Winter Retreats For a Chilled Season

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Hilton Paris Opera
The Hilton Paris Opera.

Winter travelers are invited to embrace the snowy season with these three unique getaways.

Winter Shopping in the City of Lights
Hilton Paris Opera has partnered with La Vallee Village to debut a winter shopping package that invites guests to take advantage of Parisian luxury retail sales. The offer includes an additional 10 percent discount on this year’s winter sales, which take place Jan. 6 through Feb. 16.

Starting at $275 per night, the package is available with a choice of room category (Deluxe or Executive), and includes a buffet breakfast, plus roundtrip transfer via Shopping Express to La Vallee Village—located just 35 minutes outside of Paris. The Chic Outlet Shopping Villages offer a curated selection of world-class luxury brands including more than 100 fashion retail shops, and the 10 percent discount included in the package is redeemable at all outlets.

The Hilton Paris Opera has recently undergone a $50 million refurbishment to restore it to its former grandeur. Its centerpiece is the majestic Le Grand Salon, which has been transformed along with 268 guestrooms and suites, and several bars. The hotel was originally the vision of architect Juste Lisch, and first opened in 1889 to welcome visitors to the Exposition Universelle. The renovation pays homage to the building’s history while providing an updated aesthetic for today’s traveler. It is located in the heart of the Right Bank’s Opera District, just a short distance from the Champs-Elysees and French boutique shopping experiences at Galeries Lafayette and Printemps Haussmann.

For more information, visit parisopera.hilton.com.

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Dark Sky Preserve, Alberta
Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Dark Sky Preserve, Alberta

Star Gazing in Alberta
The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge in Alberta is offering a unique Stargazing Package to one of the world’s largest Dark Sky Preserves. The offer includes accommodation for two nights in a Premier Deluxe Room, daily breakfast for two people, plus two tickets to the Jasper Planetarium. Guests will experience an interactive trip around the lakes, mountain peaks and glaciers of Jasper at night, as well as exploring the moons, stars and galaxies above—all from the comfort of the Planetarium’s intimate, state-of-the-art domed theater. A Dark Sky welcome amenity and gratuities are included in the package.

Situated in Alberta’s Jasper National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and surrounded by nature and abundant wildlife, the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge is a 700-acre year-round luxury mountain resort on the shores of pristine Lac Beauvert. It features one of Canada’s top golf resort courses as well as the luxurious Fairmont Spa, plus recreational activities such as hiking, canoeing, kayaking, horseback riding and mountain biking in the summer, and ice skating, snowshoeing and skiing during the winter season. Fairmont President’s Club members also enjoy an additional daily $50 hotel credit. Rates start at $918 for two nights dbl in a Premier Deluxe Room. For more information, visit fairmont.com/jasper/special-offers/hotel-offers/promotions/f-scape-winter-package.

Time New York
The Time New York hotel.

Escape the Ice in New York City
The Dream Hotel Group has unveiled the Stuck Without Snow Tires Package, guaranteed to warm up travelers to New York City during the winter season, at the Dream Midtown, Dream Downtown, The Time New York or The Chatwal hotels. The package includes overnight accommodations, two rounds of snowball shots at the hotel bar, free hand warmers at check-in upon arrival, plus complimentary hot cocoa (and a yule log or two).

Located close to the bustle and excitement of Times Square, the newly renovated Time New York hotel is a tucked-away sanctuary offering a combination of art, architecture, design and cuisine. Its package rates start at $159 per night. The Dream Midtown is located in a restored 1895 Beaux-Arts flatiron building and features newly redesigned interiors and 221 luxurious accommodations. Package rates start at $165 per night. The Dream Downtown is fronted by an ocean-liner-inspired stainless steel facade that celebrates its history at the 1960s headquarters of the National Maritime Union. It features 314 loft-style guestrooms and luxurious amenities, including a glass-bottomed pool directly above the lobby. Package rates begin at $235 per night. Lastly, The Chatwal New York, located on 44th Street in the heart of Manhattan’s theater district, offers package rates from $425 per night. It features 76 guestrooms designed in a 1930s Empire Art Deco style, plus an indoor pool and spa. For more information, visit dreamsresorts.com.