It’s time to get your haute wheels fix! These five Southern California luxury hotels are offering auto experiences with luxury brands like Porsche, Rolls-Royce and Lamborghini.
1 The Peninsula Beverly Hills
To celebrate its 25th anniversary, the Peninsula Beverly Hills is offering guests staying in the recently refurbished Silver Suite the keys to a striking new convertible motor car: The Rolls-Royce Dawn. To enhance the partnership, the hotel’s concierge team has worked with Rolls-Royce Product Specialists to develop bespoke itineraries, mapping out LA’s legendary streets and freeways – from iconic Hollywood Boulevard to scenic Pacific Coast Highway. So baller.
9882 S Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills (310) 551-2888
The luxe Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes is offering three curated excursion packages that start with a Lexus and a pre-set GPS and end with a complete day of romance, adventure or, yes, even shopping. This is Terranea’s Drive Series program, which is clearly a success given that it’s the coastal resort’s third year implementing a pre-programmed day of delight for its guests. Adventurers should expect a themed road-trip itinerary with recommended sites and attractions, snacks and refreshments and a welcome kit with themed amenities and gifts to match each itinerary.
100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes (310) 494-7891
3 Fairmont Grand Del Mar
New this summer, guests of the AAA Five Diamond Fairmont Grand Del Mar can get behind the wheel of a new Porsche plug-in hybrid vehicle. In partnership with Porsche Cars North America, the Porsche E-Performance Tour at Fairmont Grand Del Mar will take place from July 30 through August 27, 2016. The program will allow resort guests exclusive access to Porsche’s hybrid options, including the Panamera S E-Hybrid and the Cayenne S E-Hybrid. Each complimentary two-hour drive will offer the opportunity to explore the southern coast. Drives are reserved on a first come, first served basis through the resort’s concierge desk.
5300 Grand Del Mar Ct, San Diego (858) 314-2000
4 La Quinta Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
Guests of the La Quinta Resort & Club in Palm Springs have the opportunity to test drive the new BMW Performance Driving School at the Thermal Club. Participants get to select from a variety of the latest BMW models to complete a certified professional instruction program. This includes the M series program where participants learn to drift, brake, and corner at high speeds around a 1.6 mile racecourse. La Quinta Resort & Club is an official partner of the BMW Performance Driving School, which is ever-so-conveniently located just 12 minutes away from the race track; the resort’s concierge can assist guests with booking their personal BMW racing experience.
49-499 Eisenhower Dr, La Quinta (760) 564-4111
5 The Keating Hotel
San Diego's Keating Hotel is offering up two cool new superhero themed packages with luxury cars thrown in. The “Live Like Tony Stark” package features private in-room screenings of Iron Man films, a tailored suit fitting at Hugo Boss or Ferragamo at Fashion Valley Mall, a personal J.A.R.V.I.S. or butler in the Macallan Suite, and a chauffeured service in a red Maserati. Meanwhile, its “Live Like Bruce Wayne” package includes a personal Alfred, a private butler for the entire hotel stay and a Batmobile in a form of a midnight black 2015 Ferrari, among other high-end items.
432 F St, San Diego (619) 814-5700