In a move that is sure to be welcomed by Russian sports fan billionaires the trustees of Leeds Castle have announced that the estate and its grounds will be made available to hire exclusively during the 2012 Olympics. The 500-acre estate in Maidstone will be taken over for the duration of the games -16 days- at a guide price of £1m, equating to around £62,500 a night!
A cursory glance through what guests can expect as part of the package reveals a truly breathtaking roll call of treats. As well as front row seats at the Olympic stadium, including for the coveted men’s 100m final, wealthy sports fans can look forward to the use of a nine-hole golf course, 40 rooms for entertaining guests, butler, chauffeur and Michelin-starred chef, not to mention onsite activities such as hot air balloon rides, fishing and jousting.
But that’s not all. Whoever rents the venue shall have a flag designed and hoisted in their honour and be given the chance to drive the local steam train!
For the rest of us, the best way to celebrate in Kent is by joining us to enjoy one of our Christmas parties Maidstone style this December! Our flagship event in town this year is undoubtedly Party At The Pyramids, to be held at the Showground. Dinner is served against the backdrop of the ‘pyramids’, with statues of the Sphinx with belly dancers, fire eaters and the Pharaoh’s Harem of Dancers providing colourful entertainment.
Elsewhere across town we have the superb Festive Comedy Night bringing laughter aplenty to the Hilton hotel, yet another one of those fabulous Christmas party nights Maidstone style!
So, if you have a spare £1m lying around then we are ever so slightly envious that you’ll be able to hire out Leeds Castle for the duration of the Olympic games (we fancy driving that steam train around the most). Maybe for our Christmas parties 2012 we’ll enquire about throwing a few festive bashes there. Who knows, you’ll have to watch this space to see!