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Whether it’s a private dinner and show in New York with a Broadway star, designing a bespoke Aston Martin at the company’s U.K. headquarters, sipping champagne at Beijing’s Forbidden City gates at sunset, savoring exclusive wines at an historic Tuscan estate, cruising on a sleek yacht in the Caribbean or the Andaman Sea, and more, you’ll find dream journeys and inspired escapes aplenty. Each gift-of-a-lifetime promises fun, surprise, adventure and Rosewood’s quintessential sense of place. And if you decide that the most deserving person for these delights is yourself, then shhh… we won’t tell.
A S TO N M A RT I N D I S C OV E RY LONDON
Admit it, the Aston Martin DB11 V12 coupe is the sexiest thing you’ve seen in a while. The iconic British marque’s new flagship car is a stunner, with its svelte bonded aluminium body, elegantly crafted interiors and state-of-the-art technology. All very 007, and it’s the ultimate gift for someone very special, possibly yourself.
Our Aston Martin Discovery journey makes acquiring one a remarkable experience, with return private helicopter transfers from London to Aston Martin’s Gaydon headquarters, where CEO Andy Palmer will greet you. You will design your own DB11 in consultation with Chief Creative Officer Marek Reichman, and be given a separate performance training session. Back at Rosewood London you can live it up in your manor-like suite for three nights, complete with a private Dom Pérignon dinner, knowing that an automotive marvel is headed your way. From USD256,200 / GBP200,000
UNVEILING HIDDEN TREASURES PHUKET
The pearl of the Andaman, Phuket, is blessed with dazzling beaches lapped by aquamarine waters – that you already know. But what of its myriad hidden treasures? Such as a wildlife sanctuary where you encounter magnificent Asian elephants up close as they wander through tropical jungle. Or the island’s rich Peranakan Chinese heritage, revealed on a rickshaw ride through the old town, and at an exclusive viewing of a gorgeous Sino-Portuguese mansion, as well as a Peranakan feast in a private beachfront pavilion. Then there are talented artists and artisans to meet in a bohemian arts village, and a luxury yacht cruise along Phuket’s southern coastline to a tiny island, where you will be blessed by monks, before sailing to a deserted beach for a champagne picnic lunch. Rosewood’s four-night Unveiling Hidden Treasures experience also includes VIP transfers, spa treatments, accommodation in a lavish pool pavilion and more, making this world your oyster. USD12,070 / THB402,560
T H E S E C R E T B E A U T Y of W I N T E R TUSCANY
Rolling, mist-covered hills and medieval towns guarded by ancient castles – Tuscany is ravishing year-round. Winter, however, means no crowds, and life returns to a gentle rhythm, one you can savor at Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco.
Set in an 800-year-old estate in the Montalcino countryside, in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Val d’Orcia Natural Park, the resort features its own historic village, a private 18-hole golf course and the Brunello di Montalcino winery. Included in your three-night stay is accommodation in a luxurious converted farmhouse, private winery tour and vertical tasting of the estate’s own Brunello – the superb Tuscan wine – and a cooking class where your private chef will show you how to create delectable Tuscan dishes. Also included is a Ferrari racing experience and wildlife-spotting on a night safari. Or, simply enjoy the comforts of your villa, curled up in front of a roaring fireplace with your beloved and a glass of Brunello. Cin cin. USD17,400 / EUR14,740
D I S C OV E R B E I J I N G ’ S A RT I S T I C S O U L BEIJING
There are tours, and there is the Rosewood Beijing cultural journey, which includes a one-on-one shanshui painting masterclass with celebrated Chinese contemporary artist Zhang Zhaohui. Under Zhang’s guidance, you will learn the fundamentals of this revered landscape painting technique, one that has seduced emperors, princesses and scholars over the centuries. Continue your enlightenment with a visit to China’s creative epicenter, the 798 Art District, led by a curator who will open doors to private artist studios and big-name galleries.
There is wind-in-the-hair fun too, with a motorcycle sidecar excursion through historic hutongs and to iconic landmarks, topped by a sunset champagne stop by the gates of the Forbidden City after the crowds have gone. Expect to feast on the city’s best Peking duck at Country Kitchen, and indulge in a spa ritual for two at Sense, A Rosewood Spa. The five-night program can be tailored to suit your schedule, but be sure to allow time to enjoy your Premier Spa Suite, with access to our exclusive Manor Club and champagne breakfasts served by your personal butler. USD5,090 / CNY33,888
C A R I B B E A N S A I L I N G O DY S S E Y BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
Few places on earth can rival the British Virgin Islands for sailing, a jewel of an archipelago studding the azure waters of the Caribbean. With over 50 stunning islands and cays – most of them uninhabited – the possibilities for a seafaring adventure of a lifetime are myriad. Perfectly positioned to explore its sun-kissed beaches, secluded coves and deserted cays is the iconic Rosewood Little Dix Bay, soon to be re-opened following a magnificent restoration.
Get the best out of this dazzling aquatic paradise with our fully bespoke seven-night sailing experience. First, choose your luxury vessel. Will it be a sleek twin-hull yacht, or an ultra-chic catamaran? Each comes fully crewed, including a gourmet chef. Then, decide your dream itinerary, and we will take care of the rest, from launch to landfall. Perhaps you’ll start at Anegada, the only coral island in this volcanic chain. Or The Baths, with its giant boulders, tunnels, caves and crystal-clear pools. Whichever you choose, there will be superb snorkelling and diving, idyllic beach picnics, delightful boutique ports to explore, individually curated private island tours and more. And to start or end your sojourn, three nights of luxe accommodation at Rosewood Little Dix Bay is also included. From USD29,999 for up to six guests
E X P E R I E N C E U LT I M AT E A R T d e V I V R E PA R I S
Paris’ ultra-luxury grande dame, Hôtel de Crillon, A Rosewood Hotel, is back, more radiant than ever in the City of Light. Following a spectacular four-year transformation, this 18th century landmark has been meticulously restored, while fresh enhancements bridge its storied past with the 21st century. Site of events that shaped the world, and long host to the pinnacle of society, the glories of this icon are ready to be discovered along with the best of contemporary Parisian lifestyle in this lavish three-night experience.
This stellar experience includes accommodation in one of the expansive Grands Appartements by Karl Lagerfeld, with breathtaking Eiffel Tower, Grand Palais and Place de la Concorde views, a private six-course feast in the historic salon where Marie Antoinette studied music, as well as a 10-course gastronomic journey presented by star Executive Chef Christopher Hache, complete with premium wines. There are tastings of Hôtel de Crillon’s own rare cognac in the exclusive, subterranean La Cave, a tour with genius chocolatier Jacques Genin, an appointment with hairdresser extraordinaire David Lucas, pampering in the couple’s suite at Sense, A Rosewood Spa, on-call limousine service, vintage champagne, a dedicated butler and a bounty of additional VIP privileges. USD67,270 / EUR57,000
R O M A N C E on L A N D & S E A BERMUDA
This is just the ticket for a starry-eyed gift for the romantic at heart. Resembling a majestic English manor, Bermuda’s premier resort sits atop sprawling green hills, with its own golf course and lawns that cascade down to a private pink-sand beach, perfect for dolphin-spotting, watching sunsets or gazing into your sweetheart’s eyes. Want a horse-drawn carriage ride through the charming World Heritage-listed town of St George? Or a perfumery tour, which ends in you creating a bespoke fragrance? How about an evening sail and snorkel around a secluded island? And an escape to verdant hidden jungle? It’s all included, as is four nights' accommodation in a stately suite with swoon-worthy sea views, and every comfort you need should you wish to stay in. USD14,570
R O YA L T R E A S U R E S of C A M B O D I A PHNOM PENH
The best presents are often ones that reveal the magic of another world. Take our Royal Treasures of Cambodia gift, an adventure that delves into the country’s rich history.
An excursion to Oudong – the former royal capital – is a highlight. There, guests will visit the country’s largest Buddhist center for a ceremonial blessing and view an incredible collection of cultural treasures in a private monk’s residence. Back in Phnom Penh, a private helicopter tour will reveal a bird’s eye view of the Royal Palace, Wat Phnom and the fabled Mekong River. Guests will also be treated to a performance of Apsara, Cambodia’s most revered art form, on the grounds of the National Museum, and mingle with the dancers after. Separately, a private Apsara dance lesson by a master instructor is included. This itinerary is tailored to your schedule, leaving plenty of time to relax during a five-night stay high above the city in your suite at Rosewood Phnom Penh. USD6,000
D I S C O V E R T H E M A G I C of O A X A C A N A R T LOS CABOS
Ensconced at Las Ventanas al Paraíso, on the southern tip of the Baja peninsula where desert meets sea, it’s hard to imagine that life gets much better. Until, that is, you embark on our Discover The Magic of Oaxacan Art cultural journey, available to guests of the ultra-exclusive Ty Warner Mansion.
You will be whisked by private jet to the stunning city of Oaxaca, to learn from renowned artists about the significance of alebrije sculptures, and take home a specially commissioned piece of this colorful folk art. You will meet talented craftspeople and be taken on a gastronomic adventure, before returning to your 28,000-square-foot beachfront mansion to be pampered with massages, or to enjoy a customized fireworks display from your 100-metre-long infinity pool. With access to a private chef, mansion manager, car and driver on call and much more during a four-night stay, the resort truly is an unparalleled “window to paradise.” USD160,000
E X P L O R E C H I N A’ S T R O P I C A L PA R A D I S E S A N YA
You’ve found it, the gift for someone who likes to be spoiled rotten every step of the way during their beach getaway. Let us count the ways. Champagne on arrival at the airport and VIP transfers. All meals, including breakfast overlooking the dazzling South China Sea, a picnic lunch and dinner under the stars. Excursions to China’s best diving site and a picturesque temple for calm reflection and an appreciation of Buddhist culture. A private fishing trip culminating in a seafood feast back at the hotel. A spa treatment, sunrise yoga, sunset cocktails and a professional photo shoot to record this blissful stay. And three nights’ accommodation at the tropical paradise that is the new Rosewood Sanya, in a palatial ocean view suite complete with private plunge pool. The only thing they need to add is sunscreen. USD4,338 / CNY28,888
O N E N I G H T O N LY at C A F É C A R LY L E NEW YORK
Ladies and gentlemen, for one night only, on a date of your choice, The Carlyle presents a musical evening and gift idea like no other. Your preference of one of two remarkable talents, Megan Hilty or Isaac Mizrahi, will perform just for you and 24 of your most deserving friends, at a glamorous dinner in hallowed New York supper club Café Carlyle.
Tony award-nominated chanteuse Megan, star of hit musical drama Smash and award-winning Broadway favorite Noises Off, will smolder and croon and belt out show-stopping tunes with a voice that will leave you in awe of her range and give you goosebumps. Or there’s the inimitable Isaac, fashion icon and cabaret star, who sings and shares hilarious tidbits from his life in a rip-roaring, toe-tapping spectacle. He’s naughty, camp and entertainment personified. Add to that a champagne reception after the show in your Empire Suite with the night’s star performer, and you and your friends have a night to talk about long after. USD95,000
FA I R Y TA L E FA N TA S Y LONDON
With its magnificent Edwardian façade and grand carriageway entrance, arriving at Rosewood London is like stepping into a story book. It’s the perfect beginning to the Fairy Tale Fantasy experience, which brings to life your darling child’s favorite fable.
For one enchanted evening, we will transform one of our suites into a spellbinding kingdom for up to six children, with the help of legendary toy store Hamleys and costumers Ivoy Paris at Harrods. Whether your child wants to be a prince or princess, a fairy or superhero, their wish is our command. Included is one night’s suite accommodation for up to six children; connecting room for two adults; two professional children’s entertainers; gorgeous costumes; a sumptuous private dinner; movie screening; a midnight feast served by magician butlers; and full English breakfast the next morning. This gift, and the joy that comes with it, is a memory your child will cherish forever. USD25,615 / GBP20,000
All 1 2 D A Y S of R O S E W O O D gifts may be customized to the recipient’s preference. Please visit rosewoodhotels.com for complete gift descriptions and purchase information.