There isn’t much that epitomizes the magic of the holiday season as much as a beautiful Christmas market. Whether you’re there for shopping, sipping on glasses of glühwein, or just enjoying the ambiance, these are the best luxury hotels to stay at on your next Christmas market getaway. They are also closest to the best Christmas market locales in the world!
Régent Petite France
The Christmas market at Strasbourg, France one of Europe’s oldest Christmas markets, first starting in 1570. The market has ten locations throughout the city with over 300 stalls to explore. Take the time to also visit the Place Kleber, where you’ll find the Great Christmas Tree, an impressive site that put’s New York City’s tree at Rockefeller Center to shame. After a full day of exploring, relax at the Régent Petite France. This five-star hotel is located in the heart of Strasbourg.
Come and discover the magic of this exceptional establishment, located in the historic quarter of La Petite France, on the banks of the river Ill. You will be delighted by the hotel’s selection of 75 rooms, each with its own sophisticated style. All rooms offer fantastic views over the river Ill or the traditional Alsatian timber-framed houses.
The hotel has an onsite restaurant and champagne bar with unbeatable terrace views. It also has a full-service spa with Turkish baths, a sauna, and an outdoor whirlpool.
The Ritz-Carlton Austria
Like Strasbourg, Vienna, Austria is also home to one of Europe’s oldest and possibly the best Christmas market. The Vienna markets are even older, with the first taking place in 1298. When exploring the Christmas market in this lovely city, there is no better luxury hotel than The Ritz-Carlton. Travel + Leisure voted it the top luxury hotel in all of Austria.
In a city known for its beauty and culture, The Ritz-Carlton, Vienna stands apart for its elevated approach to both. Here guests will encounter contemporary amenities, farm-to-table dining and spa treatments utilizing organic ingredients within the four 19th-century palaces the hotel now calls home. Located in downtown Vienna on the iconic Ringstrasse and adjacent to the Stadtpark.
The hotel is the perfect home base when you are exploring the Christmas market’s 151 stalls. There you’ll find everything from spiked Christmas punch to Austrian sausages. It also boasts a large ice rink for skating, reindeer rides, and a classic nativity scene.
Hotel Le St-James Montreal
For a North American Christmas market experience, look no further than the luxurious Hotel Le St-James in Montreal, Canada.
Hotel Le St-James welcomes you to a landmark of history and tradition in the heart of Old Montréal. A traditional European atmosphere plus attention to detail offers a comfortable yet refined respite. Renowned for its warm professional service, sleek interiors and avant-garde style, our grand hotel has become the benchmark of hospitality in Canada. This historic, beautifully restored former Merchants’ Bank building, dating from 1870, is ideally situated in vibrant Old Montréal with easy access to shopping areas, restaurants and the financial centre.
This bastion of luxury is convenient to the Christmas market located in the pedestrian thoroughfare of Ste Catherine Street. It has more than 60 wooden houses to explore from warming winter drinks to holiday handicrafts. The market is especially good for children, with an elves’ workshop, Santa’s sleigh, and even an igloo. Be sure to extend your visit to New Year’s Eve when the market reopens to ring in the new year with DJs and a grand celebration!
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