Occasionally, Santa doesn’t deliver what you really want for Christmas. If you’re anything like us, you probably had a luxurious lodge-and-spa stay or a romantic tropical trip on your wish list that went ignored. If you’re looking to rectify the situation, take inspiration from these seven terrific hotel packages worth giving and receiving any time of year.
Indy’s winter charms are aplenty, and a suite perched in the centrally located Conrad would be an excellent home base for enjoying it all. And consider this: the Conrad Suite Life deal gives you a $100 hotel voucher for every night spent in the hotel’s art-inspired elegance.
We can certainly see gifting ourselves with a hot stone massage or steak dinner at The Capital Grille with that credit.
The Ritz-Carlton Montreal
A roaring fireplace and a hot beverage of your choice just can’t be beat come cold nights in Montreal, especially when you’re holed up in a suite at this Four-Star treasure. With The Colder, The Better package (good until April 30), you get all that plus perks like in-room chestnuts and cookies, brunch at Maison Boulud, late checkout and complimentary parking.
Le Royal Monceau — Raffles Paris
A winter wonderland like you’ve never seen is tucked away on the terrace at this Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star stunner in Paris. Through February, the outdoor space will be transformed into a posh, snow-covered après-ski experience with makeshift gondolas, cozy cabins, warm throws and atmosphere to spare.
If only a loved one would have gifted us something from the property’s Royal Moments to Give menu, preferably overnight accommodations, so we could experience mountain-side lounging in the middle of the city for ourselves.
Whiteface Lodge Resort & Spa
A quiet, luxurious getaway at a Four-Star Upstate New York resort would hit the spot after a whirlwind holiday season. We would have enjoyed basking in the service and amenities of the Ultimate Luxury package, a promotion consisting of a suite stay, two spa treatments, daily breakfast, a three-course dinner and BMW airport transfer and car service around postcard-perfect Lake Placid.
Faena Hotel Miami Beach
A quick jaunt to Miami would have been just the right present for the winter-worn — especially with the Suite Escape deal at this super-stylish Five-Star hotel on the Atlantic Ocean. The deal not only includes glamorous overnight accommodations, but a welcome gift, daily breakfast and the coolest perk of them all — coveted tickets to the nearby Museum of Ice Cream.
Tortuga Bay Puntacana Resort & Club
The holidays are a popular time for engagements, and popping the question at this recently renovated Four-Star Dominican resort goes hand-in-hand with its Romance Package. Say “yes” to a sultry special that includes five nights in an oceanfront junior suite, an intimate dinner, a massage, a sunset horseback ride and enough memories to last a lifetime.
The St. Regis Deer Valley
A savvy gift giver could have snapped up a great ski package at this Park City playground. Aptly named “Spend Less. Ski More,” this promotion rewards you financially the longer you stay at the property.
Hit the slopes for one day, get 5 percent off your trip. Spend two or three days in the powder and receive a 10 percent discount. Cozy up for four or more days and you’ll be given a 15 percent price reduction. Bonus: Each package includes two adult lift tickets for the epic Deer Valley slopes. Merry Christmas, indeed.