Are your eyes aglow with all the shopping to come this holiday season? They’ll practically pop out of your head if you stay at one of these fabulous hotels with high-end retailers nearby and plenty of indulgences to pamper the pooped patron after a daylong spending spree.
1. Island Hotel, Newport Beach, Calif.
Who doesn’t like to shop in the OC? Fashion Island, an upscale open-air shopping center in the heart of Orange County, is home to 200 specialty boutiques, department stores including Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom, and plenty of wonderful dining.
Just across the street is the Island Hotel, where service is the star and staff are likely to call you by name to help you with your mounds of shopping bags. The hotel offers a Shopping Experience Package with overnight accommodations, a $50 gift card and savings booklet for Fashion Island, a pedicure at the hotel’s spa and complimentary valet parking for one vehicle. What’s more, they’ll wrap all your newly bought gifts for free. If it’s not just your feet that need a good rub, try the Post Shopping Island Spa Package, which includes a reflexology massage and cocoa facial.
2. Avenue Suites, Washington, D.C.
If you’ll be in the nation’s capital and need to knock out some items on your gift list, try the Holiday Stylin’ package at the Avenue Suites Hotel in Georgetown, home to the area’s high-end fashion and shopping district.
The package gives you shopping recommendations from some of the area’s most fashionable icons, including Jonathan Capehart, opinion writer at the Washington Post; Svetlana Legetic, founder of BrightestYoungThings; and Jenn Barger, stylist, fashion writer and founding editor of FW, the Washington Post’s fashion magazine. There’s also sedan service to Georgetown, one-on-one time with a professional stylist, free gift wrapping, breakfast to go and maps to get you to every store on your list.