If you´re planning to spend Christmas or New Year’s Eve abroad, Best Design Projects suggests you this article with the best stunning hotels for Christmas and New Year Holidays. I’m certain you’ll be inspired by such beauty and comfort.
If you prefer to wake up on the beach on Christmas day, Best Design Projects suggests you St. Moritz Hotel that will make your Christmas memorable with a 5-course Christmas lunch, cake-icing sessions for children and carol singing. Its luxury suites are just the thing you need to have a pleasant staying. Either you choose the Ground Floor Suite or the 1st Floor Suite, each one feature a master bedroom with comfortable King size bed, a fully equipped kitchen, a separate lounge dining room and a full en-suite bathroom. Also, adults can indulge in a sauna or spa treatment or join a guided walk to a local pub. If you have kids, they haven’t been forgotten and they’re very welcomed. They can take part in a winter rock-pool safari or join the Wavehunters Surf Club for a surf lesson.
Let’s proceed with our journey in Brussels, Belgium, at the Amigo Hotel. Best Design Projects considers it one of the best choices if you’re planning to bring your family with you. Located just off the Grand Place and well placed for the city’s Christmas market, the hotel has elegant interiors that boast a mix of traditional Flemish decor and Rocco Forte’s signature clean Italian design, an outstanding service and luxurious rooms and suites. Offering 173 rooms and suites, Hotel Amigo is surrounded by multiple Christmas markets with more than 240 stalls, ice rink and a big wheel, and provides outstanding views of the Christmas lights show. For Christmas and New Year’s Eve, the hotel’s Bocconi restaurant serves a special 6-course menu for adults and discounted meals for children.
Next on our top list is the Hoteldorf Gruner Baum, located in Bad Gastein, Austria, at Kotschachtal 25. Best Design Projects knows that it is often visited by famous actors, singers, politicians and sportsmen, offering several types of rooms, such as Duke’s Room, Family-Apartment, Prince’s Room, Hunter’s Room and Single Room. It’s ideal for families, providing a diversified winter program, from December until Easter. More about their Family Fun Program you can find on their website. After decorating the hotel Christmas tree, guests can get together on the terrace for Christmas carols accompanied by a live band, followed by a nativity play. You’ll be surprised with the nativity since it is played with real animals.
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If you’re planning to spend Christmas just with your life partner, then Best Design Projects suggests Berns Hotel. Located in the heart of Stockholm, the boutique hotel is the perfect background for a weekend of shopping or drinks in local bars and pubs. There are plenty things to do here. Enjoy a Christmas dinner with an Asian twist in the hotel’s restaurant before heading to the nightclubs. The Terrace is the place for you if you like to dance to old and new music in a cheerful spirit. And for something unique, 7 different clubs with their own style are performing once a month.
One of the best Christmas hotels in the United States, Fairmont Scottsdale Princes has something for everyone, including 4 award-winning restaurants, innovative wellness program ‘Well & Being’ at Willow Stream Spa, 2 18-hole championship golf courses and state-of-the-art meeting facilities. Located at 7575 East Princess Drive, Scottsdale, Arizona, the hotel has a wide list of Christmas events and activities, that are also open to the public, including 6.000-square foot Desert Ice Holiday Rink, 4-story Christmas tree with an impressive number or 67.000 lights that twinkle to holiday songs, Express train rides, an awesome Christmas carousel, photos with Santa Claus at Santa’s workshop, Christmas Shoppe Kringle’s Korner featuring holiday gifts, gourmet food, beverages and more.
Hotel Victoria is another excellent suggestion by Best Design Projects, being a comfortable Art-Nouveau-style hotel for families. The traditional family hotel boasts a sauna, park, library, lounge, pool, tennis court, Kid’s Club and, last but not least, a ski bar. Among other facilities, there are a vegetarian restaurant, a grill restaurant, radio, telephone and bathroom in rooms, Wi-Fi for extra charge and many more. Situated in a classic Alpine village, Hotel Victoria offers horse-drawn sleigh rides, a gala dinner on Christmas Eve and lots of mulled wine.
Another hotel suitable for families is the Parknasilla Resort located in County Kerry, Ireland. The luxury resort & spa offers 83 bedrooms and suites, 24 luxurious 2-bedroom self-catering lodges and 38 3-bedroom self-catering villas located within a short walking distance of the main hotel. The Spa and Leisure centre features 13 treatment rooms, a thermal suite and relaxation areas overlooking Kenmare Bay. If you don’t get a spa getaway on the daily basis, now is the time! Among other Christmas packages, there are storytelling and treasure hunts for the children and live entertainment and, as we already mentioned, spa treatments for adults.
Best Design Projects suggests you know a typical Italian flair at this luxury resort & spa overlooking Lake Garda: Lefay Resort & Spa, Lake Garda, Italy. Located in Gargnano, inside an 11-hectares natural park in the heart of the renowned Riviere dei Limoni, the first jewel of the ‘Lefay Resort Collection’ is also the first 5-star Superior Resort on Lake Garda. If you arrive here on Christmas Eve, you’ll be treated like royalty. Guests will receive a warm oil massage followed by mulled wine. Best Design Projects also recommends that you begin your morning with a relaxing flotation session in the Lefay’s salt water lake before the traditional Italian Christmas lunch.
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Close to the end of the journey, Best Design Projects proceeds the journey in the Augill Castle, Cumbria, U.K. How wonderful would it be to spend Christmas inside a castle? Located in the amazing Eden Valley, at Leacetts Lane, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria, Augill Castle is no ordinary hotel, since it features divine beds, dreamy linen, amazing art, big baths, great food. Built for entertaining, Augill Castle is also a great place for families, offering interconnecting rooms, children’s menus, playground, tree house and fort, DVD library, and a games room which is pretty much a kid’s dream.
Choice number one by Best Design Projects was saved for the last place. The journey ends in Yosemite, United States. You can enjoy Christmas at its fullest at the Ahwahnee Hotel, where you can wake up, open the window and enjoy spectacular winter landscapes. Located in Sierra Nevada, California, the hotel, along with the Yosemite Valley, is one the main attractions of the Yosemite National Park, where you can practice multiple winter activities during the tourist season. Opened in 1927, the Ahwahnee Hotel was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1987. Built from stone, wood, glass, steel and concrete, the hotel’s interiors were adapted for Stanley Kubrick’s horror film ‘The Shining’ (1980) and both ‘The Caine Mutiny’ (1954) and ‘Color of a Brisk and Leaping Day’ (1996) include footage of the Ahwahnee hotel.
After this amazing guide for you to choose the best destination for Christmas or New Years Eve, the next thing to do is book your holidays, pack your bags and fly to the best Holiday Season ever! And the best thing is that your kids are welcome and awsome activities expect them (and you as well, of course) in any of the choices suggested.
Best Design Projects wishes you the best Seasonal Greetings and have a great time!