No city celebrates the holiday season quite like the Big Apple. The Radio City Rockettes are high kicking while The Nutcracker is performed by the New York City Ballet. If you happen to be one of the millions of tourists who visit the city during the holidays, take some time to see the following hotel decorations and celebratory events that are sure to put you in a very festive mood.
Located on iconic Fifth Avenue, The Langham, New York partnered with American Christmas to create a pink-tinged Christmas tree and wreaths, festooned with ornaments in gold, silver and The Langham’s signature color of pale pink. Also, for the first time this year, the awning will be home to some very festive sculptural reindeer who escaped from Santa’s sleigh to spend the holidays looking out over Fifth Avenue. Also just in time for the holidays, Charbonnel et Walker, one of Britain’s oldest and most legendary gourmet chocolatiers, will use The Langham’s lobby as a temporary pop-up shop for some of their most delectable treats. On Dec. 14-15, the team from Charbonnel et Walker will be selling some of their most famous gift items, perfect for holiday gifting.
Located directly across from Bryant Park, Park Terrace Hotel is guests’ window to New York favorites ranging from luxe Fifth Avenue shopping and Broadway to the New York Public Library and The Empire State Building. Throughout the winter season, Park Terrace Hotel is fully decked out in cozy, Après Chalet-themed decorations designed to help transport guests from the hustle and bustle of NYC to a remote, European mountain top. Complete with rooftop igloos offering birds-eye-views of Bryant Park’s Winter Village, faux fur throws, warm fireplaces, and projections of snowflakes, Park Terrace Hotel is fulfilling all our winter wonderland dreams this season. The property is also serving an Après Chalet-inspired menu including alpine hot chocolate, melted swiss raclette cheese, s’mores kits for two, and more.
This year, Sofitel New York is taking holiday décor to new heights – high fashion, that is. The Midtown Manhattan hotel, renowned for its rotating lobby exhibitions featuring everything from art to fashion, will sprinkle nostalgia over the world of haute couture to evoke The Golden Age of Travel this holiday season. Blending culture and design, pillars that convey the essence of the Sofitel brand, a Christmas Couture display will transform the hotel’s lobby into a fashion maison, an invitation to “live the French way.” Standing 15 feet tall in the lobby’s rotunda will be a Christmas tree made entirely of French vintage Louis Vuitton trunks. At this unique pop-up shop, every piece will be for sale. Designed and curated by The Well Traveled Trunk, a company that sources antique trunks, the tree will feature pieces that tell the fascinating tales of royalty and great explorers who used the trunks to travel the world. Every piece is more than 100 years old. The one-of-a-kind display will bring guests a stylish holiday experience with a touch of French “Art de vivre.”
The Dominick is offering a ‘Home for the SoHo Holidays’ package which includes luxurious accommodations in a Penthouse Suite, in-room holiday decorations including a tree adorned with SoHo ornaments curated by The Dominick’s Décor Ambassador. Guests are also treated to a variety of sweet and savory holiday bites and beverages including premium champagne, mulled wine, festive hot chocolate, charcuterie and cheese platters, homemade holiday cupcakes, roasted chestnuts and more for a special in-room tree holiday fête to celebrate the festive season. The package also includes a free gift of SoHo-inspired commemorative ornaments allowing guests to take a piece of the city home.
Four Seasons Hotel New York is spreading the holiday spirit this season with festive offerings for every age — specialty menus at The Garden, a New Year’s Eve soiree at Ty Bar, premium selections of champagne and a one-of-a-kind holiday tree overlooking the lobby. Located in Midtown Manhattan, its central location serves as the perfect starting point for sightseeing the city’s most festive attractions and is only steps away from luxurious shopping on Madison and Fifth Avenues along with Central Park. Guests can enjoy a three-course prix-fixe lunch menu on Christmas Day featuring slow roasted prawns, crispy duck and risotto of wild mushrooms. Crafted by Executive Pastry Chef Jasmina Bojic and her talented pastry team, a gingerbread house showing capturing the holiday spirit in New York City will be on display. A chocolate Christmas tree will also be featured in the dessert menu.
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