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The poolside area of the Grand Hyatt Goa.

It’s been hard to plan ahead most of this year, but if you’re keen on celebrating Christmas or New Year’s Eve with a bang, here are a couple of festive offers for the season of good cheer. Spend Christmas eating your heart out, followed by a night of deep rest in the most comfortable beds. Either dance the night away on NYE, or ring in the new year quietly with a drink by a quiet bonfire—the choice is yours. 

Festive offers at hotels for Christmas and New Year’s Eve

The Oberoi, Bengaluru 

Make your Christmas extra special with the Hope & Joy package at The Oberoi, Bengaluru. The offer includes breakfast, a 30 percent discount on spa treatments, 15 percent savings on F&B excluding festive meals, a complimentary pick-up and drop-off 5km from the hotel, and even a festive cake to take home. Doubles from Rs6,999; valid from 18 December to 5 January; website

The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel, Delhi 

The special Christmas package at The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel, Delhi includes breakfast for two. There’s also a choice between a specially curated five-course Christmas Eve dinner with live music or a poolside celebration at Club Cuba, with unlimited drinks and snacks. Doubles from Rs13,999; valid from 24 December to 25 December; website 

Taj Santacruz, Mumbai 

End the year with a bang with the Urban Festive Celebrations offer at Taj Santacruz, Mumbai. You can upgrade your stay to a room of the next category (excluding suites) for free, enjoy a sumptuous breakfast every day at multi-cuisine restaurant Tiqri and also have lunch or dinner brought to your room from the chef’s fixed menu. There’s a 20 percent discount on spa treatments to be enjoyed and a hotel credit of Rs3,000 per night for you to use for future bookings. Doubles from Rs7,500; valid from 19 December to 3 January; website 

Grand Hyatt Goa 

Enjoy a Gala Dinner at the Grand Hyatt Goa on NYE, with unlimited cocktails and a curated menu. Also enjoy an extravagant beach party, and wake up to an elaborate breakfast buffet the next day. Doubles from Rs47,600; valid from 31 December to 1 January; for reservations call +91 832 664 1234; website

The LaLit Great Eastern Kolkata

If you want to enjoy New Year’s Eve without burning a massive hole in your pocket, the festive package at The LaLit is the one for you. The offer includes access to an exciting party with a DJ and unlimited drinks and snacks. Doubles from Rs11,000; valid from 31 December to 1 January; for reservations call +91 33 4444 7777; website

Sheraton Grand Chennai Resort & Spa, Chennai

The hotel’s New Year Festive Bonanza is here to make the occasion special for you. Inclusive of breakfast and lunch, the package also lets you enjoy a customised dinner on 30 December and 1 January (applicable for 2- and 3-night bookings only) and a special Gala Dinner on 31 December with the first round of drinks on the house. Doubles from Rs28,812; valid from 29 December to 1 January; website 

Mary Budden Estate, Binsar

If you would rather spend a quiet Christmas and NYE, nestled in the hills by a bonfire away from the noise, Mary Budden’s winter package is perfect for you. It includes all meals, afternoon tea and a small evening gathering with a bonfire and refreshments. Doubles from Rs24,000; valid from 1 December to 31 March; website



Updated: December 18, 2020 — 11:02 am

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