Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazine
While many private jet-setters choose to spend their holidays basking St.Barth’s or carving tracks in Aspen powder, for an authentic celebration brimming with nostalgia, cheer and, of course, a whole lot of the white stuff, the northeast is the place to be. These three luxury hotel’s understand and embrace this, each offering their own unique holiday stay package.
Tucked in serene upstate New York, the Lake Placid Lodge is offering couples a wonderful way to enjoy the season. This year’s holiday will be celebrated with a tree lighting and caroling ceremony, as well as a Christmas dinner at the signature Artisans restaurant, with a special holiday menu prepared by Executive Chef Nathan Rich. The lodge will be providing a glass of champagne upon arrival, a tour of the Lodge, daily breakfast during your stay, wine tasting with Sommelier Brian McClure and a welcome reception hosted by the Lodges’s General Manager.
If metropolitan glitz suits your personal brand of glamour, then Manhattan’s Surrey Hotel is sure to spread the joy this season with its Winter Wonder package, combining all the most magical experiences New York has to offer. Guests who reserve by November 15 will receive 15% off the hotel’s best available rate, two tickets to George Balanchine’s quintessential holiday ballet, The Nutcracker and a guide to the best seasonal window displays on Madison Avenue, curated by the Surrey Hotel’s Les Clefs d’Or Concierge team. For a special treat, guests will receive a box of special holiday macaroons from Dana’s Bakery, including flavors like peppermint and champagne.
Finally The Chanler at Cliff Walk in Newport, RI, captures all the East-Coast Christmas charm in one seaside package. The hotel starts decorating in November, decking out the bar, dining room, lobby, hallways and exterior in order to establish the proper celebratory mood. Hot chocolate is served in the lobby while the Chanler Christmas package offers tickets to view mansions decorated for the holidays, dinner, and a Chanler ornament guests can take home as a keepsake. On Christmas Eve, families head over to The Chanler lawn to leave oats and glitter for Santa’s reindeer and wake up on Christmas morning to receive gifts that Santa left the night before.
So for a great holiday at a home away from home, head east this year, where the fires are crackling, the carolers are humming and the snow is already beginning fall.