Where to Have Christmas or Hanukkah in Your Hotel Room This Holiday Season
Like it or not, the holiday season has officially begun. So while you're drawing up your Christmas wish lists or plotting out the best strategy for door-busting on Black Friday, don't forget to plan out your hotel stay. From now through New Year's Eve, we'll be pulling out the holiday hotel news, deals and events we think are the best (or the worst.) Got a question about booking a hotel over the holidays or what to do when staying in a hotel over the holidays? Let us know!
So you've decided to stay in a hotel over Christmas or during Hanukkah but you're worried you might be missing out on all the holiday fun up in your room. Well, if you're staying at these places below you can have the holidays delivered straight to your door.
At the Four Seasons Whistler in Canada, the hotel's "Deck the Halls" package includes a four or five-foot Christmas tree already on a stand and brought up to your room with lights, bulbs and a star for the top, along with hot chocolate, milk, freshly baked cookies, a Christmas music CD and one stocking per guest with their name embroidered on it.
Naturally, this makes the already pricey Four Seasons resort a bit pricier at $1,200 CAD a night before taxes. There's also a minimum stay of four nights. But there's a chance you could see a hunky Australian action star.
Switching climate gears, at the Venetian and Palazzo in Las Vegas, as part of their "Winter in Venice" theme, the hotels are offering guests in-suite Christmas Eve and Hanukkah packages which include either a four-foot decorated Christmas tree and poinsettias or a menorah and a kosher gift basket. Rates start at $200 a night. And don't forget, you will be able to go ice-skating in the desert!
And for the little jetsetters of the world, the Hotel Hermitage in Monaco is offering families two adjoining rooms (one for the 'rents, one for the kids) with the kids' room decorated with a traditional Christmas tree. There will also be a special Christmas Tea on Christmas Eve and Christmas-y themed workshops before piling into Father Christmas's carriage for a trip around the Place du Casino.
A Christmas Eve dinner will be held in the Salle Belle Époque during which time Father Christmas will slip into the guestrooms and leave some Christmas gifts for the little guests. Perhaps from the Prada store on-site?
Rates for a deluxe room start at around $885 USD and remember, you have to book two of them. The package is also only good from December 24-25.
Know of another hotel willing to bring the holidays to your guestroom? Let us know and we'll feature it in our next Holiday Hotel segment!
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