Royal Ascot: Horses, Hats and High Society

Royal Ascot: Horses, Hats and High Society
If you don't want to travel far in your finery, and would like to use this as the perfect excuse for a short break in a splendidly luxurious hotel, The Milestone has to be firm favorite – especially now that they've introduced this highly unusual package: Horses, Hats and High Society.

As you well know, one simply cannot be seen at any of these social occasions without a hat to turn heads. The hotel has therefore appointed Louis Mariette as their Milliner in Residence – which means that guests who take advantage of this package will be treated to a consultation with Louis. You can choose creations from his ready-to-wear range but he'll also take a commission for a bespoke hat if you want something truly unique.

Louis's clientele includes Jerry Hall, Joan Collins, Kate Moss, Lady Gaga, Alek Wek, Jodie Kidd, Isabell Kristensen, Sophie Dahl, Dannii Minogue, and Paris Hilton – so you'll be in good company.

Once you have your wonderful hat, you need to travel in complete comfort and style to the races or the polo so the hotel will provide a chauffeur-driven Bentley to take you there and back.

The night before the big day, and the night after, you'll stay in one of the hotel's luxury rooms, with a bottle of Joseph Perrier Champagne in your room and a full English breakfast on both mornings.

The complete Horses, Hats and High Society package includes:

• Two nights in luxury accommodation
• English Breakfast for two each day
• Bottle of Joseph Perrier Champagne in room on arrival
• One hour private consultation with Louis Mariette, Milliner in Residence, either in your room or we can arrange a visit to his design studio in nearby Chelsea
• A Louis Mariette ready-to-wear hat for the occasion - please select preferred styles, prior to arrival, from his Spring/Summer 2012 Lookbook
• Welcome cocktails for two in Stables Bar
• A Bentley transfer to and from your chosen 2012 event
• Entrance tickets for two to your chosen event (see below)
• Royal Afternoon Tea for two on one day
• One hour of horse riding In Hyde Park for two
2012 Event Ticket options:
• Epsom Derby package from $1,758* per night – Friday, June 1 through Saturday, June 2
• Hurlingham Park package from $1,495* per night - Friday, June 8 through Sunday, June 19
• Royal Ascot package from $1,850* per night - Tuesday, June 19 through Saturday, June 23

*Rates subject to monetary fluctuation.

At an additional charge, guests can receive a private consultation and customise their hat, or work with the designers to create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece! Please visit our Louis Mariette page for more details about this service including terms and conditions.

Package price is per night (excluding VAT) for a minimum two night stay based on two adults sharing a Superior Queen Room. Additional nights are priced at our Best Available Rate. This package is subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply.

For information on the hotel, please visit . To book, please call The Milestone Hotel at +44 (0) 20 7917 1000 or email

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