If you’re planning on braving the shops this holiday season, you might need a little backup. That’s why we’ve uncovered three luxe hotel packages that will not only give you a leg-up over your fellow shoppers, but will also pamper you in the process. Here’s where to get the VIP treatment this season:
The Beverly Hills Shopping Experience at Montage Beverly Hills. This package arms you with two VIP shopping tools: a Rolls Royce Ghost and fashion stylist Joe Katz. Both will chauffeur you around the legendary Rodeo Drive. For his part, Katz will advise you on which stores best suit your style—he may even have part of a store closed for you so you can shop crowd-free. You’ll visit luxury retailers like Roberto Cavalli, where Katz will help you navigate the goods. Spend a whole or half day with Katz (the choice is up to you) and then return to the Montage for a complimentary makeup session at the spa. If you’re still itching for more, head to Lobby Shop & Boutique, where you’ll receive a 20 percent discount on any items in the store.
Retail Therapy package at Trump SoHo New York. Shop like a local with Trump SoHo’s most chic package. You’ll start your day with breakfast in the hotel’s café before hitting the streets of SoHo. With the hotel’s exclusive Shopping Card in hand, you’ll have access and privileges at the area’s top boutiques and specialty shops. Find unique gifts at MoMa Design Store or at the vintage shop What Goes Around Comes Around. You’ll also spot some familiar names, such as Theory, Hugo Boss and Diane von Furstenburg. After a full day in the trend-setting neighborhood, you can return to the hotel and march straight to The Spa at Trump. There, you can unwind from your shopping spree with an hour-long Crystal Divine Foot Treatment or a 30-minute Reflexology massage.
900 North Michigan Shops & Bloomingdales Package at The Talbott Hotel Chicago. This boutique hotel will present you with a $50 gift certificate for the nearby 900 North Michigan Shops. It’s easy to get all your shopping done here—the six-story luxury mall is home to stores like Coach, L’Occitane, J.Crew and Bloomingdales—but if you’re still on the hunt for more, just step outside and you’ll find yourself on the Magnificent Mile. This famed stretch of shops and restaurants has something for even the pickiest person on your list. Stop into the Disney Store for your kids, Best Buy for your gadget lovers or the brand new Top Shop for your favorite fashionista. Once you’ve checked everyone off your list, head to Mario Tricoci for a makeup consultation and King’s Café for a Tangerine Lavender Honey Hot Cocoa (both are included in the shopping package).
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