Ready to kiss 2013 good-bye? Send it off in style with a hotel New Year’s Eve party.
New Year’s Eve
Turnberry Isle Miami
Holiday snow not your thing? Ditch the cold for South Florida’s beaches and Turnberry Isle Miami’s New Year’s Eve special. The 300-acre resort is throwing a Great Gatsby Ball – a black-tie event with a Roaring ’20s reception, complete with gourmet food, specialty wines and themed cocktails. It’s pricy at $250 per person but comes with a sit-down dinner, dessert buffet and champagne toast at midnight. Oh, and let’s not forget the nine-piece swing band! Come Jan. 1, nurse that inevitable hangover with Cascata Grill’s ultimate brunch buffet for $35 per person.
La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa
La Posada de Santa Fe Resort and Spa’s Winter Bliss package is a two-night stay that includes a pair of spa treatments and toasty cocktails and starts at $239 per night. For an extra $95 per person, you can ring in 2014 with a five-course dinner at the hotel’s signature restaurant, Fuego. Local ingredients meld together with Latin flavors for a menu of Serrano ham and lobster salad, green chile béarnaise with potato gratin, and rosemary and orange queso de cabra flan. It’s the perfect escape if you’re looking for a low-key celebration.
Conrad New York
New York City is no doubt one of the most popular destinations for a New Year’s Eve party. Skip the zoo of Times Square and instead opt for a worthwhile fete at Conrad New York. For $155 per person, ATRIO restaurant is hosting a five-course dinner with an optional wine pairing. Plus, you’ll enjoy live music by Ari Why and the Invisible College, and you can watch the ball drop the best way — on TV via a live feed. Just before midnight, head up to the Loopy Doopy Rooftop Bar for a champagne toast.
Portland’s Hotel deLuxe is bringing in 2014 on a glamorous old-Hollywood note with its two dinner events. Start your night off with the Delectable Jazz Dinner ($75 per person, four-course and prix-fixe) and then move on to party elsewhere. Or spend the entire night at the hotel with its Supper Club Party, which kicks off at 9 p.m. for an evening of dinner, dancing and live jazz music. It’ll run you $125 per person, and reservations are required. Stay overnight with the Ring in 2014 package that includes accommodations, $50 food-and-beverage credit and late check-out for $289 per night.
The White Barn Inn
New Year’s Eve at The White Barn Inn will be full of drama. The Kennebunkport, Maine, hotel’s romantic Broadway-themed celebration combines fine dining, singing, dancing and plenty of toasts to 2014. You’ll start with canapés at the bar and then sit down to a six-course dinner with piano entertainment until 10:30 p.m., at which point performers hit the stage for a masquerade show. Chef Jonathan Cartwright leads the midnight toast and then takes guests on a special kitchen tour to finish off the night. Cost is $290 per person.