Escape the stress and pressure of the Christmas season this year – celebrate Christmas and New Year in a lovely hotel instead! New Year’s Eve with a golden edge at home in town? Or a city Christmas in one of our Nordic neighboring countries? Here are seven tips for Christmas and New Year’s celebrations at hotels in Stockholm, Copenhagen, Oslo and Helsinki for a slightly more luxurious long weekend.
At Six – Stockholm
At Six on Brunkebergstorg attracts travelers from all over the world with its dark, sensual and artistic style. Here, the beautiful marble lobby welcomes you to Stockholm’s most glamorous hotel with something for all tastes. Restaurant, cocktail bar, wine bar, rooftop bar… At Six has it all!
During the Christmas season, At Six shows how to celebrate an extravagant long weekend. With a specially composed Christmas package, the stay begins with pralines in the room, made by the hotel’s own confectioners. A sophisticated three-course menu is then offered in the Dining Room restaurant. Here, the chefs have taken inspiration from the flavors of Christmas, but above all let the seasonal ingredients dominate.
Not much for Christmas celebrations? At At Six you can also ring in the new year, either with a New Year’s dinner in the dining room or a seafood feast in the Blanche & Hierta wine bar. Tip: book their New Year’s package and you can celebrate the stroke of twelve up on their rooftop park Stockholm Under the Stars. Panoramic view of the entire city with a glass of champagne in hand – check!
Read more at: www.hotelatsix.com
Villa Copenhagen – Copenhagen
Copenhagen’s historic post office from 1912 now houses one of Denmark’s most talked about hotels: Villa Copenhagen. The hotel lives up to the expression “conscious luxury” and here they have refined the art of luxury in that Danish, relaxed way. Welcome to natural color tones and lavish material choices.
To get you in the right Christmas mood, Villa Copenhagen has thought of everything. The hotel’s restaurants Brasserie Kontrast and Public invite you to tasty Christmas dinners during Christmas and sparkling menus on New Year’s Eve. In addition, several Christmas activities take place in their beautiful courtyard, where you can also try their seasonal cocktail menu, inspired by Danish Christmas traditions.
When you visit Villa Copenhagen, you must not forget the most important thing of all: the pool. Copenhagen’s only warm outdoor pool is open all Christmas! Here you can sip a drink in the sustainably heated pool with a clear conscience – and the view of Tivoli doesn’t make matters worse.
Read more at: www.villacopenhagen.com
Sommerro – Oslo
Last autumn, the doors to the art deco gem Sommerro in Oslo opened. The former head office of Oslo Lysverker has been restored into a maximalist pleasure palace. With several restaurants, bars, a wellness area, a cultural scene and even a bathhouse, it’s easy to see why the hotel has taken Oslo residents by storm.
For those who want to round off the year at the new Norwegian “it” place, there are plenty of options. Check into an exquisite room in a richly detailed 1930s style before a Christmas dip in the heritage-listed Vestkantbadet. When it’s time for dinner, a three-course dinner awaits in the main restaurant Ekspedisjonshallen, to the tunes of the house band’s jazz in the background.
At Sommerro, they have also hit it big on New Year’s. Book an overnight stay at the hotel together with either a seafood platter in Ekspedisjonshallen, a sharing menu at Izakaya or Nordic-Japanese flavors at the rooftop restaurant TAK Oslo, sister to TAK Stockholm. At twelve o’clock you can then experience the fireworks all over Oslo from the first floor!
Read more at: www.sommerrohouse.com/overnatting/pakker/
Hotel Kämp – Helsinki
Ancient charm meets modern elegance at Helsinki’s finest address. With its century-long history, Hotel Kämp, Finland’s first and only Grand Hotel, is a historic home to the crème-de-la-crème. Guests at this five-star hotel can expect iconic settings and unparalleled service.
Why not experience Finnish Christmas luxury at its best at Kämp? A three-course Christmas dinner in Brasserie Kämp is the perfect end to a full day of Christmas pampering in the hotel’s renowned spa. Finland is Santa Claus’ home country, and the rumor also says that Santa himself might appear at the hotel…
Those who really want to round off the year with noise and bang check in at Kämp during the New Year’s weekend. A golden New Year’s brunch is organized here in their fantastic Mirror Room, a glittering hall of mirrors in gold tones. At the brunch in Kämp’s Mirror Room, you can enjoy all the brunch classics. Combine that with an overnight stay and New Year’s dinner in the brasserie and you have the perfect end to 2022.
Read more at: www.hotelkamp.com
Hobo and TAK – Stockholm
Hobo on Brunkebergstorg has long been a watering hole for the city’s music and culture enthusiasts. This boutique hotel has made a name for itself with its youthful and punk personality. Think live gigs and pop-up clubs, instead of concierge services and fine dining.
For those who want to take a break from the Christmas ham, Hobo awaits with open arms. On the roof is the popular TAK – two-storey restaurant, bar and club with the best view in town. Here you can eat your way through star chef Frida Ronge’s Nordic-Japanese interpretation of the Christmas table. Choose between five courses in the stylish dining room or three courses in the slightly more rowdy Izakayan. Why not combine it with an overnight stay in Hobo’s lovely room? The mini vacation is ready!
Of course, Hobo also offers a high-flying New Year’s celebration. Book their New Year’s package for an overnight stay at the hotel and a seafood platter at TAK’s Izakaya. For the stroke of twelve, you are welcomed over to sister bar Stockholm Under the Stars before the party continues inside TAK into the wee hours.
Read more at: www.hobo.se and www.tak.se
The Thief – Oslo
Along the quay in Tjuvholmen – formerly a haven for crooks, now Oslo’s hippest district – you’ll find THE THIEF. The mysterious hotel is the obvious choice for celebrities like Rihanna and Justin Bieber when they’re in town. Here, guests can expect curated art, a world-class spa and captivating design.
At THE THIEF, a Christmas is organized with a twinkle in the eye. On the menu: Christmas-inspired delights in three or five servings, where the chefs have incorporated French techniques with Norwegian flavors. Enjoy local produce, a beautiful restaurant environment with artwork by, among others, Damien Hirst and an unbeatable view of the Oslo Fjord.
A visit to THE THIEF is not complete without a visit to the famous spa. In true thieving spirit, the best traditions from spa cultures around the world have been stolen here. Treat yourself to a full day in the spa and feel the Christmas stress completely evaporate!
Read more at: www.thethief.com/hotellet/opplessespakker/
Little Roberts – Helsinki
Nestled between the houses in Helsinki’s cool Design District you will find Lilla Roberts. With its characteristic Art Deco style, this boutique hotel offers contrasts – a sort of mix of history and modernity, coziness and elegance, trendy design and an unpretentious air.
In Lilla Robert’s restaurant Krog Roba, the food philosophy is governed by “Nordic Madness”. Here, during Christmas, the best of both worlds is served up: Christmas buffet together with à la carte main course. Perfect! Sip on a well-shaken cocktail in the beautiful hotel bar Lilla e and round off the Christmas weekend in their unique room. If you’d rather spend New Year’s in Helsinki, you can book a fantastic food party in the restaurant – or just some bubbly in your room if you have other dinner plans.
For those who want to explore Helsinki, Lilla Roberts is perfect. In the best location in town, you not only have Artek 2nd Cycle, the goldmine of used Aalto furniture, across the street. Two blocks away you will also find the popular street Stora Robertsgatan and the beautiful park Esplanaden.
Read more at: www.lillaroberts.com