Six Of The Season’s Most Festive Hotel Experiences Around The World

Need inspiration for hour holiday getaway? These six seasonal hotel events are not to be missed.

Royal Arctic Terrace at Le Royal Monceau Raffles Paris

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Le Royal Monceau Raffles Paris is calling their new Royal Arctic Terrace an “ephemeral icefield” complete with snow capped peaks, private igloos and floating icebergs in the hotel’s central pool, which will be carbon colored for the occasion.

Groups of up to six can reserve the Royal Arctic’s private igloos for an exclusive Champagne dining experience featuring Moët & Chandon’s prestigious cuvee, MCIII. The Champagne is reserved for exclusive consumption in the igloos, along with two custom tapas menus curated from Le Royal Monceau Raffles Paris’ award-winning restaurants.

Le Royal Monceau Raffles Paris
37 Avenue Hoche, 75008 Paris, France

Winter Lodge at La Réserve Geneva

La Reserve Wintter LodgePhoto Credit: G. Gardette/La Réserve GenèveOne of Switzerland’s most exclusive lake-front resorts,  La Réserve Geneva is opening the doors of its Winter Lodge for the season.

Outfitted in fur throws and featuring the city’s largest private skating rink, a snack-filled ski chalet and holiday market, the Winter Lodge of La Réserve Genève is open exclusively to diners and guests of the hotel and spa. It is complete with a private ice-skating rink and snack-filled wooden chalet.

La Reserve Geneva
301, route de Lausanne 1293 Bellevue Genève, Suisse

E.M.P Winter House at St. Regis Aspen

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After two successful summer pop-ups in East Hampton, Eleven Madison Park is taking the concept west. They are celebrating the winter season with the launch of EMP Winter House in Aspen. A collaboration between Eleven Madison Park co-owners Chef Daniel Humm and Will Guidara and American Express Cardmembers, the pop-up is located at the Chefs Club at The St. Regis Aspen. Winter House is a more casual version of EMP, taking culinary and design inspiration from the scenic mountainous surroundings.

Cardmembers have the benefit of securing a reservation, while non-Amex holders will have to walk in and wait for a taste of Alpine Fondue or a Roast Lamb Feast. Since opening in 2012, Chefs Club has been home to a roster of visiting chefs. EMP Winter House will be in residence from December 15 to April 6.

St. Regis Aspen
315 E Dean St, Aspen, CO 81611

Rooftop Igloo Village at The Envoy Hotel in the Seaport

Envoy-Hotel3Photo Credit: The Envoy HotelEach of the six heated igloos atop the Lookout Rooftop of the Envoy Hotel in Boston’s emerging Seaport District seats eight-10 people and are equipped with a service button to alert staff when you’re ready for a refill of one of the popup’s signature cocktails.

Guests are also provided with fleece blankets to keep warm on especially chilly nights. The Lookout boasts some of the best views in Boston. Recently expanded and redesigned after a $4 million renovation, the hotel also houses the Harbor Lounge, a seated section with lounge seating and even better views, that is reserved for VIPs and private events.

The Envoy Hotel
70 Sleeper Street, Boston, Massachusetts

Four Seasons Hotel Milano – Urban Chalet

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Artistic Director Vincenzo Dascanio has designed an Urban Chalet for the Four Seasons Hotel Milano. Open from the beginning of November to the end of January and set in the iconic Hotel’s Sala Camino, the chalet is a festive retreat for guests with comfortable chairs, sofas, wooden furniture, tartan plaids and details inspired by a mountain interior design.

The Hotel’s Pastry Chef Daniele Bonzi has created a selection of sweet treats including a traditional Italian home-made panettone to be paired with a hot chocolate or a Dammann tea. The chalet will also be available for aperitivo hour offering signature drinks and snacks.

Four Seasons Hotel Milano
Via Gesu, 6/8, 20121 Milano, Italy

La Réserve Paris and Chateau de Vaux le Vicomte

La Reserve Wintter LodgePhoto Credit: Chateau de Vaux le VicomteA visit to the Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte’s Noel celebration has long been a Parisian holiday tradition for locals and travelers alike.

This year, the historic Chateau has collaborated with La Réserve Paris to offer guests an exclusive Christmas Eve experience. Transported via helicopter the 35 miles from Paris, guests will arrive at the Chateau in time for a private Christmas dinner prepared by the hotel’s Michelin-starred chef Jérôme Banctel.

Following dessert, guests will be guided through the estate’s famed gardens via horse-driven carriage only to pause for a fireworks display over the chateau. The experience is available for up to 15 guests only.

La Réserve Paris
2 avenue Gabriel , 75008 Paris, France