Guests arriving on Christmas Eve will be greeted with a welcome drink and a mince pie in the Ascot Bar.
Later in the evening, there’s a Black Tie Dinner Dance with champagne reception and five-course dinner.
It’s open Monday-Saturday 9am-6pm (with late-night shopping Thursday till 8pm) and 11am-5pm on Sundays. The Brasserie and lounge are relaxed but smart so you won’t want to stomp in there in your walking boots, but there’s no need for full-on black tie attire. Sequins, velvet, feathers, whatever your party look of choice, just make sure it’s glam.
Book now: Pennyhill Park, London Rd, Bagshot, Surrey GU19 5EU (01276 471774; uk).
Standard double rooms cost from £365 with breakfast.
He is the fifth suspect to be arrested – and sixth person to be questioned – in connection with Operation Yewtree, the police inquiry set up after late Top Of The Pops presenter Savile was exposed as a serial abuser.
There are three strands to the Yewtree operation – two involving Savile, and a third termed ‘Others’.
It’s no wonder the England Rugby squad lives and trains on-site during the season – the facilities are second to none for gym bunnies.
You may well spot the team in the corridors or lounge but make no mistake about it, this isn’t a brash celeb haunt, it’s much more sophisticated than that.
The nearest rail stations are Ascot and Sunningdale, a taxi from the latter takes ten minutes and costs £15.
Xmas packages: This Christmas season, if you can’t face the endless round-trips to visit parents, in-laws and distant elderly relatives, Pennyhill Park is offering a Christmas House Party escapism package for two or three nights, starting on 24 December.
Tucked out the way on a private wing of the hotel, you can also expect woodland views, peace and quiet.
Did we mention there’s a huge jacuzzi bath upstairs, too?
Even the smaller rooms don’t compromise on hideaway cosiness, and thanks to the sheer scale of the hotel you’ll rarely bump into many other guests.