Live out those screen siren fantasies at the Connaught Hotel this spring. To coincide with the Grace Kelly exhibition at The Victoria & Albert Museum, The Mayfair hotel is paying tribute to the movie legend with its Grace Kelly Style Icon Weekends. The iconic hotel was once the actress's London home and many of the staff still vividly remember her extraordinary presence as she floated about the renowned establishment.
Guests can kick off their kitten heels in The Connaught's elegant bedrooms while viewing such movie greats as To Catch a Thief, High Society and Rear Window. Additionally, a specially created commemorative book and tickets for exhibition will await their arrival. The award-winning Connaught Bar has also devised three bespoke Grace Kelly cocktails: Hollywood Star, Beloved Princess and Royal Bride. Our's is the Hollywood Star – gin, lemon juice, raspberry syrup and egg white served in a chilled martini glass with a spring of mint.
And if you really want to live the dream, the hotel's renowned butlers will arrange private visits to the legend's favourite label, Balenciaga – the store is a mere hop around the corner on fashionable Mount Street.
The package (From £375 per night, weekends only, April 17th to Sept 26th) includes two Grace Kelly cocktails in The Connaught Bar; two tickets to the exhibition at the V&A; a copy of Grace Kelly: Style Icon – the official exhibition book; a box set of iconic Grace Kelly movies to enjoy during your stay and an English breakfast which you will obviously take in bed!
The services of your own personal Balenciaga butler to faciliate your private store visit are also included but sadly, the deal doesn't stretch to any prospective purchases. That's what your other half is for. After all, as Kelly once proclaimed "emancipation of women has made them lose their mystery!"
Ring it up – we're all about the mystery after all!