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9:00 AM 12th February 2020

Celebrate Carnival Time Around The World

Carnival Ville de Nice
Carnival Ville de Nice
Lent Carnival season is kicking-off for 2020 and is the perfect excuse to immerse in local cultures across the world.

With over 9,200 hotels in more than 80 countries, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts has picked a selection of hotels as the perfect base to join this year’s celebrations.

From the world-renowned extravaganza of Rio de Janeiro Carnival, to the iconic Mardi Gras in New Orleans there are some great places to stay.

Here’s a taste:

Mardi Gras, New Orleans, USA: Throughout February, culminating on 25th February
Mardi Gras in New Orleans is an unforgettable, energetic celebration of culture with festivities taking place throughout February. With many activities centred on the lively Bourbon Street, Wyndham New Orleans French Quarter is the perfect base for travellers as it is situated just one block away. Room rates start from approximately £287* per room per night based on two people sharing.

Carnival Ville de Nice
Carnival Ville de Nice
Nice Carnival, France: 15th– 29th February
More than 1,000 dancers and musicians from all over the world will line the streets of Nice for the annual magical Carnival. Traditional flower covered floats, flower battles and parades of lights make for a lively and colourful celebration on the French Riviera. Situated in the city centre, Days Inn by Wyndham Nice Centre, offers a panoramic rooftop terrace to soak up the atmosphere. Room rates during Carnival start from approximately £81 per room per night based on two people sharing. Subject to availability*

Rio de Janeiro Carnival, Brazil: 21st– 26th February
Widely considered as the biggest Carnival in the world, the streets of Rio de Janeiro boast an electrifying atmosphere during this vibrant, week-long party which sees the streets filled with revellers, floats and iconic samba dancers in the lead-up to Lent.

For guests who prefer to retreat to somewhere more peaceful after the Carnival, Wyndham Rio de Janeiro Barra is a beautiful tropical retreat in on Barra Beach and close to the trendy Quiosque do Pepe. It has five idyllic pools, a delicious restaurant serving all day, a beach club where you can rent chairs, tents and beach towels, gym with a personal trainer.
Room rates during Carnival, from 1st March 2019 at Days Inn by Wyndham Rio de Janeiro Lapa, start from approximately £135 per room per night with breakfast based on two people sharing. Subject to availability*

Torres Vedras Carnival, Portugal: 21st– 26th February
The biggest event of the region’s calendar and known as ‘Portugal’s most Portuguese Carnival’, the Carnival in Torres Vedras dates back to 1912 and brings thousands of friends and families from the surrounding areas together for a week of festivities. Parades with floats, cross dressing ‘Matrafonas’, fancy dress and masked dance groups are all highlights.

Located in the Torres Vedras region only an 11 minute drive from the heart of the action, Dolce by Wyndham CampoReal Lisboa is an ideal base. Room rates during Carnival start from £100 per room per night based on two people sharing. A special Carnival package includes two nights’ accommodation with breakfast buffet and a Carnival buffet dinner from £245.

Sitges Carnival, Spain: 20th- 26th February
Stay at Dolce by Wyndham Sitges. Room rates during Carnival start from approximately £147 per room per night based on two people sharing.*

Cologne Carnival, Germany: 20th- 26th February
A contemporary retreat in the heart of one of Germany’s largest and oldest cities Wyndham Koeln, Cologne, acts as the perfect base for individuals visiting the parades, balls and stage shows of this traditional celebration, dating back to the 1800s. Room rates during Carnival start from £114 per room per night based on two people sharing.*

Basel Carnival, Switzerland: 2nd – 5th March
Basel Carnival is the largest carnival in Switzerland and represents three days when the city goes wild with music, artistic performances, celebrations for kids and traditional Swiss costumes. Part of the Trademark Hotel Collection by Wyndham, Hyperion Basel allows Carnival goers the chance to celebrate in style. Room rates during Carnival start from approximately £198 per room per night based on two people sharing.*

*Room rates correct at time of press release distribution, based on today’s exchange rate and subject to availability