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The best Christmas traditions in luxury hotels 2020

The snow is falling in Europe, and Christmas is just around the corner. It is a Christmas that is different from how we have known it before. Nevertheless, the Christmas decorations are hung around the world, and the Christmas trees are decorated. Like every year, it will be a contemplative family celebration – just a little different. For all those who have not yet decided what to do for Christmas, we provide ideas. There are many advantages to spending Christmas in a hotel. In particular, a change of location is good for everyone, and there is no need to decorate or prepare. Coming into a hotel suite and finding a fine, freshly baked Christmas bakery and a decorated Christmas tree has its charm. Many families have been using this option for years and spend the Christmas days in a hotel – no stress and a carefree time in a romantic place. Hotels around the world offer different experiences for Christmas. Whether in the city or out in the country, the hotels spare no expense or effort to give their guests an extraordinary Christmas party. We introduce you to 5 hotels, which will make your Christmas an unforgettable experience in 2020. Claridge’s London Claridges London has been one of the most famous luxury hotels in London since 1856. As soon as you step into the lobby, you notice the royal style and the tastefully designed black and white marbled floor. For the Christmas season, the hotel takes you back to the 1920s and transforms the lobby into a white dream landscape. The focus is the Christmas tree laid in frost. Traditional afternoon tea is planned for Christmas Day and a fine Christmas dinner for the evening. Bristol Paris The Hotel Bristol in Paris has been welcoming its guests since 1925. The hotel combines history, tradition, and an incomparable standard of service. As every year, the hotel has come up with a lot for the Christmas season. The hotel’s facade will be adorned with fairy lights, and a multitude of Christmas trees will soon adorn the lobby. Chef Eric Frechon has again come up with special menus for this Christmas. The “Epicerie” pop-up boutique, specially arranged for Christmas, offers Christmas delicacies – the Mamorkuchen deserves a special mention. Carlton St. Moritz Christmas is also celebrated appropriately in the Swiss mountains in St. Moritz. The Carlton Hotel in St. Moritz has organized its Christmas program for the children. At 5 p.m., Santa Claus is expected to tell stories and hand presents to the young generation in the fireplace room. Afterward, a festive 5-course menu awaits the guests in the Romanoff restaurant. At the end of the evening, you can still listen to Christmas carols by the fireplace while looking out over the snowy winter landscape of St. Moritz. The Ritz Carlton Bacara Located on the Pacific Ocean and just 2 hours from Los Angeles is the Ritz Carlton Bacara. From the hotel complex, you have a breathtaking sea view. At Christmas, the hotel is ideal for families. Numerous activities are offered for Christmas, such as drawing candles, building gingerbread houses, decorating Christmas cards, or decorating Christmas wreaths. A special Christmas menu is also offered with contemplative live music. Peninsula Hotels worldwide For the Asian hotel chain Peninsula, it is essential to bring families together and give them festive days. Therefore, the Christmas traditions will bake with large Christmas trees, decorations, and gingerbread. Special Christmas menus are offered, and the well-known afternoon tea has a Christmas motto. For the young guests, Peninsula has come up with the “Journey of the Red Robin.” A book that shows the various Christmas traditions and reflects the values ​​of peace and togetherness. For this reason, the hotels donate the proceeds from Christmas to local organizations that support young people in need. We wish you a Merry Christmas The time will soon come, and we will all sing Christmas carols like every year, whether in a hotel or at home. The year 2020 will be remembered for a long time for all of us, and let’s hope that this Christmas and the turn of the year mean the start of normalcy again. We hear every day that everyone has sorely missed traveling this year. Travel is one of our basic needs to inspire our soul and enrich our spirit. We are convinced that travel will be possible again in 2021 and that we will all have new travel experiences. With this in mind, the PrivateUpgrades team wishes you a Merry Christmas! Guido Graf is Founder of Privateupgrades. Privateupgrades is a global luxury travel club with over 20 years of experience in luxury hotels, ensuring exclusive VIP privileges like upgrades, free breakfast, free nights, rate discounts, free airport transfers, free massages and much more. If you would like to be a guest blogger on A Luxury Travel Blog in order to raise your profile, please contact us.

Guido Graf

Guido Graf, born in Vienna, is a respected businessman and pioneer in the European luxury travel industry. After studying in Switzerland, he founded Deluxetargets in 2001, one of the most esteemed companies for luxury travel in Europe. In 2017, he recognized the growing importance of the digital market and launched PrivateUpgrades, an online platform providing access to over 2000 luxury hotels with exclusive VIP benefits. Graf is widely acknowledged as an expert in luxury hotels and continually sets new standards for exceptional travel experiences. Moreover, since 2008, he is the exclusive representative for Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic in Switzerland. Graf also sits on advisory boards of several renowned luxury hotel brands and has held a consulting role in several significant hotel openings such as the Royal Atlantis in Dubai. His innovative spirit and entrepreneurial foresight make him a leading figure in the luxury travel industry.

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  1. Checking into a hotel just before Christmas is a wonderful experience. It’s so great to turn up to see that someone else has been responsible for putting up about a dozen Christmas trees and all the decorations. Even better they’ve got all the catering under control. I’d be more than ecstatic to book into any of these hotels.

    1. Julia – and this is exactly the beauty of it. Just to have a nice, peaceful, and unforgettable time with the family. I hope you will have the opportunity to enjoy the advantages of a Christmas in a hotel this year and I wish you a happy holiday!

  2. Is there anything more Christmassy than the Carlton in St Moritz? It really is Bing Crosby’s “I’m dreaming of a white Christmas” meets George Michael’s “Last Christmas”. I’m a big fan of Carlton hotels throughout the year, even better at Christmas.

    1. Hello Nick. I hope the opportunity arises and you can spend Christmas at the Carlton St. Moritz one day. In the midst of the snow-covered landscape and Swiss hospitality, this is an unforgettable experience.

    2. I totally agree. If it’s Christmas you’ve got to go for a white Christmas. Doing Christmas with beaches and palm trees doesn’t seem like a proper Christmas to me.

  3. Got to agree that the Peninsula hotels know how to do Christmas in style. I remember dropping into the one in Hong Kong for cocktails and a meal. They had a huge model railway crossing through a snowy Christmas scene. Kids were entranced by it. As with so many Asian hotels and restaurants Peninsula are really family focused.

  4. When I was younger, I always look forward to staying at a hotel for a night during the holidays because of the beautiful decor and lights, and the delicious food. I feel like the holiday season becomes memorable when you can just relax and enjoy the company of family and friends by staying at a hotel. There are fewer things to worry about like cleaning and laundry. It would be wonderful to visit one of these hotels hopefully next year with my family.

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