Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons Introduces Eco-Friendly Tours in Classic British Style

ByTravelling For Business

July 2, 2024
In celebration of its 40th anniversary, Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons, a Belmond Hotel, has announced that guests now have the unique opportunity to explore the picturesque Oxfordshire countryside in an eco-friendly manner, courtesy of the bespoke RBW Classic Roadster, an electric vehicle from RBW EV Cars.

In celebration of its 40th anniversary, Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, a Belmond Hotel, has announced that guests now have the unique opportunity to explore the picturesque Oxfordshire countryside in an eco-friendly manner, courtesy of the bespoke RBW Classic Roadster, an electric vehicle from RBW EV Cars.

For over four decades, Le Manoir has been synonymous with exceptional gastronomy, stunning gardens, and rich cultural experiences. Renowned for its pioneering approach to seasonality, sustainability, and local sourcing, the hotel continues to lead the way in innovative hospitality practices.

Niall Kingston, General Manager of Le Manoir, shared, “RBW’s electric journey ensures the future of motoring remains emotive, engaging, and beautiful. They provide a comprehensive service for Le Manoir and, most importantly, our guests, with handcrafted vehicles built to exacting specifications. It’s a sustainable modern drive that complements our ethos.”

Founded by the esteemed Chef Patron Raymond Blanc OBE, Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons is one of England’s most beloved hotels, and the recent winner of the Best UK Hotel at the inaugural Travelling For Business Awards. Since opening in 1984, it has maintained its prestigious two Michelin stars and has trained 28 Michelin-starred chefs. Set amidst idyllic lawns, flower borders, and orchards, Le Manoir’s Oxfordshire location is the epitome of scenic beauty. The hotel’s commitment to farm-to-table dining provides its kitchen and the acclaimed Raymond Blanc Cookery School with the freshest organic produce, ensuring its restaurant remains at the forefront of culinary excellence.

Le Manoir’s dedication to sustainability extends beyond its culinary practices. As an industry leader in eco-friendly initiatives, the hotel’s collaboration with RBW EV Cars is a testament to its ongoing commitment to achieving net zero. The custom-built RBW Roadster, a classic British convertible, features a bespoke walnut dashboard, hand-stitched leather interior, unique alloy wheels, and a soft top. Guests can enjoy leisurely excursions through the countryside, guided by a navigation system with pre-set scenic routes, and can enhance their journey with a delightful picnic prepared from local produce by Le Manoir.

Peter Swain, CEO of RBW EV Cars, expressed his pride in the partnership, saying, “We are honoured to be selected by Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, a Belmond Hotel, whose world-renowned reputation for luxurious quality and sustainable practices aligns perfectly with our EV classic sports cars. Our hand-built classic roadsters combine modern luxury, advanced EV technology, and the timeless style of an iconic classic sports car to offer drivers and passengers the quintessential British experience.”