Celebrating the Royal Birth in Britain

written by | Posted on July 24th, 2013

Kensington Palace, where the royal family will live.

Kensington Palace, where the royal family will live.

In honor of the birth of the Prince of Cambridge, recommend your clients join in on the festive spirit with a trip to Britain.

If your clients also have a newborn in tow, Grosvenor House Hotel on London’s Park Lane has transformed a Premium Park View Suite into an English nursery complete with a chaise lounge nursing area, baby carriage from Silver Cross and a dollhouse toy cupboard. The historic hotel dating back to 1929, now a JW Marriott, partnered with Dragons of Walton Street to design and create a nursery fit for a royal—just like the one William and Harry, as well as Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, grew up in.

Guests can choose from three Suite Dreams packages: Clarence (one night), Windsor (two nights) and Buckingham (three nights). The 3-night package features a full baby concierge service; airport pickup; a night of childcare; dinner for two at JW Steakhouse; spa treatments for both parents; and a private consultation with the Dragons of Walton Street’s head designers.

Rates start at $3,428 per night. For more information, visit marriott.co.uk.

Meanwhile, mothers and daughters can bond while shopping with Hilton London Kensington’s Tot-ter Around Kensington package. The 2-night package features a VIP discount card for the shops and restaurants at the Westfield London Shopping Centre opposite the hotel.

Call for rates. Visit hilton.com/kensington for more information.

From now through Aug. 31, travelers can enjoy pictures of past royal babies in a photography exhibit at the Athenaeum. The hotel, located near Buckingham Palace, features over 50 images in the exhibit, which takes place over afternoon tea service in the Hyde Park room. Tickets for the exhibit and afternoon tea are $92 pp. For more information, visit athenaeumhotel.com.

A box of royal baby shoes at the Museum of London.

A box of royal baby shoes at the Museum of London.

The Museum of London is also highlighting the royal birth with a new display, A Royal Affair. Guests can browse through baby clothes and memorabilia worn by royal babies over the past 400 years, from Charles I to Edward VII. Some of the items include an embroidered skullcap worn by Charles I and a lace mitten that belonged to George III. Free admission. For more information, visit museumoflondon.org.uk.

At Buckingham Palace, home to the newborn’s grandmother and where Prince William and his father were christened, travelers can tour the palace and the new exhibit. Since this summer is the 60th anniversary of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, the exhibit, which runs from July 27-Sept. 29, will celebrate that occassion with the dress, uniforms and robes worn by the royal party.

For more information, visit visitengland.com/royalbaby or visitbritain.com.