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This month, guests at the gold-loving hotel won't be blindsided by a tree that's wearing more expensive jewelry than they are. Adorning the tree instead are custom-made Christmas balls from the Netherlands, and gold and silver foil ribbons. For good measure, the hotel also threw in some Christmas carolers. Who sang from gold-plated manuscripts atop gold podiums with gold plates on their teeth. A modest affair, really.
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Thanks to the Shangri-La, Paris can add more reserves to its romantic cache. If strolling the City of Lights' snowy streets this holiday isn't enough to sate your taste for the maudlin, guests of the hotel can book a horse drawn carriage ride from December 23-27.
The tour will take you and your S.O. to the Trocadero, located across the Seine and providing prime views of the Eiffel Tower for you and your sweetheart to "ooh" and "aah" over with delight. Shangri-La's old-fashioned carriage—a white stunner complete with top hat-clad driver—is perhaps the closest some may get to feeling like Cinderella, without fear of the equine-led ride turning into a pumpkin at midnight.
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This is the kind of Christmas tree that you do not want to have around the house—because if you did, you'd just end up eating it.
Luckily, this 10-foot-tall beauty, made entirely of chocolate (white, dark, milk, fondant, you name it, it's on there), is on view inside the Jumeirah Essex House, which luckily isn't a place we frequent very often.
The chocolate theme is continued into the rest of the lobby with a weekend-only Chocolate Bar. Boy, this hotel is pressing allll the right buttons. Included in the mouth-watering buffet are a chocolate fountain, assorted truffles and house-made hot chocolate. Tickets go for $35 a head, but if you bump it up to $49, they'll throw in a glass of champagne.
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Hotel gift shops often offer a dire selection of wares: chintzy city memorabilia and chocolates of questionable quality, for instance, and maybe a plush monogrammed robe if you're lucky. There are exceptions of course, usually on the higher end of the spectrum (see: offerings from Ritz-Carlton properties and The Beverly Hills Hotel, for instance).
Ace properties, however, have done a stand up job in reversing the middling retail reputation of hotels. (Partnering with bourgeoise hipster boutique Opening Ceremony added some definite street cred). Currently offering a few Holiday Bundles, these pre-packaged and branded designer goods include a themed New York pack with an Ace New York x Pendleton plaid throw, Ace x Wings + Horns hooded bathrobe, and Ace Hotel Tee ($390.00).
If you're in need of a desperate escape from the holiday season but can't exactly afford to just get up and go, then consider spilling your heart out to the Custom Hotel in Los Angeles.
The hotel is currently giving $12 rooms to the "most deflated of Christmas spirits." People who write in with their holiday sob stories of how they just can't handle their relatives or how they got yet another crappy year-end bonus or how their grandma actually got run over by a reindeer will get to escape to the hotel for just $12.
Considering that rooms at the hotel are over $100, that should be a nice little stocking stuffer. Blackout dates for the sad Christmas spirit winner do apply and the voucher must be used by March 31, 2012. But hey, a room in LA for $12 is quite a nice treat.
Wanna see what you will be getting for $12? Take a look at the Custom Hotel's new airport-inspired look right here!
Four years into the game, Andaz London is still keeping things interesting, and the holidays are no exception. The hotel has commissioned London-based designer Eyal Burnstein to create not an advent calendar, but an advent table to count down the days until Christmas!
Each day in December, a new delicious treat will appear on the octagonal table, which has been scattered with flea-market-scavenged teacups, teapots, plate, saucers and more. Simply match the date to a numbered tag placed next to each item, and behold! A daily dose of sugary, holiday goodness. As long as you're staying or dining at the hotel, the treats are free, and come served with a hot drink—plus the excitement of trying to figure out what's going to pop up the following day!
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All this week we'll be rocking around the Hotel Christmas Tree near and far to see how hotels are ringing in the holidays. So grab your eggnog, put on the Mariah Carey Christmas album (you know you own it) and come virtually admire these hotel Christmas trees with us!
The Beverly Hills Hotel, being a traditional luxury hotel, has opted for a traditional luxury Christmas tree with glittering gold and crimson bows, pine corn ornaments, golden balls of various sizes and tipped with what looks like golden banana leaf.
But of course, one Christmas tree is not enough. Aside from the tree that greets guest in the middle of the lobby, theres another one just a mere few feet away that is slightly smaller but features the same trimmings and a few boxed presents underneath. The hotel also features a menorah in the lobby for those celebrating "8 crAzy nights."
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There is one particular trend @HotelChatter happens to quite enjoy: candid hotel photos. These pics range from stunning views to anti-views to celebrity tomfoolery and everything in between. And we can't get enough of 'em! Every Monday, we commemorate our favorite hotel-themed snapshot du semaine. Got a favorite of your own? Want to show off your sweet suite? Send it in!
We don't know quite what to make of this photo @ConanOBrien tweeted from his DC hotel room yesterday. On the one hand, we're happy that he was greeted by such a thoughtful, though slightly bizarre, gesture. On the other, we're a little jealous. Seriously, a phallic cookie? With frosting? Normally, we count ourselves lucky just to get a few apples when we check in. Ah, life at the top...
Last week when we were hunting down some info on the Dorothy Draper School of Decorating at the historic Greenbrier Hotel in West Virginia, we came across this photo on the hotel's Facebook page--a sterling silver charm replica of the iconic Springhouse gazebo. Oh great, a hotel charm, just what we wanted. Thaaaaaaanks.
The $75 charm (!) is just one of many knick knacky items that you can pick up from the hotel's Crepe Myrtle Bags & Beads store if you're doing some Christmas shopping during your stay. Actually, the charm is just one of many logoed items you can get from the hotel's collection of stores from tennis gear to golf clothes, handmade truffles, toys, and uh, gun stuff from the Gun Club Shop.
While being on site to pick up the items in person might be easier, you can always phone in a gift order too. Not sure about that gun stuff though.
Fun Fact: We have pictures of us posing near the Springhouse from 1991 wearing a floral printed dress from Express and white flats. Eeek!
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How good are you at coming up with excuses? We consider ourselves pros. Whether we're wriggling out of an event we should never have committed to, or lying full-on to ourselves about why it makes more sense to stay out for another round of cocktails instead of heading home at a reasonable hour—we've got the whole "little white lie" thing down pat.
Which is why we get a kick out of a new holiday-themed contest by Cambria Suites/Choice Hotels, which asks people to share their tactics for avoiding house guests. The prize? A $500 hotel gift card. Simply submit whatever "little white lie" you use to stave off unwanted family members, and you could wind up with $500 in hotel cash that could ensure you won't have to host anyone all holiday season long. How's that for choice?
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Like it or not, the holiday season has officially begun. And no one enjoys the holiday season more than hotels. From now through New Year's Eve, we'll be featuring all the holiday hotel news, deals, events and over the top decorations, 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!
The holidays make hotels do crazy things. Like erecting Christmas trees adorned with money or oversized gingerbread houses or life-sized chocolate Santas (nom, nom.) So it comes as little surprise that the Shangri-La Pudong Hotel in Shanghai, China attempted yesterday to break the Guinness Book of World Records for the longest yule log cake.
The gift card can be purchased online in amounts ranging from $50 to $10,000 and can be sent anywhere in the world on the exact date chosen by the giver. The card also comes in eight different designs so you can make it a little more personalized. Plus, for every gift card sold Four Seasons will fun the planting of another tree as part of its 10 Millions Trees commitment. (Need more info? Watch the video below.)