London’s The Athenaeum Launches Park Pleasures Package
The Athenaeum is working with the Royal Parks Foundation, which cares for London’s 5,000 acres of urban parkland, to celebrate the foundation’s 10-year anniversary in 2013. The five-star hotel, located across from London’s Green Park, will pay tribute to the foundation by launching a new Park Pleasures package this fall.
The Park Pleasures package is priced at GBP287 (approximately $450) and runs from Sept, 1 until Nov. 30, 2012. It includes overnight accommodations in a superior room and a reservation for two to the property's award-winning tea service. A new tea blend called the Evergreen Tea has been designed specifically for this package. It blends a traditional English afternoon tea with botanical, floral flavors inspired by the hotel's living wall.
Created by world-famous botanist Patrick Blanc, the living wall climbs ten floors up the exterior of The Athenaeum and represents a fusion of the hotel with the neighboring parks. It contains more than 260 plant types, including rare species from both tropical and temperate climates. A unique architectural landmark, the wall is visible from The Garden Room where afternoon tea is served.
For every Park Pleasures package booked, The Athenaeum will make a GBP10 (approximately $16) donation to the Royal Parks Foundation. As a special bonus, guests booking the package will receive a special discount on The Royal Parks of London, a hard-cover photography book depicting scenes in The Royal Parks, taken by world-renowned photographer Sasha Gusov. It is available for GBP35 (approximately $55). It regularly sells for GBP55.