Festive cocktails, sumptuous banquets, sparkling entertainment and prestigious locations are just a few of the ingredients that visitors to any of Red Carnation Hotels’ properties can expect to enjoy this season. From a cosy retreat in the crisp English countryside to holiday cheer at an alpine lodge and London’s glittering winter performances, here are 10 ways that Red Carnation Hotels ensures your Christmas with us is a very merry one.
1. Cocktails, Canapés and Christmas Cheer at The Old Government House
Guernsey may be a fair way from the snow-capped Alps but The Old Government House Hotel and Spa’s cosy Alpine Lodge recreates a festive après-ski experience in the heart of Saint Peter Port. Amply stocked with hot mulled wine and spiced cider, and platters piled with sumptuous seasonal bites, this snug wood-panelled retreat is an ideal setting for a Christmas party with friends and family.
2. A Christmas Shopping Extravaganza at The Egerton House Hotel
Moments from the famed Harrods and Harvey Nichols department stores, The Egerton House Hotel occupies a prime position in the heart of Knightsbridge, London’s premier shopping district. Tick off all the gifts on your Christmas list, before toasting to a happy holiday back at the hotel with a Champagne Afternoon Tea.
3. Walk into a Winter Wonderland at The Chesterfield Mayfair
The Chesterfield Mayfair’s Winter Wonderland package invites guests to experience London at its most magical. A short stroll from one of London’s starring seasonal attractions, Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park, it includes two nights’ luxury accommodation and a festive afternoon tea.
4. Red Carnation Hotels Gift Vouchers
A truly indulgent present, Red Carnation Hotels’ Gift Vouchers are redeemable on a myriad of experiences, from an extravagant dinner to a decadent afternoon tea or luxurious overnight stay.
5.Snow-Capped Mountains and Christmas Markets at Hotel d’Angleterre
With its proximity to the Alps, a festive break in Geneva at Hotel d’Angleterre is the perfect choice for winter sports enthusiasts. Those who prefer a gentler pace to the pristine pistes of Morzine and Chamonix can explore the city’s vibrant Christmas markets, scented with spiced Glüwein and bristling with charming handicrafts.
6. A Traditional British Christmas at Summer Lodge
Enjoy a quintessential British Christmas escape in the picturesque village of Evershot with Summer Lodge Country House Hotel, Restaurant and Spa. From oven-fresh mince pies and warming mulled wine to a traditional turkey feast with all the trimmings, this is a festive retreat to remember.
7.Festive Family Activities at Ashford Castle
There are few more idyllic spots for a family Christmas than Ashford Castle. Make this festive season a special one with a Christmas Day cruise on Lough Corrib, a treasure hunt for the children in the estate’s beautiful grounds and a black-tie gala dinner.
8.Alpine Festivities at The Montague’s Ski Lodge
Much loved by locals and visitors, The Montague on the Gardens’ atmospheric Ski Lodge is made for Christmas celebrations. Decked with boughs of holly, scattered with snowflakes and illuminated by twinkling fairy lights, the major draw here is its selection of classic seasonal tipples. Cinnamon-spiced mulled wine and steaming apple cider rub shoulders with hot chocolate cocktails, all served with candied pecans.
9. Christmas Cracker at The Milestone
Get into the festive spirit with your favourite Christmas songs, performed by the acclaimed Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at Cadogan Hall’s Christmas Cracker. A short walk from The Milestone Hotel & Residences, this highly enjoyable evening features well-loved classics performed by West End stars.
10. A Royal Christmas at The Rubens
Experience the season with a royal twist at The Rubens at the Palacee. After enjoying a stroll to see the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, return to the hotel for a decadent Christmas afternoon tea in The Palace Lounge. Sip on a glass of Champagne as you enjoy sandwiches stuffed with Christmas favourites, along with freshly baked festive treats.
Make this Christmas one to remember when you visit any of Red Carnation Hotels’ properties during the festive season.
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