For a quick tour of Paris on Bastille Day – or rather, a very quick tour – Waldorf Astoria’s Trianon Palace Versailles is offering guests the chance to get behind the wheel of one of two 200mph Lamborghinis for a blast around the city.
For three days only (July 14-16), anyone booking a suite at the hotel (from £775) can sign up to spend half an hour at the controls of a Lamborghini Aventador S Coupé or a Huracán RWD Spyder. A professional Lamborghini pilota will sit in the passenger seat to explain the features of the car (and prevent anyone from getting too carried away), and for those who’d rather rip up rural roads than city streets, countryside routes are also available.
Lambo lovers who might prefer to drive their “raging bulls” in the car’s country of origin should head to Waldorf Astoria’s Rome Cavalieri hotel (rooms from £770) on July 28-30, where the Aventador S Coupé and Huracán RWD Spyder will be available for 30-minute sprints, taking in the Colosseum and other Eternal City landmarks. After that, the cars will be on call for suite guests at Waldorf Astoria’s Caledonian in Edinburgh during the Festival Fringe (August 25-27; suites from £1,579) and at the Palm Jumeirah Dubai during the Dubai International Motor Show (November 16-18; suites from £471).