Polo fans rejoice — Waldorf Astoria has partnered with Empire Polo Club and Desert Jet to create the ultimate $40,000 polo package.
Starting in Los Angeles on Friday 14th February, you and four guests will fly via private jet charter to Greater Palm Springs, California. Once on the ground, you’ll head to the Waldorf Beverly Hills. Right in the heart of Beverly Hills, the Art Deco-style hotel has won many awards since opening and is a hot spot for epicureans: Jean-Georges Beverly Hills is the acclaimed French chef’s signature restaurant. Expect locally sourced, seasonal cuisine during the evening’s eight course tasting menu.
The following day, hop back on the jet and soar to Empire Polo Club in Indio, California. The 78-acre polo club first opened in 1987 and has been hosting major polo tournaments ever since. You’ll be welcomed to the club with a champagne toast before settling in to VIP seating for the private Exhibition Polo Match. You’ll meet the players and horses before the match, and enjoy a BBQ with the players afterwards.
On Saturday night, dinner is served at the chef’s table at Morgan’s in the desert. The restaurant is sheer romance with blooming flowers and flickering lanterns and cuisine highlights contemporary American cuisine. Be sure to enjoy an aperitif in around the courtyard’s fire-pit. Spend the night at La Quinta Resort & Club. Set at the foot of the Santa Rosa Mountains, the hotel is surrounded by 45 acres of lush, kaleidoscopic gardens.
On Sunday 16th February, the day begins with a hearty breakfast at Twenty6 at La Quinta before heading off to Empire Polo Club. Watch polo matches from the Owner’s Suite and meet the players. Enjoy a traditional Mexican tequila dinner at La Abode Grill (the restaurant has more than 100 tequilas to choose from). Spend the night at La Quinta before your polo package comes to an end the next day with a private charter back to Santa Monica.
A portion of the proceeds from this package will benefit the Tower Cancer Research Foundation in Beverly Hills. The foundation is dedicated to clinical research, patient support and community education.
From $40,000 for four. Contact Brittney Sequira, email@example.com, +760 777 4936, waldorfastoria.com