Date: Tuesday, 18 October 2011 With the first snow-flurries of the winter season hitting Alpine villages across Europe, The Montague on the Gardens, Bloomsbury is bringing some of that white magic to London this December with the launch of its very own Winter Wonderland pop up bar ‘Montague Lodge’. From 1st December, The Montague on the Gardens will transform its outdoor Wood Deck to resemble an Alpine ski lodge. Decorated with snow, pine trees, a ski rack to park your skis and twinkling Christmas fairy lights to create a magical Winter Wonderland tucked away in the heart of Bloomsbury. The ski lodge will be centred around a vodka bar which will offer guests a choice from the 12 Vodkas of Christmas. The Montague’s expert mixologists will masterfully blend festive flavours such as cranberry, candy cane, cinnamon and spiced apple to create the perfect après... without the ski. Guests will also be able to enjoy the outdoor BBQ which proved so popular over the summer months, and which this winter will sizzle with bratwurst, mini turkey burgers and roasted chestnuts. And when the winter really sets in guests will be able to combat the cold with warming mulled wine, mugs of steaming hot chocolate and big woolly rugs keeping guests lovely and snug while outdoors over the long winter nights. Montague Lodge, Bloomsbury’s Winter Wonderland will be available for private hire throughout the festive period. Those looking to call by for some après can avail of a Personal Pass which gives them 3 flavoured vodkas and a food tasting platter for £20 per person. Reservations essential. For the ultimate Winter Wonderland experience the Christmas Party Pass includes a vodka taster on arrival (your choice of 3 flavoured vodkas), winter canapés, a Christmas themed BBQ buffet, and a DJ with dance space, for £83 per person. Those looking to spoil themselves and their loved one over the Christmas Period can combine their Personal Pass with an overnight stay including full English breakfast and one festive afternoon tea, from £205 per room per night based on two people sharing a Superior Double Room. Currently The Montague on the Gardens only has 10 festive flavoured vodkas and is looking for 2 more to complete the selection. Montague Lodge is running a competition offering 2 festive overnights stays to 2 lucky people who can help complete the 12 Vodkas of Christmas by simply creating a special, seasonal themed flavoured vodka. To be in with a chance to win, visit the Red Carnation Hotels Blog; http://blog.redcarnationhotels.com/ and submit your entry on the comments feed. The 2 winners will each win a one-night stay in a luxury room for 2 people , including breakfast, a festive afternoon tea and a bottle of their winning flavoured vodka to take home.* The Montague on the Gardens, the luxury four-star hotel in Bloomsbury, is an elegant and long-established Georgian townhouse hotel overlooking a secluded private garden square. The 100 luxurious rooms and suites, including one two-bedroom apartment, are elegantly understated, furnished with luxurious fabrics capturing the timeless elegance of Bloomsbury and its literary heritage. This four-star hotel is within strolling distance of the West End and The British Museum, and a mere five minutes from the Eurostar terminal at St Pancras. Guests find themselves just minutes from London's Financial District, Covent Garden, shopping on Oxford and Bond Streets, the West End theatres and Russell and Bloomsbury Squares. The Montague on the Gardens is part of Red Carnation – a luxury collection of five and four-star boutique hotels.