AMBERLEY VILLAGE, England -- Amberley Castle, a 900-year-old
building that has been turned into a hotel, embarked on a marketing
campaign to introduce itself to the U.S. travel agency community.
Located in southern England's West Sussex village of Amberley, the
15-bedroom castle offers upscale accommodations and historical
The village surrounding the castle has pubs, shops and a
pottery, and a train station just outside the village provides
direct service from Heathrow and Gatwick airports and from central
The property is aiming to attract U.S. guests with a two-night
Castle Break package. Priced at about $600 to $1,100 for two people
for both nights, the plan includes lodging, dinners and
Amberley also offers helicopter transportation in partnership
with Berkshire, England-based Elite Helicopters. Cost of the
helicopter service varies from point of departure. A sample price
is $2,280 for one-way service for up to four people from Heathrow
A spokesman for Amberley said that an overnight stay including
helicopter transportation is dubbed the Castles in the Air package
and is targeted at corporate travelers and at those celebrating
birthdays, weddings and anniversaries.
The spokesman said that two 17th century barns on the castle
grounds are being converted to five suites. The project is slated
to be finished sometime this fall. Commission on lodging at the
castle is 8%.
Amberley Castle is not yet represented by any reservations firm
in the U.S., so agents must call or fax the hotel.
Phone: (011) 44-179 883-1992
Fax: (011) 44-179 883-1998