Autumn weekends are a time when thoughts turn to crisp apples, the gold and red of New England fall foliage, and a cozy fireplace. To complement this, The Setai Fifth Avenue, a Capella Managed Hotel, has unveiled an amazing new experience.
The hotel has partnered with luxury helicopter service HeliFlite, East Hampton, N.Y. and The Red Lion Inn located in the Berkshires, to offer a package that combines a stay at The Setai Fifth Avenue and the quintessentially American village of Stockbridge, Massachusetts.
The experience includes a two-night stay in an "Avenue Apartment" at The Setai Fifth Avenue. This one-bedroom suite features a separate kitchen, dining and living areas, a king size bed, Pratesi lines, an oversized Zuma deep soaking tub, and a glass enclosed floor-to-ceiling rain shower. On the morning after the first nightís stay, following an in-room breakfast, guests are whisked to a nearby helipad via the hotelís Maserati for the 45-minute helicopter flight to Stockbridge, the quintessential "Norman Rockwell" New England village.
In Stockbridge, a car and driver is at your service throughout the day. At The Red Lion Inn, they provide a picnic basket for you to enjoy your fall foliage outing in style. Follow your excursion with a visit to the Norman Rockwell Museum, or to Chesterwood, the National Trust for Historic Preservation home of legendary sculptor (Lincoln Memorial) Daniel Chester French.
There are also a variety of shops along the charming main street of Stockbridge. To complete the day, The Red Lion Inn will set an intimate table for you to enjoy cocktails by the fire and a four-course dinner before heading back by helicopter to New York City and The Setai Fifth Avenue. To end the experience, and before settling in for the second night, you will enjoy a nightcap at Bar on Fifth where a bottle of champagne awaits and cool jazz performances are in full swing.
The "New England Fall Foliage Flight" experience is available now through December 30, 2011, from a starting rate of $15,000, based on double occupancy. For more information, call 212.695.4005 or visit CapellaHotels.com.