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Santa-inspired suites from IHG Hotels & Resorts and Coca-Cola

IHG Hotels & Resorts has teamed up with the real magic of Coca-Cola to give the ultimate gift this holiday season: travel and togetherness. Starting on Monday, travelers and locals alike will have a chance to stay in a one-of-a-kind, Santa-inspired suite that brings all the magic of the holiday season at InterContinental New York Barclay, InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta and Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia. The suites have been transformed to bring the most magical moments of Christmas to life – approved by the man in the red suit himself – for the ultimate “Santa’s Suite Retreat”. Imagine walking into a room pulled straight out of Santa’s village in the North Pole. The scent of Balsam and Pine, Christmas carols, windows sparkling with lights and snowflakes, giant trees decorated by Santa’s very own elves with a custom train set making its way around the room. Mr. & Mrs. Claus robes, milk and cookies, a fully stocked vintage Coca-Cola machine add to the delight guests will feel upon entering the suite. But that’s not all, ole St. Nick himself may have left some dry cleaning behind. Spoiler alert: it’s the red suit. Brian McGuinness, Senior Vice President, Global Guest Experience, IHG Hotels & Resorts: “We know it’s not about what’s under the tree, but the people around it. And nothing rings truer than this holiday season, when people are longing for human connection – to be with their loved ones and make new memories. So, we created ‘Santa’s Suite Retreat’ with the real magic of Coca-Cola to bring a memorable, joy-filled experience to our guests that they will treasure for years.” John Egan, Vice President, Customer Partnerships, Coca-Cola North America Operating Unit: “We are thrilled to partner with IHG Hotel & Resorts on this special campaign that brings families together to create lasting, joy-filled memories this holiday season.” In addition to stays at InterContinental New York Barclay and InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta, IHG Rewards members will get exclusive access to book a presidential “Santa’s Suite Retreat” stay at Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts’ Americas flagship – Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia. Starting last Thursday, these experiences can be requested by visiting santasuiteretreat.com. Stays at InterContinental New York Barclay and InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta are available to IHG Rewards members, as well as non-members. Stays at Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia will be reserved for IHG Rewards members only. To learn more about IHG’s loyalty program or to register to become a member, visit ihg.com/rewards. The suites are available on a first-come, first-serve basis – for those unable to book a stay, guests at participating hotels will delight in Santa Surprises on property throughout the month of December.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Telegraph.

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  1. There’s always been such a big contrast between extravagantly decorated hotel lobbies at Christmas and the normal rooms. Good to know that IHG is doing something about it.

  2. We took our children away a couple of times over Christmas and they were underwhelmed by the beige decor of our rooms. In the end we knew that we would have done better to stay at home.

    I think this idea of decorating rooms for Christmas will be a winner and really catch on.

  3. This idea’s got legs, I can see it growing and growing. Designers will love it. Fantastic opportunity to be creative with holly, mistletoe, parcels, reindeer and all the other seasonal motifs etc

  4. Nice reminder that it was Coca-Cola adverts which painted Christmas red all those years ago. And very fitting that there’s an old-fashioned vending machine as well.

  5. Like all the really great ideas it’s so simple. I bet all the competition are reading this and asking “Why didn’t we think of this one?”

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