Six Hotel Destinations That Make Winter Wonderful

Forget about sun and sand with a trip to one of these exciting locales 
TORONTO, Jan. 23, 2013 /CNW/ - When cold weather hits it can be tempting to 
crawl under the covers and hibernate at home. However, if you give in to the 
allure of a warm bed you'll miss out on destinations that really shine during 
the winter season. The travel experts at Hotels.com® want you to experience 
this seasonal glory and have put together a list of must-see hotels and 
activities to check out while old man winter is still in town. 
Hotel: Icehotel
Location: Jukkasjarvi, Sweden
Why go? It's so cool... literally! We shouldn't have to convince you as to why 
this hotel is worth the trip, since it's the largest hotel in the world made 
entirely of ice and snow. It also includes an ice bar and ice art. Plus, if 
admiring its icy architecture isn't enough to keep you entertained, there are 
a lot of local attractions including dog sledding and horse tours to keep you 
busy during the day. 
Hotel: Hotel de Glace
Location: Quebec City, Quebec
Why go? This is a smaller version of the international ice hotel, but for 
Canadian travellers looking for a domestic stay, this is the place to be. If 
you're travelling in February, you can also check out the Quebec City Winter 
Carnival. One of the world's largest winter carnivals, it takes place from 
February 1 to 17 and includes parades, snow slides, sculptures, skating and 
more. 
Hotel: Dedeman Istanbul
Location: Cappadocia, Turkey
Why go? Winter is actually one of the best times to visit this country and not 
just because of the lowered airfares! Traditional activities like a Turkish 
bath or salep (a warm drink made of hot milk, sugar, orchid tuber and 
cinnamon) are heightened and the winter cuisine is delicious. Take in the 
landscape during a balloon ride over Cappadocia where you'll get a bird's eye 
view of the snow covered peaks. 
Hotel: The Morgan
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Why go? Although Ireland has relatively mild weather year-round it can be a 
little damp at times, so if you're worried about your hair, you'll be happy to 
know many of the attractions include a roof. The country is known for its 
pubs, friendly people and local musicians. Plus the warm atmosphere is all the 
more welcoming when it's chilly outside. When/if you exit the pub, plan a 
visit to Carrickfergus Castle one of many impressive historic landmarks in the 
area. 
Hotel: Sundial Boutique Hotel
Location: Whistler, British Columbia
Why go? Unless you've been hiding under a rock, it's safe to assume you're 
familiar with Whistler - a.k.a. Disneyland for skiers. Although there are 
several hotels to choose from, Sundial is a ski-in/ski-out hotel in close 
proximity to the mountains and next to the gondolas. If you don't want to 
break a sweat you can experience the world-class mountains on a helicopter or 
Snowcat ride. 
Hotel: Waldorf Astoria Park City
Location: Park City, Utah
Why go? Well for one, it's the Waldorf. But, unlike its famous Big Apple 
location, this one has scenic outdoorsy views. Park City was home to the 2002 
Winter Olympics so a visit to Olympic Park should be on the agenda. Hop onto a 
'Comet' bobsled ride where you can reach speeds of 80 miles per hour and feel 
like a pro-athlete… at least for a minute. If you want to slow it down a 
bit, book a Rocky Mountain horse-drawn sleigh ride and experience nature in a 
more relaxed mode of transportation. 
Stop fighting winter and learn to embrace the season - because it's not going 
away anytime soon. Your dream hotel is waiting and all you have to do is grab 
your phone and check out all the mobile deals. Plus, since we know you like 
cozy, you can do it from the comfort of your bed. 
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