Will You Wake Up Christmas Morning in a Hotel? Tell Us About It!
Despite being in the travel industry and finding ourselves on the road much of the year, the holidays are the one period of time where we can guarantee a few nights at home in our own bed. In all honesty, this contributor has never woken up on Christmas morning in a hotel room, so the idea of it seems very foreign in some way. Hotels are our home away from home, but there's never been a substitute for waking up in our own bed on Christmas morning.
Sitting here, we wonder what it would be like to rise on the 25th in a hotel. What would we do? How would we spend our morning?
If we were in a suite at the Goring, things would be pretty merry given the pile of presents that looks like a Christmas tree. And lots of hotels do their best to create a festive atmosphere for those traveling during the holidays, including giant macaron Christmas trees and other holiday decorations.
But, could the charm of Christmas morning be replicated if we were staying in a standard room somewhere? Do we throw a few presents under the lamp in the corner? Do we order room service, throw on Christmas music?
For those who will wake up Wednesday in a hotel room, we want to hear your plans, especially if you're traveling with young children. How will you foster the magic and nostalgia of Christmas morning at home? Got any tips for making the morning feel special? Hit us and fellow readers with your advice in the comments below.
[Photo: The Goring]