Around the UK there are thousands of people who will continue to follow the same tradition and do the ‘norm’ at Christmas - soap specials, bucks fizz and turkey. But what about those who want to stuff a suitcase instead of a turkey?
While some are set in their ways and spend every Christmas at home, others like to get away from their own homes and have a hassle-free Christmas. Every year the same question arises and people question why you would spend the most festive day of the year in a hotel? We’ve picked out our top reasons why it’s the perfect option.
Something for everyone
When spending Christmas at home there aren’t enough activities to keep everyone occupied – especially the kids! There’s the occasional board game or Wii competition but apart from that, there isn’t a lot to do. In a hotel there are endless games and activities for the whole family! They usually organise themed games, crafts, food, drinks and visits from Santa himself.
There’s also a range of hotel facilities to use in case that doesn’t suffice. The luxury of staying at a hotel is the range of festive treats you get to choose from. Imagine going swimming, having a spa day or playing golf on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. Instead of following tradition, why not break it and treat yourself to a facial on the day or a round of golf with your dad?
One of the worries as an adult is running out of bucks fizz or Champagne, but a hotel bar ensures that you really don’t need to! Have as many drinks as you wish because you don’t have to cook or clean – it's all ready.
No washing up!
This is one big reason for the cooks in the family! Let someone else do the washing up for a change. Christmas turkey and all the trimmings are a tradition but we always seem to forget about the person cooking the dinner. They spend most of the day running around making sure it’s being cooked to perfection and everyone’s glasses are full. Give them a rest this year and get someone else to do it! That way you get the same meal and you get to spend time with the chef.
Enough space for everyone
During the festive period, families come together and they aren’t always small! Staying in a hotel means that you don’t have to worry about space or beds for guests. Again, hassle free.
Don’t worry about a thing…
When staying in a hotel there is nothing to worry about. You don’t have to plan breakfast, lunch or dinner – it is all sorted for you. You don’t have to worry about space or if everyone is happy and occupied. You also don’t have to worry about cleaning, washing up or looking after the kids. When staying in a hotel you get the whole package and everything is taken care of.
More and more hotels are offering fantastic deals for Christmas every year so it doesn’t have to be expensive. Find something that suits the whole family and celebrate in style! A carefree Christmas is what everyone wants so why not pack the suitcase and give it a try?