The Perfect Pairing
City Lights, Country Nights—From Baccarat to Blantyre
Written By A.J. Sidransky
For those who love both the serenity of country life and the indulgence of city living, the Blantyre, a luxury resort in the Berkshires, the Baccarat Hotel in New York City and the Charles Hotel in Boston are offering a joint weekend package including dining and activities.
The Blantyre, a member of Relais & Chateau, is an award-winning Forbes Five-Star resort. Occupying a Tudor-style mansion, it is an elegant destination set amid 110 acres of lush lawns and woodlands in Lenox, Massachusetts. The property was acquired by Robert Paterson in the 1890s and modeled on his mother’s ancestral home in Scotland for which it was named. It is appointed in English manor house style.
The Baccarat Hotel in New York City, also a Forbes Five-Star Hotel, is designated as one of the best hotels in the world by Condé Nast Traveler. Located in the heart of Manhattan, the Baccarat is an oasis of understated opulence. A new concept in the elite hospitality sector, the interiors pay tribute to the refined aesthetic of 18th century France while incorporating the feeling of a private and welcoming 21st century home. Designed around the elegance of Baccarat crystal, and other selected bespoke brands, the hotel caters to the highest levels of hospitality.
The Charles Hotel in Cambridge, just steps from Harvard Square, provides an environment of tranquility in one of the world’s most competitive academic centers. The hotel embodies modern architectural style and design, while providing a subtle but stunning setting. It is a member of Preferred Hotels and Resorts and is an AAAA Four-Diamond award winning hotel. It features classic New England design, unpretentious service, top-level technology and one-of-a-kind accommodations.
The adventure begins with two evenings at Baccarat Hotel New York followed by a private luxury helicopter flight and landing at Blantyre Country Manor for a two-night stay. A curated selection of exclusive offerings enhances this transporting experience. Your stay includes two nights in a Grand Classic King room, personalized premier cocktail experience for two in The Bar, Champagne and Caviar Tea for two, one 90-minute specialty treatment in the Spa de La Mer, breakfast for two both mornings and a welcome amenity.
Your stay at Blantyre includes two nights in a Manor House Accommodation, private champagne tasting experience for two in the nation’s only Dom Pérignon Salon, dinner for two in a private dining room, one 80-minute specialty treatment in The Spa at Blantyre, breakfast for two both mornings, and a welcome Amenity.
Total cost for the weekend inclusive of all tax and gratuity is $16,500.
Experience A Cultural Journey from Cambridge to the Berkshires
Town to Country
This combined jaunt between two beloved properties is a celebration of culture and adventure. Guests will enjoy sightseeing at world-renowned museums, visiting local attractions and festivals, participating in outdoor recreational activities and sampling the tastes of the season in both popular cultural destinations.
The Town to Country Experience includes one night in a deluxe room at the Charles Hotel, dinner for two guests at Henrietta’s Table, two tickets to the Harvard Art Museums including the Fogg Museum, the Busch-Reisinger Museum, and the Arthur M. Sackler Museum and in-room dining breakfast for two guests. Your stay at the Blantyre includes one night in the Gilded-Age Country Manor, dinner for two guests at The Conservatory, two tickets to the Rockwell Museum, the Clark Art Institute or the Berkshire Botanical Garden and breakfast for two guests. The package is priced starting from $660 at The Charles Hotel and $755 at Blantyre. Self-drive car hire is available or car transfer service between the properties can also be arranged for an additional fee.
The Dining Experience
All three properties feature world class dining. The Conservatory at the Blantyre showcases the culinary talents of Chef Jeremy Berlin’s exceptional cuisine. At the Charles Hotel, Chef Peter Davis has created an award-winning culinary experience at Henrietta’s Table. At the Baccarat, Chef Gabriel Kreuther, of Gabriel Kreuther restaurant in the Grace Building, will treat you to his Michelin-star cuisine.
The Champagne Dividend
At both the Blantyre and the Baccarat guests have an opportunity to sample some of the finest champagne available today. The Blantyre boasts the Champagne Salon, inspired by Dom Perignon. The Salon serves exclusive specialty vintages including Vintage Trinity, Dom Perignon 2006, P2 Vintage 2000 and Rose 2005. The Baccarat features an extensive cellar of fine vintage and rare champagnes curated by their wine director, Matthieu Yamoum, a native of the champagne region. He will organize tastings and parings as requested.