The Dorchester invites guests to experience the magic of a classic Christmas in London, launching festivities on November 20, 2021, as the hotel reveals its highly anticipated festive décor. Arriving to The Dorchester, guests will watch as a flurry of twinkly snowflakes appear on the hotel façade and, once through the famous revolving doors, they will see The Dorchester’s legendary Christmas tree standing proudly in the lobby next to a giant clock counting down to Christmas Eve.
New for 2021, The Dorchester will introduce a hidden festive cinema snug showing all the much loved classic films to be enjoyed with movie snacks, comfy sofas and hot chocolate. Afternoon tea at The Promenade has been a part of Christmas at The Dorchester since 1931 and is always an occasion to remember, with festive-inspired menus and live music surrounded by Spruce trees.
On weekends throughout the season, The Dorchester will also welcome a talented school choir, who perform traditional carols as guests enjoy festive pastries and warm scones. In-house designer florist Philip Hammond is in charge of the festive designs at The Dorchester and guests can experience first-hand his expertise with a Christmas floral masterclass.
Prepare for an elegant and cosy escape to Coworth Park, with an English country Christmas like no other. Less than an hour from London, Dorchester Collection’s country house hotel and spa is nestled next to Windsor Great Park and will be celebrating the holidays with a three-night stay, dining events, games, and festivities to get the whole family into the spirit of the season.
Arrive on Christmas Eve and prepare to unwind, welcomed with Festive Champagne Afternoon Tea in the Drawing Room accompanied by a local choir singing carols, followed by children’s story time in the Oak Room and Christmas card-making or family board games in the Garden Room. After a three-course dinner overseen by executive chef Adam Smith at Restaurant Coworth Park or The Barn, optional transfers take guests to Holy Trinity Sunningdale for those wishing to enjoy midnight service.
Hôtel Plaza Athénée makes a perfect spot for exploring Paris over the holiday season with various festive dining experiences and special events. Indulge in an exquisite array of sweet festive delights by award-winning pastry chef Angelo Musa, including freshly baked-pastries, sandwiches, cakes, and the famous rich hot chocolate. Guests can choose to dine at the newly relaunched Le Relais Plaza on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day to enjoy Jean Imbert’s festive menus or celebrate New Year’s Eve with a lavish gala dinner.
The hotel’s famous Parisian brunch will be available over the festive season, with delicious menus for Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, complete with live music and a chilled glass of champagne. This year, the hotel will once again unveil the ice-skating rink at La Cour Jardin, the charming courtyard at the heart of the hotel, which is framed by twinkling lights, illuminated trees and is the perfect activity for the little ones. Excelling themselves year upon year, the chefs are delighted to unveil their yule log for 2021. Simply named ‘Festive’, at first glance it looks like Christmas bauble, but inside awaits a marvel of flavours and textures, from the crunch of praline to the softness of a cloud-like chocolate mousse.
Fabulous festivities await at Le Meurice this winter, with beautiful decorations, memorable dining experiences and spa treatments to prepare partygoers this Christmas season. Guests can embark on a journey through flavour with a unique festive dining experience at Restaurant le Meurice Alain Ducasse on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve andenjoy the special seasonal menus at Restaurant Le Dalí accompanied by live jazz music.
Then, raise a glass to the season at Bar 228, which is the perfect spot for sipping champagne alongside a tempting selection of canapés ordelight in the magic of Christmas with an array of Cédric Grolet’s sweet delights and savoury sandwiches. For a moment of calm amongst the festivities, retreat to the hotel’s beautiful Valmont spa to enjoy the two-hour ‘Pampering Sensation Treatment’, which includes a scrub, mask, and gentle massage with natural oil to rebalance the body and mind.
Celebrate Christmas the Italian way at Hotel Eden with family feasts and indulging in the executive chef’s seasonal Italian cuisine. Dine at Il Giardino Ristorante throughout the festive season for beautiful brunches and dinners surrounded by mesmerising views of Rome and surprise the children with a visit from Father Christmas on Christmas Day. Join Michelin Star La Terrazza this season, which provides wonderful views of Rome, combined with the very best of Fabio Ciervo’s exquisite Italian cooking, including a spectacular six-course gala dinner for the countdown to midnight. ‘Tis the season to get creative, Hotel Eden will be hosting an exciting series of masterclasses throughout December; from Christmas wreath making and cookie decorating to mixing festive cocktails, there is something for the whole family to enjoy.
Milan awaits with five-star festivities this season. For a true Italian Christmas, guests can book a luxury stay and be treated to daily breakfast and the famous chocolate afternoon tea at Il Salotto. Sit back in a sumptuous armchair in the heart of the hotel and indulge in the signature homemade Panettone and festive canapés. The hotel can take care of every festive event this season, whether it’s a cocktail party with colleagues or a glamorous gala dinner – the elegant event rooms have been beautifully restored to create bright spaces which capture the famous Milanese charm. Finally, guests can shake off the winter blues with an hour of head-to-toe pampering in the penthouse spa, which is designed to leave the face and body beautifully soft and radiant.
With its sparkling ornaments and twinkling lights, a glow, the enchanting setting of Dorchester Collection’s Hotel Bel-Air becomes even more magical during the holidays. From specialty cocktails, festive meals and whimsical children’s activities, the most wonderful time of the year is made that much more memorable at this beloved hotel. Guests can enjoy sun-filled days and breezy nights with a luxury stay at the beautiful canyon oasis, indulging in Wolfgang Puck’s unique festive menus for Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Eve. For festive gifting, guests across the globe can purchase a piece of the hotel online to share with loved ones.
The legendary setting of The Beverly Hills Hotel becomes even more special during the festive season with new offerings that capture the spirit of the season. Guests can appreciate a discounted nightly rate paired with a breakfast credit, hotel credit and welcome drink while enjoying enhanced offerings that capture the spirit of the season. From a toy soldier welcome along the red-carpet entrance, to specialty cocktails and memorable festive meals, the legendary hotel provides the perfect setting to gather with friends and family over the Christmas holidays.
Guests can enjoy traditional classics like Spiced Mulled Wine, Spiced Egg Nog and the Fig Sidecar at the iconic Polo Lounge. Leading up to Christmas, the Polo Lounge has reinvented its signature dinner dessert to best celebrate the sweetness of the season with the 12 Days of Soufflés. Included among the 12 festive seasonal preparations of this classic favorite are Pumpkin Pie, Holiday Sugar Cookie, Peppermint Chocolate Chip, Eggnog and Gingerbread. To get little ones into the holiday spirit, the pastry chef is hosting a fun cookie-decorating masterclass in Polo Private. The budding bakers will embellish 24 delicious cookies to take home in a signature pink box.
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