The 2021 Festive Offerings from The Peninsula Hotels in the US & Europe

The 2021 Festive Offerings from The Peninsula Hotels in the US & Europe

Christmas, along with New Year, are the world’s most popular celebrations. If you don’t plan to spend them at home this year, one of the best alternatives is a luxurious hotel, and there’s few that can match the properties within the Peninsula portfolio. In this guide, we’re looking at what the renowned hotel group has lined up for the festive period in the US and Europe.

The Peninsula New York

Rooftop Festive Dining – The Return of Chalet de Ning

The spectacular lobby at the Peninsula New York

With the holiday season rapidly approaching, the Peninsula New York’s rooftop will be the ideal place to celebrate, thanks to its transformation into Chalet de Ning. This glamorous pop-up is a winter wonderland and contains two domes, which have been inspired by Swiss chalets and are perfect places to escape when the New York temperature falls.

Inside one of the chalet inspired domes at Chalet de Ning

The Chalet de Ning will transport guests to the stunning snow-capped peaks in the Swiss Alps without leaving the bright lights of Manhatten. It’s an ideal please to witness the magic of Christmas in New York from above. Visitors can treat themselves to a carefully crafted menu consisting of seasonal dishes inspired by Switzerland’s Engadin region and some delicious speciality cocktails.

Caroline singing carols in the lobby

Holly Jolly Holiday Package
Tick off your New York festive bucket list with a walking tour of the best holiday window displays, VIP admission to the Top of the Rock and a trip to Brooklyn’s Dyker Heights to view the famous holiday light display. Back at The Peninsula, enjoy your own in-room festive floral decorations and personal Christmas tree. Valid between November the 26th and the 30th of December. Rates start from $1,195 for a Deluxe Room.

A young child among Christmas presents next to a tree

Nights Before Christmas In-Room Snuggler Package for Families
At The Peninsula New York, they go all-out for Christmas with lots of thoughtful family touches. Bedrooms are decorated with Christmassy flowers and a festooned Christmas tree, as well as a cute gingerbread play-tent.

Children can enjoy seasonal games like hunt the candy cane and gingerbread biscuit decorating, as well as private access to The Peninsula Sweet Shoppe in the iconic Lobby, then snuggle down with Christmas movies on tap. Valid between 26 November and 30 December. Rates start from $1,395 for a Grand Luxe Room.

A stay at The Peninsula New York costs from $695 per night in a Superior Room. You can read more here.

The Peninsula Chicago

Peter Bear dancing with a skater on the Sky Rink

The Peninsula Sky Rink
An ideal way to kick off the festive season is with some time on the Peninsula Sky Rink, which is back for its tenth season. At 200sqm (2,100 sq ft), there’s plenty of space for even the most wobbly skaters. It sits above Michigan Avenue and is surrounded by the city’s iconic skyscrapers and twinkling lights.

This rink has been made even more festive thanks to the holiday-themed music and snowflake lighting. The rink’s menu is also in keeping with the overall atmosphere and features a range of hot beverages and snacks, including hot cider, hot chocolate and many other treats.

The Sky Rink is available for group bookings and is also a perfect place for a romantic marriage proposal too. As it’s the season of giving, all of the money raised by the rink from the rental of the skates (US$ 20 for adults and US$ 10 for children 12 and under) will be donated to the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, and Hephzibah Children’s Association charities.

A mother her daughters having fun at the festive afternoon tea

Festive Holiday Afternoon Tea
The spectacular lobby is an ideal place from which to celebrate the holiday season. A Festive Afternoon Tea is on offer beneath the 20-foot Christmas tree, which has become somewhat of a holiday tradition for many families. The menu features traditional English fayre, plus a truffle egg custard, smoked salmon tea sandwich with caviar, Stollen, cranberry orange scones and holiday treats, and Vegan and gluten-free options are also available.

The Peninsula Chicago christmas tree

The Festive Afternoon Tea is available until January the 2nd, 2022, every day from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm. It is priced at US$ 125 for adults, Monday through Thursday, including a glass of Champagne. From Friday through to Saturday, it is US$ 135 for adults, including a glass of Champagne, and US$ 55 for children. Please note that the prices exclude tax and gratuity. For every festive season Afternoon Tea, a donation of US$ 5 will be made to the Chicago Public Library Foundation, earmarked for programs focused on children empowerment programs.

Pricing at the Peninsula Chicago starts from $399 per night in a Superior Room. You can read more information here.

The Peninsula Beverly Hills

Six beautiful festive ornaments at the Beverly Hills hotel

McQueen Flowers Wreath-Making and Cocktail Class
In partnership with McQueen Flowers, on the 8th and 15th December, The Peninsula Beverly Hills will be hosting a festive wreath arranging class with McQueen florists. Joining the class will be the hotel’s expert mixologists to teach guests how to make their own one-of-a-kind festive cocktails. Afterwards, guests can head to The Club Bar to sample its new festive cocktail menu while listening to seasonal live piano music.

A family enjoying the festive afternoon tea

A Culinary Californian Christmas
Throughout the festive season at The Peninsula Beverly Hills, hotel guests and visitors alike can enjoy complimentary seasonal cocktail-making classes every Thursday in the Lobby; festive-themed afternoon teas; children’s gingerbread house decorating class, festive-themed cocktails at The Club Bar, Christmas Eve Dinner and a Christmas Lunch and Afternoon Tea.

Prices for a stay at The Peninsula Beverly Hills start from $635 per night in a Superior Room. You can read more information here.

The Peninsula Paris

Staff preparing a winter wonderland at Peninsula Paris

Sweets and Savouries at the Christmas Chalets
The Peninsula Paris’s two beloved Christmas chalets will return to the Terrasse Kléber, where visitors can enjoy delicious savoury and sweet creations throughout December.

This year’s offerings will include French toast with Comté cheese, truffle-and-Wagyu beef waffle, lobster and citrus baba, praline-filled brioche, and chestnut-blackcurrant pancakes. Festive holiday drinks will also be served, like pepper-spiked hot chocolate and warm white wine mulled with Christmas spices.

Cakes and desserts in the afternoon tea

Gourmet, Forest-Inspired Yule Log
Co-conceived by The Peninsula Paris’s Pastry Sous-Chef, Anne Coruble, and Executive Chef David Bizet, this year’s festive Yule log evokes sensory memories associated with woodlands. Its organic shape recalls the roots and branches of forest trees, as well as crackling embers in a fireplace.

The log’s flavours conjure the ‘olfactory’ experience of wandering through an apple orchard. Its crunchy chocolate shell contains layers of vanilla ganache infused with grilled apple leaf, a creamy ganache made with applewood-smoked Madagascan chocolate, and smooth apple-infused caramel.

Forest Yule Log (95 €)

  • Available for takeaway on 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th and 31st of December 2021
  • 48 hours advance reservation required
  • Serves 6

Chidren enjoying Christmastime in Paris

Room rates: Stay from 1,050 euros per night (currently approx. £925). For more information, please click here.

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Natasha Godbold

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Natasha is a co-founder of Luxurious Magazine® and has undertaken the role of Creative Director. She is a keen photographer and regularly accompanies Paul on hotel and restaurant reviews. Born in Moscow, Natasha like her husband Paul has experienced living in multiple countries around the world. She is bi-lingual and has degrees in English Language and English Literature. Natasha covers all aspect of the luxury industry in her work. Her hobbies include health and fitness, culture and learning about nature and animal welfare.

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