10 Best Places to Celebrate New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve is the number one party celebration. Where will you be at midnight? 

New Year’s Eve is the perfect time to celebrate the ending of one year and the start of another with loved ones. People who have a love for the finer things in life and are looking for luxury venues to see in the New Year in style should check out some of these leading New Year’s Eve venues and destinations.

Royal Palm Hotel Mauritius - New Year’s Eve
Royal Palm Hotel Mauritius

Royal Palm Hotel Mauritius

Located close to Grand Baie on the island of Mauritius, the Royal Palm Hotel Mauritius is the perfect place to stay for people who enjoy surrounding themselves with luxury while they celebrate New Year’s Eve. Offering stunning views of the Indian Ocean, the Royal Palm Hotel Mauritius is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World group and has won several awards for excellence. Guests who check into the luxurious Royal Palm Hotel Mauritius are sure to be treated to plenty of pampering and luxurious touches, and this is the perfect place to use as a base while soaking up the sun in Mauritius.

www.royalpalm-hotels.com

Baiyoke Sky Tower Bangkok - New Year’s Eve
Baiyoke Sky Tower Bangkok

Baiyoke Sky Tower

This is one of the leading luxury establishments in the world as well as being one of the tallest buildings in the world. It can be found in the heart of the city of Bangkok and guests are treated to stunning panoramic views of the city from the rotating view deck on the top floor. The stylish Sky Bar is the perfect place to celebrate New Year’s Eve and a special party is held here each and every year that attracts party people from all walks of life. Baiyoke Sky Tower also comes complete with a number of excellent luxury restaurants to choose from where diners can select a window table so that they can gaze out at the Bangkok skyline far below them as they enjoy some of the finest dishes from around the world.


Number Sixteen Hotel London - New Year’s Eve
Number Sixteen Hotel London

Number Sixteen

Number Sixteen is one of the cosiest luxury hotels in London and offers guests a more intimate and unique stay than many of London’s larger luxury hotels. The hotel features just 41 rooms, and amenities include meticulously kept gardens, a library and a stylish drawing room. Other leading luxury hotels in London include The Connaught, St Pancras Renaissance Hotel and the charming No11 Cadogan Gardens. Number Sixteen is also famous for its special New Year’s Eve parties, which come complete with a deliciously decadent dinner, freely flowing champagne and live music throughout the evening.

www.firmdalehotels.com/hotels/london/number-sixteen

The London Eye Champagne Experience - New Year’s Eve
The London Eye Champagne Experience

London Eye Champagne Experience

Couples who want to celebrate New Year’s Eve in an unforgettable way are sure to have an unforgettable experience when they book a luxurious champagne experience on the London Eye. Couples are treated to stunning views of the London skyline as they step inside one of the London Eye’s glass capsules and are transported gently into the air. The experience includes a decadent glass of Pommery Brut Royal champagne a souvenir mini guide and entry into the London Eye 4D Experience. The London Eye also offers couples the perfect vantage point from which to take in the New Year’s Eve fireworks before taking a stroll along the River Thames.

www.londoneye.com

Lone Pine Hotel Penang, New Year’s Eve
Lone Pine Hotel Penang

Lone Pine Hotel Penang

The luxurious Lone Pine Hotel that can be found on the sun kissed island of Penang is among the most impressive beach Resorts in the whole of Malaysia. This is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing and luxurious New Year’s Eve in Malaysia, and like other leading beach resorts in Malaysia the Lone Pine Hotel Penang offers couples everything they need to an idyllic break. Fine dining is also a popular pastime among people who choose to spend New Year’s Eve in Malaysia, and the Lone Pine Hotel Penang offers couples and other guests an excellent range of luxury restaurants, including al fresco dining. The Bungalow restaurant serves an excellent range of Hainanese dishes for guests to try, while lovers of Japanese cuisine are also well catered for at the Lone Pine Hotel Penang.

www.lonepinehotel.com

Dubai

Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai
Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai

There is no better place in the world to ring in the New Year than Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai. Atlantis is a 5* majestic hotel situated on the Palm, a man-made island on the coast of Dubai taking the form of a palm tree. This Year’s New Year’s Eve Royal Gala on the Atlantis Beach will be a celebration to rival all others. The evening begins at 7.30pm with canapes, champagne and welcome drinks in Asateer before the venue opens at 8pm when a 26 piece live band starts off the evening entertainment and plays through until 3.00am. The all night bar serves unlimited premium alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks including free flowing champagne. There is a luxury buffet serving everything from Lobster and Caviar to Shawarmas and fajitas as well as children friendly buffet stations.

Gala guests will enjoy fantastic views of The Palm, the Dubai skyline and the Atlantis itself.

Sydney

New Years Eve Sydney
Sydney Opera House

Sydney harbour fills up with boats full of revellers, out to watch the firework extravaganza overhead at midnight. You can hire out a boat, bring your own bubbly and start the countdown early. Alternatively, you can celebrate at the internationally owned premiere nightclub, Marquee Sydney, with exceptional views of the midnight fireworks over Sydney harbour and skyline with Sydney’s most fashionably minded crowd until the sun rises on 2016.  Indulge in the Marquee’s world famous VIP experience this NYE with a VIP table reservation and take a prime seat as you party into the New Year.

VIP table reservations includes:

• A private area including seating & service staff for up to 12 guests
• A personal greeting and express entry to your table by a VIP host
• A group photograph at your table
• Two rooms, two styles of music (house & urban)
• A tailored beverage package suited to your group’s needs.

New York

Times Square New York
Times Square New York

The New Year’s Eve Times Square Ball Drop, New York City, is more than a tradition, it is one of the most famous celebrations in the world. It is among the most notable New Year’s Eve celebrations internationally and is attended by at least 1 million people annually.

The Times Square Ball
The Times Square Ball

Every year as the clock nears midnight on December 31, the eyes of the world turn to the dazzling lights of Times Square and await the famous ball drop. The ball weighs in at 11,875 pounds and is 12 feet in diameter and composed of 2,688 individual Waterford Crystal triangles and is illuminated by tens of thousands LED lights. It shimmers year round from the rooftop of One Time Square overlooking the hustle and bustle of Manhattan, patiently awaiting December 31 when spectators gather to watch the ball descend 70 feet down the flagpole in 60 seconds beginning at 11.59pm and resting at midnight, signalling the start of the New Year as confetti is released into the sky. The various hotels, lounges, restaurants and nightclubs that enjoy views of Time Square offer viewing parties that are ideal for those looking to enjoy the festivities from the comfort of the great indoors. If you prefer the hustle and bustle outside in the square then don’t forget to wrap up warm and get there early.

The celebrations begin at 7.00pm.

The Ball drop pass for the over 21’s gives you access to multiple venues at top bars, lounges and restaurants in and around Time Square.

Edinburgh

New Year celebrations in Edinburgh
New Year celebrations in Edinburgh

If there’s one city you want to be in for New Year’s Eve, it is Edinburgh. Nobody celebrates Hogmanay quite like the Scots, and Edinburgh does it extremely well.

The festivities start on December 30 with revellers carrying torches from 7.00pm from George IV Bridge.   This memorable event sees tens of thousands of people walking the streets of Edinburgh.

On December 31 more revellers take to the Gardens street parties and as the bells strike midnight, join hands with friends and sing the biggest rendition of Auld Lang Syne.

Set beneath the beautiful backdrop of Edinburgh Castle, revellers will rock to the sound of bagpipes, DJs and local artists and musicians in Princes Street and Princes Street Gardens and
Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Fireworks will see in the New Year at midnight on December 31. The Concert in the Gardens, with headline act Biffy Clyro, is now sold out but party-goers can however still join the

Street parties in locations around the city centre.

The classic New Year’s Day dip “Loony Dook in the River Forth sees hundreds of people in fancy dress plunge into the freezing water in the shadow of the Forth bridges. Stoats oats is supporting this year’s event and will be handing out warming bowls of porridge.

Check-in at the RNLI Lifeboat Station – between 12.30pm – 2pm


Rio de Janeiro

Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro
Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro is the biggest party centre in the world and Rio’s celebrations are concentrated on Copacabana Beach with its 4km of magnificent Atlantic shorelines. Brazilians know how to host a party and they can provide the most fun and exhilarating sights and sounds during the New Year’s celebration. Celebrations officially start at around 8.00pm at Copacabana Beach with live music shows from samba to rock bands. It is a real carnival style celebration in the most flamboyant ways. Brazilians celebrate New Year’s Eve wearing white to bring good luck for the next year. Some in the crowd may add a splash of colour. Red is for romance, yellow for success and green for health. There are open air concerts and the pubs and bars near the beach offer the local and the international guests an opportunity to party in true Brazilian style. From traditional celebrations to impeccable parties, banquets and the fireworks fired from the barges out at sea is never short of spectacular.

The fireworks display in Rio de Janeiro to celebrate New Year’s Eve is one of the largest in the world, lasting 15 to 20 minutes and it is estimated that 2 million people go to Copacabana Beach to see the spectacle of light and sound. Many of the local restaurants offer exclusive New Year’s Eve menus but prices are more expensive if there is a view of the beach from your dinner table. The most elegant place to be for New Year’s Eve is the Copacabana Palace Hotel. Couples can join the masked ball that is recognised as one of the grandest parties in town. At midnight guests will gather on the palace veranda to watch the fireworks display light up the city.

New Year’s Eve in Copacabana will truly surprise you.

Of course, this is just a small selection of luxury New Year’s Eve venues. People who have their hearts set on enjoying an experience that they will never forget should make sure that they allow plenty of time to select the perfect venue. It is also important to note that most of the best luxury venues tend to get booked far in advance, so making an early reservation is essential.

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