Dream Holidays Worth £300,000 To Be Auctioned At Amazing Prices In Aid Of International Red Cross
World’s First Web Auction Of Rare Luxury Holidays Gets People Travelling Again
Imagine holidaying in the private villa used by President Clinton on his visit to Jaipur, taking tea with a Maharaja and touring a tiger reserve with India’s most famous conservationist.
Imagine hot air ballooning in Australia, horse trekking in New Zealand, sailing on a wooden gullet in the warm waters of the Maldives, tracking White Rhinos in South Africa, swimming on the Great Barrier Reef, sleeping in a palace beside the Taj Mahal or occupying the Royal Box at Newbury Racecourse, while staying as a VIP in a deluxe suite at some of the most luxurious and exotically situated independent hotels in the world.
Imagine having someone to arrange it. Imagine being able to afford it.
Now these experiences may well be within your grasp.
Launching on the web today is the world’s first on-line international charity auction of rare luxury holidays individually and exclusively designed by 270 top hoteliers, and expected to sell for a fraction of their value. Proceeds from the two-month auction are going to the International Red Cross
Determined to rekindle interest from a hesitant travelling public after the North American atrocities, members of Small Luxury Hotels of the World have, via their industry partners and personal contacts, assembled a unique portfolio of hundreds of ‘remarkable hotel stays’ and related luxury items.
“Our aim is to get the world excited about travelling again,” says SLH’s Brian Mills. “By using the resources of our members in 50 countries around the globe, we have come up with creative ways to offer ordinary people extraordinary holidays at affordable prices. These arrangements are backed by the SLH guarantee of quality.
“On behalf of the independent hotel sector, we are leading the way to winning back business, while at the same raising money for charity.”
Visitors to www.slh.com are invited to ‘Bid for the World’ by offering whatever they can afford for these holidays, worth an average £3,000 each, but with a minimum bid price of just a few hundred pounds. The event will run for eight weeks from November 8 to January 9, with a changing, regularly-restocked inventory.
An incredible range of exclusive hotel stays and extras beyond value, at everyday prices.
All the holidays - which range from two to six days - are based at SLH’s exclusive boutique hotels and resorts. Recognised for an unparalleled level of privacy and luxury, these hotels bring gorgeous locations, extensive sports and health facilities, award-winning restaurants and exceptional standards of service.
Many of the holidays incorporate fabulous extras such as champagne flower baths, personalised spa treatments, lavish dinners prepared by executive chefs, helicopter rides, theatre and museum tickets, guided sightseeing and chauffeured limousines.
Some extend to experiences that are literally priceless, including private visits to royal homes like London’s historic Spencer House and a tour around South Africa’s Cradle of Man world heritage site with a leading palaeoanthropologist.
. Also part of the auction are individual luxury items contributed by SLH’s brand partners such as Krug and Moet Hennessy vintage champagne and Dean & DeLuca travel cases full of epicurean specialities.
Participating SLH hotels around the world range from: Phinda and Ngala, in private South African game reserves, Amarvilas and Rajvilas, both Indian palaces, Coco Palm Resort on its own Maldives island and Wharekauhau, a New Zealand country estate to, in the US, the Inn at Barnsley Gardens in the foothills of Georgia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, city centre retreats like The Whitehall in Chicago and the Bellevue Club in Washington, Bernardus Lodge in the California wine region and the Copperwynd Country Club and spa resort in Arizona.
UK hotels include London gems like The Athenaeum and Stafford, the Vineyard at Stockcross in Berkshire with its celebrated art collection, the famous Grand at Eastbourne and magnificent mansions like Great Fosters in Surrey, Ashdown Park in East Sussex and Tylney Hall in Hampshire.