This summer, the Collection of Villages across Europe will offer Middle Eastern guests ‘seven star’ service in celebration of the Eid al-Fitr holiday. This period will encompass special events, exclusive offers, an unrivalled hospitality experience and – as always – leading luxury shopping destinations.
With guests looking to enjoy a period of celebration and indulgence this Eid, the Villages in Europe will be enhancing their luxury experience further to include ‘seven star’ services that will surpass their expectations and promise a memorable visit to the Collection of Villages this summer, between 18 July and 31 August 2015.
UK – Bicester Village
Bicester Village, located just an hour from London with more than 130 luxury and fashion boutiques, will present guests with an exclusive VIP Platinum Card offering additional savings of 10% at participating boutiques in the Village. An Arabic-speaking ‘Luxury Concierge’ will welcome guests to the VIP Lounge with pre-bookable, one-to-one brand showcase appointments, an alteration service and bespoke travel options. In addition, guests will have access to complimentary Valet Parking, Hands-free Shopping and use of its multifaith contemplation room.
Germany – Ingolstadt Village and Wertheim Village
Ingolstadt Village near Munich and Wertheim Village near Frankfurt will offer Middle Eastern guests complimentary travel on the Shopping Express® luxury coach service from nearby central city locations to the Villages and a VIP Card offering a further 10% reduction in participating boutiques, as well as exclusive offers on selected brands such as Bally, Escada, Lacoste, Tumi and more. Guests can also discover newly opened boutiques of world-famous luxury brands. Complimentary use of the VIP Chic Lounge will be available (must be booked at least 48 hours in advance – subject to availability, Monday to Friday, from 10 am to 6 pm). Special food options including an enhanced vegetarian offer and seafood dishes will also be available. In Ingolstadt Village a contemplation room will be at guests’ disposal.
Italy – Fidenza Village
Fidenza Village near Milan will offer guests the best of Italian sporting excellence, special Shopping Packages that combine shopping for luxury brands with a trip to the renowned Museo Casa Enzo Ferrari and Museo Ferrari Maranello. For those who prefer football, a luxury trip to the Village that includes Hands-free Shopping can be enjoyed alongside a visit to San Siro Stadium & Museum.
Spain – Las Rozas Village
Las Rozas Village near Madrid will offer guests an exclusive Arabic Luxury route: the map showcases a selection of 60 luxury and premium brands, including details of savings and special hospitality, and is available at the Tourism Information Centre in the Village. Additional luxury services for guests to enjoy include a VIP Card for 10% savings on purchases, exclusive use of the contemplation room as well as a Personal Shopper service. A halal menu will also be available from selected restaurants within the Village, including Café Y Tapas.
Spain – La Roca Village
La Roca Village near Barcelona will offer guests an exclusive Arabic Luxury route: the map presents a selection of 60 luxury and premium brands, including details of savings and special hospitality, and is available from the Tourism Information Centre in the Village. Guests will also receive a free Shopping Express® ticket with the purchase of a €200 La Roca Village Gift Card (LaRocaVillage.com/chictravel) as well as an exclusive VIP Card for an additional 10% saving on purchases. Guests will also have complimentary use of the Hands–free Shopping service, as well as access to the VIP Lounge and contemplation room. Halal dishes will be available from selected restaurants within the Village, such as Café Y Tapas, Pans & Company and Pasarela.
France – La Vallée Village
La Vallée Village, close to Paris and five minutes’ drive from Disneyland® Paris, will be delighting guests with a series of special summer events. Exclusive services will be available by invitation only, to guests staying at the Village’s four- and five-star hotel partners, as well as travel trade industry partners, such as DMC agencies and travel agencies. This summer brings new boutique openings of world-famous luxury brands, food pop-ups, a VIP lounge offering complimentary refreshments and treatments from La Maison du Chocolat, and extended opening hours from 18 July to 30 August, so guests can enjoy relaxed browsing in the cooler evenings.
Belgium – Maasmechelen Village
Maasmechelen Village near Brussels, Antwerp and Cologne is offering guests a selection of luxury services to enhance their shopping experience this summer, with complimentary travel on the Shopping Express® from Brussels to the Village, Hands-free Shopping, a VIP Card for further savings in the boutiques and exclusive offers in carefully selected boutiques. Guests will have the contemplation room at their disposal throughout their luxury experience, and to complete the day in style, they can visit the VIP Lounge to enjoy complimentary refreshments.
Ireland – Kildare Village
Kildare Village close to Dublin will be inviting guests to discover a new food experience, with a sampling of Middle Eastern dishes by Dublin restaurant Keshk. Younger visitors to the shopping destination will be able to join in with an interactive workshop and storytelling experience at the Middle Eastern Story Village, while there will be a falconry and bird of prey demonstration in the Village too.
The ‘Seven Star’ experience across the Collection of Villages in Europe will begin on 18 July until 31 August 2015.