December 4, 2023


The Lanesborough, London, an esteemed member of the Oetker Collection, has unveiled a magical atmosphere during the festive season, transforming its grand Regency residence into an enchanted country house adorned with captivating seasonal displays. Catering to diverse preferences, the hotel offers a range of festive experiences and exclusive packages for the ultimate city staycation or a memorable Christmas shopping break, ensuring a holiday to be cherished by all.

This year, The Lanesborough is looking forward to spreading Christmas cheer among Londoners and travellers with the unveiling of “Magical Regency Splendour,” a specially curated seasonal display by Leanne Roberts-Hewitt from Wildabout Flowers. The exterior of the hotel, including the Portico and entrance, becomes a showcase of holiday elegance, featuring luxurious pine garlands, warm festive lighting, oversized red bows, opulent red satin ribbons cascading around pillars, and a magnificent 5ft diameter luxury wreath adorned in festive colours. A bespoke red Lanesborough sleigh, laden with presents, rugs, and cushions, adds a touch of personalized charm to the entrance.

Upon entering, guests encounter a beautifully lit 1719 fireplace adorned with luxury pine and decorations. The reception area captivates with a custom-made pine arch, traditional decorations, and red ribbons, creating an Instagram-worthy spot over a loveseat. Two clusters of mixed-height luxury pine trees with warm lights frame the reception desk, leading to a 12ft tall pine tree, serving as the visual centrepiece. This immersive holiday experience at The Lanesborough promises unforgettable memories for guests of all ages.

The Lanesborough, situated in a prime London shopping district near Knightsbridge, introduces the Festive Shop and Stay experience in partnership with Harvey Nichols. This exclusive offering allows guests to enjoy a personalised shopping experience without leaving the comfort of their suite. Partnering with Harvey Nichols, the hotel provides guests with a dedicated Private Shopping Consultant who arranges a pre-appointment consultation to understand their preferences. The consultant curates a customised selection of goods and presents them beautifully in the guest’s suite, accompanied by the attentive service of The Lanesborough’s butlers who ensure a luxurious experience with flowing bubbles. Additionally, Harvey Nichols offers a Christmas Gift Concierge Service to assist with personal and gift shopping needs, relieving last-minute gifting stress. Residents of The Lanesborough can rely on their Private Shopping Consultant to source meaningful and specific gifts, which are then wrapped in Harvey Nichols’ style and hand-delivered to the hotel.

Experience a magical Christmas with The Lanesborough’s “Christmas in Residence” package, offering a luxurious home away from home in the heart of London. This decadent Regency escape spans two or three days and includes a festive Christmas Eve with arrival treats, a beautifully adorned Christmas tree in your room or suite, and a chauffeur-driven car to top shopping destinations. A dedicated Butler is at your service for last-minute present wrapping. Christmas Day begins with a bubbles breakfast, delivered by the Butler, and a five-course lunch at The Lanesborough Grill. Little ones receive personalised stockings.

The Lanesborough’s flagship modern British restaurant, The Lanesborough Grill, presents exclusive Festive Dining Experiences from November 17, 2023, to January 7, 2024. Executive Chef Shay Cooper crafts a special Festive Set Menu, featuring dishes like Duck liver parfait, Norfolk turkey Wellington, and Lanesborough Christmas pudding. Live entertainment enhances the atmosphere during Festive Live Nights on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays in December.

For intimate gatherings, The Lanesborough offers Festive Private Dining Experiences in luxurious private rooms, providing a memorable setting for cocktail receptions or festive celebrations. Executive Chef Shay Cooper’s menus, paired with fine wines, ensure an exceptional experience.

The Queen Charlotte Festive Afternoon Tea at The Lanesborough Grill, inspired by Netflix’s Bridgerton, offers a festive and Instagrammable experience. Head Pastry Chef Salvatore Mungiovino leads a talented team in crafting delicacies like Roast turkey sandwiches and bespoke afternoon tea blends. The immersive celebration combines regal hues, charming yuletide features, and exquisite tastes, making it a must-try for the holiday season.

The Lanesborough presents the “Land of Snow” Weekend Afternoon Tea on December 2nd and 3rd in Belgravia’s grand ballroom. Transformed into a magical utopia, the setting features twilight winter ambiance with white gypsophila covering the floor and Christmas Trees lining the room, creating a whimsical woodland atmosphere. On Saturday, December 2nd, a special ballet stage performance includes four enactments from The Nutcracker, featuring Clara, the nutcracker, and the sugar plum fairy, enhancing the magical experience accompanying the afternoon tea service. It promises a delightful weekend of festive charm and enchantment.

The Lanesborough offers an array of festive dining experiences for the holiday season. A pre-festive four-course Christmas Eve dinner in The Lanesborough Grill sets the celebratory tone with live entertainment. On Christmas Day, indulge in a Very British Christmas Day Lunch featuring a five-course menu with modern classics like roast Cotswold turkey and Lanesborough Christmas pudding. Alternatively, a lavish Christmas Day Buffet Lunch in The St George’s Room offers a grand spread with various dishes, including traditional Christmas turkey and British cheeses. The buffet lunch is priced at £275 per person.

For New Year’s Eve, the hotel presents the New Year’s Eve in Residence package, including a seven-course dinner, Moët & Chandon Champagne, and a late check-out, starting from £2,190. Those not staying overnight can enjoy a glamorous seven-course New Year’s Eve Dinner in The Lanesborough Grill, priced at £295 per person, featuring exquisite dishes prepared by Executive Chef Shay Cooper. New Year’s Day Lunch is also available. The hotel ensures a festive celebration, offering different options for guests to welcome the New Year in style.

Indulge in the ultimate luxury with The Lanesborough Club & Spa’s Festive Winter Warmer package. After a day of shopping, the experience begins with a 60-minute amethyst wrap, featuring a warm oil painting ritual and an amethyst gel body wrap with a face and head massage to relax and balance the nervous system. A 60-minute deeper connections full-body massage follows, offering relaxation or dynamic stimulation with warm oils and targeted deep tissue techniques. The experience concludes with a 24-carat pure gold + Led Lumijade ritual, a 75-minute ultimate manicure or pedicure using L’Atelier Green organic plant-based skincare. Priced at £500 per person, the package includes lunch in The Lanesborough Club & Spa Restaurant, providing access to all facilities until January 7, 2024, offering a rejuvenating escape in the heart of London.

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