51 Buckingham Gate and Hamleys
Conjure Up Childhood Dreams
A London Toy Story
51 Buckingham Gate, Taj Suites & Residences announces an exclusive partnership with London’s finest toy store, Hamleys. The collaboration offers a number of amenities to families staying in 51’s suites, including a Hamleys toy hamper, private store tours, in-store discounts and personal shopping experiences, as well as four tickets to a West End theater production.
Upon check in, children will be welcomed with a Hamleys hamper, filled with treats and sweets to ensure they feel like mini VIPs. Budding young chefs can enjoy cooking or baking lessons in their private suite kitchen with the hotel’s chef, complete with a personalized junior chef’s jacket. Parents can also take a well-earned break by calling on the hotel’s qualified babysitting service during their stay.
The Hamleys experience continues nearby at the flagship Regent Street store, where seven floors of toy heaven await. Here, children can discover the magic of Hamleys, from the latest games to Lego castles and life-sized giraffes and elephants. 51’s concierge can also arrange exclusive after-hours visits to Hamleys and even themed sleepover parties in the store.
Once wearied legs have been sufficiently rested, families can head to the theater in London’s West End (Susie McKenna and Steven Edis’ adaptation of Charles Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol‘, starring Gareth Hale runs through January 10).
Located in Central London – just a stone’s throw from Buckingham Palace, St James’s Park and the West End’s shops and theatres – ’51’ is positioned around a secluded courtyard garden and offers the largest serviced suites in London. A veritable ‘home away from home’, its elegant suites come complete with their own separate kitchen and living spaces, and children’s amenities, such as junior bathrobes and slippers.
The Hamleys at 51 package is available from £495 (approximately $805) per night for two adults and two children up to 12 years old sharing and includes:
- Accommodation in a Superior Suite
- Hamleys welcome hamper (includes teddy bear, doll for girls or toy London taxi for boys, coloring books and pencils, lollipops)
- Personal shopping experience at Hamleys with in-store discounts
- Four theater tickets
- A cooking or baking lesson with 51’s chef in-suite, including a personalized chef’s jacket
- Babysitter for four hours
- Full English or Continental breakfast
- Use of 51’s sauna, steam rooms and gym facilities
Terms and Conditions apply
About 51 Buckingham Gate
Combining all the facilities and convenience of a luxury hotel with the space and exclusivity of a private home, 51 Buckingham Gate, Taj Suites & Residences consists of three individually designed buildings: Kings, Falconers and Ministers. The buildings have been beautifully restored and 51 now offers 86 elegant suites each with their own separate kitchen and living area. Located in St. James’s and just minutes from Buckingham Palace, shops and theatres of the West End, the townhouse hotel is an ideal base for a long weekend visit to London.
Created by Cornishman, William Hamley, the first Hamleys store opened in London in 1760. Over the years, Hamleys has emerged as an internationally recognized British icon, and prides itself on stocking ‘the finest toys in the world’. During the war, Hamleys was bombed five times but still remained open. Famously, the present Queen and her sister Margaret were brought up on toys from Hamleys. The flagship Regent Street store has over seven floors full of toys and games, welcoming in excess of five million visitors each year. In recent years, Hamleys has opened stores in other cities such as Dublin, Glasgow, Jordan and Mumbai. Their website, http://www.hamleys.com, ships toys all over the world.
About Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces
Established in 1903, Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces is one of Asia’s largest and finest groups of hotels, comprising 65 hotels in 45 locations across India with an additional 15 international hotels in the Maldives, Malaysia, Australia, UK, USA, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Africa and the Middle East. From world-renowned landmarks to modern business hotels, idyllic beach resorts to authentic Rajput palaces, each Taj hotel offers an unrivalled fusion of warm Indian hospitality, world-class service and modern luxury. The Taj, a symbol of Indian hospitality, completed the centenary of its landmark hotel, The Taj Mahal Palace and Tower, Mumbai. Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces is part of the Tata Group, India’s premier business house. http://www.tajhotels.com
The TATA group of companies has more than a century of experience in the UK, its leading international market with combined revenues of US$ 9 billion in 2007-08, comprising 19 companies and a 47,000-strong workforce. The group includes some well-known brands in the UK, among them: Corus/Tata Steel, Tata Motors (including Jaguar Land Rover) Tata Consultancy Services TCS, Tetley Tea, The Quilon Restaurant & Bar and The Bombay Brasserie. In addition, Tata Communications (formerly VSNL), Brunner Mond/Tata Chemicals, Tata Motors and Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces. http://www.tata.com