Winter is coming, and already people of all ages are beginning to wonder about Christmas and New-Year celebrations. Christmas is a time for traditions, carolling, lights and festive Christmas markets, which contribute every year to attract millions of visitors around the world. This December, the Christmas markets are putting on their finest attire and drawing crowds to discover their treasures. The prestigious hotels of the Warwick Collection, with their ideal locations in the heart of some of the most beautiful cities around the world, invite travellers to discover the magic of Christmas.
The city of lights dresses in its finest for the holidays. On the world’s most beautiful avenue, visitors
can admire the traditional Champs-Elysées Christmas Village, stretched from the Concorde square to
the Arc de Triomphe. For architecture lovers, the Christmas market in front of Notre-Dame offers an
incredible view of the Cathedral. The emblematic Paris big wheel is right in Concorde square and the
department stores on Haussmann Boulevard display their famous animated shop windows.
The Hôtel Warwick Champs-Elysées, revered for its location on the avenue whose name it boasts and the Hôtel Westminster, in the heart of the Rue de la Paix in one of the chicest areas of Paris, are two
perfect bases to enjoy the festive end-of-the-year hustle and bustle.
In Madrid, the major Christmas market settles on the Plaza Mayor, highlighting this city’s crown
jewel. It includes around a hundred stalls where traditional products, handicrafted goods and
decorations may be discovered. The nativity scene installed in the square is a charming scene of
more than 100 figurines to admire.
The Paseo del Arte Hotel, only a few minutes from Plaza Mayor, is the ideal drop-point for an
escapade in Madrid and to visit the Prado Museum or the Palacio de Cristal just facing the hotel.
In Switzerland, in Geneva, both local and global traditions of the season are celebrated with honour
on the banks of the Lac Léman. Located downtown, this market welcomes 25 stalls offering original
gifts and local dishes for a good time in a festive ambiance all while enjoying the unobstructed view
of the lake and its water-shoot.
The Hotel Warwick Geneva, located just a few steps away, is a comfortable haven after a day spent
exploring the city.
Santa Claus also fills his sack in Brussels, with an ethical and ecological market extending throughout
the entire city centre. On the Grand Place, the city is organising festivities called the Winter Wonders,
with colourful booths, a toboggan, a Ferris wheel, an outdoor ice rink and exceptional Sound and
Behind the square, the Royal Windsor Hotel Grand Place is an excellent option to enjoy these
amusements, and a little farther, the Warwick Barsey Hotel offers a more intimate and convivial
In Stockholm, visitors can live the Christmas magic thanks to Christmas market sprinkled almost
everywhere around the city. Whether in a big square or more unusual places, these markets invite
passers-by to wander and taste the local specialties. St. Lucia, on December 13, is the day when the
entire city is illuminated and all the shop windows are dressed in sumptuous ornaments.
Not far from all the seasonal attractions, the Villa Källhagen Hotel & Restaurant, a modern boutique
hotel with Scandinavian charm, welcomes travellers for a stay where comfort is brimming with
In New-York city, dozens of Christmas markets are also expected and the biggest of all, the Grand
Central Holiday Fair, sets up close to the iconic Warwick New York Hotel, in Grand Central Station.
Not far, the Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park and its wonderful ice rink can likewise be
In the middle of this medley of lights and animations, the Warwick New York Hotel presents a
magical escapade for its guests and transports visitors into December’s festive atmosphere.
Finally, in Dubai, from December 17 to 19th 2015, the fourth edition of the Christmas Festival will
take place. On the programme are: musicals, giant indoor snowball battles, a huge Christmas market,
concerts and a gingerbread houses decorating workshop.
The Warwick Hotel Dubai, in the centre of the metropolis, is ready to receive the curious travellers,
hasty to enjoy the festivities.
About Warwick International Hotels
Warwick International Hotels (WIH) was launched in 1980 with the purchase of Warwick New York, a hotel originally
built by William Randolph Hearst for his Hollywood friends. The WIH Group now includes more than 55 prestigious
Hotels, Resorts & Spas worldwide located in city centres and resort destinations in the United States, Caribbean, Europe, Asia, Bali, the South Pacific, the Middle East and Africa. Further details can be found at www.warwickhotels.com.
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