For clients who have waited till the absolute last minute to decide where they want to be to ring in 2019, we’ve put together a handful of ideas of the best New Year’s Eve parties.
5. New York City: Iconic Times Square
At the Renaissance New York Times Square, guests staying in premium terrace rooms will have sweeping views of New York’s Times Square, where the famed ball will drop counting down the seconds to 2019. The premium terrace rooms are located on a private floor and feature large, decorated outdoor spaces, and come midnight confetti will fall to celebrate the moment. Before the clock strikes midnight, the hotel chef sends a number of treats to the room, including chocolate-covered strawberries and a magnum bottle of Champagne. A minimum of three nights is required (with check in Dec. 30 or earlier). Bookings are available by calling (212) 445-1445 and speaking with Carol Pernot. marriott.com/hotels/travel/nycrt-renaissance-new-york-times-square-hotel
4. Napa Valley: Wining & Dining
Clients who know their Pinot Noirs from their Cabernet Sauvignons, will relish spending New Year’s Eve in Napa Valley on the Napa Valley Wine Train. They’ll enjoy a dinner and party on board the train, with appetizers, champagne, and a 4-course gourmet meal. After the train ride, guests will make their way to an exclusive after party at ALBA restaurant, located on site at River Terrace Inn, to celebrate the countdown to 2019. Included in the package is a hotel stay at River Terrace Inn.
3. Celebrate, New England-Style
Looking to ring in the New Year in picturesque New England fashion? Ski, snowboard or snowshoe your way to the end of the year then book a stay at Hotel Vermont with the New Year’s Eve party & 2-night package. The package includes overnight accommodations, full breakfast and New Year’s Day brunch each morning at Juniper Bar & Restaurant, plus tickets to Hotel Vermont’s NYE party featuring musical guests The Phil Abair Band & DJ Cre8.
2. A Southern Farewell to 2018
Sea Island in Georgia is celebrating the New Year with a 4-day party Dec. 27, 2018-Jan. 1, 2019. On New Year’s Eve, clients can choose from seven dinners across the resort, and after dinner, they can participate in a variety of activities including a Kid’s Night Out: New Year’s Eve Bash at the Beach Club; Party Under the Stars on the Black Banks Terrace for those over 21; and even a family celebration for all to enjoy together in the Beach Club. Recommend clients reserve their spot at either The Cloister (for those over 21) or the Beach Club for a midnight fireworks display. On New Year’s Day, guests are welcomed to join the 2019 Polar Plunge on Sea Island Beach before devouring the Southern Tide New Year’s Day Brunch.
1. New Year’s Eve, Moulin Rogue-Style
Those looking for an unforgettable New Year’s Eve can book San Francisco Proper Hotel’s Bell Epoque Package. This package for two includes tickets to the hotel’s Proper News Year’s Eve party—with appetizers, a raw bar, open bar, live DJ, cabaret dancers, midnight champagne toast and late night snacks—a Premier Suite for two nights; in-room 60-minute Couple’s Massage (on 31st or 1st, should be pre-booked); dinner and wine pairing at Villon on Dec. 31 at 7 p.m.; preferred Fire Pit Table at the New Year’s Eve Party; bottle of Dom Perignon; breakfast (and champagne) in bed on New Year’s Day at 10:30 a.m.; Proper robe and soap sets to take home; and late 4 p.m. check-out. The Bell Epoque package can be booked for $3,500 by contacting the hotel’s sales team at SFsales@properhotel.com.