The City of *Christmas* Lights
Issue | December 1, 2021
Two years ago this month, I spent a few days in Paris doing site inspections with some of our favorite hotel partners. Although it was a quick stay, there is nothing quite like the City of Lights completely decorated for the holiday season. There is truly a sense of magic in the air when you are walking around exploring this beautiful city that must be experienced firsthand. We wish you an amazing holiday and hope to help you experience this magic with new destinations to discover in 2022. Cheers!
Trivia Answer from our November Issue - George and Amal Clooney were married at the luxurious Aman Venice on the Grand Canal.
The Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, California
"The Beverly Hills Hotel is the kind of place you can check into, with a red carpet welcome, and be happy not leaving the property at all. The Polo Lounge is still the place to be with locals, great people watching, and lovely holiday decorations." - Shelby Donley, Owner (pictured above at the Polo Lounge with Luca Virgilio, General Manager of Hotel Eden Rome)
The Best Domestic Hotels for the Holidays
Fairmont Scottsdale Princess - Scottsdale, AZ
The Fairmont Princess completely transforms from a desert mountain resort to a winter wonderland for the holidays. Christmas at the Princess offers an ice skating rink, train rides, and The Village with it's own ferris wheel, ice maze, and sled mountain. Pictured right is our team enjoying a private igloo.
Hotel del Coronado - Coronado, CA
With thousands of sparkling lights, Hotel Del shines with holiday cheer at this iconic property during Home for the Holidays. Enjoy the beachfront ice rink, a holiday light show, a private beach bonfire and so much more!
The Plaza Hotel - New York, NY
This iconic New York hotel was featured in the popular Christmas movie, "Home Alone 2: Lost in New York". Now you can recreate some of the famous iconic scenes from the movie with their Home Alone 2 - Fun in New York package, which includes: a limousine ride around the city, a large cheese pizza, and of course... the famous Home Alone sundae.
Montage Palmetto Bluff - Bluffton, SC
Montage Palmetto Bluff is a destination in itself but the festive season brings a magical touch to all of their unique activity offerings. During their festive season, enjoy "reindeer games", a ride on the Santa Tram, and even a holiday boat parade.
The Resort at Paws Up - Greenough, MT
What could be more magical than a White Christmas in the mountains? A Montana Christmas includes a decorated Christmas tree in your home, a visit from Santa on Christmas Eve, and endless fun-filled activities for the entire family.
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Splurge: Hôtel Plaza Athénée
One of our favorite hotels in the City of Lights, the iconic Hotel Plaza Athenee, symbolizes the spirit of Paris. It is a spectacular palace hotel perfectly positioned near the Eiffel Tower and River Seine, on the prestigious avenue Montaigne.
As a Dorchester Diamond Club preferred partner, we extend: complimentary daily breakfast, 100 EUR of resort credit once per stay, and our personal favorite - guaranteed upgrade at time of booking.
Save: Hotel Regina Louvre
Location, location, location! Hotel Regina Louvre resides opposite the Louvre Museum and overlooks the Tuileries Garden, which makes it the perfect home base while you are exploring this magical city. The hotel is run by the fourth generation of the same Parisian family which is evident by it's charm, history, and elegance.