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Luxurious Hotels for a Unique Winter Escape

Photo: Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa

The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe (Truckee, CA) – The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe, nestled into the mid-mountain area of Northstar California ski resort, is a magical escape for the holiday season. In addition to its already over-the-top family-friendly offerings, The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe is launching 16 Days of Wonder this season. From December 18 through January 2, the property will offer kids activities and programming each day to get everyone in the holiday spirit including daily meet & greets with Santa. Additionally, families can now take part in the new S’more & Hot Coco Extravaganza in the property’s Caffe Blue. Guests can build their own s’mores and hot chocolate creations at this daily service by choosing from a full wall of chocolates, candies, sweet condiments, and all the fixings. While the kiddos enjoy a wall of treats, adults can take part in “Hot Herbology”. The complementary daily service lets guests create their own hot toddy style beverages with a local herbalist and the property’s mixologist. The beverages will utilize fresh herbs and spices to create wholesome winter warmers. 

Park Hyatt Beaver Creek (Beaver Creek, CO) – Located in the heart of Beaver Creek, at the base of one of Colorado’s most celebrated mountain resorts, Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and Spa provides guests unprecedented access to some of the best skiing and riding in the west that is ideal for the holidays. Park Hyatt Beaver Creek, the only ski-in, ski-out property at the base of Beaver Creek Mountain Resort, is a gorgeous, family-friendly destination for skiing during the holiday break. The already extremely family-friendly Beaver Creek Mountain Resort is furthering that reputation with the addition of the brand new McCoy Park. New updates have been added to the patio just outside 8100 Mountainside Bar & Grill at the Park Hyatt – making the best après spot in Beaver Creek even better. The new space features a fully covered pergola with luxury seating, several TV’s, an updated sound system, firepits, ceiling heaters and more – providing an inviting environment that guarantees guests a stunning mountain view.

​​The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas (St. Thomas, USVI) – Situated on 30 acres of cascading grounds filled with lush tropical plant life, The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas will bring holiday cheer to its tropical paradise for a best-of-both-worlds experience. Throughout the holidays, guests can enjoy holiday-themed spa treatments including the Fall At Your Feet Pedicure and Chocolate Berry Facial, a daily Elf On The Shelf scavenger hunt with prizes, holiday movie nights, festive dinners inspired by the island’s culture and cuisine, and more. The resort’s newest addition, the Top Golf Swing Suite experience, can be reserved for a private sports entertainment simulation featuring up to 11 unique game options. Festively decorated poolside, oceanfront and garden view cabanas can also be reserved for gift-unwrapping on Christmas Day (along with mimosas or delicious Caribbean Coquito beverages) or to ring in the New Year and make unforgettable memories with loved ones. This tropical holiday getaway is also an easy escape, given no passport is required to visit the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa(Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands) – Enjoy a fantastic and sparkling line-up of festive events at the Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa located on Grand Cayman’s Seven Mile Beach. The hotel delivers a sophisticated and unforgettable island escape that incorporates local and regional elements from Grand Cayman’s culture and personality, giving guests a distinct sense of place. To begin the holiday season right, the property has planned special menus and culinary experiences in November culminating with a Thanksgiving Feast at AVE Restaurant. Continue the celebration into December with Mariachi nights, a Holiday Sip and Shop and of course, an Ugly Sweater Brunch.

The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota (Sarasota, FL) – This holiday season The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota invites guests to their very own Gulf Pole. The thoughtfully curated holiday programming will include in-suite tree decorating kits, movie showings, bike rides with Santa and his reindeers, and much more. To keep classic traditions going even when away from home, the hotel’s bay-front Healing Garden will double as a cozy living room scene, set up for families to capture their unforgettable holiday vacation. Those visiting in December are encouraged to head to the garden in their favorite pajamas for a ride aboard the Polar Express, where guests will be greeted by characters from the movie, enjoy hot chocolate and s’mores, and kids will be gifted their very own sleigh bells. Throughout the season, the The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota will also offer an array of wellness programming, including a Jingle Jog with peppermint infused cooling towels and “Snoga,” where guests can enjoy the beautiful sunset views of the Bay during yoga classes fit for all skill levels. 

Sheraton New Orleans Hotel (New Orleans, LA) – The Sheraton New Orleans Hotelis the perfect home base for a holiday getaway with their Papa Noel holiday package that adds two complimentary cocktails daily to your stay. Enter the lobby and take your picture with the large Santa Claus and sleigh hanging from the atrium ceiling that is being pulled by alligators instead of reindeer (Louisiana has one of the largest populations of alligators in the US!) and a custom gingerbread display that changes each year to a creative new twist inspired by the Big Easy. Additionally, get into the holiday spirit with classic New Orleans traditions like caroling in Jackson Square, Reveillon dinners, decorations along historic Canal Street and premium shopping – all steps from the downtown hotel.

Tampa Marriott Water Street and JW Marriott Tampa Water Street (Tampa, FL) – The Marriott Water Street collection is a unique getaway for those looking for a warm escape this holiday season. The two hotels are connected by a skybridge, providing guests with access to the restaurant and events at both properties, without ever having to step outside and face the elements. This year, the beautiful sixth floor event lawn will transform for the holidays starting with a pop-up pumpkin patch complete with a carving station, fall treats, and much more. For a thanksgiving feast away from home, guests can dine water-side and enjoy the pristine Tampa weather while delighting in this year’s thanksgiving meal at Anchor and Brine. Some of the best chefs in town will prepare a roasted turkey roulade, topped with a cranberry-walnut gremolata – a luxurious bite that will surely leave guests wanting to return the following year. 

Martinique New York on Broadway, Curio Collection by Hilton (New York City, Ny) – Reimagined and reopened in December of 2021, this 1920’s classic landmark hotel Martinique New York on Broadway, Curio Collection by Hilton, is situated right in the heart of Herald Square with easy access to dozens of subway and bus lines for an easy NYC holiday getaway. The property has 521 recently renovated rooms and suites, along with a well-equipped fitness center, all decorated to make even the grinch excited about the holidays. Guests can enjoy food and drinks throughout the day at Early Edition, currently the hotel’s main restaurant. By the end of 2022, three exciting new restaurant concepts will open, including a gourmet doughnut shop, NYC chophouse and its to-go outpost. Across from Macy’s and a block away from 5th avenue, this hotel is the perfect lodging option for travelers looking to have a splendid holiday shopping season. Additionally, with the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade practically on the doorsteps of the hotel, there is no better place to be for the festivities to come.