The Wellesley hotel, one of London, England’s most legendary boutique hotels overlooking Hyde Park, has just announced six new luxury suites – all aboard its new 183-foot luxury superyacht My The Wellesley.
The striking vessel is now available for charter – at the measly price of US$270,000 per week – and sleeps up to 12 guests in six cabin suites, each furnished with bespoke décor and 1920s art deco stylings that feel like a seamless extension of the boutique hotel on the mainland. Refitted this year, the vessel has a cruising speed of 14 knots and was built by world-renowned bespoke yacht builder Oceanco, the same company that built the gargantuan Alfa Nero.
On board, guests will find a club lounge filled with the world’s finest cigars – think Montecristo, Cohiba and Bolivar. Each of the boat’s bathrooms have been individually designed using hand-selected Arabescato Corchia marble from the Carrara region in Italy, and each one is loaded with Hermès amenities.
The yacht comes with a personal 12-person crew to cater to every whim, including fine dining experiences in the vessel’s private dining area with Baccarat crystal, Christofle silverware and Wedgewood crockery.
Outside, 360-degree panoramic views are available from the boat’s spill deck, and the vessel comes fully stocked with toys to keep guests entertained – jet skis, water skis and diving equipment with on-board instructors.
While the superyacht is certainly impressive, My The Wellesley is far from the most expensive yacht charter in history. The Yacht Charter Fleet lists countless vessels well over My The Wellesley's US$245,000 per week price – such as the Excellence V for US$671,000. However, the Alfa Nero mentioned earlier takes the cake. Although it's not available for charter anymore, the gargantuan 270-foot monster boat was reportedly rentable for the paltry sum of around US$945,000 per week – enough to buy the majority of entry level yachts.
Just for reference, here's a shot of the one-yacht-to-rule-them-all, the Alfa Nero.