Best Hotels for the Holidays

With the holidays quickly approaching, Christmas trees and festive lights are starting to appear everywhere. Here are some of the best places to travel to for some festive décor and holiday cheer this season!


Hotel Sacher – Vienna, Austria

Carnegie Museum’s own Barbara Tucker traveled here in early December, experiencing the charming holiday atmosphere in Vienna. The hotel serves four-course Christmas Eve menus to get you in the holiday spirit. Hotel Sacher’s festive decor with numerous Christmas trees and twinkling lights are some of the best in all of Vienna and are sure to be merry.

The Ritz London – London, England

A favorite of Carnegie Museum travelers, The Ritz is iconic for its elegance and classic British style. Traditional afternoon tea is delightful with added Christmas treats, especially while sitting beside one of the many beautifully decorated Christmas trees.

Ritz Exterior

The Plaza Hotel – New York, NY

Iconic all in its own, this American staple goes all out at Christmas time. Featuring American favorites and European classics, the afternoon and holiday teas combine traditional dishes with eggnog and hot chocolate.

Claridge’s – London, England

Fans of Victorian-era Christmases will delight as they’re greeted with horse-drawn carriages and caroling at one of London’s top spots. Famous for afternoon tea, Claridge’s also offers an elegant Christmas lunch. With this year’s decor designed by Karl Lagerfeld, a Christmas at Claridge’s is sure to be stylish, chic, and festive.


Read more about other festive destinations at CNNtravel and at Condé Nast Traveler.

Have a wonderful holiday season!

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