Enjoy the Festive Season at Dorchester Collection

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The most wonderful time of the year is around the corner and the luxury hotels of Dorchester Collection are ready to celebrate and inspire guests with family-friendly offerings, glittering decorations, special seasonal packages, holiday-themed dining, visits from Santa Claus and more.

France

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Le Meurice has celebrated the festive season and welcomed guests to the heart of Paris for over 200 years. Le Meurice’s talented pastry chef Cédric Grolet, who was named World’s Best Restaurant Pastry Chef 2018, will create a remarkable array of seasonal treats for Le Tea Time de Noël, including gourmet sweets such as The Lemon 2.0 and Royal Gala Apple 2.0, peanut cookies, pistachio tart and his annual Yule Log. Under the mastery of executive chef Jocelyn Herland, additional culinary offerings include seasonal menus highlighting the subtle taste of white and black truffles at Restaurant Le Dalí, with live jazz entertainment during Christmas Eve dinner.

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Hôtel Plaza Athénée Executive pastry chef Angelo Musa, winner of the 2003 World Pastry Cup and the 2007 Best Craftsman of France (Meilleur Ouvrier de France) award, along with pastry chef Alexandre Dufeu, has created an edible rendition of a traditional Yule log. Additional festive programming available to guests includes the annual ice-skating rink in the famed courtyard, joined by a festive pop-up store in a charming wooden chalet that will be open during the same hours as the ice rink.

Italy

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There will be something for every generation to enjoy during the festive season at Hotel Principe di Savoia in Milan. Guests are invited to enjoy the tastes of the holiday season with traditional dishes reinvented with modern concepts and stunning presentations by chef Alessandro Buffolino in the festive atmosphere of Acanto Restaurant. The landmark hotel will be dressed to daze with seasonal decorations and will display for a second year an Italian handcrafted Acqua di Parma Christmas tree in the lobby, featuring a corner-retail space selling a selection of premium Acqua di Parma goods. All donations and a percentage of the proceeds will directly support Dynamo Camp in its mission to provide a cost-free, fun, recreational therapy camp to support children with severe and chronic illnesses post hospitalization.

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Match the beauty of the Eternal City with the magic of the festive season at Hotel Eden, and what do you get? A holiday getaway to the heart of Rome that is not to be missed. The hotel’s signature dining experience La Terrazza will feature an amazing fish menu on Christmas Eve fashioned in Italian tradition by executive chef Fabio Ciervo. On Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve, chef Ciervo will reinterpret tradition to create dishes with new twists on the flavours of the season for the contemporary palate, including crispy red mullet with broth and seaweed tartare, tortellini filled with aged parmesan and capon broth, and more. At Il Giardino Ristorante, guests are invited to take in mesmerizing views of the Old City of Rome while dining festively through the season, starting with a four-course dinner on Christmas Eve and continuing through brunch on New Year’s Day with dishes such as crab salad with mango and mint, codfish and Spello beans, panettone and pandoro, and more.

England

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There’s nothing quite like the festive season in London – specifically walking into The Dorchester at Christmas. Sparkling lights line The Promenade as merriment fills the atmosphere. In addition to sumptuous, multi-course menus on Christmas Eve, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day and New Year’s Eve, newly appointed head chef, Tom Booton, will present a modern twist on traditional British dishes for a five-course Christmas Day lunch. Guests looking to relax this holiday season look no further than The Dorchester Spa as they’re offering a winter spa ritual which includes a nourishing Carol Joy London Caviar & Algae detox (60 minutes) followed by a Valmont Energy Ritual (90 minutes) with rejuvenating massage and collagen mask.

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Prepare to get cosy for Christmas at Coworth Park in Ascot. Arrive on Christmas Eve and be welcomed with Festive Champagne Afternoon Tea in the Drawing Room followed by children’s story time and Christmas card-making or movies in the Tower House. On Christmas Day, Father Christmas will pop by the lobby for a visit right after breakfast and just before Champagne, leading to a four-course lunch at The Barn or a six-course lunch at Restaurant Coworth Park. The festive fun continues on Boxing Day with a leisurely brunch and activities including assorted country pursuits, a Chocolate Master Class and wine tasting in the Oval Room. A three-course dinner will be served at Restaurant Coworth Park or The Barn, and live entertainment will once again usher in midnight in the Drawing Room.

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The holiday season at 45 Park Lane is an intimate, glamorous affair in the heart of London. To celebrate the season, Executive Chef David McIntyre of CUT at 45 Park Lane has prepared festive dining experiences like no other. 45 Park Lane is the perfect home for all of London’s holiday festivities. Just minutes away, travellers and Londoners alike gather at Somerset House Ice Rink to skate with one of London’s most stunning historic venues as a backdrop, or even enjoy an extraordinary run of seasonal shows at the Royal Albert Hall.

United States

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The festive season at Hotel Bel-Air and The Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles means sun-filled days, starry nights, gardens and grounds draped with decorations and lights, holiday-themed dining to impress every palate, and ginger bread cookies and hot apple cider in the lobby on weekends. California cuisine will be served with festive twists through the season as the culinary teams at Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air and the Polo Lounge at The Beverly Hills Hotel transform locally sourced ingredients into new gourmet discoveries. This year, Hotel Bel-Air will be hosting a Holiday Market on November 17 from 11-3pm on the property’s stunning front lawn – free for locals and guests. Attendees can expect interactive activities including candle making, wreath making and more. At The Beverly Hills Hotel, guests must not miss out on the 12 days of souffles which will feature a daily souffle inspired by festive flavors such as pumpkin spice, egg nog and candy cane.

Festive dining, packages and special celebrations will be available on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day at all Dorchester Collection hotels, together with exclusive festive offers.

For more information please visit: https://www.dorchestercollection.com/en/festive-season/

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