It’s nice to admire classic cars, but it’s even nicer to drive or be driven in one, and even nicer when it happens at a 5-star hotel. Here are five properties who offer classic cars to guests, and which cars they’re offering.
It’s the only Paris hotel boasting its own customized fleet of vehicles, but the one you’ll be interested in in this case is their 1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II. The cars – each painted green – are available for airport transports, select hire but also complimentary trips around Paris via a chauffeur. The hotel sits right smack in the middle of Paris, within walking distance of some of the planet’s most famous museums, monuments, and shopping, and the property houses 200 luxury rooms, including 86 suites.
To celebrate this summer opening, Le M de Megève – a member of the Megève Automobile Club – will also have a 1952 4-door Mercedes 300 D Cabriolet available for guests to do some sightseeing around Megève’s breathtaking landscapes. For 150 euros per person, the hotel’s clientele will be able to experience a chauffeured ride around the mountains. To complement their scenic drive, guests will be able to purchase a gourmet picnic hamper, choosing from the famous chef Yves Camdeborde’s sharing plates menu or from the Grand Crus fondues menu.
Located on a historic pier looking out over the Columbia River shipping lane, Cannery Pier Hotel and Spa offers casual luxury surrounded by a buzzing maritime city steeped in Oregon’s rich history. Amenities include complementary chauffering in the hotel’s 1962 Chevy Impala, wine and lox during cocktail hour and a Finnish spa – an ode to the town of Astoria and its Finnish roots. The property is also close to the Astoria Riverfront Trolley, providing quick access to an assortment of fine restaurants and craft breweries.
Italy, of course, is known for romance, and if you book the Grand Hotel Tremezzo and wish to rent its vintage Alfa Romeo Duetto Spider, they offer three packages: “Treat Myself,” “I’m in Love” and “I Just Can’t Get Enough,” the names referring to the amount of time you wish to rent the car – two hours, a full day or two days. They’ll also provide you with an itinerary if you wish, which includes Villa Passalacqua, built in the 1700s. The hotel itself, and its surrounding landscape is stunning, an art nouveau masterpiece sitting on the western shores of Lake Como. Views span the crystalline waters toward Bellagio and the Grigne mountains, and guests are treated to 5-star amenities, three pools, a lakeside private beach, and a lavish private park.
This swank property was once the royal guesthouse of famed King Sihanouk, and now boasts 24 suites, each with its own remork – a three-wheeled motorbike. You’ll be picked up and feted in their 1965 Mercedes-Benz, and your driver will gladly transport you to any destination, or even on just a joyride around Angkor Wat. Finished in pale terrazzo and timber, Amansara’s suites offer a combined bedroom and living area stepping down into a light-filled bathroom with an island bathtub. Floor-to-ceiling glass doors open to a private garden courtyard with sun loungers, a reflection pond and, in 12 suites, a private plunge pool. Sandstone reliefs reference the famed ruins of Angkor temples just minutes away.