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castle where 41 private suites were created. Add a dedicated
bilingual concierge, 24-hour in-room dining, private car & luxury
airport transportation, and special events like sommelier-hosted wine
tastings, guided vineyard tours, bird watching, cooking, art, and
ceramic classes, and you’ve got all the ingredients for an unforgettable
incentive trip. For meetings, the estate also offers unique event
spaces – including lush private gardens, the newly restored stone
amphitheater and an expansive pool terrace – that can accommodate
gatherings from small corporate meetings to large-scale events of up
to 200 attendees.
In The City
Looking for something a bit more urban? The 5-star St. Pancras
Renaissance Hotel London exemplifies High Victorian Gothic
architecture at its most dramatic, the stunning red brick building’s
magnificent interior restored to its former glory with painstaking
attention to detail. The infamous sweeping forecourt provides a fitting
entrance for the new hotel, showcasing restored gold-leaf ceilings,
ornate wall murals and
the spectacular grand
staircase. The renovation
of the 245-room hotel
– completed in 2011 –
consists of the historic
St. Pancras Chambers
that houses 38 elegant
and spacious Victorian
bedroom suites, and
Barlow House, the
newly created ___
sqm/120,000 sqft
extension that features
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