Best Hotel New Year's Eve Parties Slideshow
December 28, 2012
The Tides Inn (Irvington, Va.)
The Tides Inn is ending 2012 with a bang with a New Year’s Eve party-and-casino New Year’s Eve Celebration package. This includes accommodations and festivities beginning at 7:30 p.m. with a wine and cheese reception, followed by dinner for two in the East Dining Room or Ashburn Room with a special New Year’s menu, including Carters Creek she crab soup, Rappahannock River oysters, and house special Chesapeake Bay crab cakes. Casino night activities run from 9 p.m. to midnight, with a champagne toast at midnight.
Rate: $369 per couple; based on double occupancy; valid on Dec. 31, 2012 only.
Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa (Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.)
Before counting down the New Year at the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa’s V. Kelly’s restaurant, guests can begin their celebrations with dinner there or at one of the resort’s other restaurants — Café on the Green, The Augustine Grill, or 619 Ocean View, each featuring a New Year’s menu. The menu at 619 Ocean View includes pork, seafood, and rice and black-eyed peas. The Augustine Grill is offering a $79 four-course meal which includes a trio of Kumamoto oysters, pan-seared foie gras with slow-braised beef short ribs, salad and a choice of beef tenderloin, pan-seared sea bass, or grilled lamb, finishing with a "triple chocolate explosion." For a more casual dining experience, Café on the Green has a special New Year’s Eve buffet that includes Cajun corn chowder, shrimp and mango salad, and roasted mahi mahi ($29 for adults and $15 for children from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.).
Rates: The Augustine Grill's four-course meal is $79; Café on the Green New Year’s Eve buffet dinner is $29 for adults and $15 for children; New Year’s Eve party at V. Kelly’s is $25; a variety of accommodation packages are available including The Sawgrass Dining Experience which starts at $279 per night
The Grove Park Inn (Asheville, N.C.)
This New Year’s Eve, The Grove Park Inn offers a choice of two parties. Guests can choose to dance to big band melodies by the Doug Burns Band at the Toast to 100 Classic or to modern music at the Centennial Blast Off Party. Both packages include admission to one party, accommodations, and New Year’s Eve dinner at one of the hotel’s restaurants, including Horizons, Sunset Terrace, and Blue Ridge Dining.
Rate: starts at $298.50; two night minimum stay.
Hotel Madeline Telluride and the Inn at Lost Creek (Telluride, Colo.)
Hotel Madeline Telluride and the Inn at Lost Creek are boutique addresses with ski-in/ski-out locations in Telluride, Colo. Those who plan a New Year’s Eve escape here can indulge in views of snow-clad peaks and glide down 2,000 skiable acres of fresh snow. On New Year’s Eve, enjoy fireworks and the annual Torchlight Parade down Misty Maiden run to the base of Lift 4 in Mountain Village. Begin the evening’s festivities at the Hotel Madeline’s Rev restaurant, which is serving a $120.13 five-course menu, including elk loin carpaccio with black truffles and foie gras and vanilla crème brulée. Guests can also ring in the New Year at the adjacent SMAK bar with champagne-infused cocktails and live music.
Rate: at the Hotel Madeline Telluride starts at $299 on New Year's Eve; at the Inn at Lost Creek at $350.
The Homestead (Hot Springs, Va.)
The Homestead is offering two New Year's Eve bashes: an up-tempo New Year’s Eve Gala in the Grand Ballroom and a more refined evening of dinner and dancing in the Dining Room. Guests who attend the dinner-dance receive a welcome glass of champagne. Party favors are included and each party is punctuated by a balloon drop at midnight.
Rates: start at $400 per room per night.
Hyatt Regency Atlanta (Atlanta)
See 2012 out with a bang at Hyatt Regency Atlanta’s Downtown Countdown. Instead of worrying about getting home after the festivities, party goers can catch ride on the elevator and stay at the hotel. The Downtown Countdown features a dinner buffet, open bar, five live bands, three DJs, four comedians and a countdown to the largest ball drop in Atlanta.
Rates: start at $145 per night; valid until Jan. 3, 2013; mention promotional code NYEATL; party tickets start at $99 for general admission and $150 for VIP admission.
La Posada De Santa Fe Resort & Spa (Santa Fe, N.M.)
Celebrate New Year’s Eve Southwestern-style, where each December, the town’s rooftops and sidewalks are aglow with farolitos (small paper lanterns) and the aroma of piñon logs burning in kiva fireplaces. La Posada De Santa Fe Resort & Spa’s New Year's Eve Gala Dinner & Dance includes drinks, dinner, dancing to a live band, and a performance by the Harlem Quartet,
Rates: Tickets to the party are $325 per person; book the resort’s Everyday is a Holiday package, which is valid until Jan. 8 and includes a lunch for two, to save 15-percent on stays of one to three nights.
The Dolder Grand (Zurich)
Spending the holidays in Zürich allows travelers to take time to peruse the famed Christmas markets at the main train station, one of Europe’s largest indoor examples, and witness the magical fireworks display on New Year’s Eve over Zurich Lake basin. With the New Year’s Eve at the The Dolder Grand package, guests can enjoy these activities plus a four-course dinner in the Garden Restaurant as well as a New Year’s brunch.
Rate: two night package is #1,190 for two; available until Jan. 2, 2013.
Dukes St. James London (London)
On New Year’s Eve, sit down to a stunning $296 prix fixe dinner that includes Ibérico ham, quail egg, winter truffle, scotch beef, and more at DUKES St. James London. A piper heralds the New Year in the hotel’s courtyard. The celebration continues the next day with a $72 New Year’s Day brunch. Guests can choose either a full English breakfast including Forman’s smoked salmon, scrambled eggs, kedgeree, eggs Benedict, natural smoked haddock fishcakes and soft eggs or fresh baked pastries, buttermilk pancakes & blueberry compote, cured and roasted meats, British cheeses, and parsley croutons, chicken fricassée and wild rice, fruit platter, organic yogurt, DUKES granola, cranberries, chocolate chip muffins, and baked vanilla cheesecake.
Rate: Junior one-bedroom suites are $1,010.
The Nines (Portland, Ore.)
The Nines celebrates New Year’s Eve Gangnam-style at its rooftop restaurant Departure, which features modern Asian cuisine and breathtaking city views. The evening includes a $50 Korean-inspired four-course menu and a deejay spinning K-Pop tunes. Those who wish to extend their stay can stay overnight with a New Year's package which includes accommodatin, free parking, and a $25 breakfast credit to Urban Farmer Restaurant per paying adult.
Rate: package starts at $250; mention promotional code LCPKG10.
Hôtel Plaza Athénée (Paris)
Hôtel Plaza Athénée is celebrating the holidays on ice: Guests can dine on the hotel’s seasonal skating rink in the hotel’s courtyard, surrounded by festive decorations. Chefs Christophe Michalak and Philippe Marc and pastry chef Jean-Marie Hiblot are preparing a special $656 dinner with wine pairings. For guests who prefer to stay indoors, Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée, one of The Daily Meal’s 101 Best Hotel Restaurants Around the World, is serving a special new year’s dégustation menu for $1,230 per person.
Rate: Room rates begin at $1,050 per night.
Coworth Park (Ascot, Berkshire, England)
Coworth Park, in Ascot, outside London, begins New Year's Eve celebrations with a champagne afternoon tea in the drawing room. In the evening, guests are invited to the hotel’s black tie dinner and dance in the Mansion House, including celebratory nightcap toasts and snacks until 2 a.m. Guests who book for the New Year also receive breakfast on Jan. 1 and 2, a cooking master class with the chef, and a behind-the-scenes tour of the hotel. For those traveling with children, a nightly story time with cookies and milk is provided for the children along with access to Coworth Park Kids, an on-site kids club, and film screenings in the Tower House Cinema.
Rate: Starts at $785 per night; package is valid from Dec. 31 to Jan. 2 with a two-night minimum stay required; rate is inclusive of VAT at 20-percent and subject to availability; rate is per person per night based on two people sharing a superior stable room
Omni Mount Washington Resort (Bretton Woods, N.H.)
The Omni Mount Washington Resort’s New Year’s festivities include champagne tastings in the resort’s Grand Hall, which will be transformed to look like New York City’s iconic Time Square, complete with street cart vendors and entertainers. The New Year is ushered in with fireworks at midnight.
Rate: New Year's Eve packages start at $569 per night.
Delamar Greenwich Harbor (Greenwich, Conn.)
In celebration of the hotel’s 10th anniversary and the New Year, Delamar Greenwich Harbor is partying in rock-star style with its Steve Miller Band New Year’s Eve Celebration package. The package includes accommodations in a Deluxe Town or Deluxe Harbor View Room, a bottle of champagne upon arrival, a $150 credit for dinner at Mario Batali and Joseph Bastianich’s Italian trattoria Tarry Lodge in nearby Port Chester, and VIP passes to see the Steve Miller Band at the newly restored Capitol Theater in the same town.
Rate: starts at $790.
The Liaison Capitol Hill (Washington, D.C.)
Ring in 2013 in the nation’s capital at The Liaison Capitol Hill, an Affinia Hotel, with a 1960s era-inspired three-course dinner at Art and Soul and live music. The dinner includes beef Wellington, duck à l’orange, and bananas Foster — and the package thoughtfully includes a hangover kit.
Rate: Package is $319; valid for stays on Dec. 31.
The US Grant (San Diego, Calif.)
Be one of the first to partake in The US Grant’s first annual New Year's Eve Soirée: The Bivouac in the hotel’s Palm Court Ballroom. The evening includes spiked punch welcome drinks, live blues, rock, and soul music, and specialty beverage stations designed by celebrity mixologist Jeff Josenhans. The event culminates with a champagne toast at midnight. Guests can add a pre-celebration meal to their festivities for an additional fee. Revelers can choose from three dinner options at at Grant Grill & Lounge: Chef Chris Kurth's three-course tasting menu, a six-course tasting dinner, or an intimate dinner in the LOunge with live entertainment, a bottle of champagne, and a charcuterie of artesan cheese and cured meats for two.
Rate: Package starts at $499 per night; mention promotional code LVPKG4; pre-celebration dinners are an additional cost.
The Vanderbilt Grace (Newport, R.I.)
The Vanderbilt Grace’s New Year’s Celebration Package includes canapés and a glass of champagne at the bar, followed by a five-course dinner for two in either MUSE by Jonathan Cartwright or the more casual The Conservatory, plus live entertainment. The package includes a two-night stay at the hotel, an All About the Ladies nail care special, and the New Year’s Eve festivities.
Rate: Package is $835.
Windham Hill Inn (West Townshend, Vt.)
The Windham Hill Inn in Southern Vermont is ringing in the New Year with a $105 six-course black tie dinner, plus live jazz by the Draa Hobbs Trio and a midnight toast with the innkeeper.
The Modern Honolulu (Honolulu, Hawaii)
Located at the edge of Waikiki, The Modern Honolulu is celebrating New Year's Eve with a full-blown party, presented by Grey Goose, called The Modern Experience. The over-the-top party features six areas to ring in the New Year: The Modern Honolulu Ballroom, The Study, ADDICTION Nightclub, the pool decks, the lounge, and the VIP Sun Suite. Cocktails featuring Grey Goose, Bacardi, Bombay Sapphire, Corzo, Dewars, Ace of Spades, and Martini & Rossi sparkling rosé will keep partygoers dancing to music by deejays from around the country. The evening culminates with fireworks on the pool deck at midnight. Tickets and VIP packages start at $50.
Rate: Room rate starts at $319 per night and does not include admission to the New Year's Eve Party which start at $50.
Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa (San Diego, Calif.)
Located in the San Diego community of Rancho Santa Fe, Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa offers a New Year’s Eve celebration that includes light bites, live music, and unlimited libations from a champagne and wine bar, vodka bar, and tequila bar situated throughout the courtyards of the property's main clubhouse as well as in the resort's bar, The Pony Room. Rancho Valencia's private wine room is also presenting a wine tasting and champagne toasting throughout the evening. Tickets are $375 per person.
Rate: Starts at $700 per night; two-night minimum stay.
The Regent Palms (Providenciales, Turks and Caicos)
The Regent Palms in hosting a Rock the World 2012 party, which includes a global buffet served under the stars on the beach. Menu items include Caicos conch lemongrass ceviche, smoked barbecue ribs, jerk chicken, and pineapple salad, and chocolate vodka shooters.
Rate: Rooms start at $625; tickets to Rock the World are $165 per person.
The Fairmont San Francisco (San Francisco)
Known for its unrivaled views of the San Francisco Bay area, The Fairmont San Francisco’s Crown Room is ringing in the New Year with a six-course dinner, full bar, party favors, and live music and dancing. For those wishing to extend their stay, they can book the You Booze, You Snooze Package which includes accommodation, breakfast and two Bloody Marys. and 4 p.m. checkout
Rate: Package is $309 per night.
The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel (Alberta, Canada)
The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel is not only ringing in 2013 but celebrating the hotel’s 125th birthday as well with a gala in the Van Horne Ballroom. For those traveling with children,the hotel's Kid’s Club is hosting a party for the little ones that includes dancing, bowling, and games. Prices for the hotel’s various parties begin at $125 per person.
Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney (Sydney, Australia)
Celebrate the New Year in the summer in Australia at the Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney. Perched above the city's spectacular harbor, with views of Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House, Altitude Restaurant offers a ringside seat for New Year's fireworks, and a seven-course dégustation menu prepared by executive chef Steven Krasicki, complete with welcome champagne and a midnight toast.
Rate: package starts at $924 per person.
Mayflower Renaissance Washington, D.C. Hotel (Washington, D.C.)
Mayflower Renaissance Washington, D.C. Hotel is offering a Toast to New Beginnings package, including accommodations, a welcome New Year’s Eve crystal glass gift, a four-course à la carte dinner with wine pairings at the hotel’s recently opened American brasserie Edgar Bar & Kitchen, after dinner cordials and coffee, handcrafted cocktails, a toast at midnight, and a breakfast buffet for two at Edgar Bar & Kitchen on New Year’s Day.
Rate: Package starts at $500 for two.
Cox & Kings’ Hogmanay (Edinburgh, Scotland)
Luxury tour operator Cox & Kings is offering a five-day, four-night trip that allows travelers to experience Edinburgh’s Hogmanay New Year’s celebration, blending the old with the new amid the city's gothic spires and medieval streets. Join thousands of torch carriers as they create a river of fire from the historic Royal Mile to Calton Hill, where fireworks will sizzle into the night sky. Some 80,000 revelers fill Edinburgh's charming streets beneath the backdrop of Edinburgh Castle to see world-renowned performers and musicians ring in the New Year.
Rate: Starts at $1,695 per person; based on double occupancy; accommodations vary by package.
Hotel Lungarno, Continentale, GALLERY Hotel Art, and Lungarno Suites (Florence, Italy)
Lungarno Collection, the Ferragamo-family owned hospitality group, has New Year’s in Florence packages at the collection’s four Florentine properties: Hotel Lungarno, Continentale, GALLERY Hotel Art, and Lungarno Suites. The package includes two nights’ accommodations, daily breakfast, free entry to the Salvatore Ferragamo Museum, and a New Year’s Gala Dinner at Borgo San Jacopo Ristorante at Hotel Lungarno.
Rates: Packages start at $461.
Marti Istanbul Hotel (Istanbul, Turkey)
Revelers can ring in the New Year at the new Marti Istanbul Hotel with two celebrations. Guests can enjoy a five-course dinner with wine pairings and live music at the hotel’s signature restaurant Brass or attend a festive New Year’s Eve bash beginning with cocktails in the lobby, followed by a dinner buffet with live music, and dancing under an Ottoman tent at Quad Restaurant & Bar and the ballroom culminating with a champagne toast at midnight.
Rate: Package starts at $634.
The Lodge at Doonbeg (County Clare, Ireland)
The Lodge at Doonbeg is hosting what it calls a Casual Celebration of New Year’s Eve. The celebration begins with dinner at Darby’s Bar & Restaurant. The New Year’s Eve menu includes beet carpaccio, roasted red pepper soup, tempura fillets of lemon sole, roasted breast of pheasant, warm date and apple pudding, and Irish farmhouse cheeses. After the meal, guests can head to the marquee for a night of dancing and celebrating with an Irish band, The Fitz Gerry Dilemma, before the hotel rings its bell chimes and guests welcome the New Year with a rendition of Auld Lang Syne at midnight. Breakfast is included in the room rate.
Rate: Package starts at $340 per night.
Fifteen Beacon (Boston)
Located in the heart of Boston’s Beacon Hill, Fifteen Beacon is offering an NYE at XVB Package, which includes a bottle of champagne, fireworks on the hotel’s roof deck at 7 p.m., brunch for two, and late p.m. checkout. Guests can ring in 2013 in front of their in-room fireplaces or at Boston’s “First Night” celebration.”
Rate: Starts at $515 for New Year’s Eve; subsequent nights can be booked at a discount with the fourth night complimentary; brunch is a $50 credit and reservations must be made in advance to guarantee availability; promotion not available with any other offers.
Le Méridien Bora Bora (Bora Bora, French Polynesia)
Ring in the New Year in one of the most beautiful lagoons in the world, Le Méridien Bora Bora. Set on a six-mile-long “motu” islet with a view of Mount Otemanu, Le Méridien Bora Bora is celebrating with a New Year’s Eve buffet dinner and deejay, a fire dance show on the beach at 11:30 p.m., and fireworks accompanied by champagne at the stroke of midnight. The celebration culminates with a brunch at Le Tipanié Restaurant on New Year’s Day.
Rate: Package starts at $723 per person.