Festive Hotels of 2022 with the Best Christmas Decorations

December 8, 2022 by Ioanna Hatzidavidou

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Fir trees covered with a white snowy veil, snowmen, angels, nutcrackers and Santa Clauses with gifts decorating the place, carol concerts, happy voices and laughter echoing through the streets and the smell of biscuits and cinnamon wafting through the atmosphere. Everyone’s favorite season is getting closer and closer. Finally Christmas! Who doesn't love to be surrounded by bright holiday lights and their loved ones, sipping hot chocolate next to a beautifully decorated tree with colorful balls and admiring the view of the snowy landscape?

Have you decided at the last minute to celebrate Christmas elsewhere, but at the same time you want to feel like being at "home away from home" and are still looking for the perfect place with a warm Christmas atmosphere? There are many hotels that honor this magical holiday to the fullest and do not miss to decorate their premises every year to convey the Christmas spirit to their guests. It’s true that you have never truly experienced a city if you haven’t seen how it celebrates Christmas. For those who want to combine luxurious hospitality and high-end amenities with homely atmosphere and festive vibes, the Travelmyth team (Santa’s favorite helpers) has brought together some of our favorite festive hotels with the best Christmas decorations to give you some inspiration. Whether you are traveling with your family, your partner or alone, the following hotels will not leave anyone unmoved and will draw you into the festive atmosphere in an instant.

Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace Budapest

Dear Santa, can you hear us? All we want for Christmas is a luxurious stay at Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace Budapest. This magnificent Art Nouveau hotel is situated in the heart of Budapest, offering incredible views of the Danube and the Buda skyline and the opportunity to explore the city’s Christmas markets and hidden gems. The luxurious furnishings and interiors, the 5-star amenities, the golden details, the chandeliers and the elegant Christmas decorations will fill your days with opulence and grandeur and make the Christmas of 2022 one to remember. Enjoy holiday dinners at KOLLÁZS and afternoon tea with tasty tea cakes at MÚZSA bar, pamper yourself with nourishing treatments and have brunch with Santa Claus. Christmas magic is in the air!

Hotel Grande Bretagne, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Athens

Hotel Grande Bretagne, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Athens, boasting the most central location in Athens right next to Syntagma Square, is the ideal spot to feel the city’s Christmas spirit and charm. The lobby of this iconic multi-awarded hotel with its majestic decorated tree creates a setting of unpretentious beauty and makes you feel like you are starring in a Christmas movie. What better way to celebrate Christmas than with a breathtaking view of the Acropolis? The high standards of facilities and amenities, the royal atmosphere and interior design, the exquisite dinners and authentic Greek flavors, the opulent Afternoon Tea Experience at the Winter Garden and the signature treatments and massages will guarantee you a very merry Christmas and take you on a journey of rejuvenation and relaxation.

The Peninsula New York

Make yourself a pre-Christmas gift and book The Peninsula New York in New York for your Christmas holidays. This outstanding hotel with its extravagant decorations exudes ‘’Home Alone 2: Lost in New York’’ vibes and is a wonderful place for your Christmas getaway. The splendor of the building and the bright lights will make any passerby stare for hours outside. Offering everything from chic rooms and suites, refined cuisine and a glass-enclosed swimming pool to a state-of-the-art fitness center and relaxing spa treatments, this hotel is the ultimate Christmas oasis in the heart of Manhattan. Do not forget to visit The Peninsula Sweet Shoppe, decorate your own gingerbread cookie and enjoy a festive dinner with Santa Claus.

Le Meurice – Dorchester Collection

Some hotels are worth melting for and Le Meurice – Dorchester Collection in Paris is one of them. In this historic palace hotel, modern comforts, royal atmosphere, 18th-century prestige and ornate grandeur dominate and are highlighted. Expect a festive dining experience with exquisite dishes and sweet delights, nourish yourself with body and facial treatments at the blissful spa center, organize glamorous private events and experience the traditional afternoon tea ritual like never before. Delight in the Christmas spirit and make the Christmas of your dreams a reality while spending one-of-a-kind festive holidays with your loved ones.

Glenlo Abbey Hotel

Glenlo Abbey Hotel in Galway should be on everyone's Christmas bucket list. In its tastefully-appointed and lavish rooms and suites you will experience the Christmas warmth to the fullest. From the lush furnishings and top-notch amenities to the authentic Irish hospitality and the sophisticated Christmas decorations in gold, staying at this spectacular hotel is the ultimate dream. Have an unforgettable festive experience while enjoying gourmet candlelit dinners, fine wines and the world-known festive afternoon tea, watching lovely Christmas movies in the in-house cinema, spending your time playing golf on the 9-hole championship course and feeling renewed and revived in the Glo Spa & Wellness.

Conservatorium Hotel

Conservatorium Hotel is definitely one of the most famous historic hotels and a beloved landmark in Amsterdam. This lavish hotel harmoniously combines and perfectly reflects modern architecture, timeless style and high design and will enchant you with its wonderful Christmas atmosphere and decoration. Its signature suites are the epitome of contemporary design, offering guests the most stylish holidays and adding some extra sparkle in their Christmas memories. Unwind next to the luxuriously decorated Christmas tree, revitalize your body and soul with wellness treatments and immerse yourself in a festive dining experience. The hotel's premises are also suitable to host a luxurious corporate event or a fun-filled Christmas party that everyone will remember for a long time.

Santa Claus Holiday Village

Who hasn't dreamed of meeting Santa Claus and elves since they were little? I bet we all stayed up at least one night to catch him in the act while he was dropping off presents! Santa Claus Holiday Village in Rovaniemi is like a snowy wonderland which draws a dreamy Christmas scene and your stay there will make your Christmas even more magical than you could ever imagine. The incredibly comfortable and spacious apartments and cottages promise to offer guests unique moments of relaxation and carefree holidays. Taste unique flavors at the Santa's Cuisine Restaurant or the Three Elves Restaurant, go on husky and reindeer safari, watch and shoot the Northern Lights and try fascinating activities such as ice fishing, snowmobiling and snow sauna. Hurry on! Santa Claus is already waiting for you in the town.

However you like to celebrate the season, in these hotels you will soak up the Christmas atmosphere. If you want some more Christmas magic and inspiration, head over to Travelmyth and discover more luxury hotels around the world!

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