The award-winning five-star Milestone Hotel & Residences, a British mansion-hotel located opposite Kensington Palace and Gardens, is offering a "Practically Perfect" hotel stay starting from November 1, 2018. This experience includes an overnight stay in the hotel, whether in a room or suite, full English breakfast for two and several Mary Poppins-inspired activities.
Upon arrival, young guests will be given a "silver" chocolate tuppence which they can exchange for a bird-feeding kit from The Milestone's concierge team. During their stay in the heart of Kensington, children can use the kit to feed the ducks in Hyde Park located nearby. If the weather is right, guests can also opt to fly a kite in the Italian Garden at Kensington Gardens. Children can also take their kite home with them.
The hotel stay also includes a Spoonful of Sugar Afternoon Tea for two, a newly introduced afternoon tea concept created by the hotel's kitchen team. Menu items include a chocolate pastry in the shape of Mary Poppins' iconic floral hat, a black "chimney sweeps" macaron, a cupcake served with a chocolate spoon (full of sugar) and other sweet treats. A children's version of the afternoon tea also includes kite-shaped biscuits covered in cherry ganache. Guests can taste The Milestone's new Little Nip from Every Sip cocktail with their afternoon tea, made with muddled raspberries, peach liqueur, peach purée, orange juice and ginger ale, while little guests can have the mocktail version called the ...Most Delightful Way.
Continuing with the theme of the Mary Poppins story, guests will also receive a red carnation buttonhole, similar to the one Mr. Banks wore on his lapel in the original Disney film. All Milestone hotel staff also pin a red carnation to their lapels, a signature of the Red Carnation Hotel Collection, of which The Milestone Hotel is a member.
The "Practically Perfect" hotel stay is valid from November 1, 2018 until January 31, 2019 and starts at £540 (approximately $696) per night, based on two people sharing a Classic Double Room. Walk-in guests can also enjoy the Spoonful of Sugar Afternoon Tea or the children's version in the hotel's Park Lounge between November 1, 2018 and January 31, 2019. Afternoon Tea is served daily at 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.