Leading Hotels Introduces Local Experiences in Madrid, Maldives + More

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Prado Museum Madrid
Prado Museum Madrid

The Leading Hotels of the World, the world’s largest luxury hospitality organization, is collaborating with concierge teams globally to introduce Leading One-of-a-Kind packages. Located at more than 430 luxury hotels, resorts and spas, the packages include activities that attendees would not be able to experience on their own. These include tours to hidden attractions within the city, gastronomic events, rare vintage wine tastings, personal shopping excursions and much more.

Here is a sampling of group package options:

When in Paris, groups lodging at the Ritz Paris can hop into a private car for a tour of the Chateau of Vaux le Vicomte located 35 miles southeast of the City of Lights. Exemplifying grand baroque architecture, the palace belonged to Nicolas Fouquet, finance minister to Louis XIV. When King Louis saw the spectacular grounds of the palace, he arrested the minister, confiscated the estate and used it as inspiration for the building of Versailles.

Groups traveling to Ireland can split their stay between The Merrion in Dublin and Ashford Castle in County Mayo. While spending three nights at each hotel, they will enjoy private visits to the National Gallery of Ireland, which houses European and Irish fine art collections.

At Venice’s 12th century Luna Hotel Baglioni, groups are treated to a 2-hour guided tour of Doge’s Palace, Venice’s seat of government for centuries, during evening hours after the Palace closes for public viewing. Another private touring option is Museo Correr on St. Mark’s Square, showcasing the history of this luminous city.

Kanuhura in the Lhaviyani atoll of the Maldives offers a 5-night package that comes complete with an intimate Maldivian barbecue on a private island, dolphin cruise and island tour.

Groups staying at Royal Hideaway Playacar in Riviera Maya can learn about Mexico’s Mayan culture during private catered tours of Chichen Itza’s massive pyramid. From there, check out the pre-Columbian walled city of Tulum that overlooks the waters of the Caribbean. Back at the luxury all-inclusive hotel, top off the trip with a chef’s table dining experience that consists of a 12-course meal and wine pairings.

Hotel Villa Magna in Madrid offers groups a chance to visit the Prado Museum. While surrounded by one of the most treasured art collections in the world, organize a private tour followed by an extravagant dinner complete with flower arrangements and musicians. This regal repast takes place inside one of the exhibition rooms that houses paintings by some of Spain’s greatest artists from Velasquez to Goya.

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