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Not only do luxury hotels live off gala dinners (which also...).

For this reason, there are these proposals to enjoy Christmas in the most desirable accommodations in our country.

deluxe tuning

Whether to give as a Christmas gift or to treat yourself alone, the Mandarin Oriental Ritz spa offers premium experiences at the hands of

The Beauty Concept by Paz Torralba

, the exclusive beauty centers located throughout different parts of the capital.

You can choose between suite treatments for couples,

four-hand body massages

, with hot stones or wood therapy.

As for facial treatments, the personalized

Sublime stands out, lasting 75 minutes

and considered the ritual par excellence of the place, since it revitalizes, prevents cell oxidation, provides luminosity and prevents skin aging.

In short, the ideal for these parties.

You can also try the


, with 430 manual movements on the face, or the

Peeling 5 senses,

a complete exfoliation with phytomarine extracts and Dead Sea salts, among other components.

From 150 euros.

There's more, as the Mandarin Oriental hosts art-filled parties.

Thus, the hotel becomes a masterpiece for a few days, interpreting in its decoration, its

gastronomic experiences and Christmas events

the painting from the permanent collection of

the Thyssen-Bornemisza museum

Chinese porcelain with flowers,

by Jacques Linard.

Spa by The Beauty Concept at the Mandarin Oriental Ritz Madrid.

Film session in Barcelona

From the benefit concert of the

Escolania de Montserrat

to an open-air Christmas cinema with blankets, cushions, hot water bottles and hot chocolate or wine included and movies like

Home Alone, Love Actually



with two daily sessions from Thursday to Sunday .

These are some of the proposals for these dates at the

Palace Barcelona

, ​​the century-old luxury hotel that has become a Christmas must-have.

Not surprisingly, its decoration is a must-see for locals, guests and tourists alike.

His plans do not end here, since he also organized a

classic market

where you can buy handmade products with soul, as well as souvenirs or gifts for the Kings.

As for gala dinners, the brand new

Amar Barcelona by Rafa Zafra shines with its own light,

offering two special menus for the Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve celebrations (from 250 euros).

Nor can we forget the

Afternoon Tea

at the Palace (42 euros), a true Christmas classic with the presence of Santa Claus.

In addition, the gastronomic


located in the central La Pergola of the

Rooftop Garden returns,

which becomes, for yet another winter, a cozy wooden cabin in the Alps where you can taste local dishes such as

onion soup gratin with smoked egg yolk to thyme

and the trout salad with sour cream and dill polenta.

The Christmas chalet of the Palace of Barcelona.

high gastronomy

Anyone who wants to enjoy a true gastronomic tribute at Christmas can opt for the Four Seasons gala menus, the first hotel in the exclusive chain.

For Christmas Eve,

chef Pau Eche

proposes corn macaroni and creamy foie gras, creamy asparagus omelette with boletus,

wagyu jerky croquette

, as well as fish (monkfish accompanied by Iberian dashi, broad beans and parsnip) or meat from the Sierra de Madrid , plus pre-dessert and dessert.

On New Year's Eve, he surprises, instead, with a selection of appetizers where you can taste oysters, matured beef tartare, Iberian ham (there will be a cutter).


with champagne and crispy pearls

will come next, as well as the grouper with truffle and the wagyu short rib.

And all, accompanied by live performances.

The sweet chapter will be the prelude to the grapes and the open bar.

It would be necessary to mention the Asian-Mediterranean option of the Isa restaurant and the

Dani Brasserie

, the offspring of Dani García located on the seventh floor, with several special menus enlivened with live entertainment.

Some clues on the menu:

poached Conil snapper,

Challans duck royale,

grilled trout from the Pyrenees,

marinated venison loin, the emblematic nitro tomato... In addition, the hotel offers tea time until the 6th of January and an exquisite


on Three Kings Day.

Special menus: from 295 euros.

One of the dishes at the Four Seasons gala dinners.

in the Tenerife sun

Anyone who wants to enjoy good weather at Christmas without leaving Spain can opt for the Hard Rock Hotel Tenerife, where they surprise with the show


, a musical journey through time and space.

At the end of the year, it will also be accompanied by a dinner that mixes traditional flavors with the avant-garde with examples such as

beef cannelloni with burrata and truffle emulsion

, wild sea bass loin or

smoked wagyu ingot

with Paolo potatoes, morels and savoy gel.

The sweet touch will be given by a creamy toffee, marcona almond cake and crunchy peanut heart.

After dinner, there are shows with an open bar,

live performances

, fireworks, party favors, lucky grapes and DJs.

Musical show at the Hard Rock Tenerife Hotel.

an Iberian farewell

We set off on the Iberian ham route to enjoy some very culinary festivities.

The destination is the Sierra de Huelva, where you can visit the meadows where

black-footed pigs graze,

the drying sheds, the wineries and countless restaurants where you can taste this delicacy, as well as centuries-old caves and beautiful rural roads.

The experience is completed by sleeping in an

old 17th century convent

located right on the route, in the town of Aracena.

Hence the name of this historic hotel whose suites are what were once the cells of the monks.

It also has a spa and a restaurant where you can enjoy the gastronomy of the area.

For New Year's Eve, the

Aracena convent hotel

has designed a special offer to sleep in it from January 31 to 2.

The proposal includes New Year's Eve dinner, New Year's


, two-night accommodation, spa circuit and breakfast.

Price 630 euros.

Cloister of the Aracena convent hotel.

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