From high end cooking classes in the hotel kitchen to wine tastings and yoga classes, Hotel du Vin has some creative ways of keeping travellers focused on their brand.
Hotel du Vin has been rebranded as Home du Vin on Instagram (for now) to bring events at a distance to keep customers entertained and occupied whilst safe at home.
Hotel du Vin is a luxury UK boutique hotel chain with 19 hotels across Britain, but they’ve expanded their luxury services to be online and accessible worldwide.
Covid-19 restrictions are hitting the hospitality industry hard, as well as everyone who loves to travel.
Destination hotels are becoming creative in this time, thinking of ways to keep their brand in the forefront of people’s minds to help those missing the United Kingdom.
Home du Vin can be found on Instagram, @hotelduvin where their activities can be accessed.
Expect to find videos on exercise classes, cooking classes, informational videos and virtual tours that can be followed along at home. The sessions run weekly, but can be accessed at any time, so they can be fit into any schedule.
The Best of British Cuisine
High end cooking classes with a chef bring the finest British food from the Hotel du Vin kitchens straight to Australians’ dinner tables.
Each video has an ingredients list in the caption and easy to follow instructions.
Recipes include confit of duck and braised put lentils and the perfect vanilla cheesecake with strawberry compote.
The videos can be paused to give home cooks the time and leisure needed to learn and complete the dishes at their own pace. Some videos even include how to plate up and the perfect drink to match each luxury meal.
Each Wednesday a new video is uploaded talking about all things wine. The wine basics are covered, such as how keep a bottle of wine fresh after it has been opened, or what the optimal temperatures are for serving different types of wine.
Questions from viewers are also answered, such as what are organic and biodynamic wines and which is better.
Viewers can send in questions by commenting on posts on Instagram. These videos are perfect to expand wine knowledge and impress friends when restrictions lift dinner parties are given the green light.
Yoga is a great form of exercise to tone and strengthen the body. Using Instagram IGTV, yoga teacher, @yogawithjosie, runs new yoga classes every Saturday. Josie is a qualified yoga teacher and teaches yoga aimed at a variety of groups such as mothers at any stage of motherhood. Josie even guides yoga for runners, so there’s a class for all fitness levels and abilities.
Visit Britain Virtually
These entertaining posts give viewers a taste of British art and history with virtual tours.
This is the best option for satisfying the travel bug for now, with commentated tours of Britain’s finest attractions.
Visit the Tate Modern, The Natural History Museum and the ballet whilst cosy and comfortable at home.
Prepare for Travel
Hotel du Vin has introduced e-vouchers to support hospitality whilst travel is unavailable. Customers can give the gift of something to look forward to after covid-19 restrictions ease.