London’s Baglioni Hotel has teamed up with prestige car dealer HR Owen to create a high-octane three-night break for two that combines a stay in the lap of Latin luxury with the chance to get out of town behind the wheel of an Italian supercar.
For visitors from abroad, the three-night “Italian Driving Experience” begins with collection from any airport in or around London by chauffeur-driven Maserati, before checking into one of the Baglioni’s one-bedroom suites. An appropriate Prosecco-based aperitivo is followed by dinner, with (English) breakfast served in the suite the following morning – at which point the keys to a 200mph Lamborghini Huracán or Ferrari FF are handed over, with the car of choice freshly delivered to the hotel door.
Since the usually traffic-clogged streets of the capital are perhaps not the best place to enjoy a supercar to the full, HR Owen offers recommended driving routes to interesting out-of-town destinations that can easily be reached in a few hours.
The basic £1,150-per-night price of the package allows for a single day with the car, although this can be extended for an additional fee. In any event, with HR Owen’s regular daily-hire rate for a Huracán standing at £950, it seems value for money.