Luxury Weekend with Silversea Cruises at Gleneagles, Perthshire, Scotland
Luxury weekend with Gleneagles and Silversea Cruises
Friday 6 May – Sunday 8 May 2016
You don’t have to have sailed with Silversea to attend this party – it’s the perfect opportunity to meet the luxury cruiseline managers, Venetian Society members (Silversea aficionados) and to hear all about the fleet of stylish ships, future itineraries and life on board.
The partnership between Gleneagles and Silversea cruises is a marriage of great minds. Just like the selected Pre and Post voyage hotels which include Ritz Carlton and Peninsula and Shangri La.
Gleneagles, Perthshire, Scotland, is a world renowned hotel synonymous with relaxation and luxury living, surrounded by manicured gardens, three championship golf courses and a country sports estate. The opening in 1924 was a major event heralding the new “Riviera in the Highlands” and “Palace in the Glens”. The first night dinner dance, with Henry Hall and his band was broadcast live on the BBC.
Today, it’s a 5 Red Star Leading Hotel of the World, which in 2014 hosted the PGA Ryder Cup. There are four distinctive Restaurants, cocktail and whisky Bars; The Club (swimming pools, gym, sauna, steam room, jacuzzi), and the Spa at Gleneagles by Espa, “an urbane oasis of calm, as silkily smooth and sexy as the hotel’s stripy lawns.” The Tatler.
Founded in 1994 by an Italian family, Silversea cruises now have a fleet of eight intimate, elegant ships offering an ultra-luxury travel experience, fully inclusive hospitality, impeccable service, artistic designs with contemporary art-deco style. A sleek new ship Silver Muse will be launched in April 2017, with the tagline “simply divine”.
Explore the world from Australia to the Arctic, Seychelles to South America,, wildlife expeditions to voyages of heritage and culture.
The Silversea weekend begins on Friday 7th May when guests will settle into their beautifully furnished Estate rooms, relax and explore this fabulous resort.
Later meet your fellow guests at an evening Champagne and canapé reception, sponsored by Emirates. Then enjoy dinner at your preferred choice of Restaurant – from 2 Michelin star cuisine at Andrew Fairlie to a Mediterranean feast at Deseo or the comfy and casual Dormy Clubhouse Grill.
On Saturday morning is the annual Silversea Gleneagles golf tournament on The King’s Course which is a hard fought contest between cruise guests & friends, and Resort club members. For those who don’t wish to golf may enjoy the wonderful Resort – stroll or cycle around the parkland, keep fit in the Leisure Club or be pampered in the Spa.
Sporting facilties galore for the energetic – fishing, shooting, horse-riding and tennis, amongst other outdoor pursuits.
Gleneagles also has a virtual “street” of boutiques selling gifts, whisky, accessories, jewellery, designer fashion and country clothing, so take time out to browse around.
After a day on the golf course or relaxing at leisure, it’s time to dress up in Tuxedo or Evening gown for the Black Tie dinner, a lavish banquet with gourmet cuisine and fine wines, followed by excellent cabaret music and dancing.
Breakfast at Gleneagles is a legendary affair from the buffet to a la carte dishes so enjoy a leisurely Sunday morning. Then another taste of a glamorous lifestyle: The Leven Car Company will showcase a selection of gleaming Rolls Royce and Aston Martin cars when you can sign up for a test drive.
Over the years, there have often been exciting surprises such as a Quiz or Raffle with special prizes, including a free cruise! – Wine Tasting events and a tour of the impressive Wine Cellar.
Mappin & Webb, the in-house jewellery store, also kindly offered the loan of glittering necklaces and bracelets to ladies for the Black Tie dinner. We felt like Oscar-nominated film stars.. or indeed royalty.!
The Silversea luxury weekend has been held at Gleneagles for over a decade and a regular date in our diary. It’s always an inspiring occasion, a gathering of old friends and new like a private house party with lively conversation and camaraderie. Just like the casually sophisticated Silversea experience itself where guests enjoy the finest hospitality, leisure activities, relaxation and entertainment… except on land, not at sea.
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