition presented in collaboration with Blain|Southern.

THE GARSINGTON OPERA 2019 celebrates 30 years of Garsington Opera and tickets for this season are now on sale to the public. With four new productions, including Mozart’s Don Giovanni and the UK stage premiere of Offenbach’s Fantasio, Garsington Opera is renowned for its acclaimed productions and its setting in the outstanding beauty of the Chiltern Hills.

GREAT BRITISH RACING We are delighted to be working with Great British Racing International, the organisation responsible for promoting British horse racing and thoroughbred breeding internationally. GBRI is a service provider to the racing industry, providing money-can’t-buy experiences for anyone interested in getting a foot in the door of owning, breeding or sponsoring in Britain.

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STAY OVER From staycations with the family to romantic retreats, city escapes and countryside adventures. what are you waiting for?

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AN ENGLISH ORIGINAL

RECEIVE 15% OFF PLUS 2 COMPLIMENTARY COCKTAILS!

RECEIVE A SPA HAMPER WORTH £150

Check in, chill out and sip a cocktail at the bar on us. Book bed and breakfast to not only receive 15% off but a refreshing tipple on your arrival. Contact reservations and quote ‘MOMENTS’ to make a booking. T: 0207 730 7000 E: reservations@11cadogangardens.com

Soak your stresses away with a luxurious break at Chewton Glen with an indulgent twist. Book any of our Bed & Breakfast packages to receive a hamper of Chewton Glen Spa and Body products worth over £150. Contact reservations and quote ‘SPA MOMENTS’ to make a booking.

Subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply.

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600 YEARS IN THE MAKING

WHERE HISTORY IS MADE

AN INDULGENT GIFT FOR YOU WORTH OVER £90

BED & BREAKFAST PLUS A SPA HAMPER WORTH £150

In celebration of our new collaboration with ELEMIS we’re offering you the chance to receive a complimentary set of ELEMIS products worth over £90 when you book your stay at The Lygon Arms. Contact reservations and quote ‘SPA MOMENTS’ to make a booking. T: 01386 852255 E: reservations@lygonarmshotel.co.uk Subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply.

Subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply.

If you are yet to experience the soothing scents and spa-vellous results of the Cliveden Spa Collection we are offering you the opportunity to receive £150 worth of products when you book any of our Bed & Breakfast packages. Contact reservations and quote ‘SPA MOMENTS’ to make a booking. T: 01628 607107 E: reservations@clivedenhouse.co.uk Subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply.

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