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The best festive hotel deals for Christmas and New Year’s Eve

Aliya Ladhabhoy

The end of the year has always been a time to relax and reflect on the year gone by while having a good time with friends and family. It is the one time when everyone puts work on hold to party hard or just unwind.
If you still haven’t figured what to do for Christmas or New Year, then here is a list of attractive deals and hotel packages to make the festive season more enjoyable and make up for staying home all year.
Christmas Experience with BLADE India X The Ritz-Carlton, Pune
Blade India
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The Ritz-Carlton Pune
The Ritz-Carlton Pune
Make Christmas celebrations a whole lot more exciting by whizzing away to Pune’s The Ritz-Carlton in a 40-minute BLADE chopper ride on December 24.
The hotel and BLADE India have curated a special package that includes one night stay, complimentary breakfast, Christmas Eve Dinner and Christmas Brunch (non-alcoholic) at The Three Kitchen and Bars, and afternoon tea as well as a return helicopter ride on December 25.
Package costs Rs55,000 plus taxes for an individual; Rs85,000 plus taxes for a couple.
For more information call 1800-102-5233
Christmas Staycation at The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel, New Delhi
The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel
A life-size Gingerbread House at The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel
The hotel is going all out to celebrate Christmas. They have introduced a special staycation package, which starts from Rs13,999 per night. This includes a stay for two with breakfast, an option to choose between an eclectic 5-course set menu dinner at Dilli 32, an unlimited beverage option with sharing platters and canapes at Club Cuba and a poolside celebration with a live DJ.
Guests who avail of this offer will also get 20 per cent off on culinary experiences during their stay and a Rs1000 voucher for Christmas goodies at the life-size Gingerbread House at the hotel.
They also have Christmas carol singing sessions on December 24 and 25 as well as a ‘Meet the Santa’ activity for children from December 22 to 25.
For reservations call +91 8130990844 or +91  8130990944. 
The Oberoi, New Delhi
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The deluxe package includes a complimentary upgrade to a premium room, complimentary breakfast, festive dinner gala dinner at 360 degrees with wine and spirits (this itself costs Rs5500 on Christmas and Rs7,500 on New Year’s Eve) and 25 per cent discount on spa treatments.
You could also sign up for a lavish Christmas/ New Year’s Day brunch at an additional cost.
Validity: 24th and 31st of December, 2020 only. Package starts at Rs19,000 per night onward.
Book online or call +91 11 2436 3030 for reservations.
Urban Festive Celebrations at Taj and Vivanta hotels
The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai
The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai
Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) is running an offer across all its hotel brands – Taj, Vivanta and Ginger.
For stays till January 3, you will be upgraded to the next room category and offered a complimentary breakfast, one set meal (lunch or dinner) and 20 per cent discount at the spa and salon.
Each hotel has its own celebratory lunches and offers for Christmas, which you can partake in.
Validity: December 19, 2020 to January 3, 2021

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Special Bubble holiday to Goa by MakeMytrip, AirAsia and IHCL
Cicade de goa
Cicade de Goa
MakeMyTrip has partnered with AirAsia India and Indian Hotels Company Ltd to offer a special Christmas package to the hottest destination in India at the moment – Goa. The curated package includes a special chartered Air Asia flight to and from Goa, santitised cabs for hotel transfers and a luxurious stay at Taj Hotel and Convention Centre in Goa or at Cidade de Goa – IHCL SeleQtions.
The four nights/five day package from December 23 to December 27 costs Rs32,999 per person. For more details, click here.
White Christmas at Welcomhotel The Savoy, Mussourie

WelcomHotel The Savoy

Check into the historic hotel, which was first opened in 1902, to enjoy a white Christmas in the hills. Now part of the ITC Group, the hotel has a special three night Christmas package (December 24-26), which includes stay, buffet breakfast, complimentary entry to the gala dinner on December 24 and Christmas Brunch on December 25 as well as a celebration dinner on December 26. You could also upgrade your gala dinner to include beverages at an additional cost of Rs2000.
They have a similar package for New Year’s Eve (December 30 and 31). Stay in superior rooms with a panoramic view of the mountains, enjoy buffet breakfast, attend the Gala Dinner on December 30 and New Year’s Eve party on December 31 with select premium beverages.
Packages start from Rs16000 plus taxes per night for Christmas and Rs35,000 onwards for New Year’s Eve.
Validity: December 24-26 and 30-31.
ITC is also running a 100 per cent back offer where your entire stay amount is matched with hotel credits, which can be redeemed through F&B, spa treatments and more. The offer is running across more than 15 hotels including ITC Grand Goa Resort & Spa. The offer is valid till March 31. For details, click here
Embrace the New Year at JW Marriott, Mumbai, Juhu
New Year's Eve celebrations in Mumbai
Representational image. Source: JW Marriott
Welcome the new year on a spectacular note. You can party hard and then not have to worry about finding your way back home by booking a room at the hotel. The special offer includes complimentary access to the New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner at Lotus Café and Mahi with 20 per cent discount on food and beverage (excluding the Gala Dinner and New Year Brunch). Complimentary stay for two children below the age of eight.
You can check out late till 4.00pm on January 1.
Packages start at Rs17,750 per night. For details, click here.
Validity: December 31
New Year’s Eve at The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur
Oberoi Udaivillas, Udaipur
One of the top 25 luxury hotels in India according to Trip Advisor in 2020, Oberoi Udaivillas, has a special New Year’s Eve gala with a mix of Indian and Western cuisines served under the starry night sky. A DJ and Indian performances complete the entertainment quotient for the evening.
Start the New Year on a surreal note with a sunrise boat ride on Lake Pichola. Watch the sunlight light up the City Palace and revel in the glory of a new dawn.
The Oberoi Hotels and Resorts has also initiated offers across several of their other properties including The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra, The Oberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur;  The Oberoi Vanyavilas Wildlife Resort, Ranthambhore; The Oberoi Sukhvilas Spa Resort, New Chandigarh; Wildflower Hall, Shimla in the Himalayas – An Oberoi Resort and  The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla.
Book online or email
The Tamara Coorg
The Tamara Coorg
If you are looking for some quiet way on New Year’s eve, Tamara Coorg might be your choice. It offers a luxurious stay amidst the hills with themed dinners at The Falls against the serene backdrop of a gurgling waterfall, stargazing sessions, nature treks and coffee brewing experiences. For those who do need to party, the hotel has a New Year’s Eve gala by the poolside. Gorge on a 7-course meal with beer and wine, and enter 2021 dancing away to live music.

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