Exotic Spa Holidays Around the World
If a spectacular spa vacation is on your Christmas or holiday wish list this year, then start scheduling a destination retreat—before the season starts! Discover the Leading Hotels of the World properties that plan to spread some holiday cheer, offering Christmas-y packages complete with all the trimmings. What could be better than the gift of relaxation?
Deck the halls this holiday season with a visit to one of these incredible spa destinations.
Have yourself a merry little Christmas at Thailand’s The Chedi Chiang Mai. Guests can enjoy a three-night stay with the resort’s Christmas Package, which comes with dinner on Christmas Eve, lunch on Christmas Day, choice of a 180-minute spa treatment, sunset cruise, and more.
Available December 24-27, 2010; rates starting from THB 49071.73 (approximately US$1,605), single or double occupancy.
Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa in Cape Town, South Africa, celebrates Christmas with the Santa’s Sleigh Goes Everywhere package; this six-night stay or longer includes roundtrip helicopter transfers from Cape Town International Airport to the hotel’s very own heli-pad, one sunset gazebo spa treatment per couple, and tickets to Carols by Candlelight at the Kirstenbosch Garden with a picnic hamper.
Available: December 1, 2010 – January 5, 2011; from ZAR 13,225 (approximately US$1,896) per night for two adults in a sea-facing suite
At Estonia’s charming Schloessle Hotel, Tallinn, all elements of the hotel’s Christmas in Tallinn Package—two-night lodging, an in-room present, a glass of hot mulled wine and gingerbread in the Christmas Market in Town Hall Square, and more—make for a festive getaway retreat.
Available: November 27-December 30, 2010; EUR 617 (approximately US$837), double occupancy.
’Tis the season at the Hotel Negresco, a belle époque palace and National Historic Monument in Nice. The Around My Christmas Tree special showcases a sea-view or junior suite with a Christmas tree, a Santa Claus surprise gift, and Christmas dinner in room, and daily buffet breakfast.
Available December 24-25, 210 (additional nights can be booked on the 23rd and/or 26th); from EUR 980 (approximately US$1,329) per night.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year in Manhattan. The Greenwich Hotel’s Ultimate Christmas in New York package offers a three-night’s stay in a suite with fireplace, decorated with stockings and a tree, egg nog or hot chocolate upon arrival, an afternoon spa getaway for the parents, and a five-hour chauffeured tour to sightsee at some of the city’s famed destinations, like Rockefeller Center, Fifth Avenue, and Central Park – so Christmas-esque Santa would be proud.
Available December 1, 2010-January 9, 2011; from US$8,500, single or double occupancy.
Inspired by the opulence of the Romanov dynasty, The Grove indulges holiday guests with a magical Royal Christmas. The 300-acre estate, located near London, features winter wonderland walks, a candlelit carol service at its local church, Christmas meals, and a feast of entertainment including ballet classes, Moscow circus skills workshops, and Cossack dancing.
Two-night packages starting from £415 (approximately US$656) per person, per night
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