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2023 Holiday Getaways

As the 2023 holiday season approaches, Runway Travel is thrilled to present you with an array of captivating holiday vacation ideas that promise to create lasting memories. Imagine stepping into the Winter Forest at the Ritz-Carlton at Lake Oconee in GA and experience the tree lighting or ice skate in a 5,000 SF rink. Looking to cross the pond? Live like Emily in Paris and indulge in French luxury with room upgrades during November.

Bulgari Hotel, Paris

Bvlgari Paris offer

Guaranteed double upgrade upon availability at time of booking! (excluding the Bulgari Suites and the Bulgari Penthouse)

Surrounded by the city’s luxury fashion houses and steps from the Champs-Elysees, Bulgari Hotel Paris brings bold Italian style to the iconic Golden Triangle. With 76 luxuriously furnished rooms and suites, the hotel treats guests to a two-level spa boasting deluxe gemstone-inspired treatments, contemporary Italian cuisine crafted by 3-Michelin Star chef Niko Romito, and a sophisticated bar and lounge serving reimagined aperitifs, including bartender Leonardo Zanini’s own spin on the classic Negroni. This winter offer includes the following:

Offer valid from November 1st 2023 to April 9th 2024 excluding: December 31st 2023, January 18th to 25th 2024, February 29th to March 5th 2024

  • Daily American Breakfast
  • €95 hotel credit
  • Early check-in and late check-out upon availability at time of check-in
  • Full access to Bulgari Spa
  • Welcome amenity
  • Roundtrip airport transfer (from a 2-night stay in a Junior Suite)

This offer is pending availability so contact us.

Ritz-Carlton, Lake Oconee, GA

The day before Thanksgiving, the Ritz- Carlton at Lake Oconee hosts their annual “Lighting at the Lake” where Santa arrives and the huge Christmas tree out front is lit. Hot chocolate and sweet treats are served while you enjoy live entertainment. Enjoy the 5,000 square foot ice skating rink and the winter forest! Please browse the 2022 Ritz-Carlton Lake Oconee Thanksgiving brochure for a sense of offerings.

Thanksgiving in Bora Bora!

This view is MUCH better than a sink full of dirty dishes! For families looking for an epic festive getaway, The St. Regis Bora Bora proudly offers the Family Festive Getaway featuring their Royal Estate. This one of its kind, 13,000 square foot accommodation features 3 dedicated bedrooms with 4 bathrooms, an optional 4th bedroom perfect for children, private pool, beach, sauna, steam room, kitchen, dining and lounge areas. What’s more, they have curated a special daily activity, fun for the whole family. There’s everything from family yoga on your private beach to cocktail lessons with a mixologist! Read more about the Family Festive Getaway.

If you prefer a spa getaway, The St. Regis Bora Bora extended their wildly popular, Epicurean Offer through 2024. This offer gives 1 complimentary night for every 5 night booking plus daily breakfast and daily 3 course dinner for 2 guests per room. It is an exceptional value as dinner can be redeemed at any of the specialty nights or restaurants, even the renowned Lagoon by Jean Georges.

Both options sound amazing! Contact Runway Travel for pricing and availability.

Salamander Hotel, Washington, DC

Salamander Christmas

The Salamander hotel represents distinction, luxury, and comfort await in the new heart of D.C. Home to the renowned Salamander Spa and steps away from the nation’s most cherished monuments, discover the allure of Salamander DC, prominently located along the capital’s vibrant Southwest waterfront. And December is their month to shine! Enjoy a ride to The Wharf in the Salamander Gem Car on December 2, 2023 for the District’s Holiday Boat Parade. Celebrate the holidays with this iconic DC event that features over sixty beautifully decorated boats parading along the Washington Channel. On 12/16, step into a Winter Wonderland filled with joy, where Santa, his elves, and The Grinch will make your visit unforgettable. Enjoy a delectable buffet-style breakfast with holiday-inspired delights and activities for the entire family. Lastly on 12/17, treat your little ones to a delightful Kids Holiday Afternoon Tea this festive season. Our young guests will be enchanted by an array of kid-friendly surprises, transforming Afternoon Tea into a memorable experience for the entire family. Please contact us for reservations!

Emily in Paris!

Live like Emily in Paris for Thanksgiving at the Grand Hôtel du Palais Royal! Stay at the new Junior Suite Emily which faces Emily’s office. For the month of November, bookings will be upgraded to the next room category, subject to availability. The new suite is 40sqm located on the 5th floor of the hotel with a balcony view on the Place de Valois. The suite has a living room area and the bathroom is equipped with bathtub and shower. Contact us to experience French luxury!

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily Breakfast for up to two guests per bedroom
  • $100 USD equivalent Food & Beverage credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • For Suites with a minimum of 3 night stay, receive a complimentary one way private airport transfer (maximum of 3 guests)
  • Early Check-In / Late Check-Out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

St. Regis, Abu Dhabi

Crafted from the creativity and imagination of the experts, The St. Regis Abu Dhabi offers unique celebrations for everyone. From heartwarming festive culinary creations-to-go, to the gingerbread house-making, to the holiday-themed concoctions, everything are designed to create a magical festive atmosphere. The St. Regis Abu Dhabi is once again opening its doors for everyone to gather and have a joyful celebration. Read the festive brochure. Below are the highlights:

  • Thanksgiving – Festive Celebrations at Home (American and European options)
  • Children’s Gingerbread House and Tree Lighting Ceremony
  • Tasts and Scents – Holiday Cocktails
  • Christmas Afternoon Tea
  • Helipad Sunset Celebrations
  • An Exquisite Eve – Italian Inspired Dinner
  • Christmas Day Brunch (Seafood, Italian, Festive Family)
  • New Year’s Eve Sensational Suppers
  • New Year’s Day – All Day Breakfast

Holiday Happenings, Turtle Bay, Oahu

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Turtle Bay in Oahu is a treasured mix of warmth and the feeling of being on vacation, yet with Christmas traditions! The Christmas tree package offers you to choose a decorated or non-decorated tree brought to your room. There’s a beautiul setting for pictures with Santa which will make a lovely family photo. There are many festive activities such as a reindeer hunt, ornament decorating, cookie decorating and a movie night. “Reindeer Rides,” (actually the resort horses 😉) will create new holiday memories with a beachside trail ride featuring Santa’s North Shore helpers. And of course no holiday would be complete without Christmas Eve dinners, Christmas Bubbles Breakfast, Christmas Brunch Buffet or Dinner Special and a New Year’s Eve Prix Fixe Dinner. Contact us to book your Hawaiian Holiday!

A Season of Wonder, Shangri-La, London

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Immerse yourself in a world of wonder and joy for all the senses this festive season at Shangri-La The Shard, London, as you discover an array of whimsical surprises that will reclaim a sense of childlike wonder within you. The Shard is London’s highest hotel located between levels 34 to 52 of the iconic Shard tower, the city’s and Europe tallest building. The holiday offerings are filled with magnifcent performances and breathtaking views of the city’s freworks. Guests can discover ways to celebrate the gift of time spent together at Shangri-La The Shard, London this winter season. Take advantage of the special holiday promotion, stay for four nights but pay for three. Choose from:

  • Festive Skyline Afternoon Tea
  • Festive Parties at the TING Restaurant
  • Christmas Eve & Boxing Day
  • Christmas Day Lunch & Dinner
  • New Year’s Eve Dinner
  • New Year’s Eve Cabaret Celebration

Ritz-Carlton Tenerife, Abama


Why spend all day basting a turkey when you can enjoy The Ritz-Carlton Abama, a luxury resort located on the island of Tenerife, which is part of the Canary Islands, Spain. The resort is situated in the Guía de Isora area on the southwestern coast of Tenerife. It enjoys stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean and the island of La Gomera. The resort is known for its exceptional golf course, the Abama Golf Course. This 18-hole championship golf course was designed by renowned golf course architect Dave Thomas and offers stunning views of the ocean and the surrounding landscape.

The resort is offering a package during the holidays! There are 3, 5 and 7 nights golf packages which include:

  • Accomodation in Citadel Deluxe Room
  • Daily Buffet Breakfast at Restaurant La Veranda
  • Upgrade to Ocean view (Subject to availability)
  • 1 Water Circuit at the SPA per person, per stay
  • Free access to the gym

If you’d rather be in Spain than grocery shopping for Thanksgiving dinner, contact us for additional details.

Thanksgiving at The Ranch at Rock Creek, Montana

Thanksgiving at The Ranch at Rock Creek Montana

The Ranch at Rock Creek in Montana has days worth of Thanksgiving activities and amenities for the whole family. You can be as busy or relaxed as you want! Get in touch with your crafty side and build your own cornucopia. Feeling active? Participate in the 5k Turkey Trot. And of course, there’s the eating! Chef Josh Drage invites you to enjoy his orchestration of Montana’s bountiful harvest. Enjoy in traditional culinary offerings inspired by the heart, soul and bounty of their beloved Western Montana. The Ranch at Rock Creek is a special place to host warm and memorable gatherings for families of any size. Our itinerary combines American traditions, like feasts and football, with wild pursuits and fireside luxuries. Thanksgiving Dinner in the Granite Lodge features multiple courses bursting with locally sourced Western delights. Contact us for pricing and availability.

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