The Conductor Holiday Cocktail

The holiday season creates an enchanting atmosphere at Belmond Charleston Place. With festive decorations and the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express (VSOE) train display, the hotel magically comes alive. Located on the lobby level, the Thoroughbred Club features special holiday drinks, available for a limited time. The Conductor, created in honor of the hotel’s VSOE train display, wraps the sweet smell of holiday treats into a must-try drink.

The Conductor:

  • 1.5 oz. Wild Turkey American Honey, infused with vanilla bean and cinnamon
  • 1 oz. Hoodoo Chicory liquer 
  • 1 oz. lemon juice
  • 1 round lemon slice, for garnish
  • Granulated sugar, for garnish

Rub a lemon slice along the rim of a martini glass, then dip the glass into a dish of sugar. Combine all liquid ingredients in a shaker with ice. Stir,  then strain liquid into the glass.  Garnish with lemon slice.

For the bourbon infusion: Place one vanilla bean and and one cinnamon stick in the Wild Turkey American Honey bottle and let it infuse for at least a week. Strain before using. 

With an intimate setting and live music, the Thoroughbred Club is the perfect spot for a group gathering or to cozy up with a loved one. Stop by to indulge in this holiday drink or create it at home for your next holiday party. Toast to the season!

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Start a Holiday Tradition at Belmond Charleston Place

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, with the streets decked out in holiday finery, homes strung with garland and the magical sound of carriages clip-clopping through the streets of Charleston. If you lean more towards palm trees and sunshine for winter weather, look no further than starting your own holiday tradition at Belmond Charleston Place.

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Allow yourself to be transported back in time with tours through the Aiken-Rhett House Museum and Nathaniel Russell House. These homes are rich in history, and widely recognized as icons in Charleston, offering a glimpse into life during the 19th century. Seasonally decorated, these homes exemplify the city’s approach to preserve the beauty of historic landmarks.

Nathaniel Russell and Aiken-Rhett Houses

Continue your new holiday traditions by exploring picturesque Charleston. Stroll along King Street, feast your eyes on the beautiful and abundant decorations, and continue to Marion Square with a cup of hot chocolate and view the colorful and enchanting lights and decorated trees.

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Prior to retiring to your luxurious accommodations, visit the lobby level of Belmond Charleston Place for its most beloved and memorable tradition, the holiday train. Designed and exclusively built in 1999 by Promotional Railroad of Piedmont, S.C., this beautiful G-scale train display features a replica of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express (VSOE). With a hand-carved eight-foot mountain, hundreds of handcrafted trees, and a small-scale world of shops, inns and hotels, the VSOE holiday train takes visitors on a snow-covered journey through alpine Europe.

VSOE Holiday Train

Let the elevators whisk you away to your suite, and continue to revel in festive celebrations with your loved ones. Indulge in a private holiday meal, served by a butler and prepared by our award-winning chefs. Allow us to focus on the details, while you focus on your friends and family. With our award-winning food and beverage program, and completely customizable menu, this will be a tradition to continue for years.

With mild winters, beautiful décor and joyous festivities, this season is the perfect time to visit Charleston and start your own holiday traditions. Experience this blissful time at Belmond Charleston Place for a holiday to remember. Book now> 

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2016 Holiday Gift Guide

The Shops at Belmond Charleston Place

With the holidays just around the corner, it is easy to become stressed in the midst of all the frenzy. With a quick trip through The Shops at Belmond Charleston Place, your holiday shopping becomes effortless. Find the perfect gift for each special person on your list with this gift guide brought to you by The Shops at Belmond Charleston Place.
For Mom:
Show Mom how much you care this holiday season with a dazzling outfit from Calypso St. Barth. This bead embellished top paired with black leather pants (1) and gold heels from Kate Spade (2) will surely have Mom stand out in the crowd at any holiday party.
For Dad:
Surprise Dad with products from the Art of Shaving’s Holiday Peppermint Collection (3). With the suitable holiday scent of peppermint, a man cannot go wrong with all of the necessities for a cleanly shaven face. For a stylish gift, Sperry Topsider carries the staple shoes (4) that will complete any outfit.
For Aunt:
Give the gift of beauty this Christmas season. L’Occitane’s luxury travel set (5) includes some of their best-selling products tucked inside a limited edition holiday pouch. For the ideal party gift, stop by the Belmond Boutique and pick up a holiday serving platter (6), perfect for serving Hors d’oeuvres at any Christmas or New Year’s Eve party.
For your Niece:
Celebrate the little girl in your life with holiday outfits from Pink Chicken. This sparkling gold dress (7)  will definitely turn up the cuteness factor at any holiday soiree.
For your best friend:
Show appreciation for her with a timeless piece of jewelry from Pandora. The charms in the bracelet (8) can be changed, making it the perfect gift for her to wear all year long. Next, stop in Lou Lou Boutique. With a large variety of fashionable accessories such as a trendy bag tassel (9), these gifts make the perfect stocking stuffer.
For the Man in your Life:
Gone are the days of giving socks and video games. Surprise him with beautiful luggage from Mori Classics. Ideal for any outdoor adventure, the insulated Yeti Hopper Cooler (10) is a gift that will last a lifetime. For a more classic gift, a sophisticated pullover (11) from Tommy Bahama will have him holiday-party ready.
For Grandma:
Make Grandma smile from ear to ear this holiday season with a festive and vibrant floral arrangement from Bloom at Belmond Charleston Place (12). She will delight in the heartfelt bouquet that is created just as you imagined. In addition to a flower arrangement, she will love the Ava Blouse (13) from Anne Fontaine. This crisp white blouse has long sleeves and french cuffs. With a lace floral pattern around the neck, it is a blouse that will never go out of style.
For your coworker:
Stop by Papyrus to pick up a gift that will will charm your co-workers at this year’s holiday office party. Everyone loves a good coffee mug, so this Christmas season give a cup of cheer (14), signed with a dazzling handmade seasonal card (15).
For you:
You deserve to make a jaws drop when you enter the party. St. John has the perfect breathtaking attire to make heads turn as you walk through the door (16). With stunning, sparkling pieces you are certain to be the star of the show. To end your shopping excursion, treat yourself to a sweet treat from Godiva (17). You can never go wrong with a satisfying piece of chocolate!

The Shops at Belmond Charleston Place have everything you need to surprise that special someone this holiday season. Whether you purchase one of these quality products from our guide or are looking for a different luxury gift, look no further than The Shops.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With gift essentials for every person on your list, The Shops at Belmond Charleston Place take the stress out of holiday shopping. Revel in this festive season of giving and let The Shops tend to your gift-giving needs with quality exceptional gifts for everyone.

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