'Tis the Season for Holiday Getaways Around the World

'Tis the Season for Holiday Getaways Around the World

From a Spike it Yourself Eggnog Cart at The Logan Hotel to a cozy Knitting Workshop at Hotel Modera, there is no better time to pack your bags, wrap those presents, and gather your loved ones to embark on the ultimate holiday vacation.


Spike It Yourself Eggnog & Holiday Fun Package with The Logan Hotel – Philadelphia, PA

Situated in Philadelphia’s vibrant, downtown cultural district, The Logan provides the perfect setting to experience the “City of Firsts” this holiday season. Starting on December 3rd, guests can enjoy a Spike It Yourself eggnog cart in the cozy Commons Lounge every day from 6-8pm. The cart will be replete with Rum, Brandy, Bourbon, Chocolate Liqueur, Tequila and festive toppings including candy canes, cinnamon sticks, fresh nutmeg, chocolate shavings and house-made whipped cream – all to create the perfect boozy cup of cozy. The Logan will also be streaming festive holiday movies for guests to enjoy and get into the holiday spirit! For the complete package, visitors traveling to Philadelphia can book the Holiday Fun Package, valid from November 18th through December 30th, featuring complimentary valet parking, a complimentary do-it-yourself spiked eggnog for two delivered to the room.

Christmas Cocktails with Santa at Montage Palmetto Bluff – Bluffton, South Carolina

Located in the heart of Lowcountry, Montage Palmetto Bluff brings the Southern charm this holiday season, and kicks off festivities with the Light of the Inn. Offering its guests weekends with Santa, children of all ages have a chance to tell Santa how nice they have been this year! And for the parents, the resort is launching a “twelve cocktails of Christmas” campaign, where a new cocktail recipe curated by the master mixologist will be released on Montage Palmetto Bluff’s social media pages. Guests can then sample the cocktails each day at the new Octagon Porch Restaurant. Full holiday programming can be found here.

Holidays on the Hill at XV Beacon – Boston, MA

This season, guests are invited to experience the holidays in the heart of Boston at XV Beacon, a celebrated modernist hotel housed in a historic Beaux Arts building. This historic boutique hotel atop Beacon Hill is offering seasonal packages and close proximity to Boston’s best holiday happenings throughout the season. Visitors looking to enjoy the finest shops in Beacon Hill and do a little Christmas shopping will enjoy the Holiday on the Hill package, which comes with a $200 American Express Gift Card. Warm up after holiday shopping with two Hot Toddies, or drinks of choice from Mooo…. to enjoy in room by gas lit fireplaces with cashmere blankets. Holiday on the Hill is redeemable with the code PROHOL with upgrades to next room category at time of booking based on availability.

Holiday History Happy Hour at The Willard InterContinental – Washington D.C.

Throughout the season, The Willard InterContinental Washington D.C. will transform into a holiday-inspired wonderland. Now in its 17th year, The Willard’s nightly caroling program has evolved into one of the most comprehensive of its kind in Washington, with a wide array of highly accomplished choral and vocal ensembles from around the D.C. metropolitan area. The Willard will also present a special Holiday Edition of History Happy Hour on December 14. Jim Hewes, legendary bartender at The Willard's iconic Round Robin Bar will be joined by former renowned White House Executive Pastry Chef Roland Mesnier to share an insider’s perspective of White House holiday traditions all while sipping on holiday-inspired dessert cocktails.

Holidays on the Hudson with Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises and New York Water Taxi – New York, NY

There’s no place like New York City for the holidays, and there is no better way to experience the city in its spectacular seasonal glory than on festive holiday-themed cruises from Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises (CLSC) and New York Water Taxi (NYWT). Throughout the season, travelers and New Yorkers alike can watch as the Big Apple lights up the night sky with Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises’ Harbor Lights Cruise with iconic highlights from the Empire State Building to Lady Liberty herself with a drink in hand from the onboard café. Adult tickets priced at from $40 and children 3-12 from $33.


Knitting Workshop at Hotel Modera – Portland, OR

Hotel Modera, located in Portland’s theater district is celebrating this holiday season with a Knitting Workshop in partnership with a local yarn store. The festive workshop is for beginners, but expert knitters are invited to join as well! Locals and guests can come and enjoy hot cocoa, while knitting scarves, hats and mittens to keep warm this winter.

Holiday Cooking Classes and Feasts at Hotel Bel-Air – Los Angeles, CA

The festive season will be filled with sweet memories at The Dorchester Collections Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles as executive pastry chef Tiffany Pascua leads fun-filled Holiday Kids and Adults Cooking Classes at Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air. The hotel will provide everything needed from decorative sweets to royal icing for participants to craft their own cookies and gingerbread house. Additionally, the restaurant will offer a three-course Thanksgiving Feast including a Dessert Feast. Enjoy a four-course pre-fixe menu on Christmas Eve topped with a Seasonal Bouche de Noel. Savour Christmas Day Brunch, but leave from for Christmas Day Dinner.

Southwestern Winter Village at The Wigwam – Litchfield Park, AZ

The Wigwam invites locals and travelers alike to get in the spirit of the holidays with festive on-property happenings throughout the season. Guests can kick off the holidays with the Annual Tree Lighting and enjoy a Christmas Village all season long featuring Santa’s Workshop, a Gingerbread House and more on the historic resort’s front lawn. The Southwestern retreat is also offering families the Holiday Family Fun Package, including milk and cookies upon arrival, a $50 resort credit to put towards on-property restaurants, holiday events and dining programming of choice such as Breakfast with Santa, and a complimentary S’mores Kit to enjoy in-room. Applicable for stays between November 2018 and January 5, 2019. Rates starting at $199 per night.

Christmas Tree Lighting with InterContinental Cleveland – Cleveland, OH

At InterContinental Cleveland kick off the season with a Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on November 30th with carolers, mulled wine and ciders, and a special unveiling ceremony of this year’s gingerbread house. Guests can also join the pastry team at Windows on the Green for a fun, holiday-themed cookie decorating class for ages 4-10 ($35 per child) with hot chocolate and light bites. The season of festivities culminates with a Christmas Dinner at Table 45 featuring traditional Christmas specials along with the a la carte menu served between 2 pm and 8:30 pm.

Chrismukkah at Montage Deer Valley – Park City, UT

This holiday season, sink into the snow-filled festivities at Montage Deer Valley. Beginning December 2nd-10th, the resort kicks off the holidays with a traditional menorah lighting ceremony for each night of Hanukkah. A jam-packed December schedule of family-fun events culminates in Christmas dinners perfect for the whole family or for a cozy romantic evening. Indulge in post-ski festivities at the resort’s luxurious Veuve Clicquot après ski lounge.

Holiday Indulging with Montage Laguna Beach – Laguna Beach, CA

Montage Laguna Beach, the flagship Montage property located on a coastal bluff overlooking the Pacific in the heart of Laguna Beach, offers several upscaledining options to celebrate the holidays and New Year: the resort features Christmas Eve four-course holiday tasting menu and a lawn buffet brunch with Veuve Clicquot. A seasonal gingerbread village is also on display in the hotel with daily hot cocoa, cider and cookies as well as 45-minute photo sessions to capture the spirit of the holiday getaway. For those looking for some last-minute holiday gifts, the resort offers aholiday shopping experience from November 27-December 27 during Montage Laguna Beach’s partnership with South Coast Plaza, Southern California’s premier shopping destination.

Merry & Bright Boat Parade at Balboa Bay Resort – Newport Beach, CA

Balboa Bay Resort, the only waterfront resort in Newport Beach, is an ideal location for viewing Newport Beach’s annual Christmas boat parade. Their holiday celebration “Merry & Bright Boat Parade Package" includes overnight accommodations and exclusive access to view the Boat Parade from its front lawn while sipping hot chocolate and nibbling on holiday cookies as well as a $20 credit to Blend Cafe, the resort’s Italian inspired coffee shop. This offer is valid for stays from December 19-24, 2018 and standard 7-day cancellation policy does apply.

Thanksgiving, Christmas, and NYE Fun at The Beverly Hills Hotel – Los Angeles, CA

The Beverly Hills Hotel, part of Dorchester Collection, invites friends and family for the festive season with Thanksgiving Day Brunch, Christmas Eve Dinner, and Christmas Day Brunch at the Polo Lounge. Additionally this holiday season, a special drinks menu featuring classic and inventive new cocktails, including spiced mulled wine and more, will be available along with 12 days of festive treats from the hotel’s executive pastry team. This offering features a delicious Seasonal Soufflé daily inspired by festive season flavors, such as pumpkin spice and candy cane.


Grand Resort Bad Ragaz’s Winter Wonderland – Bad Ragaz, Switzerland

Christmas at Grand Resort Bad Ragaz is a winter wonderland filled with an abundance of holiday festivities. From Christmas dinners and delicacies, to Christmas markets, skating, skiing, husky sleigh rides, swiss afternoon tea time, crafts, festive concerts and more, there is something for every guest to explore at the resort and in Bad Ragaz. Guests are also welcomed to a “Praline Show” taking place on December 25th to sweeten the holidays, where a pâtissier will host a praline making station and craft fresh Christmas chocolates.

Royal Artic Pop-Up Igloo Terrace at Le Royal Monceau – Raffles, Paris

Creating a glamorous winter wonderland, Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris invites holiday travelers to experience their pop-up igloo terrace, Royal Arctic.  Outfitted with icebergs mimicking the North Pole, the terrace’s futuristic igloos welcome up to six guests each offering an exclusive tasting menu featuring Moët & Chandon champagne, MCIII. Guests can also indulge in an exclusive champagne pairing menu curated by the hotel’s acclaimed Matsuhisa Paris and Michelin-starred Il Carpaccio restaurants. Outside of the igloos, Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage 2009 and Grand Vintage Rosé 2009 will be offered by the glass with a menu of decadent winter tapas. Royal Arctic open from November 23, 2018 to February 14, 2019.

Family Holiday Programming and Delicious Christmas Meals at Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa – Cayman Islands

This season, enjoy an array of festive activities and dining for the entire family on Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa’s expansive stretch of the famed Seven Mile Beach. Upon arrival, guests can decorate ornaments to add to the lobby Christmas tree trimmed in Caymanian elements such as shells and starfish. Throughout their stay, families can partake in holiday-themed programming including decorating Gingerbread Men, photos with Santa at the gazebo on Beach South, Festive Face Painting and a Kids Christmas Cooking Class with Executive Chef Sandy Tuason. Guests can also enjoy Christmas Ever Dinner, Christmas Day Brunch and Christmas Dinner at Beach House against the backdrop of Seven Mile Beach.

Wine, Dine, and Unwind this Christmas at The Dolder Grand – Zurich, Switzerland

Perched above the city of Zurich, visitors of The Dolder Grand can enjoy exclusive and magical holiday experiences this season, including cozy afternoon teas, festive and decadent brunches, extravagant end-of-year parties, and the Dolder Kunsteinbahn ice rink. Festive packages include the following:

  • Ready for Christmas: A two-night stay including breakfast, a 3-course Christmas dinner in theSaltz Restaurant and an after-dinner Christmas drink inThe Bar. Also included are tickets for the Dolder Kunsteisbahn open-air ice-skating rink, an exclusive Christmas gift and unlimited access to the Dolder Grand Spa. Valid from Nov. 23 to Dec. 23, 201; Starting at $1,078
  • Christmas at the Dolder Grand: A two night stay including breakfast, Christmas brunch on December 25th or 26th, one breakfast in theSaltz Restaurant, a 5-course dinner in the Saltz Restaurant and unlimited access to the Dolder GrandSpa. Valid from December 23-27, 2018; Starting at $1,259 USD

Explore with Lungarno Collection’s Christmas Package – Florence, Italy

This Christmas, the Ferragamo family-owned hospitality group, Lungarno Collection is treating Italy-bound holiday travelers with a luxuriousChristmas package. Guests can enjoy the holiday with their choice of accommodations for two nights at any of the four Florentine properties including the newly renovated Hotel Lungarno, Portrait Firenze, Gallery Hotel Art and Continentale. Guests booking the Christmas package will have free entry to the Ferragamo museum, daily breakfast and access to the hotel’s Christmas Brunch (Tuesday, December 25th) in Portrait Firenze’s Italian bistro, Caffè dell’Oro. At the Christmas Brunch, guests will enjoy unparalleled views of the Ponte Vecchio as well as special menus and exclusive selection of wines.

Four Night Christmas Festive Package at Lough Eske Castle – Donegal, Ireland

Visitors to Donegal this Christmas can enjoy the Four Night Christmas Festive Package at Lough Eske Castle from December 23-26, with complimentary accommodations on December 23. Kids can even cook and bake tasty and sweet festive favorites with the hotel’s culinary team as well as a visit from Santa Claus on Christmas Day. The package also includes a three-course table d'hôte menu in Cedars Restaurant, mulled wine and mince pies following services and live music each night in the Gallery Bar. Rates starting at €799 per person. More information can be found here.

Mince Pie Workshops, Christmas Butler, and Family Package at DUKES LONDON – London, UK

This holiday season, DUKES LONDON invites travelers to enjoy festive programming and packages at the historic hotel in St. James Mayfair. Guests can enjoy GBR Christmas Room Service featuring a Mulled Wine Martini and Festive Platter paired with a holiday film of choice (£40 per person), and a gift-wrapped Floris London Christmas Candle (£40). GBR's Executive Head Chef Nigel Mendham will also host a series of one-hour Mince Pie Workshops for young bakers. Adults can Christmas shop in London’s premier shopping district and have their gifts wrapped by the hotel's Christmas Butler on a complimentary basis. The Christmas Family Package offers families a stay in a One-Bedroom Family Suite with breakfast, a personal butler, and access to a Pop-Up Kidz' Zone. Rates start at £796 per Family Suite for two adults and up to two children under 12 years old. Advanced reservations are required for Mince Pie Workshops at a cost of £30 per child with a 4-child maximum and 1 adult supervisor per child.

Hotel Plaza Athénée’s Gourmet Holiday Forest – Paris, France

Hôtel Plaza Athénée, a Dorchester Collection Property, introduces Angelo Musa this festive season, winner of the World Pastry Cup and Best Craftsman of France award. Together, the pair have created not just a Yule log, but a 100% Gourmet Forest to share! The stylish and delicious holiday dessert plates a charming pine forest with seven snow-covered fir trees in range of shapes, each combining flavors and textures in a celebration of 100% vanilla, with undergrowth of sparkling bushes tasting of sweet chocolate and a base of pure white that is actually a bar of dark chocolate mendiant covered with dried and crystallized fruit. Don’t even think about feeling guilty as you polish off this festive treat!

An Authentic Peruvian Christmas at Country Club Lima Hotel – Lima, Peru

Country Club Lima Hotel invites travelers to experience an authentic Peruvian holiday celebration. On arrival, guests can place an ornament of hand-woven Peruvian fabrics from Cuzco and Tarma on a tree and make a wish. Throughout the season, the storied boutique hotel is offering Christmas Tea Time featuring a sampling of pastries, Peruvian tea and hot chocolate. Guests can also enjoy a signature Panettone from hotel’s new bakery La Panaderia del Country, crafted from a traditional holiday recipe. Country Club Lima Hotel is elevating stays throughout the holidays with a Christmas Package, including a sparking welcome drink, festive holiday treats, hot chocolate and ginger cookies, a buffet breakfast for two at the award-winning Perroquet restaurant, late checkout until 3pm, and complimentary Wi-Fi. Christmas Package valid until December 31, 2018 with nightly rates starting at $410.