Some impressive venues with these three special holiday options for this summer!
With the summer holidays fast approaching, Waldorf Astoria and Conrad’s impressive portfolio offer the perfect solution for parents seeking a holiday where their ‘V.I.C.’s – Very Important Children’ are guaranteed to be entertained:
Trianon Palace Versailles – Little Princes and Princess Experience
Trianon Palace Versailles offers a luxurious family escape full of history and culture, and V.I.C.’s are now more ‘V.I.’ than ever! The hotel has recently introduced complimentary stays for up to two children aged 18 years and younger when sharing a room with an adult, and a 50% discount on the second room for children aged 17 or younger. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are also complimentary for children aged 10 years or younger in the hotel’s brasserie, with a delectable kids’ menu available as well.
The Kids’ club located in the Pavillon building offers fun activities for children between the ages of 4 and 12, in specially-equipped sunny rooms or outdoors in the luxuriant gardens and the tree-filled park of Trianon Palace.
The newly-launched ‘Little Prince and Princess Experiences’, available from just EUR 79 per child includes a magical welcome for the little ones, DVD player in the room (on request), a Trianon Palace cuddly toy, crayons or other age-appropriate surprises, a half day in the Trianon Mini Club for children, a special garden guidebook for a tour of the Palace of Versailles Gardens, as well as plenty of family activities near the hotel such as a visit to the Chateau of Breteuil, a boat ride on the Grand Canal, and a bicycle ride through the Petit Trianon and Hameau gardens of Marie-Antoinette.
Rates start from €429 (approx. £364) per room per night for a family room (2 adults and 2 children) in the Pavilion building, inclusive of breakfast at La Veranda by Gordon Ramsay
Conrad Algarve – A Culinary Journey for Children
At Conrad Algarve, the magic starts from the moment young guests arrive to the resort. V.I.C.’s are given their own set of room keys and a card inviting them to the Little C Palace Kids’ Club. Back in their rooms, kids will discover a treasure of goodies including balloons and a secret pen that will keep them captivated throughout their stay.
For young budding chefs, Conrad Algarve offers a family experience with a series of culinary masterclasses for parents and children to enjoy together, including a lesson on cooking traditional Portuguese Cataplana, a pasta-making class, as well as pastry-baking lessons. Classes are tailor-made for each family and options vary according to the ages of the children. V.I.C.’s can also enjoy their own individual culinary adventures with hands-on courses in youthful favourites such as pizzas and baking sweet pastries and cookies. The hotel’s culinary team will guide new recruits all the way from preparation to the grand finale of taste-testing the completed dish in the restaurant.
Rates start from €479 (approx. £407) per room per night for a King Grand Deluxe Suite (2 adults and 2 children) inclusive of breakfast
Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah – Junior Passport
At Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah, each young guest is given a special ‘Junior Passport’ on arrival. The passport takes them on a journey through the property, exploring various locations along the way and allowing them to meet various members of the team, use their artistic skills to discover certain areas of the resort, and earn a special personalised reward at the end.
Back in their rooms, V.I.C.’s receive their own bathrobes, slippers, and child-friendly bath products. Milk and personalised cookies are provided at turndown for an extra sweet treat.
Rates start from AED 875 (approx. £186) per room per night for a Two Queen Bed Classic Room (2 adults and 2 children), inclusive of breakfast