Gathering around the table to celebrate with friends and family is one of the most cherished parts of the holiday season. This year, we’re pulling out all the stops to help make it happen. Our chefs and culinary teams have created tasteful experiences designed to surprise and delight, capturing that festive spirit and spreading holiday cheer no matter where your travels take you. Join us and share in the season of togetherness – we can’t wait for you to see what we’ve got in store.
Downtown Minneapolis may not be the first place you’d expect to find a cozy mountain village, but at Four Seasons Hotel Minneapolis, that’s exactly what you’ll find this winter season. From early November through the end of March – with some help from a cluster of intimate, insulated cedar dining cabins – this year-old downtown Hotel transforms its fourth-floor Riva Terrace into Nordic Village, a winter wonderland with flickering fires, string lights and vintage skis perched by the door. In the comfort of your cabin, tuck into a four-course tasting menu, including comforting plates such as onion soup and smoked salmon with rösti potatoes, cheese fondue paired with wine or local beers, and Minnesota-shaped s’mores for a sweet finish. Each cabin also features skylights made for stargazing as well as personalized Spotify accounts and TVs for watching your favourite sporting events or holiday classics.
Cozy up in Minneapolis
Consider a new home for the holidays: Let the cliffside suites with private infinity pools at Four Seasons Resort Tamarindo, México, be where you and your loved ones create memories this year. Tucked within a 3,000-acre nature reserve, the Resort sits on a private peninsula with access to both jungle and coast. And when it comes to food, the ingredients in your festive feasts are either grown on site at Rancho Ortega – the property’s 35-acre farm – caught by divers, locally sourced or foraged from within the reserve. Immerse yourself in the local culinary culture by participating in a coffee extraction class or pickling workshop before dining at Coyul, where the dishes created in partnership with Chef Elena Reygadas – recently named World’s Best Female Chef by The World’s 50 Best Restaurants – are nothing short of magical. Wash it all down with a Ponche con Pequette cocktail, a deconstructed version of a punch topped with coconut cream that’s inspired by Christmas posada celebrations. You can also take part in this festive Mexican tradition during the weekly posadas hosted at the Resort throughout December, enjoying warm snacks, basking in holiday cheer and breaking a piñata while surrounded by family and friends.
Feast locally in Tamarindo
A 6-acre beachfront paradise just off south Florida’s central coast, Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach is an ideal setting for soaking up plenty of sun as well as holiday spirit. From elegant in-room menorahs and decorated Christmas trees to sugar cookies for Santa Claus, the on-site team here can arrange just about anything. It’s the restaurant, Florie’s, in partnership with Michelin-distinguished chef Mauro Colagreco, however, that’s at the heart of the action. A Christmas Day brunch, with an abundant seafood bar and festive confections by Pastry Chef Bashar Shamali, gives way to a New Year’s Eve fête, complete with champagne bar, canapés, live performances and a four-course dinner. Throughout the season, you can also expect surprises like poolside pop-ups serving up gelato, s’mores and smoothies. And since an unexpected piece of candy can always put a twinkle in the eye, the daily offerings at the lobby candy cart are guaranteed to make it a favourite.
Take in the season in Palm Beach
Within reach of Grand Teton National Park’s rugged peaks and neighbouring Yellowstone National Park, the chalet-style Four Seasons Resort and Residences Jackson Hole is among the few ski-in/ski-out resorts in the Jackson Hole area. After a day spent on the slopes or tracking grey wolves, bison or elk through one of the Four Seasons exclusive wildlife experiences, sink into a cozy corner and take your pick from the daily hot chocolate cart, featuring gourmet hot chocolate to order and custom s’mores hot chocolate bombs handcrafted by Executive Pastry Chef Rhonda Ashton. These extravagant treats combine homemade graham cracker, marshmallow fluff and semi-sweet chocolate with a pourover of Valrhona Caraibe and Jivara milk chocolate. For something stronger, advance to Ascent Lounge for a Back Country Old-Fashioned or head to the igloo-style Fahrenheit Forty-Seven pop-up champagne bar for elevated slope-side sips.
Indulge in Jackson Hole
Try some non-traditional winter with powdery sand and a touch of aloha at Four Seasons Resort O‘ahu at Ko Olina, set along the island’s sunny southwestern coast. Expect panoramic ocean views, expansive pools and lagoons, and five restaurants and bars. Whether you’re celebrating in Oahu or soaking up some sun before the holidays kick into full gear, there are plenty of opportunities to pick up holiday tips and tricks from the Resort’s culinary masters. Learn how to make the perfect charcuterie board with a workshop hosted by Director of Catering and Conference Services Amanda Douglas. Her tip: Use smaller bowls to anchor the arrangement, especially for items such as jams, nuts and olives. Or attend a mixology class at Noe to learn all about the art of cocktail-making, including the tools of the trade, house-made syrups and garnish techniques. This hands-on lesson will give you everything you need to surprise your friends and family with impressive cocktails during your own festive celebrations.
Celebrate in Oahu
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Where will you celebrate this year?