5 Luxury Hotels Hosting a Spectacular Thanksgiving
Gramercy Park Hotel, New York
If you’re taking a bite out of the Big Apple this Thanksgiving, the Gramercy Park Hotel is hosting a Thanksgiving special to rival the parades and holiday hoopla. This Italian-American Thanksgiving takes place at Maialino restaurant, where you choose from two non-traditional, four-course meals. Option one begins with potato and leek followed by butternut squash and sage and heritage turkey, collard greens and sausage stuffing with cranberry mostarda. Option two starts with turkey soup and egg and then on to braised port and arugula, along with roasted lamb, rosemary potatoes, collard greens and romanesco. If you still have room for dessert, it’s courtesy of Executive Pastry Chef Jess Weiss, who captured the comfort and warmth of Rome and reimagined it for New York City.
Park Hyatt, Washington D.C.
The Tony-Chi designed hotel with a stark dining room is the setting for the Michelin-star dinning experience at Park Hyatt’s famed Blue Duck Tavern. This is your all-American fare in high style at the heart of our nation. Newly appointed Executive Chef Adam Howard created the farm-fresh menu showcasing abundant earthy flavors. Starters include kabocha squash soup with cinnamon, croutons and hard cider, and a roast beet salad with blue cheese mousse. The main course showcases regional produce and features roasted prime rib and spiced halibut. As all good things must come to an end, so the meal concludes with something sweet from pastry chef Colleen Murphy.
Ritz Carlton, Chicago
Booked as a “feast without the fuss,” the new deca RESTAURANT + BAR inside this upscale icon even has childcare covered to help you enjoy an uninterrupted feast. You’ll find all the traditional holiday favorites such as roasted turkey with giblet gravy, candied sweet potatoes with a crispy marshmallow crust alongside a few outliers—namely a sushi bar and antipasti. There will also be plenty of apple, pumpkin and pecan pie as well as praline cheesecake, adorning the base of the hotel’s iconic fountain.
The Majestic Yosemite Hotel, California
Maybe you’d rather surround yourself with nature than stare into the faces of relatives eager to talk politics. Located in the middle of Yosemite National Park, this historic landmark has been the destination of queens and presidents and its rustic and elegant design is meant to highlight the tranquil surroundings. This year’s feast will be in the hotel’s grand dining room and will feature all your favorites such as roasted pumpkin bisque and turkey with maple glazed sweet potatoes.
The Driskill Hotel, Austin
Every taste bud is welcome at this hotel with a modern take on tradition. This landmark of legendary Texas hospitality will be serving slow-roasted turkey and ham will all the fixings, but also caprese, confit-garlic crusted prime rib and deviled eggs with caviar. Dine in a room fit for royalty and let their attentive staff pack up your leftovers.
With any of these delicious choices, you’ll be in close proximity to a comfy bed and a high thread count to nap off your meal in luxury.