Sofitel St.James London Celebrates The Nation`s Golden Jubilee

Hong Kong, 2nd April 2002—- In support of the nation’s Golden Jubilee festivities, Sofitel St James London, the capital’s newest luxury five star hotel in the heart of St James’, is offering guests a special value-added celebratory weekend Golden Jubilee package of £195 for two people, per night, VAT included.  The package is valid on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 24th May until 30th June 2002, the price includes a full English breakfast for 2 people, a room upgrade (subject to availability), a bottle of champagne on arrival and all taxes and services. 
To celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Golden Jubilee over 20,000 participants will take part in a series of major events over the main Jubilee Weekend in London from 1st - 4th June 2002.  This will include: classical concerts, a popular music concert held in the Buckingham Palace Gardens, a spectacular and highly unusual Firework “Don et Lumiere” display and numerous State Processions and Services of Thanksgiving.
To conclude the Golden Jubilee celebrations, the Queen accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh will make a balcony appearance when the crowds and the Choir of over 6000 will sing to Her Majesty.  Aircraft of the past 50 years will fly over Buckingham Palace before the Grand Finale in the late afternoon of Tuesday 4th June, concluding the Jubilee Weekend celebrations.
Perfectly positioned on the corner of Waterloo Place and Pall Mall, in walking distance from St James Palace, Trafalgar Square and Buckingham Palace, Sofitel St James London is the ideal hotel from which to enjoy all the Golden Jubilee celebrations. Guests are also just round the corner from London’s celebrated West End theatres and some of the city’s most exclusive shops on Jermyn Street.
Opening on 30th April 2002, Sofitel St James London represents the capital’s most important luxury hotel opening in 2002. The 186-room luxury hotel is located at 6, Waterloo Place, one of the most sought-after development sites in the city. The 125,000 sq ft. Grade II listed building, formerly the headquarters of a Lloyds Bank subsidiary, is owned by The Crown Estate. Throughout its interior design, hospitality, service and gastronomy, Sofitel St James London will reflect the savoir-faire and the French art de vivre that are trademarks of Sofitel.