In honor of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee year, these legendary hotels are marking the occasion. From festive block parties to royal sweet treats, are holding nothing back in celebrating this momentous occasion.
To celebrate and mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee year, Claridge’s, the legendary Mayfair hotel, often referred to as the ‘annexe of Buckingham Palace’, has searched through its distinguished archives to unveil some of its most memorable royal moments and treasures for the very first time. With a particular focus on the majestic Coronation activities of 1953, items include rarely seen footage of Queen Elizabeth attending a Coronation gowns fashion show at the hotel in her accession year and Claridge’s Coronation Day menus, cocktail cards and memorabilia. Claridge’s Royal Archive Windows will be open to view in the hotel’s lobby throughput the month of June 2022, when the Mayfair hotel will also proudly fly the Union Jack flags across their entrance bringing a sense of pomp and ceremony to Brook Street. Meanwhile, in both The Fumoir and Claridge’s Bar, special cocktails will be poured for royal revelers, including the Windsor Rose – which was served at Claridge’s to mark the Queen’s Coronation in 1953 - the Claridge’s Regal and the Royal Stag.
The Berkeley’s Prêt-à-Portea celebrates the Platinum Jubilee of the ultimate fashionista.
From Monday 30th May to Sunday 12th June, Prêt-à-Portea will be served with three special creations to, each representing one of Her Majesty’s most iconic fashion signatures. First, one of the Queen’s most summery hats has been crafted with lime cheesecake, fresh lemon compote and almond sponge and finished with a flowery garnish. , The Berkeley pastry team will also pay homage to Her Majesty’s handbag of choice by British label, Launer London, with a blueberry Victoria sponge iced with mirroir glaze, sandwiched with ivoire chocolate. Finally, perhaps the most famous regal accessory – the crown - which has been created in vanilla biscuit and iced with burgundy, red and white (aptly named) royal icing. Accompanying these sweet treats are a mocktail or cocktail offering that will pay homage to the Queen. ‘Superbloom’ (named after the flower installation taking place at the Tower of London for the Jubilee) is a blend of non-alcoholic gin and earl grey tea (nodding to the Queen’s favorite tipples) with sweet violet bitters, rhubarb and raspberry tonic. For those who want to make it a little stronger, the tonic will make way for Laurent Perrier Rosé.
On Sunday June 5th, The Connaught will throw a truly British street party for guests and its Mayfair neighbors, complete with bunting and long, family-style tables. Expect an oh-so-English brass band, strawberries and cream, afternoon tea sandwiches and artisan cones served from the pink Connaught Patisserie ice cream cart.
Coworth Park (Ascot, UK) – Just minutes from Windsor Castle, Coworth Park is steeped in connections to the Royal Family and is the place where Harry and William spent the nights before their weddings… and home to The Barn, serving the best fish & chips in Ascot, and other traditional British fare. As the only hotel in the UK with its own polo grounds and tournaments, as well as home to several tournaments throughout the season, a visit promises the opportunity to enjoy the Queen’s favorite pastimes: leisurely strolls through wildflower meadows, horseback riding on the many trails, and endless hours of polo matches.
45 Park Lane (London) – Dorchester Collection's Art Deco Mayfair hotel unveiled a special unseen holographic portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Rob Munday. As the creator of the first officially commissioned 3D/holographic portrait of Her Majesty The Queen in 2004, Munday will display this portrait at the property through June 2022. This portrait shows The Queen off-guard and smiling and is dedicated to the 20 years of friendship between The Queen and her personal assistant and close friend Miss Angela Kelly.
The Dorchester (London) – A lifelong favorite London haunt of Queen Elizabeth II, and the place where QEII celebrated countless milestones and state banquets.
- Soak up the sun on The Dorchester Rooftop which from June 2nd – 5th will be dressed to celebrate the Jubilee and served a menu created by chef Jean-Philippe Blondet. With views across Hyde Park, The Dorchester Rooftop is the perfect spot to watch the traditional RAF fly past on Thursday 2nd June with live music to follow.
- Sip on Purple Reign, a royal purple cocktail inspired by the four countries of the United Kingdom reigned over by The Queen and created by the award-winning team at The Bar at The Dorchester.
- Indulge in a Queen themed Afternoon Tea at the Promenade available from June 1-13, featuring a collection of delicate pastries in shapes and flavors that nod to the Queen’s favorite flowers.
- Take to Hyde Park to enjoy a picnic basket prepared by The Dorchester’s culinary team featuring champagne, tea sandwiches, a bouquet of The Dorchester Roses, all to be enjoyed while relaxing on a checkered blanket in one of London’s most beloved of the Royal Parks.
- At Tom Booton’s The Grill, enjoy a Jubilee Sunday Lunch on June 5 accompanied by live acoustic music