In the summer months, as much as New Yorkers happily flee their 13.4-mile-long metropolis for the Hamptons and Parisians abandon the City of Lights in favor of the Côte d’Azur, there’s something about winter travel that seemingly every jet-setter adores. Whether it’s the escape from the sometimes punishing cold or the cheerful energy of the holidays (or perhaps both), we aren’t entirely sure, but one thing we do know is: No matter where you decide to go, you really can’t go wrong—especially because the holiday programming at so many of the world’s most design-centric spots is making up for a rather low 2020 season.
From the Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis to Nordelaia in Piedmont, Italy, the haute hotels with tasteful holiday-specific offerings—a 1,600-square-foot suite decorated by Saks Fifth Avenue, a *Home Alone–*inspired experience at an underground hotel bar, and dueling two-story evergreens—are enough to put anyone in a festive frame of mind.
There are few collaborations more stylish than the Four Seasons and Saks Fifth Avenue, but, for the entire month of December, the two are coming together in one of the hotel’s 1,600-square-foot suites. The Saks Fifth Avenue St. Louis visual merchandising team, who decorates the department store’s iconic holiday window displays, will outfit the suite with the same festive panache.
Not to mention: Guests can enjoy champagne and chocolate waiting in their suite upon arrival, a private in-store styling consultation in the Fifth Avenue Club, a Saks Fifth Avenue gift card, and holiday gifts (available for purchase through Saks Fifth Avenue) with gift-wrapping and delivery before arrival. It’s a holiday miracle, to say the least.