Hotel in England offers guests the chance to live like royalty to mark new season of The Crown

LONDON, ENGLAND, U.K. – With the highly anticipated season 6 (Pt 2) of The Crown airing on Netflix today (December 14th), an iconic hotel in St. James’s London, is offering the opportunity to live like royalty within the heart of one of the capital’s most famous residential districts.

Located a stone’s throw from Buckingham Palace, and within walking distance of famous landmarks such as Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament, DUKES London also sits a few doors down from St. James’s Palace. This has been the setting for some of the most important events in Royal history, having been a residence of Kings and Queens of England for over 300 years.

The hotel itself was a former favourite destination of Princess Diana and the Queen Mother, and has a reputation for providing a quintessentially British hospitality experience. Initially created to mark the King’s Coronation, its ‘Royal Connoisseur Experience’ combines finely designed indulgences, including private access to some of the most prestigious brands in historic St. James’s.

The package includes:

  • ~Royal Breakfast with Exmoor salted caviar and a glass of Champagne
  • ~Enhanced Welcome Amenities: Moyses Stevens seasonal floral arrangement and traditional cream tea
  • ~Royal Inspired 4-course Dinner Menu (pre-booking required) at Great British Restaurant (GBR)
  • ~An iconic DUKES Gin Martini at the legendary DUKES Bar
  • ~Luxury Turn-down Service, including lush slippers with monogrammed crown and D. R. Harris Travel Set
  • ~A map of St James’s for visitors with viewing points and information about the Coronation events
  • ~Exclusive benefits with elite local designers and merchants

A key element of this unique package is the private access that DUKES London can arrange for its guests to a range of Royal Warrant Holders in St. James’s, including a private appointment with Lock & Co., the oldest hat shop in the world, offering a tour of the Heritage Room and a head measuring experience using the traditional conformateur, first used in the 1850s.

As the world’s oldest male barbershop brand, providing both products and services perfected over 200 years, Truefitt & Hill will also be offering a traditional hot towel wet shave or haircut — as well as products gifted from its new collection, including cologne, aftershave balm, and shaving cream.

The British tailoring house of Anderson & Sheppard, which has been crafting bespoke clothing for some of the world’s most notable men for more than 100 years, will provide a commemorative Coronation Pocket Square and bespoke services by appointment.

Floris London, established in 1730, will offer a luxurious Oud & Cashmere scented candle and a 20% voucher to explore the world of Floris in the heart of Jermyn Street. And finally, Berry Bros. & Rudd, the UK’s oldest wine and spirit merchant, will provide guests with a bottle of The King’s Ginger Liqueur and a £20 tasting card to use in-store at 63 Pall Mall.

Michael Purtill, General Manager of DUKES London, said: “Whenever a new series of The Crown airs, we always see a heightened interest in royal life and royal living in general. For most, that lifestyle is only accessible via television, but not here at DUKES. Our location means we’re firmly ensconced within the heart of ‘royal’ London, and we can provide as close an experience to royal living as anyone is ever likely to get. So, if you’re watching the new series of The Crown and would like a taste of the trappings of the royal family, then come and visit us. We love to treat our guests like royalty, and we’d be delighted to roll out the proverbial red carpet for you.” 

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