Hotel News From London: Book a Suite, Drive a Ferrari

Bath Butler? Pet Concierge? Minibar Negroni making kits? You can’t, it seems, swing a Frette-swathed pillow without hitting another silly, superfluous hotel amenity. But we’re personally not inclined to bother about the thread-count of our bedsheets so much as the horsepower of our driving machines.

If you’re similarly disposed, consider that a stay at the Baglioni Hotel London (the only Brit outpost of the exalted Italian hotel brand) should be next up on your springtime travel agenda. Indeed, when you book a suite for three nights at the Italo-stylish Kensington five-star (which attracts the likes of Will Smith, Jade Jagger and Christina Aguilera), it comes complete with a new model Ferrari or Lamborghini, so you can glide around the capital in enviable style.

The hotel’s suites are actually some of the plushest in London; and in-room aperitvo hour, well as dinner for two at its sexy Brunello restaurant, are all part of the fun. Afterwards, zip up to Buckinghamshire for a stay at the ultra poshie Stoke Park estate, which is offering Baglioni guests an exclusive package of leisure, wellness and culinary indulgences.

Oh, and do remember to keep to the left side of the road.

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Pick of the Week: Jagger’s Dagger

imagePaging Sharon Stone! Jade Jagger, the genetically blessed model, socialite, and jewelry designer, has partnered with Belvedere vodka to corner the market on upscale ice picks. The Jagger Dagger, reminiscent of Disney’s titular sword in the stone reappropriated for VIP swashbucklers, is bedecked with diamonds, sapphires, and gold. Worth $200,000 (you read that right), the limited-edition dagger comes out in late spring and will be available in London at Harrods, and through other picky retailers across the globe.