It is almost time to ring in the New Year, and all of us Hawkins International want your transition to 2016 to be amazing! We have compiled a list of some of our favorite New Year’s celebrations and packages from our list of luxury clients. No matter where you are in the world, we want you to ring in New Year’s Eve with a bang!
Midnight in Paris at Montage Beverly Hills in California
Spend a night out in Paris(without the jetlag) with Montage Beverly Hills’ New Year’s Eve Midnight in Paris Gala. Providing guests with an immersive cultural celebration, guests will be transported from Rodeo Drive into the magic of the City of Lights for an enchanting evening to ring in the New Year. Throughout the gala guests will indulge their senses in an authentic Parisian dining experience curated by the hotel’s world-renowned Executive Chef Patrice Martineau. A native of Champagne, France, and trained in some of the country’s most acclaimed restaurants, the evening will showcase the rich flavors of Paris through a hand-crafted five-course menu paired with the country’s finest wines. To enhance the experience, guests can book the New Year’s Eve Midnight in Paris package which includes two nights’ accommodations, sparkling wine upon arrival, two tickets to the New Year’s Eve Midnight in Paris Gala, and a Parisian inspired gift. Rates for New Year’s Eve Midnight in Paris package based on availability. Midnight in Paris Gala is $345++ per person. 7:30pm – 1:00am.
Rat Pack Inspired New Year’s at the NEW Carillon Miami Beach in Florida
Travelers are invited to ring in the New Year lounging in the sun and discovering the new luxurious Carillon Miami Beach. Celebrating their first year as Carillon Miami Beach, the resort will host an extravagant Rat Pack Themed Party at the resort’s new oceanfront restaurant, THYME. In true Rat Pack fashion, the celebration will feature a live band, DJ, a carefully curated five course dinner with wine pairings, and champagne and lite bites throughout the evening. As a suite bonus, jetsetters can reserve the New Year’s Eve Bash package which includes three-night accommodations in the resort’s luxe resident-styled suites, access to the Carillon’s renowned spa (the largest in South Florida), complimentary fitness classes, beach service, and more. Rat Pack Inspired New Year’s Eve Bash starts at 8PM and is $355 per person. New Year’s Eve Bash Package includes three-night stay from December 31 – January 3 with package rates starting at $2,762.
A New Year’s Eve to Remember at the Dolder Grand in Switzerland
Picturesque winter scenery, sparkling ball gowns, dashing black ties, and a dazzling line up of entertainment can all be found at the Dolder Grand this New Year’s Eve. To make the most of the celebrations, guests can book the “New Year’s Eve at the Dolder Grand” package. Travelers will revel in the luxurious atmosphere of the refined venue, and enjoy a two-night stay, a delectable New Year’s brunch and breakfast in the Garden Restaurant, as well as their choice of tickets to the timeless New Year’s Eve Gala or a show-stopping four-course dinner at the Garden Restaurant. At the gala dinner party, guests can toast to new beginnings with a glass of champagne at midnight, and enjoy delicious snacks while welcoming the New Year in the elegant Steinhalle. An impressive line-up of artists and entertainers will be in attendance, including The AllStars Collective musical group, Swiss contortionist and dancer Nina Burri, and French magician Pierre Manu. Once the clock strikes midnight, DJ Alex Wild will carry on the party vibes while guests will enjoy fireworks and city views, welcoming the New Year in style. “New Year’s Eve at the Dolder Grand” package is available December 30-January 2, 2016. Prices starting at appox. $2307 (CHF 2,340).
L’Art De Vivre New Year’s Gala at Eden Roc at Cap Cana in Dominican Republic
Kick the New Year off at Eden Roc at Cap Cana, a five-star boutique luxury resort at the eastern tip of the Dominican Republic. With 34 magnificent free-standing suites, a newly-renovated Beach Club and the charm of the Caribbean, the resort invites guests to ring in 2016 in style at the L’Art De Vivre New Year’s Gala. Guests can dance the night away with live music and entertainment, and indulge in festive cuisine created by Executive Chef Gianluca Re Fraschini. The next day, guests can feast on traditional barbecue while soaking in ocean views at on-property La Palapa restaurant and enjoying live entertainment by Trio Caribeño. New Year’s Eve Gala $300 plus 28% tax per person. Room rates starting at $1,247.
Venetian carnival-themed New Year’s Eve party at Gstaad Palace in Switzerland
For an enchanting New Year’s Eve celebration, journey to Gstaad Palace and celebrate amongst the unparalleled beauty of Switzerland’s snow-capped mountains. The bewitching hotel is welcoming guests to a Venetian carnival-themed New Year’s Eve party, a black-tie affair sure to evoke a fairy tale-like atmosphere. The extravagant evening will begin with cocktails and canapés in the Lobby Bar and the renowned GreenGo club, followed by a luxurious gala dinner. The hotel’s popular Dora Live Band and JP Verdolini will be performing live to keep the festivities going until late into the night. New Year’s Eve Gala and After Party rates starting at approx. $1237 (CHF 1250).
Say Aloha to 2016 at Montage Kapalua Bay on Maui
Ring in the New Year in paradise at Montage Kapalua Bay on Maui. With a picturesque oceanfront setting, Montage Kapalua Bay will be hosting a Hawaiian New Year’s celebration featuring live music and Hawaiian styled cuisine. With a one-of-a-kind location the resort’s signature restaurant, Cane & Canoe will immerse guests in an authentic island dining experience with two special New Year’s Eve seating’s including the first seating from 5PM-6:30PM and the Celebration Seating with sparkling wine toast from 8PM-10PM. To set the festive ambiance of the evening, throughout the night guests will enjoy live music beginning with Island styled tunes, a solo jazz guitarist, and a four-piece band to ring in the New Year. While the adults are rocking in 2016, Montage Kapalua Bay’s younger guests can enjoy a celebration of their own with the Paintbox Glow in the Dark party complete with karaoke, dinner, entertainment, games, and more. To refresh from a night of celebrating on New Year’s Day, the resort will feature a Bloody Mary Recovery Station where guests can create their own Bloody Mary concoction, enjoy light bites, and of course watch some New Year’s Day football. Cane & Canoe’s New Year’s Eve First Seating is $85.00 per person, and Celebration Seating is $110 per person. Paintbox Glow in The Dark is $125 per child.
New Year’s Eve Beach Party at Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa
Situated on 700 feet of the most pristine white sand of famous Seven Mile Beach, named the #1 Best Beach by US News & World Report, The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa is an unbeatable destination for party-goers looking to ring in the New Year with their feet in the sand! The New Year’s Eve Beach Party at Westin Grand Cayman will include live food action stations, unlimited Marquis De La Tour sparkling wine, soft drinks and DJ music. The welcome reception will begin at 7 p.m., the food stations will be open from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and DJ entertainment and dancing will go until 1 a.m. For guests looking to ring in 2016 with a decadent meal, a gourmet seven-course New Year’s Eve dinner will be served at Beach House Restaurant, available from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. For those looking for activities to round out a getaway with some daytime activities, Westin Grand Cayman is also hosting a sand sculpture contest at 12:30 p.m. on New Year’s Eve and on New Year’s Day a nature scavenger hunt will be held at 4:30 p.m. The festivities continue at the “New Year’s Day Champagne Jazz Brunch,” featuring the famous champagne brunch on seven mile beach including a ‘build your own’ Bloody Mary bar with old bay shrimp cocktail, along with a wide variety of food stations. Holiday rates at Westin Grand Cayman begin at $879.
New Year’s Eve Gala at The Omni Homestead Resort in Virginia
Tastefully ring in 2016 at The Omni Homestead Resort with three different New Year’s Eve Gala’s to choose from! In the Grand Ballroom, guests will enjoy the unique sounds of Jukeboxx’s musical power while they dine on Lobster Ravioli, Roasted Eye of Wagyu Rib and Ballotine of Pheasant as part of a five course menu. Head to the Main Dining Room for a traditional New Year’s Eve celebration with The Elegance Swing Orchestra and a five course meal with options such as Chateaubriand, Duck Two Ways, or Oysters Rockefeller. Looking for a place to celebrate with your entire family? The Regency Ballroom will host a New Year’s Eve Family Gala with cirque performers, a photo booth, the hits of today and years past, and much more! Enjoy options from a pizza bar, mashed potato bar, pasta and risotto station, or a smoke and cure station. Pricing varies.
Glamourous Celebrations at The Beverly Hills Hotel and Hotel Bel-Air in California
The Beverly Hills Hotel’s Polo Lounge has crafted a delicious menu certainly fit for ending the year and starting anew. First course options include a Nantucket Bay Scallop and Frost-Kissed Artichoke Soup, followed by second courses like Maine Lobster with a Caramelized Salsify or Roasted Heirloom Carrots with Hazelnuts, Quinoa and Grilled Halloumi. A delightful set of main courses will feature Hawaiian Onaga Snapper, Herbed Potato Gnocchi and Japanese Wagyu Strip Loin. Guests can then join the party at Bar Nineteen12, featuring live music from Quentin Moore & The DaxTones, as well as DJ-ing from MixPacific. Cover charge includes NYE party favors and a champagne toast at midnight, allowing guests to celebrate in style throughout the night. The Polo Lounge dinner menu is set at $295 per person. $50 cover/$25 cover for hotel guests at the Bar Nineteen12 celebration. Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air is planning an equally indulgent New Year’s Eve feast. The hand-selected second-seating menu will include first course options like Japanese Hamachi Sashimi and California Royal Sterling Caviar, followed by second courses like a Sautéed Dover Sole, Slow Roasted Sonoma Lamb Saddle and Snake River Farms Wagyu Sirloin Steak. For a sweet treat, guests can indulge in a Warm Guava Flan, a Neapolitan Banana Split or even a Hazelnut Crunch Bar served with ice cream and caramel. Dinner menu set at $195; $65 for children 12 and under.
Celebratory Seven-Course New Year’s Eve Feast at Hotel Plaza Athénée in Paris
This New Year’s Eve guests of every generation will revel in the beauty and holiday spirit at Hotel Plaza Athénée. The recently renovated palace hotel overlooking the Eiffel Tower on Avenue Montaigne will be a winter wonderland inside and out. Chef Philippe Marc will fashion a New Year’s Eve dinner amid the glittering beauty of Le Relais Plaza. The New Year’s Eve seven-course menu will be €530, excluding beverages; €700 with beverages. Highlights from the menu will include langoustine tartar, tangy cream and caviar; roasted blue lobster, matelote-style garnish; and filet and cutlet of venison, celeriac and Comice pear, Grand Veneur sauce.
Glow in the Dark Party at Lake Arrowhead Resort & Spa in California
Lake Arrowhead Resort & Spa’s New Year’s Eve plan is all about helping their guests ring in 2016 the most exciting way possible. Families are invited to attend the Glow in the Dark Party in the Lake Arrowhead Ballroom. A dinner buffet is available from 7:00pm – 9:00pm where guests can dine, and reminisce of the past year. After the year-end feast, dance into 2016 with hit beats from DJ Clay until 1:00am. For those 21 and over, the Lakeview Terrace Room will host a separate cocktail hour from 7:00pm – 8:00pm. Following the cocktails and canapes, guests will enjoy a five-course plated dinner from 8:00pm – 9:30pm with entertainment immediately after. A festive champagne toast will finish off 2015, and lead in to the amazing year to come. Room rates starting at $275. Glow in the Dark Party $65 for adults, $35 for children 4-11; 21 and Over Party $85 per person – includes 5 course dinner, champagne, entertainment.
Gastronomic New Year’s Dining Experiences at Le Meurice in Paris
Le Meurice, the historic Parisian palace hotel located on rue de Rivoli, will celebrate the New Year with a special gastronomic New Year’s Eve dinner and New Year’s Day brunch menu. At Restaurant Le Dali, the six-course dinner will feature world-class cuisine with dishes like Dublin Bay prawns tartare, seaweed an sesame; duck foie gras in spicy aspic, crisp vegetables with black truffle; and roasted and braised venison with juniper, caramelized quince and celery. The New Year’s Eve dinner will be €500 per person, excluding beverages. For guests looking to begin 2016 in indulgence, Le Meurice’s New Year’s Day brunch for €180 per person, will include a buffet assortment of savory and sweet dishes, and a variety of dishes served at the table including soft-boiled egg, mushrooms, black truffle; grilled Canadian lobster, French fries; and half cooked foie gras, toasted brioche.
Two Festive New Year’s Eve Getaway Packages at Trump International Golf Links & Hotel, Ireland
Bring in the New Year at the Trump International Golf Links & Hotel, Ireland with luxury accommodations and incredible views of Ireland’s west coast, rolling hills, sand dunes and breathtaking Atlantic shoreline. The resort is offering two New Year’s Eve packages the “New Year’s Eve in the Ocean View Restaurant,” and “New Year’s Eve in Trumps,” to celebrate this holiday season. Both packages include 2 nights B&B with entry into the Marquee with a performance by a live band and champagne. One package includes New Year’s Eve dinner at the Ocean View Restaurant and the other at Trump’s Bar & Restaurant. Rates for “New Year’s Eve in the Ocean View Restaurant,” start at €370 a night.
An Evening at The Eilan Hotel & Spa in San Antonio, TX
Ring in the New Year with Eilan Hotel & Spa’s “An Evening at The Eilan” package. Start off the night dining the finest four-course dinner from award-winning Executive Chef Stephen Pyles at the Eilan Hotel’s Sustenio restaurant. Following dinner, guests can enjoy a night of festivities with live music from Phil Yamin’s Ballagio Band, with dancing music from 9pm to 1am. At midnight, celebrate the end of 2015 in style with a glamourous champagne toast accompanied by an exhilarating balloon drop. Following the midnight toast and ringing in of 2016, a breakfast bar will be served at Sustenio for revelers who have worked up an appetite on the dance floor. (An Evening at The Eilan package includes guest room with Overnight Deluxe King for Two, Turndown service with champagne, Dinner for Two in Sustenio Restaurant, Live Music, 12am – balloon drop and champagne toast, 12am – breakfast bar: $359, Event Only: $100)
Celebrate in the English Countryside at Coworth Park in Ascot, England
End the year amongst the peaceful tranquility of the English countryside at Coworth Park in Ascot, England. Located just a short drive from central London, the country house turned hotel is celebrating 2016 with the “Coworth Park New Year” offer, packed with exclusive offerings and luxurious accommodations and dining options to begin the year on the right foot. A bottle of in-room Veuve Clicquot awaits travelers, and a champagne reception, canapes and multi-course dinners are to follow. The Barn will be serving a five-course gala dinner and Restaurant Coworth Park will be offering a six-course dinner. End the night with dancing in the Mansion House and an exciting fireworks display as the clock strikes midnight. The next morning, guests can indulge in chocolate and wine masterclasses as well as impressive falconry displays, a Champagne Afternoon Tea and a three-course dinner in either Restaurant Coworth Park or The Barn. To finish off an indulgent New Year’s celebration, Coworth Park is bidding adieu to holiday travelers with a delicious breakfast in Restaurant Coworth Park. Rates starting at 400 per person, per night.
Ring In 2016 in Florence With The Lungarno Collection
Ring in 2016 in the heart of Florence, and stay at one of Lungarno Collection’s four Florentine hotels – Portrait Firenze, Hotel Lungarno, Continentale and Gallery Hotel Art. Guests pursuing gourmet cuisine and celebrated works of art this New Year’s Eve can celebrate in-style with two different gala dinners; Portrait Firenze’s Caffe dell’Oro Italian bistro will be offering guests a seven-course menu and Hotel Lungarno’s Borgo San Jacopo gourmet restaurant will be offering a nine course menu both dinners with champagne and wine pairings. For travelers who are looking to just dine in Florence for the special evening, Gallery Hotel Art will be offering a delicious New Year’s Eve buffet at The Fusion Bar & Restaurant. With the “New Year in Florence” package, travelers can enjoy two nights in an Arno view room or suite overlooking the city of Florence and save some time to use the free entry to Salvatore Ferragamo Museum to walk through Piscasso’s original pieces. The package also includes daily breakfast, late- check out and free room upgrade upon availability. Package rates starting at $665.
NYE at XVB Getaway at XV Beacon in Boston
This New Year’s say goodbye to 2015 and welcome 2016 at Boston’s favorite boutique hotel, XV Beacon. Bostonians knows how to celebrate and for guests wanting to be dressed to the nines, XV Beacon’s location on top of Beacon Hill is a one-stop shopping destination. For guests looking to stay out of the NYE craze, XV Beacon’s “NYE at XVB” package is the best party in town. Guests will arrive to a bottle of champagne in their room and a signature XV Beacon champagne stopper to start the evening. They will have access to the hotel’s exclusive rooftop patio where they can watch the fireworks and ring in 2016. Additionally, guests will receive 20% off additional room nights, brunch for two, and late checkout for those who partied too hard the night before. Rates starting from $595.
Celebrations for all ages at Montage Laguna Beach in California
Ring in the New Year at Montage Laguna Beach with a variety of celebratory options the whole family can enjoy! The Loft and Studio will each host a five-course dinner at 8:00 p.m. with a complimentary midnight toast and party favors, live music, dancing and more. The hotel’s young guests can spend the evening at the Paintbox New Year’s Eve Party from 6:00 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. where they’ll sing karaoke, play games, participate in activities, watch a movie, and have dinner with their friends – to highlight just a few fun happenings!
Sparkle and Savor At Solage Calistoga in Napa Valley
Food and wine enthusiasts can indulge in five-star cuisine this New Year’s Eve when attending Solage Calistoga’s first annual Sparkle and Savor event, a six-week culinary series pairing celebrity chefs with sparkling wines and champagnes from around the world at six-time Michelin-starred Solbar. Each week, the featured chef will prepare a five-course meal inspired by the accompanying sparkling wine or Champagne, with the finale dinner on New Year’s Eve featuring Solbar’s very own Executive Chef Brandon Sharp and Pastry Chef Sally Camacho. The dynamic duo will pair their dishes with their favorite Tetes de Cuvée prestige blends from the world’s best known Champagne houses. $300 per person.
2016 Gala at Omni Bedford Springs Resort in Bedford Springs, PA
Usher in the New Year in grand fashion at Omni Bedford Springs Resort in the idyllic Allegheny Mountains of Pennsylvania. Guests who book the “New Year’s Eve Gala” package will enjoy luxurious accommodations at the 18th-century property, complete with a glamorous gala including an open bar and five-course plated dinner, as well as a live band ready to bring non-stop excitement and energy to this end-of-year celebration. HORIZON is a group of seven dynamic musicians including a four-piece rhythm section, two incredible horn players and a lead vocalist. Performing hits ranging from Motown blues to high-energy dance music, the talented group is sure to keep guests in high spirits until the midnight countdown and champagne toast to the New Year. Package includes accommodations, access to New Years’ Eve Gala, and breakfast in The Colonnade Ballroom. Rates starting at $600.
Timeless NY Style Blast at The Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville, NC
For the Times Square New Year’s Eve experience minus the crowds and freezing temperatures, head to the heart of Asheville’s Blue Ridge Mountains to celebrate the New Year at The Omni Grove Park Inn. Guests can swing into the New Year with the Inn’s “New Year’s Eve Timeless NY Style Blast” package, which includes a New Year’s Eve Dinner & Show with Dean & Marilyn as well as tickets to the NYE Times Square Party. The Inn’s on-site brasserie, Vue 1913, will be serving a three-course menu featuring signature dishes like a Foie Gras Torchon and Prosciutto Wrapped Rabbit Loin, perfect for those wanting to ring in the new year in an elegant, sophisticated setting. Additionally, the Inn’s casual bar and restaurant, EDISON craft ales + kitchen, will be serving a New Year’s Eve meal for those wanting to celebrate in a comfortable and relaxed setting. New Year’s Eve package rates starting at $544.
Chinese New Year Celebration at 45 Park Lane and The Dorchester in England
London-bound travelers can experience a Chinese New Year at 45 Park Lane and The Dorchester. From now until February 14th, guests can book the “Chinese New Year” package at either property. Complete with luxury accommodation for two and English breakfast, the rate also includes a guaranteed reservation at China Tang at The Dorchester for lunch or dinner. For other unforgettable New Year’s Eve dining experiences, travelers can dine at Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester and enjoy a carefully curated five-star food and wine pairing menu, or head to world-renowned chef Wolfgang Puck’s restaurant, CUT at 45 Park Lane, for a five-star New Year’s brunch. Chinese New Year package rates starting at £500.
2016 at Le Richemond in Geneva, Switzerland
Geneva’s iconic hotel, Le Richemond, will be welcoming the New Year with an artfully curated menu at on-site restaurant Le Jardin. Chef Philippe Bourrel has put together an exquisite menu featuring elevated dishes like Sea Scallops with Chestnut Gnocchi and Black Truffle, Veal Fillet with Albufera Sauce and Vegetables, and a “New Year’s Resolution” chocolate dessert. Guests wanting to make the most of the celebratory season can book Le Richemond’s “3 Nights for the Price of 2” promotion, granting them full access to the illustrious Swiss hotel with one night free when staying for three or more consecutive nights. Package rates starting at CHF 455 per night. Dinner starting at CHF 290 per person.
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