Stay cozy! These 3 luxurious hotel bars are what our winter dreams are made of
What better way to end the year than snuggled up next to the fireplace in a plush, luxurious interior, delicious cocktail in hand?
From all-time classics to trendy newcomers, these 3 toasty hotel bars should be on any winter lover’s bucket list.
New York City – Lobby Bar at The Bowery Hotel
The Bowery Hotel’s lobby bar is pure old-world sophistication, tastefully appointed with an abundance of wood panelling, vintage leather, wide Persian rugs and a historic mural. When it comes to finding somewhere to sit and enjoy your tipple, there’s an abundance of choice from velvet settees, to gargoyle adorned seats or church pews. On a winter’s night, the prime spot is by the vaulted sandstone fireplace, where you can toast your toes with a warming drink in hand.
London – The Red Room at The Connaught
Acclaimed London hotel The Connaught unveiled its fourth bar, The Red Room, back in September. Offering a dazzling selection of some of the best wines in the world and themed around a diverse collection of red artworks by four female visionaries — Louise Bourgeois, Jenny Holzer, Ti-a Thuy Nguyen and Trina McKillen — this intimate, relaxing space decorated in tasteful tones of blush pink, cream and pastel green is accessible from the Champagne Room through a velvet curtained door. A gorgeous pink onyx bar and a striking Italian marble fireplace complete the setting, and the wine is decanted and served from two custom-made marble trolleys. On the menu are also 6 cocktails developed by director of mixology Agostino Perrone, each of them inspired by and made with a specific wine.
Paris – Le Bar du Bristol
Welcoming a discerning Parisian and international clientele in a luxurious setting combining classicism and modernity, Le Bar du Bristol is incredibly opulent, as befits a hotel of this calibre. The decor exudes a rather English clubby vibe, with an abundance of oak panelling, grand mirrors, antique vases, illuminated bookcases, butter-soft leather chairs, and a beautiful Siena marble fireplace. The cocktails and wines are pricey, as can be expected, but the gorgeous decor and impeccable service make the experience more than worth it. This one is perfect if you have something special to celebrate.