December Festivities at the Royal Sonesta in Cambridge, Massachusetts

In the spirit of the holiday season, the Royal Sonesta Hotel Boston has designed a wonderful itinerary of events and activities for family members of all ages. Located in the heart of Cambridge, along the left bank of the Charles River, the hotel makes for a beautiful mix of culture and flair, especially during December. Spectacular city views, beautiful art, wonderful dining, and amazing hotel offerings mark this as one of Boston’s most comprehensive luxury hotels… and the place to celebrate the holidays with your significant other, or with the family.

The hotel wants you to feel like one of the Sonesta family and is offering special “Home for the Holidays” rates to keep you pampered (and sane) while you spend time with your family. Rooms start at a super-low $119 per night per room, and the hotel promises to cater to all of your family needs.

For the grown-ups in your party, cocktail-making classes will be offered every Friday in December, under the guidance of Troy Clarke, the hotel’s über-talented Director of Food and Beverage. Classes are $20/person for ages 21+ and include lessons on how to design the perfect holiday cocktail (think hot toddy’s, rum cocktails and spiked coffees). Complimentary appetizers keep the creative juices flowing. The classes are open to novice mixologists as well as those more experienced and guarantee a lively time for all. Reservations are required.

The Sonesta never loses sight of its younger guests at any time of the year, and the hotel’s holiday activities will put a sweet smile on their faces as well. Sundays in December from 10am-Noon will find kids up to their figurative elbows in colorful frostings and trimming as they decorate cookies in their own special way. Prices are $10/child, or free for children aged 3 and under.

The traditional Christmas brunch and dinner offered at the riverview ArtBar is perfect for small and large appetites, with a full holiday buffet or a la carte brunch selections. Christmas dinner features a variety of chef specials. Christmas Brunch is $50/adults and $24/children. Reservations are required for Christmas Dinner. 617-806-4122.

Park the car in the hotel’s garage, settle in for a luxe evening, and enjoy the hotel’s lavish New Year’s Eve festivities without worrying about driving home afterwards. A six-course Chef’s tasting menu and live musical entertainment set the stage to usher in 2012. Dinner is priced at $65 per person, with a wine pairing menu offered for $90 per person. Seating will be available from 6-10pm and reservations are required.

Further details are available at 617.806.4250


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