Christmas is a special time that everyone has their own unique way of celebrating. Whether your Christmas will be a time to relax and unwind or celebrate with a good ‘knees up’ if you, like us, find a generous helping of luxury makes your Christmas special, take a look at our pick of some of the most luxurious ways to spend it this year.
Rosewood Hotel, Covent Garden, London
Stepping from Covent Garden Market into the Edwardian Courtyard of the Rosewood is a blissful step from the hustle and bustle of Christmas shoppers into a world of pure Christmas luxury. Pick up a Christmas Hamper of delights from the delicatessen, indulge in a 5 course Christmas meal in the Holborn Dining Room or sip on a classic cocktail whilst watching some Christmas cabaret in Scarfes bar. For a true Christmas escape, spend the big day itself in one of their rooms or suites.
Claridge’s, Mayfair, London
For a truly stylish Christmas, where better to spend it than at Claridge’s? With their legendary Christmas tree, designed by Burberry this year and sumptuous decorations throughout, Claridge’s is the epitome of classic Christmas luxury. If you can’t get a booking for their Christmas day package, which includes a choir at breakfast on Christmas morning and a ride by horse-drawn cart around Mayfair, get a taste of the magic with a festive afternoon tea which includes champagne and a portion of Claridge’s famous Christmas pudding.
The Goring Hotel, Belgravia, London
If you can’t get away to the slopes over Christmas, the St. Moritz Ski Bar at the Goring Hotel may just be the next best thing. Offering Swiss style canapes and cocktails with a touch of Alpine glamor, the abundant cashmere rugs, tartan blankets and vintage wooden skis make it feel just as cosy and Christmassy as the real thing. In business for over a century, the Goring is still family-run making it the perfect place to spend a luxurious family Christmas. Every stay in the Christmas period also includes ‘Santa’s Helpers’, a footman service usually reserved for deluxe guests only, to help you with your Christmas shopping, or any other festive requests!
Ballyfin House, County Laois, Ireland
Rest and relaxation are an important part of the Christmas break, and we believe country pursuits are the perfect way to escape hectic, city life. At Ballyfin, get into the Christmas spirit with horse riding, archery, target shooting and more. When you’ve had your fill of the country air, you can sink into a Drummonds’ bath in one of Ballyfin’s classically luxurious rooms or suites; each one is decorated in a unique style that reflects the classic country feel of Ballyfin.
The Ritz, St James’s, London
There really is nowhere quite like it, especially at Christmas! In the run up to the big day you can dance the night away at a Ritz dinner dance, surrounded by pure Christmas decadence as only the Ritz can put on. After a long day of Christmas shopping, we can think of nothing better than sitting down to a Christmas afternoon tea, either. They say Father Christmas himself visits the Palm Court to take tea on Christmas day…
However you spend it, we wish you a Merry Christmas from everyone at Drummonds!