Reid’s Palace 2011 celebrations
Spring Flower Festival Ball - Saturday, May 7th, 2011
Celebrating spring and the flora wealth it brings us every year, The Flower Festival, one of the Islands’ most colourful celebrations, is more than just a tribute to the flowers of the Madeira Islands. It provides the opportunity to keep genuine Madeira traditions alive and transforms the city of Funchal, for a few days, into a magnificent stage for all kinds of artistic and cultural expression.
Along with the Flower Festival and celebrating 120 years of existence, Reid’s Palace will be holding a most traditional Spring Flower Ball, taking place on Saturday, May 7th.
We will start the evening with a Victorian cocktail in partnership with the Scottish brand, Hendricks Gin, who will propose some cocktails with flowers, in line with this special season for the island.
Creating a great opportunity to get together, we will be serving a 4 course menu, specially prepared for the occasion with selected wines included during the meal, in the restaurant “The Dining Room” accompanied by dancing musics performed by our “Rose Flower Band”, as well as the performance of one of the groups from the Flower Festival Parade, with their beautifully flower decorated dresses.
You can add up to your dress a flower or flower motif to enhance the spirit of Spring
Price: 79,00€ per person
Dress Code: Dinner Jacket or dark suit is welcome for gentlemen For further details and reservations, please contact us on 291 71 70 11 or by email to:
Reid’s Palace, is a 5 star deluxe hotel, open since 1891 and part of the Orient-Express collection of hotels. With a central location in Funchal, on the top of a cliff, by the sea and surrounded by a beautiful garden. The hotel has 128 rooms and 35 suites, elegantly appointed, 6 seasonal restaurants, 2 bars, Tea terrace and Lounge, 4 swimming pools, Kids club, gym, 2 tennis courts and a SPA with 5 treatment rooms, including a suite for couples with private terrace and jacuzzi. The hotel also has facilities to receive banquets and meetings, up to 180 people.
Photos and images of Reid’s Palace are available on complimentary basis at http://www.orientexpressimages.com.
Funchal, 13th April 2011
Not many hotels in the world offer such a rich history as Reid’s Palace Hotel Madeira.
Its unique location on a cliff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, blessed
with an all-year round mild weather has made it a destination for the
discerning European traveller.
The hotel will be celebrating its 120th birthday during 2011. This year, Reid’s Palace also joins the exclusive library of THE MOST FAMOUS HOTELS IN THE WORLD with a unique book about its history, its contemporary, state-of-the-art features and its best stories.
Reid’s Palace, by Manfred Markowski
Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill and his wife Lady Clementine Hozier at Reid’s Palace Hotel, invited to promote tourism on Madeira after the war.
Overlooking the Globe and parts of Reid’s Gardens
G.B. Shaw - his dancing lessons made his instructor a legend.
View from one of your private suites.
Fun at Reid’s in the 1930s and today (below).
Being served then and now (below)
One of the last hotels in the world where one can dine in long dress and gentlemen can wear black tie (tuxedo).
“I had Tea at Reid’s” - one of the most famous catchphrases in globetrotters’ lingua franca.
The place to be seen and to see others: Reid’s Hotel in the 1930s.
The Festivities will start on the 29th January 2011 with the Burn’s Supper, in celebration of the Scottish Poet Robbie Burns. For this special meal a traditional Scottish menu will be prepared by Mark Tamburrini, the Executive Chef of the luxury train The Royal Scotsman. During this exclusive evening their will be performances from a Scottish bagpiper and members of the Scottish Fiddle Orchestra, who have previously played for the Princess Royal.
A series of events will held during the year to celebrate Reid’s 120th anniversary, here is a taster of what’s to come ...
Lobby Life by Wolfgang Kalny
Reid’s 120 Years Celebration
January 29th, 2011
March 8th, 2011
The Magic 20’s Carnival Ball
April 26th, 2011
Concert with Mandolins
May 8th, 2011
Spring Flower Ball
Summer Buffet Barbecue with
view to the fireworks - Every Saturday
July 22nd, 2011
Summer White Party
August 21st, 2011
City Day – Medieval Theme
September 16th, 2011
Launch of Reid’s Book
Inauguration of Reid’s Photographic Gallery
November 1st, 2011
120 Years Celebration Grand Ball
The above program and dates are subject to alteration without prior notice
Dolphine watching in the Atlantic - on of the best waters in the world.
Historical photographs: Perestrellos Photographos - Museu Photographia Vincentes, Funcahl, Madeira
Contemporary photographs: Wolfgang Kalny, Andreas Augustin