A luxury Christmas in New York City

Christmas in New York is like Christmas in no other city in the world; the magic created here by the sights and attractions made famous to many of us by our favourite childhood Christmas movies come to life when you visit at this time of year. What better way to experience the most enchanting of holidays than by staying in one of the world’s most luxurious hotels, and from boutique to internationally recognised five star elegance, New York has an abundance of luxury hotels to choose from to ensure the most opulent of Christmas stays.

A name synonymous with New York luxury has to be Trump, and a stay at Trump International Hotel and Tower is to experience the very best in exclusivity and grandeur. A favourite with celebrities, guests here can enjoy the highest level of service and hospitality in an unrivalled location, the hotel is situated just off Central Park on Columbus Circle and Broadway, perfect for visiting all of the splendour The Upper East Side has to offer. Trump New York also features, Jean Georges, a five star restaurant ideal to enjoy a Christmas meal with a difference; the restaurant offers contemporary cuisine from one of only 3 ‘3 Michelin-starred’ chefs in the city, Jean-Georges Vongerichten. And if you require a touch of pampering during your stay The Trump Spa offers a range of treatments to help you to unwind and relax into your holidays. The hotel is ideally situated for winter walks and ice skating in Central Park and last minute Christmas shopping on Fifth Avenue.

If large chain hotels aren’t for you, New York offers the best of stylish and unique boutique hotels. There are many fantastic boutique hotels in the city but one that particularly stands out is The Library Hotel, a beautiful, traditional 1900s brick and terracotta building situated aptly between The New York Public Library and the Pierpont Morgan Library and close to the timelessly elegant Grand Central Station. The hotel boasts an individual charm combining attentive service with unique personal added extras. Each of the floors at the hotel are themed around the 10 categories of The Dewey Decimal System, including Social Sciences, The Arts and Philosophy and in turn each of the rooms have been individually stocked with books and art relating to one distinctive topic within the category of the floor you are staying in. Along with providing the basis for a truly fascinating stay, the hotel offers a host of complimentary amenities including a selection of refreshments available throughout the day, fine wines and hors d’oeuvres each evening from 5pm to 8pm and daily passes to the nearby New York Sports Club. Curling up with a copy of A Christmas Carol in front of the fire in this elegant hotel is a fantastic way to spend a memorable festive evening.

Luxury and New York go hand in hand and a stay in either the well know grand 5 star hotels or the small, individual boutique lodgings will provide the most fitting of setting for an enchanting and truly unforgettable Christmas stay.

Charlotte McCulloch writes for the travel site Simonseeks.com.

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  1. Kay says:

    Great posting, thanks. Christmas in any major capital city can bring all manner of surprising things. Last year I was in KL around Christmastime and we were treated to a snow fall!

    There we were in the hot temperature and blazing sunshine and there was Christmas music playing as the snow fell gently on the heads of passers by.

    You’ve probably guessed by now – one of the upmarket shopping malls had installed a couple of snow-making machines for their customers’ entertainment. It sounds a bit odd but it was fun. It made me smile anyway.

  2. irene says:

    new york is fab around xmas time, the shops are dressed up in xmas bauables and trimmings, the tree at the rockefeller is pretty spectacular and the ice rink there and in central park are a great new york moment. If you can get cold crisp days, wrap up well and enjoy new york at its best even a light dusting of snow really adds to the atmosphere, although too much snow and it gets hard going!

  3. Patrick says:

    Great post – I’m going to stop by The Library on my trip to NYC, for a glass of wine. Thank you for the recommendation!

  4. irene says:

    if you are visiting grand central or in the area and fancy a cocktail you must take in the Campbell Apartment, it is the former office and salon of 1920s tycoon John W Campbell and has been restored to its former glory. it isn’t the easiest to find in grand central but worth the search. cheers

  5. Emily M says:

    I visited New York a few years back now, it was February and we had snow! Imagine it would be pretty cold at Christmas but so atmospheric, would love to go and do my Christmas shopping there one year!

  6. I agree. NYC is the best city on earth to spend Christmas and New Years for that matter. There is such a great vibe and feeling of excitement throughout the city. All the lights and festivities are amazing.

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