Easter (April 16) is right around the corner, and some of the best hotels in the world are offering specials and packages to help you celebrate. From Easter egg hunts and horse-drawn carriages to a four-course chef’s menu and a lavish seafood buffet more than 100 stories high, here are eight luxurious hotels where you can spend the coming holiday.
Meadowood Napa Valley
With sublime dining, a newly minted Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star spa and 85 private cottages kitted out with 18 different floor plans, Four-Star Meadowood Napa Valley, set on 250 acres of lush grounds in the heart of wine country, is your ideal country escape most any time of the year.
Easter festivities make it a joyful family retreat, complete with an annual egg hunt on a day filled with fun, music, games and cherished photo opportunities. In addition to a visit from the Easter Bunny, there will also be a live animal show.
You have two brunch options: an à la carte option at The Grill or the lavish annual Easter buffet in the Vintners’ Room.
Known for its impeccable service, storied history and roster of famous guests (it has entertained everyone from Queen Victoria to Kate Moss), this stunning, century-old jewel helps you to usher in spring with an exclusive package. Easter at Claridge’s includes two adjoining rooms, a champagne welcome, in-room holiday treats, a traditional English breakfast, games and loads of family fun.
Available for purchase are 100 limited-edition art deco eggs made of Valrhona dark, milk and white chocolate by head pastry chef Kimberly Lin.
Easter Sunday can also be celebrated with a traditional roasted lamb lunch and afternoon tea in The Foyer and Reading Room.
The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong
Observe Easter more than 100 stories from the ground at one of the world’s tallest hotels — at Five-Star The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong, where it’s impossible not to see the stunning views that Asia’s World City has to offer.
For Easter, several of the hotel’s six restaurants have festivities in store to help you acknowledge the day. On Easter Sunday, for instance, the family can enjoy the Exotic Easter Brunch with an egg hunt at Ozone.
An Italian-themed Sunday brunch and Monday lunch can be had at Four-Star Tosca.
Easter-themed afternoon tea makes it way to The Lounge & Bar and Cafe 103.
Finally, seafood lovers will have the chance to partake in seafood buffets for Easter lunch and dinner at Cafe 103, which will also have a kids play corner that day.
Ojai Valley Inn & Spa
With the Topatopa Mountains as a backdrop, Four-Star Ojai Valley Inn & Spa provides a beautiful spot in sunny Southern California. Thanks to offerings for everyone — we’re talking an 18-hole golf course, Four-Star Spa Ojai, a lighted tennis course, hiking trails and more — this resort makes for a lovely family getaway right now.
Book the Spring Family Fun package for luxurious accommodations, inclusive of breakfast for two adults and two children, s’mores roasting, a personalized family fun packet and a picnic lunch from Libbey’s Market.
On the actual holiday, the kiddos will have a grand time with an Easter egg hunt, face painting, cookie decorating and more. The Grand Easter Brunch, held in the Anacapa Ballroom, will serve gourmet selections and a side of live entertainment from harpist Laurie Rasmussen.
Closed since November 2015 for a major renovation, Rome’s Five-Star Hotel Eden reopens its doors on April 1, right in time for Easter. The 98-room historic hotel, located minutes from the Spanish Steps, marks the occasion with the Family Time at Hotel Eden package which promises 50 percent off connecting rooms, breakfast for the family and a children’s welcome gift.
In addition to reserving that promotion, you’ll also want to make sure to score a table the iconic rooftop restaurant, Il Giardino Ristorante & Bar, for noted chef Fabio Ciervo’s four-course Easter menu, served with Franciacorta bubbly and magnificent vistas of the Eternal City.
The Kimberly Hotel
In the Big Apple, location is everything when it comes to big holidays. You want to be close enough to everything but not necessarily in the middle of the commotion. That’s why The Kimberly Hotel, a boutique property in Midtown East, makes a convenient choice for a luxurious mid-April weekend in the city.
Easter brunch is as easy as booking a table at the rooftop restaurant, Upstairs at the Kimberly. And just five minutes away at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, you can watch the most stylish hats march down Fifth Avenue for the annual Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival, a New York City tradition since the 1870s.
A Southern country estate set in the Blue Ridge Mountains about an hour north of Atlanta, Forbes Travel Guide Recommended Barnsley Resort is a magical place to spend time with your family this holiday.
Your bunch will have a grand time with numerous resort events, from egg dying to an Easter egg hunt, carriage rides, garden tours, animal encounters in the barnyard and an impressive Easter Sunday buffet.
Book the Easter Fun deal for a choice of overnight and two-night accommodations in a luxurious cottage, with a $50 activity credit that can be used toward activities like horseback riding or golf.
The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel
For ocean views with your omelet, hop on over to this Four-Star beauty in Orange County. In celebration of the season, the hotel is displaying four giant Easter eggs, individually painted by local artists. These gorgeous works of art make a colorful addition to your springtime family portrait.
In between snaps, enjoy an indulgent brunch featuring fresh seafood, a roast beef carving station and, of course, a decadent dessert buffet to top it all off. Consider the live entertainment and Easter Bunny appearance as added treats.