New Year's Eve Getaways

Amy Bertrand, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Dec 20, 2011

Looking for a last-minute New Year's Eve getaway?

Here are a few ideas.

Eventi, A Kimpton Hotel in New York City -- Complimentary champagne toast in the lobby during wine hour on New Year's Eve, watch the ball drop on the big screen, complimentary rickshaw service to avoid dealing with taxis on New Year's, $30 mini bar credit, $20.12 off any of the 3 Signature Treatments at [email protected], complimentary journal to pencil in your resolutions, complimentary Joy Bauer breakfast to kick-start a New Year and "New You!," a "Hangover Kit" complete with a vitamin multipack and Alka-Seltzer, late checkout of 2 p.m. The package is $1,499 for two nights and there is a minimum two night stay. Use the booking code NYE at

Loden Hotel in Vancouver -- Ring in the New Year at the Loden Hotel and Tableau Bar Bistro, voted Vancouver's Best New Restaurant. Check into the Loden for a weekend grand finale to the year and savor the flavors of the season with Chef Marc-Andre Choquette's classic French bistro fare. Checkout the following day is 2 p.m. Package includes: overnight stay in a Signature King Guestroom, $125 food and beverage credit to Tableau Bar Bistro for New Year's Eve Dinner or New Year's Day brunch, complimentary valet parking. Starts at $399 at

W in Scottsdale, Ariz. -- This New Year's Eve, make an entrance at Cirque Nouveau, where vintage circus meets a modern twist celebration. Guests of this unforgettable night will enjoy exciting sideshow-inspired attractions, a spectacular midnight firework display, live musical performances and more. The hotel package includes tickets to the celebration and overnight accommodation, starting at $519. You also get insider access to Cirque Nouveau at W Scottsdale, a split of Champagne, a top hat and feathered headpiece in-room and a hosted bar in the Living Room, 7-9 p.m. Call 1-877-782-0104 or visit and reference rate plan NYEVE1 for a one-night stay, or NYEVE2 for a two-night stay.

Affinia Hotel in Chicago -- The hotel's Winter Wonderfest includes four passes and complimentary trolley rides to Navy Pier's 11th Annual Winter Wonderfest, a winter-themed attraction featuring a 170,000 square foot playground with winter-themed attractions, rides, games and ice skating at Navy Pier. It also includes a Navy Pier savings book (valued at up to $200) and a $10 mini-bar credit. Additionally, families can enjoy a delicious New Year's Eve holiday menu at C-House, Top Chef Master Marcus Samuelsson's modern American restaurant, located at the hotel. To book Affinia Chicago's Winter Wonderfest getaway visit use promo code WFEST. Prices start at $239.