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PRESTIGE PICKS: LAST-MINUTE GETAWAYS

Christmas Day is creeping up and you still haven't planned your holidays? Never fear. In this week's online exclusive, PRESTIGE introduces three jolly jaunts for those looking for that all-in-one vacation

PRESTIGE PICKS: LAST-MINUTE GETAWAYS

A DOWNTON-ABBEY DALLIANCE IN LONDON
Multiple flights a day going from Hong Kong to London means getting there isn’t the problem, and there’s always plenty to do in the bustling city. But for a truly unique holiday, book a stay at the Corinthia Hotel London, where guests can be transported by helicopter (in minutes) or Range Rover (in an hour and 15 minutes) to The Petworth Estate in West Sussex for the ultimate Downton Abbey experience. There, you can live like lords and ladies of the manor: indulge in game-hunting, fly-fishing or deer-stalking; check out the stately home’s private collection of Turner paintings; take the horse and carriage out for a ride; and dine on seasonal game, fish and foraged ingredients prepared by the Corinthia’s top chefs (who will even cater to Paleo diets, for a real throwback experience).
 
CHILLED OUT IN CHIANG MAI
Looking for something a little extra? Then make your way over to the Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai for that perfect all-in-one stay. The stunning property offers daily activities to keep you and your family busy. Join the team for a Spa 101 session so you can learn to give (and get) your Thai massage fix at home, or attend the Cooking School where you’ll be introduced to delicious Thai specialties such as tom yum goong and kaow soi gai. Other fun activities include Thai kick boxing, garden tours, Thai language classes and hot-air balloon rides – or just kick back by the pool and wait for a chance encounter with everyone’s favourite resort staff, the water buffalo, Tong. Sign us up now!
 
SHOPPER’S DELIGHT IN FLORENCE
The Ferragamo-family-owned hospitality group Lungarno Collection has crafted an Exclusive Shopping Experience package for luxury travellers from this side of the world. Guests can enjoy a two-night stay in Florence at the Hotel Lungarno, Continentale or Gallery Hotel Art, along with a three-hour tour with your own personal shopper at the finest boutiques in the city, so you don’t have to bother with Google Maps or tricky trails. Shopaholics will also receive the VIP treatment on arrival, including a gourmet dinner for two at Borgo San Jacopo, complimentary access to the Salvatore Ferragamo Museum, daily breakfast at any Lungarno Collection hotel and a Lungarno Collection Privilege Card, affording benefits at boutiques across the city.
 
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