Christmas is coming, and the world’s best hotels are celebrating in style. Come back throughout the festive season to see our selection of this year’s most beautiful hotel Christmas decorations.
The London Edition hotel, the Christmas tree has been designed by London-based illustrator, ceramicist and textile designer John Booth.
In Puglia, Borgo Egnazia looks particularly beautiful during the Christmas season. This is when the property’s alleys and piazza are transformed into an Apulian Christmas market. For most weekends up until January 7, the site will host artisans who will offer traditional handicrafts and gifts.
In London, collaborates every year with a notable designer to produce a Christmas tree unlike any other in the capital. This year Karl Lagerfeld has unveiled an inverted Christmas tree which is crowned by a multifaceted mirrored star.
Switzerland, of course, makes a particularly beautiful setting for a Christmas break. In St Moritz, Badrutt’s Palace gets into the spirit of things with an overblown display that includes a vast tree, masses of fairly lights and a traditional carriage.
Also in Switzerland, Grand Resort Bad Ragaz makes a similarly awe-inspiring impression. The grounds hold the largest planted Christmas tree in Europe.
Although it’s not within the hotel itself, guests at Shangri-La at The Shard in London need only descend three floors to admire one of the capital’s most distinctive trees. Designed by Lee Broom, ‘The Tree of Glass’ at British restaurant aqua shard designed by Lee Broom and global design brand Nude is inspired by the silhouette of the shard itself and features 245 hand-blown glass LED pendant lights that float in formation.
Dating from 1228, Ireland’s Ashford Castle is one of Europe’s most historically significant hotels and as such, its traditional Christmas decorations are entirely in keeping with the setting. The property’s Irish wolfhounds, Cronan and Garvan, gather in this area at around 10am every morning and will happily pose for pictures by the tree.
Rosewood London has embarked on a particularly ambitious aesthetic endeavour this winter. In collaboration with Samsung, the Holborn hotel will from December 1 until January 6 transform its facade into a canvas for an light show. The installation is the most notable part of a ‘Mini Wishes’ Christmas campaign that will raise funds for Great Ormond Street Hospital.