What makes The Stafford even more fitting to offer such a service is its Carriage House. Originally built as stables to house the thoroughbreds of the nobility, the Carriage House later became the home of an antiquarian bookseller and a workshop for a fine art framer. As a testament to the building’s past, the ground floor rooms and suites retain their stable doors and bear the names of famous horses. All rooms overlook the 18th century stable yard.
The ‘Equestrian Package’ – This package includes two nights’ accommodation in a Carriage House room and full English breakfast, either at The Lyttelton restaurant or in the privacy of the guest’s room. After breakfast, the guests will be picked up and taken to Windsor Park, one of the most picturesque parks and ideal for horse-riding. Here, the guests will be met by the Riding Club London Concierge and their horses for a two hour ride through the park, taking in the sights of Windsor Castle and some of the wildlife that Windsor Park is known for. The package starts from £1,539 for two people, excluding VAT and service charges. To book, please visit www.kempinski.com/london, or contact the reservation team at +44 20 7518 1119 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The ‘Black Caviar Package’ – This all-rounder includes three nights in a Carriage House room, breakfast and a 5-course dinner in The Lyttelton restaurant, prepared by Executive Head Chef, Brendan Fyldes. A VIP tour of the British Military Stables, two hours escorted riding in Windsor Park and a master class in either polo, carriage driving or side saddle, covering all varieties of riding activities. To top it all off, a shopping tour for riding wear and gear with a specialised personal shopper will be arranged in the beautiful neighbourhoods of Knightsbridge, Kensington and Mayfair. This package starts from £3,500 for two people, excluding VAT and service charges. Please note that this package can only be booked directly with the reservation team; it cannot be booked online.
All the above mentioned equestrian components of the package can also be booked separately, when staying at The Stafford, from the ‘Horcierge a la carte menu’.
"The Carriage House was originally built to house the most remarkable thoroughbreds", says Leon Baum, General Manager of The Stafford. "Therefore, it is a logical for us to offer equestrian packages. We are very fortunate to have won the Riding Club London as our partner for the ‘Horcierge’ services. Whilst we are experts at looking after our guests under our roof, we now feel confident that this experience will be matched perfectly when they are out and about on horseback.”