Some collaborations just make sense and this one is a match made in heaven. Take one homegrown Harrogate gin made with natural botanicals and combine with a specially-themed suite at Hotel du Vin and you’ve got an experience perfect for gin and plant lovers alike.
Harrogate’s Slingsby Gin and Hotel du Vin have partnered to create a series of suites, inspired by Slingsby’s award-winning gin and the 24 botanicals used to create it. The Slingsby Ginspiration Suites offer guests a one-of-a-kind hotel experience, with each element of the room – from the soft furnishings, to living botanicals, mini bar and copper details – carefully curated with the gin lover in mind.
The suites have been transformed from floor to ceiling with plant life to not only look and smell incredible, but also aid guests’ relaxation. They have been created by award-winning Chelsea Flower Show gardener and designer Matthew Wilson.
Each of the Slingsby Ginspiration Suites in Hotel du Vin Wimbledon, Brighton, Birmingham, York and Harrogate are unique to the individual hotel. Think luxurious roll top baths, large comfy beds and the finest Egyptian cotton. These photos are from the Harrogate suite which I visited ahead of the launch and it really is special.
Each hotel suite also contains a gin bar complete with full-sized bottles of Slingsby’s award-winning London Dry and Rhubarb gins. Guests will find premium tonics and garnishes on the bar trolley, too. I mean why would you even bother going out?
In the suites, guests can expect to find: hanging sky planters with cascading foliage; vintage suitcases and travel chests planted with herbs; and copper planters containing numerous different living botanicals. A fragrant grapefruit tree is also a key feature of the suites – as one of the main botanicals used to give Slingsby Gin its vibrant citrus kick.
Striking copper touches throughout the rooms are reminiscent of the stills in a gin distillery, as well as apothecary-style jars of dried botanicals found in Slingsby gin, such as fragrant juniper berries and rosehip.
The Slingsby Ginspiration Suites are available for booking at Hotel du Vin properties in Wimbledon, Brighton, Birmingham, York and Harrogate until 30th September.
To book visit www.hotelduvin.com
Check out www.spiritofharrogate.co.uk for the full story behind Slingsby as well as their Harrogate gin experiences!