US Masters – DoubleTree By Hilton

5th - 9th April

DoubleTree By Hilton, Columbia SC

In 2017 Imperial clients watched with a birdie on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff, Sergio Garcia earned his 1st major championship to join Seve Ballesteros & Jose Maria Olazabal as the 3rd Spaniard to win the Green Jacket. With access to Gate 6 Hospitality included, offering a buffet inspired by US Celebrity Chef Aaron May, a complimentary bar and the chance to rest your feet in comfort, whilst still catching all the action on the course. This is the only way to experience all that the Masters has to offer.

The Doubletree by Hilton is conveniently located an easy drive to Augusta National & only minutes from the ‘Vista’ in Downtown Columbia, full of restaurants & bars, both you and your guests will enjoy an experience to remember.


  • Return direct economy class flights with from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT)*.
  • Air passenger duty tax & ATOL protection levy included.
  • SUV hire for the duration on the event**.
  • 4 night’s hotel accommodation in the 4 star Doubletree by Hilton Columbia SC with breakfast based on twin occupancy in a standard room*.
  • 2 rounds of golf at nearby courses played in four balls on Friday & Saturday***.
  • US Masters badge for Sunday only (final round) with official spectator chair.
  • Access to the Gate 6 Hospitality Pavilion on Sunday only conveniently located off Washington Road, to include:
  • Hospitality between 07:00 – 21:00 with both indoor lounge seating and outdoor patio access.
  • Complimentary bar throughout the day to included selected beers, wines, mainline spirits and soft drinks.
  • Rolling chef’s buffet table with breakfast, lunch and dinner offerings.
  • Large screen to keep guests informed of play.
  • Unique experiences such as Cigar Rolling & Chair Massages.

*Unless otherwise contracted.
**SUV Hire: Based on 4 guests sharing. Smaller groups could be allocated a compact saloon vehicle. Please let us know if you are a party of >4 that are interested in a larger sized vehicle.
***2018 Courses/tee times to be confirmed within hosts final event packs, previous courses have included Columbia Country Club, Oaks Hills Golf Club, Country Club of Lexington & The Woodlands Golf & Country Club.
**** Augusta operates a strict 3 time only re-entry policy.

Further Information

Day of UK Departure.
08:00 Guests are invited to arrive at LHR Airport – T3 for check-in. Upon arrival please check the information boards for check-in zone.
11:00 Economy class flight AA731 departs LHR – T3 for CLT.
15:05 Flight arrives at CLT. All hosts pick up their vehicles from the Consolidated Car Rental Facility. Self-drive to the Doubletree by Hilton, 2100 Bush River Rd, Columbia, South Carolina, 29210 (approx 97.7 miles). Hotel check-in & first night at leisure.
1st round of golf at course 1.
2nd round of golf at course 2.
Self drive to Augusta National Golf Club for the US Masters Final Round (67.1 miles), badge & chair collection.
From 07:00 Upon arrival at Augusta guests are invited to make their way to the Gate 6 Hospitality Pavilion located at the Publix National Plaza, 2816 Washington Road, Augusta, GA 30909. Complimentary parking is available onsite.
– Guests are invited to register with ticket collection/return desk at reception before gaining entry to the Pavilion. The Pavilion is located approx. 6 mins walk from the main entrance of the tournament off Berckmans Road.
08:00 Augusta National gates opens.
– A complimentary bar of selected beers, wines, mainline spirits and soft drinks accompanied by a rolling chefs table consisting of a breakfast, lunch & dinner offering will be available throughout the day for guests****.
– Guests day spent at leisure at Augusta National.
– Please note all badges must be returned to the collection/return desk at the Gate 6 Hospitality Pavilion at the end of the day, no later than one hour after the end of play.
19:00 Presentation ceremony commences. Kindly note the gates to Augusta National close 30 minutes after the presentation ceremony.
21:00 Gate 6 Hospitality Pavilion closes.
Day of US Departure.
Prior to 12:00 Hotel check out. Self drive from hotel to CLT airport for vehicle dropoff & flight check-in from 15:45 (3 hrs for International travel).
18:45 Economy flight AA730 departs CLT for LHR – T3.
07:55 Flight arrives at LHR – T3 and all guests depart.

British Open Golf 2017 – Onboard The Belmond Northern Belle

Friday July 21, 2017

Royal Birkdale Golf Course

Royal Birkdale will host The Open for the tenth time in 2017. The course was first established in 1889, but was extensively redesigned in 1922 by Fred Hawtree and JH Taylor to create the current layout, which winds its way through the sand dunes towering over each of the fairways.

Belmond Northern Belle, evokes the style of the ‘Belle’ trains of the 1930’s, is the first classic train of the century providing a unique and original setting for all kinds of business events and social occasions. Aboard its gleaming carriages, your guests can enjoy excursions to charming towns and historic cities from stations throughout the UK.

Please note the information on this sheet is designed on a provisional basis only. Package content and timings are subject to change.


  • Reserved seat on the Belmond Northern Belle.
  • A welcoming Bellini served upon boarding.
  • Three course set brunch followed by tea and coffee served on the outward
  • Return Ormskirk Station/Royal Birkdale Golf Club coach transfers.
  • Royal Birkdale Golf Club admission ticket.
  • A welcoming glass of champagne served with canapés.
  • A set four course dinner served with half a bottle of selected house wine on the
    return train journey.
  • Full cash bar to purchase additional drinks onboard throughout.
  • Coffee and tea available.
  • Hostesses and Event Managers in attendance.

Further Information

Guests are invited to arrive at a London Train Station.
Train departs a London train station for Ormskirk Station. A welcoming Bellini is served on boarding the Northern Belle followed by a three course set brunch. A cash bar facility is also available, should you wish to purchase additional drinks.
11:20 (approx)
Belmond Northern Belle arrives into Ormskirk station.
– Guests disembark the train for their coach transfer to Royal Birkdale Golf Club. Day spent at guests leisure around the course.
– Guests depart Royal Birkdale Golf Course and make their way to the coach park for their return coach transfer to Ormskirk train station.
Belmond Northern Belle departs Ormskirk train station. Whilst on board, guests will be served a chilled glass of champagne and canapés. Followed by a four-course set meal, half a bottle of selected wine per person and tea/coffee.
23:00 (approx)
Belmond Northern Belle arrives at a London train station and all guests depart.

Guests are invited to make their way to a London Train Station approximately 15 minutes before departure. Please look out for the Imperial Event Managers & Belmond Northern Belle Staff at the station and the main departure board for the confirmed platform number for the private charter. It is imperative that guests arrive on time for all transfers during the event. Please ensure both you and your invited guests familiarise yourself with the return coach timings specified on your itinerary as none of the coach transfers are able to wait for late comers. ICE regrets to inform you that should guests arrive late for any of the scheduled transfers, they will be asked to make their own travel arrangements to the destination at their own expense.

Please note that the Belmond Orient Express Nothern Belle Operates within the constraints of the National Rail Network and that delays can occur because of unforeseen circumstances. Timings and stations are provisional only and cannot be guaranteed – please bear this in mind when making plans for connections.

Guests are encouraged to dress smartly for the Orient Express, however attire at the Royal Birkdale Golf Course should be weather orientated.

Code of Conduct
Please note drunkenness, rowdy, unruly, disruptive behaviour or intimidating other clients and or staff will not be tolerated. Imperial Corporate events in conjunction with all the third parties we work with, has a behavioural management policy and legal obligation to help provide all clients with an outstanding experience and staff with a safe working environment. Clients deemed intoxicated or under the influence of drugs will not be permitted onto Belmond Orient Express Northern Belle or Royal Birkdale Golf Course and will be ejected by security without recompense.

Allergies/Intolerances/Wheelchair users
Should these be applicable to any of your invited guests, please complete & return the attached guest information grid to The deadline for this information is three weeks prior to your contracted event date.
Event accreditation
Is dispatched approximately 5 to 7 days prior to the event, to your contracted ticket address, via Royal Mail Special Delivery, therefore a signature will be required upon receipt. If a signature is not available it is your responsibility to arrange re-delivery with the Royal Mail.
Change of ticket address
Should you wish for your accreditation to be sent to an alternative address, please advise us in writing immediately to, who will respond once actioned. Due to security reasons final event documentation will only be sent to addresses within Great Britain. If the contracted ticket address is overseas, your documentation won’t be sent until an alternative address is received.

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