These Luxe Hotels Are The *Perfect* Excuse To Get Away During The Holiday Season
There's *so* much going on this time of year. Holiday shopping, baking, decorating, gifting — the list goes on! Take a departure from the endless to-dos for the time of year by getting away at any of these deluxe hotels. With all the festive feels and convenient locations across the US, they're a perfect departure from the day-to-day to reset and refresh. Scroll on to see where you should start planning your next long weekend. (Image via The Pfister Hotel)
The Pfister Hotel (Milwaukee, WI): Make your way to Milwaukee and stay at this stunning local landmark filled with history breathtaking views of Lake Michigan. Nestled steps from theaters, restaurants, and the lively Third Ward neighborhood, it allows any visitors to get a true taste of Milwaukee culture. And the amenities in the hotel itself are just as noteworthy. One in the doors to the gilded lobby all dressed up for the holidays and you'll instantly be surrounded by luxury. Grab a brightening Vitamin C facial at the legendary Pfister WELL Spa + Salon, head 23rd floor Blu Bar and Lounge for a martini with skyline views of the city, or let the friendly staff offer you a dinner recommendation (outside of the four, on-site options!). Trust us when we say you'll be treated like a true king or queen with your stay at this sophisticated Midwest stay with charm around every corner.
The Fairmont San Francisco (San Francisco, CA): If you find yourself in the Bay Area during the holidays, this hotel, situated on the highest peak in the Nob Hill neighborhood, is a *must* visit. The team behind the hotel truly go ALL out with the spirit of the season in the lobby by offering a life-sized gingerbread house (yes, you can even dine in it), a bar complete with seasonal cocktails, and a 23-foot Christmas tree. Perfect for photo-ops, a night out, or everything a quick stay, you'll feel the cheer in every nook and cranny of this accommodation.
The Ritz-Carlton - Bachelor Gulch (Avon, CO): Your mountain getaway is waiting at this luxuriously cozy Ritz-Carlton establishment, made with all the vibes of v. high-end log cabin. It's set mid-mountain, which is played out in the log-lined walls, antler decor, and (faux) animal furs. Retreat to the lodge after a long day on the slopes to enjoy live acoustic music, warm drinks (their hot chocolate is to *die* for!), and a roaring fireplace. It might as well be something of out of a Hallmark movie! ;)
The Jefferson Hotel (Washington, D.C.): Your five-star holiday adventure (which some say looks like the interior or Downton Abbey!) in the nation's capital is waiting for you. The award-winning accommodation (it's rated as D.C.'s #1 Hotel) is a *dream* setting for the holidays with its regal charm and historical influence. With 99 v chic rooms, an on-site high-end French restaurant, marble fireplaces, vintage accents, and a location walking distance from famous sites, it's ideal for any traveler who wants a low-maintenance vacay that's cozy and delightful in every way
Gramercy Park Hotel (New York, NY): This hotel has been in the company of famous individuals like JFK, Babe Ruth, even the Beatles, and it's easy to see why. The centrally located NYC hotel has a distinct Renaissance design complete with specially imported carpets, tapestries, artwork and more, that makes it look like a regal holiday haven, year-round. Pay a special visit during November and December and you'll be able to see the mesmerizing look that attracted so many other before it, for yourself!
The Peninsula Hotel Chicago (Chicago, IL): We're going to fully admit, the second we heard about the in-house ice rink (on a rooftop overlooking the skyling, complete with a swiss chalet for indulgent hot chocolates) we knew this one would be our pick. Factor in other fun seasonal offerings, like visits from Santa, festive decor, and fully-adorned 20-foot tree, and this hotel quickly climbed to the top of our holiday bucket list.