From the Belle Etoile penthouse suite at Le Meurice in Paris, to a standalone Georgian guesthouse cottage at Coworth Park in Ascot, Dorchester Collection has a suite of offerings perfect for families and loved ones looking to celebrate the magic of the season in Europe
Hotel Principe di Savoia’s Presidential Suite in Milan (pictured)
Celebrate the festive season in Milan where visitors can meander through the Christmas markets near the Duomo or spend their days skiing in the nearby Italian Alps. Stay in The Presidential Suite at Dorchester Collection’s Milan palace, Hotel Principe di Savoia, where guests can enjoy three en-suite bedrooms, a formal dining room, perfect for Christmas dinner, and a Pompeii styled swimming pool complete with painted al-fresco ceilings, a sauna, jacuzzi, and Turkish bath in a mosaic tiled lounge. Head to Principe di Savoia’s courtyard restaurant, Acanto, for special holiday menus featuring traditional Italian dishes. Festive chocolate afternoon tea is also served up at Il Salotto with freshly baked cakes and pastries. With the city adorned with sprawling holiday markets, tinsel, lights, and Christmas trees at every turn, winter is the best time to visit Italy’s most stylish city.
Le Meurice’s The Belle Etoile Penthouse Suite with Terrace in Paris
Where better to revel in the magic of the festive season than in the City of Lights? A stay at Le Meurice’s Belle Etoile Suite promises to make for a memorable holiday. Located on the seventh floor, this grand suite brings the beauty of 19th century France to life and is decorated with the finest art, furnishings, and fabrics. The suite has a spacious sitting room and dining room, as well as private chef on staff. Imagine waking up Christmas morning to views over the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame or toasting to the New Year from the privacy of your own terrace while the city twinkles below. Indulge in Le Meurice’s holiday festivities from a sensational line-up of festive treats by world-renowned pastry chef, Cédric Grolet, plus seasonal menus at Restaurant Le Dalí, with live jazz music, special Christmas spa treatments at La Maison Valmont pour Le Meurice, and specialty cocktail creations by Bar 228.
45 Park Lane’s Penthouse Suite in London
London during the holiday season is magic: ice skating at the Natural History Museum, shopping on Oxford and Regent streets, the Hyde Park Winter Wonderland, and so much more. No place does festive quite like Dorchester Collection’s Art-Deco club-like hotel, 45 Park Lane, in the heart of picturesque Mayfair and just steps from Hyde Park. After days spent shopping on London’s high streets and exploring the city, retreat to The Penthouse Suite at 45 Park Lane. With a wrap-around balcony offering panoramic views of Hyde Park and the London cityscape, a separate living room and dining room, and private elevator access, this two-bedroom, two-bathroom penthouse suite is perfect for families and friends looking to celebrate the holidays in their own private residence. The holiday season at 45 Park Lane is an intimate, glamorous affair in the heart of London. Guests can enjoy festive dining experiences like no other, including a three-course Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day lunch at CUT at 45 Park Lane, featuring seasonal dishes and festive twists on some of CUT’s signature desserts, plus live entertainment by talented musicians and singers. With London on your doorstep, guests of 45 Park Lane are in for a truly special holiday season.
Coworth Park’s North Lodge in Ascot, United Kingdom
The English countryside is the perfect setting for those looking to retreat from the city for a relaxing holiday in an idyllic setting. A quick 45 minutes by car or train from Central London is Dorchester Collection’s beautiful country house, Coworth Park. Set on 240+ acres of sprawling Berkshire parkland, Coworth Park is residential and convivial in feel, making for a jovial place to celebrate the holidays. Secluded from the main house is North Lodge – a standalone, exclusive use three-bedroom private residence. Complete with a state-of-the-art kitchen, quintessential English courtyard + garden, a dedicated team of staff, and many other luxurious amenities such as fresh flowers, a fully stocked minibar, Mitchell and Peach bathroom products, and more, North Lodge is the perfect choice for families and groups looking for a private and luxurious holiday stay. Guests staying at North Lodge for the holidays will feel as if they’re inside a snow globe and can enjoy sipping mulled wine by the fire and horseback riding through the snowy woods. Not to mention the specialty curated menus at Restaurant Coworth Park and The Barn for a Christmas Eve dinner and New Year’s Day brunch, plus carolers and afternoon tea in the cozy Drawing Room as the snow glistens on the rolling fields outside. Kids can enjoy making treats for the reindeer and embarking on a ‘12 days of Christmas’ treasure hunt.
Image credit: Principe di Savoia Presidential Suite private pool