Elite Traveler November-December 2017

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In the spirit of compiling not-your-average gift guide, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts has created the 12 Days of Rosewood—no leaping lords or a partridge in a pear tree, but a collection of trips and experiences from all over the globe. Each offering uses the location’s heritage, culture and environment to design an immersive trip for those searching for a priceless insider perspective. Give one as a gift, or go on an adventure and do all 12. We’ve chosen our favorite four, but see the full list (including a visit to a monk’s private residence with a Buddhist blessing and a private shanshui painting class with artist Zhang Shaohui), head to elitetraveler.com LONDON, UK: ASTON MARTIN DISCOVERY If you’ve had your eye on AstonMartin’s new flagship vehicle, head to the company’s headquarters in Gaydon, Warwickshire, by private helicopter from Rosewood London. Following a consultation with AstonMartin’s chief executive officer, your custom-made DB11 V12 coupe will be created followed by a private training session. $256,200, for three nights including DB11 V12, available at Rosewood London. Contact Michael Bonsor, managing director, michael.bonsor@rosewoodhotels.com, +44 207 781 8888, rosewoodhotels.com/london PARIS, FRANCE: ART DE VIVRE Overlooking Place de la Concorde, Les Grands Appartements have been designed by Chanel’s creative director, Karl Lagerfeld. Soak up the Parisian lifestyle with a private gastronomic journey in the salon where Marie Antoinette once studied music and, in the exclusive, subterranean La Cave wine cellar, taste a rare cognac. Très chic. $67,270, for three nights, available at Hôtel de Crillon. Contact Marc Raffay, general manager, marc.raffay@crillon.com, +33 144 711 500, rosewoodhotels.com/hotel-de-crillon The 12 days of Rosewood

From top: The Aston Martin DB11 V12 coupe; The Rosewood in London; legendary New York supper club Café Carlyle

LONDON, UK: FAIRY TALE For children who dream of becoming characters in a fairy tale, this magical slumber party enlists the help of actors fromHamleys toy store and costumers Ivoy Paris at Harrods to make it happen. Your suite will be turned into an enchanted kingdom, with professional entertainers, magician butlers, movie screening and a midnight feast. $25,615, for one night, available at Rosewood London. Contact as above NEW YORK, US: ONE NIGHT ONLY Theater fans rejoice — choose from one of two talents, Megan Hilty or Isaac Mizrahi, for a private show for you and 24 friends in the legendary supper club Café Carlyle. After the performance, enjoy dinner and a champagne reception with the star performer. $95,000, for one night, available at The Carlyle. Contact AnthonyMcHale, managing director, anthony.mchale@ rosewoodhotels.com, +1 212 744 1600, rosewoodhotels.com/the-carlyle-new-york

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