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CNB TRAVEL NEWS: Celebrate Holiday Season in the Sky with Four Seasons Hotel, Philadelphia

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PHILADELPHIA PA (CNBNews)--From Thanksgiving to New Year’s Eve, guests gather with loved ones at one of Condé Nast Traveler’s World’s 50 Best Hotels to celebrate the joy of the season with bespoke offerings curated by the Five Star team at Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia.

Stylised Arctic Décor

Be transported to a modern holiday display above the clouds at Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia. Artistic Director Jeff Leatham and Team Leatham’s interpretation of an arctic holiday includes a large mirrored polar bear, flanked by custom made flocked trees adorned with snow and a spill of silver and white baubles. The holiday magic extends throughout the Hotel from the ground floor’s reflective Christmas tree, alcoves filled with twinkling fir trees, and an abundance of white poinsettias and amaryllis to JG SkyHigh’s 60th floor corridor of flocked Christmas trees. In the Hotel’s Fifth floor event space, a life-size reindeer creates a majestic holiday scene and the perfect backdrop for holiday photos.   

Wellness and Healing

Named “Best Spa 2021” by Philadelphia Magazine, The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia offers holistic treatments such as Seasons of Chakras or a signature Crystal Oil Massage. This holiday season, give the gift of wellness with a Spa Gift Card. Gift cards obtained in person with a value of USD 250 or more will receive a gift with purchase.


Make at home celebrations extra special with Vernick Coffee Bar’s holiday pies and desserts, available for pre-order. Executive Pastry Chef Ryan Schmitt has created scrumptious seasonal pies including a Philadelphia staple, Vernick Coffee Bar’s Carrot Cake Pie. This year guests can also pre-order a Pumpkin Tart featuring organic local sugar pumpkins, toasted marshmallow topping and gingersnap crumb crust and an Apple Pie filled with Lancaster Winesap apples adorned with a beautiful herringbone lattice crust, crafted with bolted wheat flour from Castle Valley Mill. Orders can be placed via and picked up from Vernick Fish from Tuesday, November 23 through Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 25, 2021 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Celebrate Thanksgiving at JG SkyHigh with a three course, choice of menu available from 11:30 am to 9:30 pm.  Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s uncomplicated approach to food brings delicious and unexpected combinations of holiday favourites including roasted turkey with mushroom and chestnut stuffing or seared beef tenderloin with smooth parsnips, roasted brussels sprouts and miso-mustard, warm apple pie with rum raisin ice cream or an autumn sundae with concord grape sorbet, peanut caramel and honey. Hotel guests can also choose to enjoy a special In Room Dining menu featuring roasted turkey breast with gravy, chestnut and truffle stuffing, green bean almandine, and cranberry sauce served with fresh baked rolls.

Take a break from Black Friday shopping with JG SkyHigh’s signature brunch available starting Friday through Sunday from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm.  A la carte brunch items range from Brioche French Toast with crispy bacon and seasonal fruit to Black Truffle and Fontina Cheese Pizza artfully crafted in the wood-fired oven.  

Holiday Gatherings Above the Clouds

Savour holiday dining and skyline views with Holidays Above the Clouds at Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia: an opportunity to enjoy festive menus throughout the holiday season from newly appointed Jean-Georges Philadelphia Chef de Cuisine Cornelia Sühr.

JG SkyHigh will feature an array of holiday offerings all season long including Sunday brunch on December 5, 12, and 19, 2021 featuring musical performances and festive specials. Jingle all the way up to the 60th floor to enjoy a Christmas Eve Dinner complete with seasonal holiday favourites, carollers and sky-high views, available from 3:00 to 10:00 pm. Extend Christmas morning festivities with a special Saturday brunch featuring a Holiday Brunch Tower and festive performances. Christmas Dinner will feature a three-course menu available at JG SkyHigh from 3:00 to 10:00 pm. Throughout the season, guests can also sample festive cocktails such as a Pear Swizzle, made with Rhum Clement and Plantation Rum, or cosy up with a hot Apple Toddy.

Chefs Greg Vernick and Andrew Parassio of Vernick Fish will incorporate seasonal ingredients and flavours that are bountiful in the Philadelphia region during the late-fall and winter months. Throughout the holiday season, guests can anticipate festive cocktails, sparkling wines and decadent dessert additions to enjoy in the restaurant’s expansive dining room, at the chef's counter or bar and lounge area.

New Year's Eve and New Year’s Day

Join Four Seasons for a glamorous and sparkling evening above the clouds. Guests can capture the moment with friends and family in the Jeff Leatham designed 360 degree photobooth, and watch the Delaware River fireworks.  Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten creates his signature and seasonal dishes with two seatings. The first seating will be from 5:30 to 6:30 pm and will feature an a la carte menu. The second seating will be from 9:00 to 10:00 pm, and will feature an elegant and refined four-course choice of menu.

Vernick Fish will offer a la carte menu with sophisticated specials to celebrate the night. Ring in the New Year with live music available in both venues.

After celebrating the New Year all night long, start 2022 in style with a recovery brunch at JG SkyHigh from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm.

Be The First

Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia guests will have unparalleled insider access opportunities including first access to Hotel dining reservations and seasonal events. To book a holiday escape, call 215 419 5000 or visit the Hotel website.

On all other dates throughout the season, guests can expect elevated, seasonal menus at both JG SkyHigh and Vernick Fish, honouring normal business hours. Dining reservations can be made online or by calling 215 419 5000.