The centerpiece of the British social calendar, Royal Ascot-- running from June 14-18, 2011-- is a national institution. The racecourse sets the stage for some of the best horses in the world, while also providing the opportunity for ladies to don their finest hats. Dorchester Collection’s new luxury country house hotel, Coworth Park, is celebrating the 300th anniversary of Royal Ascot with a slew of Ascot-themed amenities-- as Royal Ascot is just a 15 minute drive from Coworth Park.
When guests book a suite, they receive an invitation to borrow one of Stephen Jones’s limited hats from the Coworth Park Couture Millinery Collection for Ascot Ladies Day. In fact, Stephen Jones will be hosting a Pop Up Hat Salon at Coworth Park on Friday, April 15 to advise the best way to choose and wear a hat and also learn 2011 millinery trends. Tickets for the morning salon will include lunch and a goody bag, and one-on-one appointments which will be available in the afternoon subject to availability. Guests can also enjoy a signature Ascot tea, with millinery-inspired cakes created by Stephen Jones and Executive Chef John Campbell, and take home delicious Ascot Hat Cakes, presented in a Stephen Jones hat box.
Deluxe rooms at Coworth Park are priced from £480 excluding VAT, over Ascot dates which are from Tuesday, June 14 – Saturday, June 18, subject to availability.