Date: Thursday, 14 July 2011 Have you ever tried playing tennis on your own? Fancied a kickabout but had no team mates? Or simply needed a companion to stop you putting off that elusive run? For guests at the luxurious Rubens at the Palace or 41, that need never be a problem. Staff at the two adjacent London hotels have picked their favourite sports and are ready to offer themselves as playing partners, team mates, or sporting adversaries. Simply contact the concierge, who will make the necessary arrangements. With St James’ Park, Green Park and Hyde Park on their doorstep, The Rubens at the Palace and 41 are perfectly located to enjoy the best of sporting London. Take advantage of the team’s local knowledge and be guided on lesser known jogging and walking trails, try horse-riding in Hyde Park or play The Rubens Team at football at a nearby five-a-side pitch. Other sports available include golf, netball, cycling and squash, so both solo travellers and larger groups have a variety of options. To ensure post-workout wellbeing, the hotels have access to fully trained masseurs and beauty professionals, and treatments and therapies are available to all guests in their rooms. The hotels also offer a number of healthy dining options, or sumptuous suppers for those who now feel they deserve the calories! The Rubens at the Palace is a luxuriously furnished four-star hotel opposite Buckingham Palace, with recently refurbished bedrooms and a well-earned reputation for its superior standard of comfort throughout. Guests are assured of a really royal welcome! 41 is a beautifully intimate five-star property offering a subtle blend of high technology and sophisticated style and comfort. It has the feeling of a private members club and was voted best London Hotel by TripAdvisor’s 2011 Travellers’ Choice Awards. The Rubens at the Palace and 41 are members of Red Carnation Hotels, a private, family-run collection of four and five star boutique hotels in London, Guernsey, Dorset, Geneva, South Africa and Palm Beach. Like its twelve sister hotels, they prides themselves on splendid luxury, generous hospitality, inventive and traditional cuisine, private art collections, passionate service and loyal staff committed to creating richly rewarding experiences for all their guests.