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The Brief

An American couple, our clients came to us knowing that they wanted to visit Paris and parts of Italy over the summer, but that was pretty much it.

It was our task to matchmake them with the most appropriate hotels and to provide them with access to one-of-a-kind experiences that would really set their experience apart.

The Journey

  • Paris

    Part of the Rosewood group, Hotel de Crillon is one of the grandest and most stylish Palace hotels in France. We knew our clients would love its Place de la Concorde location, the gilded glamour of its dreamy Bar Les Ambassadeurs (where cloud murals on the ceiling lend a distinctive celestial feeling), and high-calibre facials at its innovative spa. To really set their experience apart, we booked them into the hotel’s sprawling Suite Bernstein penthouse, where they could retreat in the evening after a busy day’s sightseeing to admire the sparkling Eiffel Tower over chilled champagne and canapés.

  • Italy

    After a busy few days in Paris, our clients made their way to Rosewood’s Castiglion Del Bosco in Tuscany, where we arranged for them to stay in a standalone 17th-century farmhouse complete with its own heated infinity pool and fragrant gardens.

    The intentionally slow pace of life here suited our clients perfectly, and they enjoyed a weekend of relaxation that included golfing and wine tasting before venturing to Four Seasons Florence to enjoy all the culture on offer in this timelessly beautiful city. We arranged private tours led by world-class experts at many of the most celebrated Florentine museums and galleries (our couple were particularly awed by their crowd-free night-time amble through the Uffizi) and organised meetings with this storied city’s best craftsmen, makers and designers.

  • Back at the Four Seasons, our clients enjoyed exceptional service at what we believe to be one of the most magical city hotels in Italy. Built around an 11-acre garden, it incorporates a converted 16th-century convent which maintains so many of its achingly beautiful handcrafted original architectural details; its ornate Royal Suite is lit by a succession of precious chandeliers and its vaulted ceilings are crowned by a series of vivid 17th-century frescoes.

  • From there they journeyed south to Capri’s Caesar Augustus hotel, which was once the summer home of a Russian prince and is now famed for offering one of the world’s most beautiful views from its infinity pool overlooking the Bay of Naples. Our clients enjoyed immersive tours of the region’s characterful towns and villages, stopping at atmospheric local restaurants we recommended and the ateliers of innovative artisans along the way, before continuing on a romantic cruise aboard a private yacht charter to the dramatic Borgo Sant’andrea hotel.

    Built into a cliff face along the Amalfi Coast, this intimate property is a haven for design lovers that is finished throughout in dazzling blues. Its sweeping views of the Tyrrhenian Sea are breathtaking and the service is supreme. The hideaway made an extremely stylish base for our couple as they concluded their time in Italy with visits to the Amalfi Coast’s most celebrated bars and restaurants.