When I was invited to take the woman in my life who inspires me most to experience one of MGallery by Sofitel’s British countryside properties, there was no question of who it was going to be: my business partner Sabine. She is more than a colleague; she is a friend, a confidante and my London family. She symbolises to me what it means to have it all as a woman: beauty, brains, kindness, generosity, a huge heart, a successful career and a wonderful family life.
Setting off for the Queens Hotel in Cheltenham, we were excited to escape London after the snow, to find a little haven to relax and unwind and to creatively focus on our forthcoming Atelier Romy collections. The Queens Hotel MGallery offered everything we were looking for and more: luxury, tradition and tranquility with incredible staff that meant every need was met before it was even realised.
Fittingly, the timing of our stay falls on International Woman’s Day, a key focus for the hotel group who have turned their attention to women with the new Inspired by Her offering which centres around the female traveller by providing unique, tailored products and services. Think: luxury amenities you would happily use on your face by The White Company, hair dryers and straighteners, healthy menu options, full length mirrors and even fluffy robes. One of the best elements of the stay has been the menu… we feel as if we’ve been eating the entire time, from a decadent High Tea to the most delicious steak of our lives last night. What a luxury.
It’s not often that you have time to check out of the mayhem of day-to-day life, to escape normality and to focus on something sacred. For us that meant being creative, capturing content, planning the year’s business strategy and designing new collections in the lap of luxury. Why don’t you do the same? Pop on the website, find an inspiring friend and check her in for a night at one of the MGallery Hotel’s around the world… I promise you will thank me later. xHermione.