As the world celebrates the Royal engagement and bets are put on when it’s going to be and what colour hat the Queen will be wearing, we’re more interested in where William and Kate might go on honeymoon!
If it’s a March wedding, as some are predicting, then what’s not to say that they won’t take to the slopes. Both William and Kate are avid skiers, and whilst Klosters is their usual resort of choice, we thought that for their honeymoon they might choose somewhere a bit different.
Here are our royal ski honeymoon suggestions:
William and Kate would feel at home at the Fairmont Banff Springs, as it is designed in the style of a Scottish baronial castle. Located on the edge of Banff, the Royal couple would be able to escape the hustle and bustle of Banff town and relax after a hard day on the slopes in the spacious 1500ft Presidential Suite. From this opulent suite they will be able enjoy panoramic views of the Bow Valley, Spray Valley and Bow Falls whilst indulging in fine cuisine at their private dining table. The split-level living area offers a grand piano, a library and abundant space for the couple to curl up with their favourite novels and reminisce about their wedding.
The exclusive resort of Deer Valley, located in Utah, is consistently ranked #1 in the individual areas of dining, guest service and mountain grooming; exceptional customer service, consistent quality and attention to every detail, making it an ideal Royal resort. The St Regis Deercrest continues in this style, offering guests a private funicular to the Deer Valley ski base. The Luxury Suite, provides spacious accommodation overlooking groomed slopes and acres of towering pine trees. The suite has a very inviting lounge and entertainment area with a sofa, fireplace, and 40-inch LCD HD Television with a Denon® DVD Surround Sound Theater system perfect for William and Kate to hold some après drinks.
If William and Kate decide to stay this side of the Atlantic, then maybe they’ll hit the slopes of St Moritz, whilst also enjoying Snow and Symphony, a classical music series of around 20 concerts with performances by renowned musicians at venues throughout St Moritz. Past highlights have included performances by Nigel Kennedy and the Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra. Our honeymoon recommendation in St Moritz would the Kulm Hotel which is perfectly located in the centre of the resort and provides breathtaking views. Here they could relax in the Presidential suite, which is the quintessence of luxury whilst watching adrenaline fuelled athletes attempt the Cresta Run from the club house which is located in the Kulm Hotel.
An Austrian honeymoon option, would be the sumptuous Salzburgerhof in Zell Am See. The stunning setting of Zell am See makes it an ideal location for a winter honeymoon. You can ice skate or simply walk across the frozen lake over to Thumersbach for a gluwein. There is also snow kiting, Nordic walking and sleigh rides. So as well as world class skiing and a whole host of winter activities, they could relive their university days with a few rounds on the Old Course in St Andrews on the hotel’s indoor golf. With stunning views of the lake, and exquisite fine dining on offer, the Salzburgerhof offers a truly romantic getaway.
With one of the best locations in Val D’Isere, at the foot of the famous Bellevarde Olympic ski run, whilst only a few minutes from the buzz and excitement of this world class ski resort, the Balmes De L’Ours is arguably the best hotel in the French Alps. Boasting one of the largest spas in France, William and Kate will be able to fully relax after their global wedding celebrations. Combining Alpine elegance with state of the art facilities, this is a prime choice for a royal honeymoon. Rooms and suites are all individually decorated in themes of ‘Alpine Chalet’, ‘Great North American Lodge’, ‘Scandinavian Spirit’ and ‘Contemporary’. The ‘Alpine Chalet’ is our favourite, located on the top floor of the hotel so providing excellent views of the mountains and resort.
If you’re looking for some inspiration for your skiing honeymoon, then call the Ski Independence reservations team on 0131 243 8097.