There’s nothing like the holidays in the City of Angels! We may not have snow or the cosy-by-the-fireplace climate.
But what we lack in inclement wintry weather we more than make up for in our holiday style and festive decorations.
Here are 5 great LA hotels to enjoy a holiday libation or two over the festive period, to stay for a mini break or to just relax with the family.
A trip to the Beverly Hills Hotel is a long held tradition for many to really get in the festive spirit. From the always spectacular tree, to the warm and welcoming hospitality, it has something for everyone to savor. Enjoy Spiked Eggnog or Spiced Mulled Wine in the Polo Lounge Bar or enjoy Chef Michael Aguilar’s “12 Days of Soufflés” including flavors like Candy Cane, Peppermint Chocolate Chip. Christmas Eve carolers and a visit from Santa on Christmas Day will be sure to delight.
The Beverly Wilshire has decked the halls of the legendary hotel with the most luxe holiday decor which is worth a trip if only to stand in awe at the beautiful adornments. But while you’re there you can also enjoy a delicious meal at THE Blvd and it’s the place to be to see in 2016 at their fabulous New Year’s Eve Gala.
The Langham Huntington is well versed in doing things with class, and that is certainly no different over the festive season. Whether you enjoy holiday high tea or just savor the ambience of the most wonderful time of the year, it will surely be a ball. Some of the events on the cards include the Teddy Bear Tea where kids can mosey on up to Santa to give him their Christmas wish, listen to stories and donate toys to charity.
Going since 1992, the Festival of Lights at Mission Inn Hotel & Spa is one of the grandest events in the city. With 4 million lights illuminating the Spanish style resort and surrounding buildings, it’s a visit you’ll treasure forever. Fireworks, over-the-top decorations and the ice rink are some of the features to look forward to. It runs right through the holidays up to Jan 3.
Along with the Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel, Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort and Spa and DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Doheny Beach, St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort will hold the first annual IlluminOcean event which is a 3D show that will light up the Orange County coastline with a 50-ft Christmas tree holding 500,000 LED lights, light sculptures and in true Cali style – a surfing Santa! St. Regis also has lots of activities to keep the kids occupied over the festive season like adorning gingerbread houses.