Last Minute Travel Tips For New Year’s

Looking for a last minute getaway for the upcoming holiday? Here’s a list of some properties and events you may want to check out for New Year’s.

The Bowery Hotel Welcomes the New Year in New York StyleBowery Hotel

The Bowery Hotel in New York City will be hosting a New Year’s Eve party to ring in 2016, with “prohibition style” cocktails, caviar and ice bar, a Mexican Hacienda lounge and a champagne lounge, as well as appetizers and a selection of New York style food and infused premium chocolates from Baseema chocolatier. DJ Stoon will deliver the soundtrack of the evening, playing a mix of classic tunes fused with contemporary beats.

Guests will also have access to the Russian Tea Room, a premium scotch lounge featuring a live jazz band, along with several other themed lounges.

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The event is open to the public from 9pm to 2am, with individual tickets starting at $249. Pre-sale tickets are also available at 25 percent off. 

Visit www.theboweryhotel.com

The Roxy Rings in 2016 With a Surrealist-Inspired ThemeThe Roxy Hotel

To kick off 2016, The Roxy Hotel in New York is hosting the “The Surrealist Ball” and transforming the entire lobby level into a celebration, with a nod to surrealist artist Salvador Dali

At midnight, a “defaced” ball designed by an artist chosen by GrandLife’s curator, Natalie Kates, will descend as the crowd counts down to the New Year. Music will be provided by a special guest to be announced shortly.

Ticket prices start at $149, and include access to an open premium bar from 9pm to 1am and a champagne toast at midnight. 

Strict Surrealist-Inspired Dress Code Will Be Enforced : Rothschild Surrealist 70’s Ball, Salvador Dali, Man Ray, Blitz Club, Lady Gaga, Alexander McQueen, Gareth Pugh, Leigh Bowery, Club Kids, Cubist, New Romantics, Rene Magritte, Paco Rabanne, Jodorowsky, Nick Cave Sound Suits, Philip Tracey, Isabella Blow, Viktor & Rolf, Matthew Barney and Pyramid Club.

Tickets are available at Grandlifehotels.com or by emailing [email protected]

Gansevoort Hotel Group Offers New #GansevoortLife NYE Package

Gansevoort Hotel Group is offering its new #GansevoortLife NYE package, which includes a stay at one of New York City’s hottest hotels, perks like NYE party favors (hats, glasses and pre-party blowouts) and access to Gansevoort’s exclusive New Year’s Eve rooftop party.

The party will also provide guests with views of New York City. On New Year’s Day, guests can start the year off right by indulging in a late check-out, breakfast and a bloody mary or mimosa at Asellina or The Chester

Rates start at $835 for Gansevoort Park Avenue and $850 for Gansevoort Meatpacking. The package is only available and applicable on December 31, 2015.

Visit www.gansevoorthotelgroup.com 

Countdown To New Year’s At Pier A Harbor House

Travelers looking to escape the bustling New York crowds this New Year’s Eve can visit Pier A Harbor House, a 3-floor epicurean destination situated on Battery Park City’s waterfront affording views of the Statue of Liberty and Hudson River.

Guests can celebrate with friends and family with a champagne toast at midnight on the pier’s first floor beer hall, The Long Hall, which hosts a spacious seating area. Offerings will include signature cocktails, craft beers and fresh seafood

Visit www.piera.com 

Dance Into 2016 at La Concha in San JuanLa Concha

With its “tropical modernist’ architecture and location in the Condado District of San Juan, La Concha is an ideal beach hotel and nightlife destination for Millennial travelers and locals in Puerto Rico to celebrate the New Year.

In addition to the nightlife scene featuring local DJs, the hotel comprises three pools, a beach, Casino del Mar, multiple dining venues, and an entire suite tower. 

This New Year’s Eve, La Concha will be hosting its annual New Year’s Eve party, with access to attend the “New Beginning” event available by invite only and hotel guests. Tables can be reserved in advance with a minimum of consumption applying to every table. Prices range between $1,500 and $5,000.

Additionally, in honor of New Year’s Eve, the hotel is offering the Be Iconic Package from December 24 through January 3 for the Presidential Suite starting at $4,000 per night. The package includes Presidential Suite accommodations, petit Hermes surprise welcome amenity, bottle of Laurent Perrier Rose, private four-course dinner with a bottle of house wine for two guests at the Presidential Suite Rooftop Terrace, private area reserved at the New Year’s event and private round-trip transportation for two to and from the airport.

Visit www.laconcharesort.com 

Condado Vanderbilt in San Juan Welcomes Guests To Ring in the New YearCondado Vanderbilt

Condado Vanderbilt, which reopened in December 2014 after a massive renovation, is welcoming guests to celebrate the New Year and the hotel’s first anniversary with an upscale New Year’s Eve celebration that will take place in Vanderbilt Court and the Patio del Fauno Ballroom.

The Fauno Ballroom will be decked out as a stylish lounge, while entertainment will be provided by Quique Talavera Orchestra, the groups Cuenta Regresiva and Etiqueta Negra, as wll as local celebrity DJs. Special menus created by chef Juan Jose Cuevas from the hotel’s fine dining restaurant 1919 and Ola Restaurants will be available for the occasion. 

This event begins at 8pm and lasts until the party stops, and is exclusive and by invitation only or for hotel guests. Tables can be reserved at either area.

Visit www.condadovanderbilt.com 

The Knickerbocker Kicks Off 2016 in Times Square

Guests can kick off the New Year in style at The Knickerbocker’s New Year’s Eve party in Times Square

The event will be held on the St. Cloud rooftop, situated only 150 feet from the New Year’s Eve Ball itself, affording spectacular views of the fireworks display after the famous ball drops. A limited number of celebratory packages are available to book now, including a New Year’s Eve stay package and reservations for one of the three exclusive St. Cloud rooftop Skypods.

Visit www.theknickerbocker.com

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