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It's pretty rare to find a bar where grabbing a drink feels like taking an instant vacation, but when you do find those magical watering holes, you know it. That's the quintessential appeal of a classy hotel bar — the elegant interior, top-notch cocktail menu, and soothing ambiance make it the perfect escape, especially when the holiday buzz is at a fever pitch.
Since you'll likely be entertaining holiday guests over the next few weeks (or perhaps planning a cozy date or two), we've lined up the best hotel bars where you can nurse a martini and let any traces of seasonal stress melt away. Ahead, your road map to sophisticated sipping. Cheers!