This story originally appeared in the November/December 2017 issue of Elite Traveler.
In the spirit of compiling not-your-average gift guide, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts has created the 12 Days of Rosewood—no leaping lords or a partridge in a pear tree, but a collection of trips and experiences from all over the globe. Each offering uses the location’s heritage, culture and environment to design an immersive trip for those searching for a priceless insider perspective. Give one as a gift, or go on an adventure and do all 12.
London, UK: Aston Martin Discovery
If you’ve had your eye on Aston Martin’s new flagship vehicle, head to the company’s headquarters in Gaydon, Warwickshire, by private helicopter from Rosewood London. Following a consultation with Aston Martin’s chief executive officer, your custom-made DB11 V12 coupe will be created followed by a private training session.
Paris, France: Art de Vivre
Overlooking Place de la Concorde, Les Grands Appartements have been designed by Chanel’s creative director, Karl Lagerfeld. Soak up the Parisian lifestyle with a private gastronomic journey in the salon where Marie Antoinette once studied music and, in the exclusive, subterranean La Cave wine cellar, taste a rare cognac. Très chic.
Los Cabos, Mexico: Oaxacan Art
Traveling by private jet, head to Oaxacan to curate your very own collection of Mexican artwork from the studios of the city’s most acclaimed artists, including a specially commissioned alberije sculpture. Retreat to the 28,000 sq ft Ty Warner Mansion and watch the night sky illuminate with a customized firework display from the 328ft infinity pool.
$160,000, for four nights, available at Las Ventanas al Paraiso