11 Amazing Holiday Hotel Specials

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Where to go for festive holiday specials at hotels around the world

Thompson Beverly Hills

Spring for a city break in Madrid and book your stay at the gorgeous Hotel Villa Magna, where their Festive Season Package or their

Christmas Package awaits. The first, for €585/night, includes champagne and a box of traditional marzipan to welcome you, breakfast on the house, dinner for two in the hotel’s restaurant, and a spa service. The second, for €520/night, offers all that plus a Christmas Day lunch in the hotel with traditional stuffed turkey, cheeses, homemade pastries, and holiday treats washed down with champagne and Rioja. (Photo courtesy of Hotel Villa Magna)

Or head to one of the merriest cities, Rome, for a stay at the Waldorf’s Rome Cavalieri. This season, the hotel’s hosting Santa Claus on Christmas Day, with presents for the kids, as well as Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dinners at La Pergola for €245/night. The specials are available through January 7 and include New Year’s events as well.

If you’re looking for the combination of city and sun, there’s no better destination than Los Angeles in December. The hip and chic Thompson Beverly Hills is offering a “To All a Free Night” package, starting from $219/night. Book a two-night stay between now and February 29 and the third night is free, plus they’ll include two classic champagne holiday cocktails at the bar. To stay hip and chic on the east coast, the Thompson LES has got a “Holiday for Hipsters” package (from $299/night) now through December 30, which includes a $25 food and drink credit, custom holiday welcome gift, and a VIP shopping card with discounts at many Lower East Side boutiques.

Get away from it all in the Maldives for the ultimate sun-drenched holiday. Both Anantara Maldives and the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island are offering tempting Christmas packages. The Anantara’s Magical Christmas Experience includes seven nights in a private pool villa, breakfast for two each day, and a choice of sailing for an afternoon (complete with

champagne), an underwater photo shoot with a Christmas tree, private wine tasting, or a movie night under the stars (also, complete with champagne). Rates are from $2,600 and the package is available through December 31. (Photo courtesy of Anantara Maldives)

Then, the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island has somehow convinced Santa to make a sunny stop on Christmas Day for their holiday package, which can stretch through New Year’s Eve for anyone who can’t tear themselves away. Christmas cocktail parties, a champagne and lobster beach barbecue, and a Chateau Latour wine dinner are all on offer on-site to help you bound into the New Year. The rates start from $815/night and are available through January.