From Paris to Copenhagen, these are 5 hotels for magical Christmas in Europe!
All-time classic British ambiance -Kimpton Fitzroy London
From its majestic facade to the lavish interiors, staying at Kimpton Fitzroy feels like living in a fairytale castle! Overlooking Bloomsbury’s Russell Square and clad in thé-au-lait terracotta, it was originally designed by Charles Fitzroy Doll in 1898. During Christmas, the hotel charm is simply irresistible. The huge tree and the lights next to the staircase, the ornate ceilings and the mosaics on the floor in the main hall, along as the decoration in both the Neptune restaurant and the cocktail bar make for an entire microworld of festive goodness.
Le French touch –Intercontinental Paris Le Grand
When thinking about hotels for magical Christmas in Europe, this Parisian gem is sure to make it to the top of the list. A historical landmark in the City of Lights since 1862, Le Grand Hotel exudes this grand hotel grandeur of the past. The hotel is situated within an 800 square metre winter garden, opposite the legendary L’ Opera Garnier and it really goes full-on with Christmas decorations. Christmas trees, shining lights, Nutcrackers, mistletoes and red flowers are all over the place in the lobby, the corridors and the suites, as well as the famous, historic Café de la Paix on the ground floor. Dreamy!
The Winter Wonderland –Nimb Copenhagen
Nested in a 1909 castle next to the lively, pagoda-pocked famed Tivoli Gardens, the Nimb Hotel combines its grand Moorish past with modern-day Scandinavian style hospitality. A one-of-a-kind hotel with domes, spires, and terraces, dressed in Christmasy white that reflects the lights, like a real-life Disney palace. Its unique architecture and location plus its high standards in services have brought it to the Condé Nast Traveler Gold List for 2020. Among the hotel’s wow factors are the beautiful bar and the quite rare-for-the-city rooftop pool!
The Harry Potter-ish Christmas – Pulitzer Amsterdam
One of the city’s most iconic hotels consists not of one, nor two, but 25 interlinked canal houses from the 17th and 18th century! This intricate maze of historic houses, featuring an exclusive restaurant and gardens makes for the perfect Christmas getaway, filled with art and books and cosy corners. The BookCollector’s Suite is one of the hotels highlights, featuring a dark and atmospheric color palette and a dramatic floor-to-ceiling book display in the bedroom with old and new books from bookstores in the Nine Streets. Ideal for a cosy, Harry Potter-ish festive holiday experience with great style and high end gastronomy.
The Christmas decoration extravaganza –Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues
The Four Seasons Hotel in Switzerland also happens to be Geneva’s very first hotel -and it still manages to stay at the top of its game. The sophisticated luxury of the hotel, fitting to the Four Seasons DNA, is enhanced by the lavish festive decorations which are well-though and customized to the last detail. The hotel floral creations are made by the florist Serge Marzetta who with his team of five has been filling public spaces with spectacular floral displays since the opening of the historic property along Lake Geneva in 2005. Thus, the Christmas holiday, always presents a significant challenge for Marzetta and his team, with their floral creations required to maintain their shape and appearance from the start of December through the New Year. The classical, elegant rooms, the surprise hotel library at the 7th floor and -of course- the impressive rooftop bar add up to the reasons for visiting this outstanding hotel!