The first blog post I ever did was about London hotel Christmas trees back in 2013 and ever since its been a yearly tradition and one I don’t realise I enjoy so much until I’m wrapped up warm and strolling the streets of the capital.
Christmas really is the most wonderful time of the year and hotels have taken Christmas decorations to the next level by going above and beyond what’s expected in the hopes of having the most creative and talked about tree.
This year certainly has some contenders for that title with milk jugs, champagne, tea, syringes, scalpels, and umbrellas making an appearance replacing the old reliable baubles as decorations. And in one hotel when baubles do appear, there’s no tree to be seen.
I love Christmas. I love hotels. And I love London. So join me on this year’s London Christmas tree tour.
Which is your favourite? Please help me because I can’t decide. I love Ham Yard’s gingerbread village because it’s so colourful and Christmassy, but as a big Damien Hirst fan I feel that the Connaught’s tree should automatically be my favourite which every other year it would be but this year the standard is so high. Having Champagne on a Christmas tree as demonstrated in Brown’s can only be a good thing and I love the surprise and anticipation that comes with Claridge’s tree. The very London Tinker Tailor decorations at the Waldorf Hilton instantly caught my eye and the vastness of Rosewood’s tree and abundance of presents made me think of New York’s famous Rockefeller tree. But I think if I had to chose one, my favourite would be the hanging Christmas tree-less baubles at Le Meridien Piccadilly. I love the colours and how the hotel has taken the most Christmassy part of Christmas away and still managed to create a really beautiful seasonal decoration.
That’s it for 2015. Until next year…