It’s that time of year again when all the hotels around the world are going above and beyond to put up the most extravagant and luxurious Christmas decor. From the world’s largest gingerbread pirate ship to icy sculptures of penguins and hand-sculpted sand tree reaching over 20 feet tall, the holiday decor crosses all boundaries to woo guests this festive season. 

Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris –fourseasons_hotel_George_v_parisDesigned and created by artistic director Jeff Leatham, life-size ice sculptures of penguins and polar bears take over the lobby of the Four Seasons Paris as a part of “Arctic Fantasy” installation.fourseasons_hotel_George_v_paris_1

The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, USA – Ritz-Carlton_Amelia_Island_Christmas_decor_1The World’s Largest Gingerbread Pirate Ship returns to the Lobby at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island. Ritz-Carlton_Amelia_Island_Christmas_decorPut up with over 600 pieces of gingerbread and adorned with sculpted pirates as well as chocolate cannon and cannon balls, the S.S. Amelia Gingerbread Pirate Ship will set sail on December 29.Ritz-Carlton_Amelia_Island_Christmas_gingerbread_treasure_chest

The St. Regis New York, USA –st_regis_new_yorkSt. Regis New York’s lobby is transformed into a golden metallic forest inspired by the winter refuge of the Swiss Alps and designed by renowned event planner Bronson van Wyck.st_regis_new_york_1 Guests can move from the mystical forest in the complementing pop-up Armarium Chalet, nestled within the hotel’s Cognac Room for more indulgence.st_regis_new_york_2

Claridge’s, London, UK –CLaridges_Christmas_tree_burberryClaridge’s ups the ante by commissioning Burberry’s Christopher Bailey to dress up their 2015 Christmas Tree which explores the relationship between light and dark by using over 100 umbrellas finished in gold and silver metallic fabric.

Four Seasons New York, USA –four_seasons_new_yorkIt is officially the holiday season as Four Seasons Hotel New York has decked the halls and celebrating the most wonderful time of the year with Christmas tree, bubbly, carolers, and toys galore. four_seasons_new_york_christmas_toysAll guests attending the Tree Lighting Ceremony were encouraged to bring a toy in support of Toys for Tots. US Marine Corps accepted over 2,000 toy donations collected at Four Seasons.four_seasons_new_york_christmas_1

The Plaza, New York, USA –the_plaza_new_yorkThe Plaza’s impressive Christmas tree draws also stands tall to attract attention with ease.

The Dorchester, London –The_Dorchester_1Take a look at the spectacular Christmas decorations at The Dorchester.The_Dorchester

Marriott Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center, USA –Marriott_Gaylord _Texan_Resort_christmas_2The magic of Christmas comes to Marriott Gaylord Texan Resort with beautiful 2 million twinkling lights that adorn live trees along with 15,000 ornaments and an amazing 54-foot-tall Christmas tree in the Hill Country Atrium. Marriott_Gaylord _Texan_Resort_christmas_1The Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne, Miami, USA – 

Ritz-Carlton_Key_Biscayne_Christmas_tree_sandChristmas at The Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne, Miami heads out to the sea as a hand-sculpted sand tree rises up to 20 feet. Inspired by the sea, the tree is decorated with sand dollars and seahorses and laced with lights.