Date: Tuesday, 03 May 2011 The award-winning Milestone Hotel, Kensington, part of the Red Carnation Hotel Collection, is pleased to announce that it will be the official hotel of the Classical BRIT Awards 2011, which takes place at the Royal Albert Hall on May 12th. To celebrate, this Kensington Hotel is offering exclusive packages for the classical music enthusiast to attend this must-see event. The Milestone Hotel is a five star luxury hotel renowned across the world. From the moment guests arrive they are greeted with sumptuous décor and are treated like royalty. On arrival at the hotel a bottle of Champagne will await you in the luxurious surroundings of the Deluxe King Room or Junior Suite while you get ready to attend the Awards ceremony. As part of the exclusive Milestones package, guests will avail of the most premier seats the Royal Albert Hall has to offer, sitting in the Grand Tier Box, where they will enjoy the two-hour spectacular musical event. The Classical BRIT Awards celebrate the best of the Classical and formal contemporary world of music and the concert offers unique live performances. This year the programme promises to be especially magical. For the very first time a full theatrical cast will perform, bringing British theatrical producer Cameron Mackintosh’s Les Misérables to the stage with Blackpool born Alfie Boe in the role as Jean Valjean. Salford’s finest Russell Watson, one of the UK’s most successful tenors makes a welcome return to the event, as does Wales’ most famous mezzo-soprano Katherine Jenkins. Making their Classic BRIT Award debut will be Il Divo, the original and world’s most popular operatic quartet. The London Chamber Orchestra conducted by Christopher Warren Green will accompany all performers and at the end of the evening the previous year’s success stories in classical music will be celebrated with the award of the Classic BRIT Award for Album of the Year. This exclusive Classic BRIT Awards Package at The Milestone includes: One night’s stay in the luxurious Deluxe King Room or Junior Suite A bottle of house Champagne on arrival at the hotel Two tickets to the Classical Brit Awards sitting in the Grand Tier Box A set three-course Table D’hôte Menu in Chenestons, The Milestone’s fine dining restaurant. Dessert can be taken after the show Full English Breakfast for two the following morning This package is priced from £513.32 for two people sharing a Deluxe King Room and from £712.32 for two people sharing a Junior Suite. Prices are excluding VAT. Situated in the heart of Kensington, overlooking Kensington Palace and Gardens, the quiet and understated elegance of The Milestone is celebrated for its style, comfort, and exalted levels of personal service. A Grade II listed showpiece of the Victorian era, now restored to its former architectural splendour, is today home to a five star hotel that offers 56 individually designed rooms and suites and six two-bedroomed apartments, all lavishly decorated with the finest fabrics and furnishings. Boasting 24-hour butler service, Chenestons fine dining restaurant, Park Lounge for traditional afternoon tea, Stables bar and fitness centre with resistance pool and spa treatment, this exquisite Kensington hotel is a short stroll to the Royal Albert Hall, and within easy reach of Knightsbridge and the West End. The Milestone is part of The Red Carnation Hotel Collection, a family run collection of boutique hotels, and a member of The Leading Small Hotels of the World.