This festive season, 45 Park Lane will be transformed into the ultimate luxury festive destination, guests will be offered a contemporary alternative to traditional holiday fare. In keeping with the hotel’s strong ties to art, this year’s theme will focus around the arts with musicians, singers and artists coming together to create an unforgettable sparkling Christmas in the heart of London.
The festivities commence with the launch of the hotel’s first Artist’s Christmas tree, on Tuesday, November 21, which will include bespoke crafted decorations created by artist Hormazd Narielwalla. This collaboration is an imaginative blend of celebration and artistry, drawing cues from pop culture and timeless Christmas traditions.
The 2023 tree, which represents an integral part of the 45 Park Lane art series, will spotlight handcrafted representations of iconic pop culture figures, all under the overarching theme of Christmas stars. This transformation promises a radiant and diverse tribute to the festive spirit.
Using his series on British singer, David Bowie as his starting point, Narielwalla has created bespoke decorations based on British music icons. Earlier this year, Hormazd Narielwalla created two distinctive abstract pieces to commemorate the King’s Coronation, titled “The Crown” and “The Pattern King”, which were reproduced into 70 large-scale flags and placed on the exterior of the hotel. Two pieces from the Coronation installation alongside this year’s Christmas decorations will be available for purchase in January 2024 with proceeds being donated to charity.
On Thursday, November 23, modern American restaurant, CUT at 45 Park Lane will present a spectacular three-course Thanksgiving feast. The à la carte menu will offer a selection of decadent starters including Yellowtail Sashimi with Black Truffle and CUT’s signature Butter Lettuce Salad with Avocado, Stilton and Champagne-Herb Vinaigrette.
For the main affair, executive chef, Elliott Grover will prepare a Norfolk Bronze Turkey with Cornbread Stuffing, Désirée Potato Puree with Black Truffles; Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Chestnuts, all served with Cranberry Compote and Natural Gravy.
To finish, guests can choose from a selection of delicious American pies including; key lime, pumpkin or pecan, all served with crème fraîche ice cream. The three-course meal is only available on November 23 for lunch and dinner, and starts from £185 per person including a glass of Rathfinney. Discretionary service charge is excluded.
Enrico Perri, bar manager at BAR45, has crafted a signature festive cocktail to pair with the festive dishes that will be available throughout the month of December. The Honey Mead Tipple, a robust and punchy cocktail, has been created using a healthy serving of Remy VSOP brandy balanced by a dash of Cadello and elevated with flavours of lemon, orange bitter, ginger cordial and walnut honey.
On Christmas Day, guests will be able to indulge in a full 4-course festive lunch offering, paired with the BAR45 signature Christmas cocktail. There will be a variety of canapés and entrees to start the meal, followed by the whole Roast Bronze Turkey, served with all the trimmings. Christmas would not be complete without finishing with a deliciously light Christmas pudding soufflé paired with brandy infused custard and homemade tonka bean ice-cream.
Prices for the Christmas lunch start at £220 per person, excluding wine and champagne. The turkey entrée and Christmas pudding soufflé will be available to order throughout the month of December.
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