Best Hotel New Year's Eve Parties

Where to ring in 2013 (and get the New Year off to a good start) around America and abroad

Hotels are pulling out all the stops to ensure vacationers and staycationers alike end the New Year with a bang.

New Year's Eve is a time to ponder the past and look forward to the year ahead; all the while celebrating with food, fireworks, and fun. Hotels around the world have taken the stress out of finding the perfect spot to ring in the New Year by hosting hassle-free parties where revelers can celebrate until the wee hours of the morning.

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These one-stop New Year's Eve party destinations include dinner, drinks, entertainment, and accommodations, so the only commute home is a short trip to your room. From a Gangnam-style celebration at The Nines in Portland, Ore. to partaking in Edinburgh’s Hogmanay New Year’s celebrations with tour operator Cox & Kings to watching fireworks explode over Sydney Harbour while indulging in a seven-course degustation menu by executive chef Steven Krasicki at the Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney, these hotel New Year's Eve parties are sure to end your 2012 with a bang.

We couldn't think of any better start to the New Year than with a vacation.


Nikki Maniscalco is a Junior Writer at The Daily Meal. Lauren Mack contributed to this story.