With the holidays fast approaching, here are festive activities and Cyber Monday steals from several of the world’s most discerning hotels and resorts. Carefully curated to engage the whole family, the bespoke experiences range from having a zoom call with Santa Claus to beachfront New Year’s Eve firework shows to gingerbread house decorating.
Las Ventanas al Paraiso, A Rosewood Resort – Los Cabos, México
Christmas at Las Ventanas al Paraiso, A Rosewood Resort is perfect for families looking for a warm-weather getaway filled with unique adventures and bespoke holiday programming. Throughout the holiday season, guests can expect the resort to transform into a holiday wonderland with festive treats for all ages, including a complete Explorer's Club program featuring kids’ activities such as magic lessons, Taco Academy, cookie decoration with the Pastry Chef and more, a special Christmas Eve dinner, our traditional celebration for Santa's arrival. Our December 31, a celebratory bash will take place along the expansive Las Ventanas beach with festive live music, dancing and dining under the stars, and a spectacular five-minute fireworks display. The party’s secret theme will be revealed to guests with holiday reservations on December 1.
Gurney’s Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa – Montauk, NY
Though Montauk is synonymous with summer, the destination is just as special during the winter, when the crowds disappear, holiday lights are abound and the sand is adorned with fresh snow. For the holidays, check-in to the only year round resort in the destination, Gurney’s Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa, which truly caters to travelers looking for a “home-away-from-home” vibe, especially during these uncertain times. The suites and cottages come aptly decorated with a Christmas Tree, trimmings, lights and festive cookies and/or a Menorah with Gelt and candles. Even better, the property will have eight beachfront bungalows complete with a seasonal menu, firepits and all the festive cheer to help celebrate the holiday season. There will also be complimentary fitness and wellness classes, interactive programming for younger guests like bingo and a scavenger hunt and a special dinner at Scarpetta to ring in the New Year.
This year Rosewood Bermuda, the island’s premier ultra-luxury resort, is offering couples and families alike a haven to celebrate the holiday season. With well-spread accommodations designed for the utmost privacy and an island with virtually no COVID cases, travelers can disconnect safely and partake in festive programming. The resorts’ younger guests can enjoy a pajama party with the screening of Polar Express, arts and crafts such as ornament and gingerbread making and, even better, a Santa Claus Parade. Adults can also spread a little festive cheer with a game of Ugly Sweater Golf with Christmas themed beverage or wreath making with flower designer Marguerite. Together families can attend the Annual Santa Brunch with real Santa and his team of reindeer and on Christmas Day, a special 4-course luncheon in the Island Brasserie. To kiss 2020 goodbye, guests have several options throughout the night include a masked ball, gala dinner or the kids-only glow disco party.
Mohonk Mountain House – New Paltz, NY
Mohonk Mountain House, the Hudson Valley’s most iconic resort, will celebrate the holiday season with the launch of its first-ever Victorian Holidays. Taking place December 4 to December 31, guests who visit during the celebrations will enjoy an unforgettable holiday experience, complete with outdoor winter activities, Victorian carolers, Gingerbread house tours, an all new outdoor immersive holiday light installation, Christmas tree tours and more. On the weekends, Victorian carolers will liven up the Mountain House with performances of classic holiday carols, while graham cracker house decorating sessions give families a chance for hands-on and interactive bonding time. Mohonk’s Victorian Holidays will complement the resort’s vast slate of winter programming, including winter forest bathing sessions, winter hiking on over 85 miles of trails, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and ice skating in the award-winning Pavilion. To warm up after a long day of outdoor activities, guests can continue to enjoy house-made hot chocolate and afternoon tea and cookies every day or huddle around the outdoor campfires while roasting marshmallows. The Spa at Mohonk Mountain House also offers a variety of rejuvenating spa treatments created to protect the skin from the winter while refreshing the mind, body and spirit. For more information on Victorian Holidays at Mohonk, visit www.mohonk.com/events/holidays-at-mohonk/december-celebrations/victorian-holidays/.
The Reeds at Shelter Haven – Stone Harbor, NJ
The Reeds at Shelter Haven has partnered with New Jersey-based independent toy shop, Just Kidding Around, to offer both locals and guests of the hotel a more personal and socially distanced retail experience this holiday season. Debuting Friday November 27th (the day after Thanksgiving) and running through December, the retail pop-up, located in one of the boutique hotel’s spacious suites, will feature toys from the beloved shop’s curated collection, hand selected to help engage children in unique ways. Furthermore, young shoppers will have the chance to video conference with Santa joining directly from his North pole workshop to share their personal wishlist for the holiday season. Mandatory face coverings and social distancing protocols will be in place to ensure the safety of shoppers and associates.
Rosewood Miramar Beach - Montecito, CA
Southern California’s most luxurious oceanfront retreat, Rosewood Miramar Beach, is celebrating the festive season by transforming into a beguiling winter wonderland for guests and locals alike. For the month of December, the magnificent public spaces of the resort will be adorned with holiday décor, including a towering Christmas Tree on the Great Lawn, and Santa and his carolers will make socially distanced visits around the property, while the resort’s dining outlets will offer specially curated holiday menus, as well as in room dining options for a family style holiday meal. For those looking to make their stay even sweeter there are a range of holiday enhancements on offer including a Christmas Eve Turn Down amenity of milk, cookies, and carrots for Santa and his reindeer delivered to guest’s doors and the Merry Miramar Enhancement which includes a zoom call with Santa, customized stockings hung in room and a 25-minute professional photoshoot across the resort. Guests can book the Home Sweet Miramar Package, which includes a fully decorated signature suite with a full sized tree and decorating kit, an in-suite dinner presented by Executive Chef Massimo, custom stockings and family pajama sets, a seasonal spa treatment and use of the House Car to go on a curated holiday lights drive-by of the best displays in the area.
Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek - Dallas, TX
Just in time for holiday travel, Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek, the iconic hotel in the heart of Uptown Dallas, unveiled a comprehensive redesign of its guestrooms, suites and lobby, creating the ideal home-away-from-home for couples, families and friends this festive season. Iconic custom colored Christmas trees and beautiful sparkling lights will adorn the hotel’s public spaces, including the newly renovated lobby and entry rotunda, and dining venues. Additionally, guests can look forward to gathering under their own personal Christmas tree, which they can request to have placed in their room prior to arrival. With the option to mail their favorite decorations to The Mansion ahead of time, guests can opt to dress the tree themselves or let the Mansion staff work their magic. To further spread the holiday spirit, the hotel’s signature Mansion Bar will be creating special holiday cocktails and The Mansion Restaurant will offer specialty holiday meals.
Cyber Monday Offerings
Rosewood Hotels & Resorts
Rosewood Hotels & Resorts will launch a brand-wide Black Friday & Cyber Monday promotion across all 28 of its properties, encouraging travelers to take advantage of 40% off best available rates. Available across the portfolio’s properties in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the Americas, the offer is valid from Black Friday, November 27, 2020 at 12:01 am EST through December 1, 2020 at 11:59 pm EST for stays through June 30, 2021. This allows the perfect opportunity to plan a trip for yourself or gift a loved one a future stay at one of the brand’s distinguished properties in the new year. From the luxurious Rosewood Miramar Beach in Montecito to the new island escape Rosewood Little Dix Bay in the BVIs and the classic Hôtel de Crillon in Paris, there is a destination for everyone to experience with incredible services and truly bespoke experiences.
Gurney’s Resorts are luxury, full-service hotels found in Montauk, New York, and Newport, Rhode Island. Born on Montauk’s most pristine stretch of oceanfront real estate, the collection includes Gurney’s Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa, Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina and Gurney’s Star Island Resort & Marina. All locales feature well-appointed accommodations, elevated dining, sumptuous spas, sparkling pools, expansive grounds and thousands of square feet of indoor and outdoor space for weddings and events. Launching sale early on November 16, 2020. Ends November 30, 2020 with “final sale extension” through December 1, 2020. Up to 50% off through the end of 2021. 30% off standard rooms, 40% off suites, 50% off cottages. Blackout dates and some exclusions apply.
Cyber Monday Sale Page
Nestled in the Hudson Valley and situated on a private glacial lake with views of the Catskill Mountains, this Victorian castle resort provides a one-of-a-kind mountain getaway. From November 17 at 10am EST to December 4 at 5pm EST, Mohonk will be hosting its annual Cyber Sale, where guests can save 40% on midweek stays and 25% on weekend stays, including Mohonk’s upcoming Victorian Holidays, Wine Tasting Weekend and Couples’ Romantic Getaway. The sale is applicable to two-night minimum stays. Additional Cyber Sale Perks include a 20% discount on spa treatments and private wellness sessions as well as a 20% discount on Gift Shop and spa retail purchases of $125 or more. Overnight rates include charming accommodations, three meals, Afternoon Tea and Cookies, and most resort activities.
Cyber Monday Sale page
Miraval Resorts – Tucson, AZ; Austin, TX; Lenox, MA
Miraval, the renowned wellness brand is offering cyber Monday savings at their three properties including Miraval Arizona, Miraval Austin and the newest property of the collection Miraval Berkshires. This Cyber Monday, from November 30 to December 7, guests who book a stay at a Miraval property through December 31, 2021 will receive a $275 nightly resort credit per person to spend on their choice of spa services, activities and private sessions. This means guests receive over 50% more resort credit during their stay, allowing more opportunities to experience all that Miraval has to offer. There are no room type restrictions, so guests can book suites, private luxury villas or even a private residence at The Retreat. Package rates are per person per night; starting rates based upon availability.
The Reeds at Shelter Haven –
Travelers can experience the magic of Stone Harbor during the winter months at a very special rate with the property’s Black Friday/Cyber Monday deal. While rooms typically go for hundreds of dollars even during the summer weekdays, those looking for a more serene atmosphere can stay for as little as $99 per night (plus tax) for weekday bookings between 11/30/2020 – 3/31/2021. Guests can book by calling their reservation line (609.368.0100) OR via their website using code CYBER between the hours of 10 am Friday November 27th through 10 am Tuesday December 1st.
*Offer is available for stays between November 30th and March 31st, 2021 , based on hotel availability and standard minimum night stay requirements. Offer applies to select standard guestrooms as determined by the hotel. Offer is not available on weekends or select blackout dates, holidays and special event periods identified by the hotel. Reservations can be confirmed via our central reservation office - 609.368.0100- or BOOK ONLINE using code CYBER between the hours of 10 am, Friday, November 27th through 10am, Tuesday, December 1st, 2020. Offer does not apply to existing reservations, is not applicable to group/event reservations and cannot be combined with any other special offers. Rate is per room, per night, excluding taxes and other incidental expenses. Rates are based on double occupancy
River House at Odette’s
Recently opened this fall, River House at Odette’s is the NEW sister property to Reeds at Shelter Haven perched upon the scenic Delaware River in the eclectic community of New Hope, PA. Paying homage to the site’s former life as a boisterous cabaret, Chez Odette, the boutique hotel features a robust mixology program, thoughtful design including salvaged pieces from the historic site and locally inspired cuisine. River House will be offering 20% of midweek stays (standard rooms only) + free valet parking for 1 car by calling the reservation office directly at 215-682-2022 or booking online at www.riverhousenewhope.com and using the promo code “Cyber.”
*Offer is available for stays between November 30th and March 31st, 2021 , based on hotel availability and standard minimum night stay requirements. Offer applies to select standard guestrooms as determined by the hotel. Offer is not available on weekends or select blackout dates, holidays and special event periods identified by the hotel. Reservations can be confirmed via our central reservation office – 215-682-2022 - or BOOK ONLINE using code CYBER between the hours of 10am, Friday, November 27th through 10am, Tuesday, December 1st, 2020. Offer does not apply to existing reservations, is not applicable to group/event reservations and cannot be combined with any other special offers. Rate is per room, per night, excluding taxes and other incidental expenses. Rates are based on double occupancy