Christmas in New York is like Christmas in no other city in the world; the magic created here by the sights and attractions made famous to many of us by our favourite childhood Christmas movies come to life when you visit at this time of year. What better way to experience the most enchanting of holidays than by staying in one of the world’s most luxurious hotels, and from boutique to internationally recognised five star elegance, New York has an abundance of luxury hotels to choose from to ensure the most opulent of Christmas stays.

A name synonymous with New York luxury has to be Trump, and a stay at Trump International Hotel and Tower is to experience the very best in exclusivity and grandeur. A favourite with celebrities, guests here can enjoy the highest level of service and hospitality in an unrivalled location, the hotel is situated just off Central Park on Columbus Circle and Broadway, perfect for visiting all of the splendour The Upper East Side has to offer. Trump New York also features, Jean Georges, a five star restaurant ideal to enjoy a Christmas meal with a difference; the restaurant offers contemporary cuisine from one of only 3 ‘3 Michelin-starred’ chefs in the city, Jean-Georges Vongerichten. And if you require a touch of pampering during your stay The Trump Spa offers a range of treatments to help you to unwind and relax into your holidays. The hotel is ideally situated for winter walks and ice skating in Central Park and last minute Christmas shopping on Fifth Avenue.

If large chain hotels aren’t for you, New York offers the best of stylish and unique boutique hotels. There are many fantastic boutique hotels in the city but one that particularly stands out is The Library Hotel, a beautiful, traditional 1900s brick and terracotta building situated aptly between The New York Public Library and the Pierpont Morgan Library and close to the timelessly elegant Grand Central Station. The hotel boasts an individual charm combining attentive service with unique personal added extras. Each of the floors at the hotel are themed around the 10 categories of The Dewey Decimal System, including Social Sciences, The Arts and Philosophy and in turn each of the rooms have been individually stocked with books and art relating to one distinctive topic within the category of the floor you are staying in. Along with providing the basis for a truly fascinating stay, the hotel offers a host of complimentary amenities including a selection of refreshments available throughout the day, fine wines and hors d’oeuvres each evening from 5pm to 8pm and daily passes to the nearby New York Sports Club. Curling up with a copy of A Christmas Carol in front of the fire in this elegant hotel is a fantastic way to spend a memorable festive evening.

Luxury and New York go hand in hand and a stay in either the well know grand 5 star hotels or the small, individual boutique lodgings will provide the most fitting of setting for an enchanting and truly unforgettable Christmas stay.

Charlotte McCulloch writes for the travel site

A luxury Christmas in New York City is a post from A Luxury Travel Blog