Who is Booking a Royal Wedding Package, Who?
In the past two days, we've gotten 10 emails about 10 different hotel packages and events for the Royal Wedding, largely for hotels in the United States as London hotels have quickly sold out.
These packages include stuff like nights in the hotel's royal suite, specialty royal wedding cocktails, English breakfast (that might be the first time you'll ever see THAT as a package highlight), royal tea time, shopping trips (for royal jewel fakes), the use of chauffeurs and wake-up calls for the ceremony.
Hotels are also trying to spin their normal hotel services as luxury services that royals would use. "Have your clothes dry-cleaned like a royal would! Get pampered like a royal with nightly turn down service!", etc., etc.
Now, we know hotels are quick to create packages for any event that's going on in pop culture/sports/the world and this wedding is causing most everyone in Britain to explode out of their jumpers and britches but might they be overdoing it here? After all, are you sitting around with your girlfriends/spouses/book club members/fellow cat ladies saying, "We should book a royal wedding package!"? Is there really that much demand for royal wedding themed hotel packages?
We can understand why London hotels would put together royal wedding packages--after all, a large portion of visitors for that weekend (if not ALL of them) will be coming to watch the royal wedding at Westminster Abbey. But other hotels don't really have much of an excuse.
One royal wedding celebration from hotels that we can get behind are viewing parties. The Stafford London is doing one but so is the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel in Orlando for free. After Will and Kate say, "Erm, I do?" you can go about your merry way without having to suffer through an English breakfast. We will be watching as well...as we sip from our Will and Kate teacups and gobble down Will and Kate cupcakes.
Have you booked a royal wedding hotel package? If so, which one? Tell us in comments below! We promise we won't pull a bitchy Camilla move and call you Kate Simpleton. Promise.