Londonís luxurious The Berkeley hotel, Knightsbridge haunt of celebs like Madonna, Gisele Bundchen and Leo DiCaprio, is transforming the rooftop terrace of the hip Health Club & Spa, the only one of its kind in the city, into a private winter cinemaójust in time for the holidays. Designed like a very posh pine forest, itís equipped with Moncler down blankets, gourmet hot chocolate, mince pies and a great view of Hyde Park. With only four seats, the exclusive space, known as the place to see and be seen in warmer months with its adjacent swimming pool covered with a retractable roof, will be a hot ticket when in opens on November 26.
Screenings of holiday classics like Miracle on 34th Street and Itís a Wonderful Life will take place twice a night through January 31. While hotel guests can book the Winter Cinema at no extra cost, The Berkeley is offering Londoners the chance to experience the magical enclave at £55 per person, or about $90, including helpings of hot chocolate and mince pies. These tickets will only be available on weekdays however as the cinema is reserved for the exclusive use of guests on weekends.
Over the holidays the hotel is offering Winter Welcome rates beginning at £275, or about $440 per night. The Berkeley is also home to the chic Blue Bar, Pierre Koffmannís restaurant Koffmannís and two Michelin-star restaurant Marcus Wareing at The Berkeley.