European Winter Treasures

When Jack Frost first bites, Europe’s cities put on the greatest show. As ice skating beckons us to city squares and festive ballets set the stage for snow, our elegantly designed hotels reside at the heart of it all, inviting you to make the most of winter. Illuminated by a botanical light trail, our guide reveals Europe’s most enlightening events from the brightest parties to enriching exhibitions and unmissable theatre shows. Unwrap the treasures.

Edinburgh

What better time to visit the historic city of Edinburgh than during its annual transformation for Christmas and Hogmanay. Allow our knowledgeable concierge at The Balmoral. to direct you to the city’s most colourful winter happenings. Explore enchanting displays of twinkling lights as we reveal our insider insights into the most captivating cultural events, from creative exhibitions to lively musicals.

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London

London comes alive under a glittering canopy and the comfort of Brown’s Hotel, in the heart of Mayfair, is an ideal place to begin your exploration of the city’s winter buzz. Rooted in the local neighbourhood, our concierge team can guide you to the best exhibitions, enchanting theatre performances and sparkling routes through town to spot a magical display of lights.

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Brussels

Decked out in strings of fairy lights and frosty surprises, discover the cultural heart of Belgium as we unlock our favourite markets, theatrical events and art exhibitions. With Hotel Amigo as your welcoming base, step onto the cobbled centre of Grand Place and get into the spirit of the season with a steaming cup of hot cocoa in hand. After all, we are the World Capital of Chocolate.

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Rome

Joy is eternal in the Eternal City, but when the streets glimmer beneath twinkling lights, illuminated under the night sky, the atmosphere of Rome is at its most joyful. Hidden behind classical architecture are explorations of art and history from Italy and beyond, and the expert teams Hotel de le Ville and Hotel de Russie are waiting to help you find them.

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Florence

When winter arrives in Florence, the city’s landmarks light up like the North Star, guiding you through the winding, cobblestone streets. Behind the kaleidoscope of colours that lights up open squares, grand bridges and Renaissance buildings are secret histories and stunning art, ready to be explored with the help of Hotel Savoy’s knowledgeable concierges.

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Sicily & Palermo

As the moonlight reflects on the glistening Mediterranean Sea, Villa Igiea awaits like a jewel overlooking Sicily's coast. Our in-the-know guides can help you find extraordinary culinary experiences from the creamiest chocolate delights to the most sensational autumnal flavours. See the sun set against a volcanic sky as you witness the celebrations of the island’s patron saint.

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Berlin

Ah Berlin, avant garde and artistic pleasures await the intrepid explorer who chooses to make Hotel de Rome their home. Awaiting your arrival, our hotel team has identified the brightest stars of the world of gastronomy and the city’s best subterranean clubs, reverberating to the sweet sound of jazz. Come and see our festive celebrations burst out onto the streets, joining together with the famous Bebelplatz market on our doorstep.

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Munich

Festooned with carnival costumes and twinkling markets, Munich sparkles under autumn’s copper skies and winter’s flurry of snow. On a wandering stroll from The Charles Hotel through the city’s botanical gardens and winding streets, our team of experts will guide you to a riot of colourful parades, masquerade balls and a night of live music like no other.

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