Last spring, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle had the world abuzz as they wedded during a ceremony held in St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. A year later, the now Duke and Duchess of Sussex are creating a new buzz as they get ready to celebrate another milestone: the birth of their first child. If your clients find themselves struck with a case of royal baby fever, book them a trip to the UK, where they’ll find plenty of special hotel offerings that will make them feel like a part of the action.
From Babymoons to Baby Butlers
In honor of the pending arrival of Baby Sussex, as some have nicknamed the child, The Kensington has partnered with Sarajane Ambrose to host a new London Landmarks Afternoon Tea. As the founder of the popular UK nanny and maternity nurse agencies Imperial Nannies and Maternally Yours, Ambrose will sit down with new or expectant parents during afternoon tea for a 2-hour, one-on-one session during which she will guide them through everything they can expect when it comes to parenthood. Exclusively available at The Kensington and part of the hotel’s new Afternoon Tea offering, guests will be treated to this British tradition in a way that takes inspiration from the city’s most recognizable landmarks. The new Afternoon Tea is presented on a London Eye-inspired tea stand and is served alongside a map of London highlighting these popular landmarks.
For parents looking to treat their children like the little princes or princesses that they are, Dukes London is launching a new Baby Butler offering. This service includes a pre-arrival call with The Baby Butler to ensure that the guestroom has everything needed ahead of their stay, while services available throughout the stay include refreshing diaper supplies and toiletries, heating up milk on request, and arranging for organic baby food, plus discounted babysitting services.
While the UK’s capital city is filled with royal baby fever, including plans to illuminate the London Eye in Union Flag colors upon the baby’s arrival, travelers can also head to the northern reaches of the kingdom to Edinburgh for a royal baby-inspired stay. Soon-to-be parents in need of some rest, relaxation and royal treatment can book The Balmoral’s Babymoon Package.
The exclusive package includes a 2-night stay in the hotel’s Balmoral Suite, named after The Queen’s Scottish home, featuring a variety of activities for the parents such as a city walk and an opportunity to trace their family tree. Before heading out on their explorations of the city, babymooners will find a complimentary pair of Hunter’s Balmoral boots to wear while they walk the rolling hills and picturesque streets of Edinburgh with their walking map of the city to guide them. In addition, the couple will receive a pair of Hunter Original Kids First Classic Gloss Wellington Boots in pink, blue or yellow, and a personalized Johnstons of Elgin Fairisle Cashmere Baby Blanket as keepsakes from the trip. Parents-to-be can then wind down from all the walking with Afternoon Tea for two, plus the Made for Life Organic Maternity Massage for mom. Also included in this package is access to The Balmoral’s Tartan Butler who can help guests learn about their family’s Scottish heritage by identifying their family tartan, and guests can have a kilt made to celebrate their baby’s arrival. Those looking to dive deeper into their family history can book a tailored Tartan Butler Clan Tour that traces their family’s journey in notable ancestral sights throughout Scotland, and they can create a family tree. Rates for this package start at approximately $4,567 per couple.