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Ring In The New Year With Celebrations Abroad Or At Home

Here Are 6 Destinations Sure To Inspire A Memorable New Year’s Eve

Ring In The New Year With Celebrations Abroad Or At Home

December has arrived, and that means the new year is just around the corner.

If you haven’t made plans yet to ring in 2018, why not make this the year you indulge in one of the world’s best New Year’s Eve celebrations?

You can celebrate with hundreds of thousands of people if you desire, or you can tailor your experience to a private setting while still experiencing the festivities.

Below, we explore five destinations perfect for New Year’s Eve and weigh in on another celebration option (one that requires much less travel).

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New York City

Consider a trip to New York City on New Year’s Eve as traveling to the epicenter of celebration.

You can revel with the millions in Times Square and soak in the crowd’s excitement as you count down to the ball drop and fireworks, but if standing in a raucous crowd isn’t something you’re too keen on, there are plenty of other ways to celebrate.

Consider spending the final moments of the year at Per Se, one of the city’s fine dining establishments, and savor a luxury eight-course tasting menu and a bottle of champagne as you depart.

Then make your way over to the luxurious The Knickerbocker hotel, where you can take part in an exclusive celebration atop Times Square. For the ultimate experience, you can reserve one of three Skypods (VIP lounges with space for up to 20 guests) at their rooftop bar, St. Cloud, and have a truly private and stunning spot to watch the world-famous ball drop.                                                                                                     

Paris

On New Year’s Eve, Paris transforms into a city of festivity.

You can celebrate with the crowds as the Eiffel Tower lights up to commemorate the new year or venture to the Champs-Elysees for a massive street party.

For a less chaotic experience, we recommend a VIP experience at a New Year’s Eve Moulin Rouge event or an exquisite meal at Le Cinq in the Four Seasons George V hotel.

The Four Seasons George V also offers luxury suites featuring superb views of the city, so that you can enjoy the celebrations from the comfort of your own room.

Sydney

Be among the first to revel by trekking to Australia and joining the world’s second-largest New Year’s celebration.

Rent a private charter yacht through Sydney Harbour Escapes and anchor in Sydney Harbour to give yourself a prime view of both the iconic Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Then, just pop open a bottle of champagne, enjoy a luxury meal and relax as you take in the world’s largest fireworks display (with showings at 9 p.m. and midnight) and an air and water show you won’t soon forget.

London

Start your evening with a five-course, Michelin-starred meal at City Social, a restaurant with spectacular views of the city.

Then make your way toward the Palace of Westminster and simply listen as the clock strikes midnight and you hear Big Ben chime in the first moments of the new year.

Or join the festivities along the River Thames as fireworks and lights illuminate the London Eye and the Houses of Parliament. Afterward, enjoy the pubs and nightlife London has to offer to continue your evening of celebration.

As daylight emerges on New Year’s Day, watch from VIP Grandstand seats as the London New Year’s Day Parade, featuring colorful floats, marching bands, dancers and even the Queen’s horses, streams through the city.

Miami

Why not ring in the New Year in tropical weather, along the clear water and white sand of Miami’s beaches?

Miami offers world-class nightlife options on New Year’s Eve, ranging from downtown celebrations to VIP events with big-name acts and private fireworks displays at the city’s five-star hotels.

Venture to Fontainebleau, perhaps Miami’s most famous resort, for a beachfront poolside party featuring performances from pop star Demi Lovato and critically acclaimed DJ and producer, KYGO.

Don’t worry about the masses, though. You can secure a stage-side private space for you and up to 25 guests with premium open bar service.

When you wake up the next morning, you simply can walk to the beach and relax after a long night of festivities.

Create Your Own New Year’s Celebration

You don’t have to travel to have a luxurious, special New Year’s Eve experience. With the right setup, you can host a New Year’s Eve celebration that no one will soon forget.

We recommend using smart technology to create an atmosphere that will put your guests only in the best mood. LED lighting, high-fidelity audio, motorized TV lifts, and more – all combined, these technologies evoke a stunning ambiance for any occasion.  

Watch parties around the world streamed live in the comfort of your dedicated home theater. Share a toast with close friends while Auld Lang Syne plays from stunning high-end speakers. Watch a nearby fireworks display from your verandah as you relax by the fire pit. The options are limitless – it’s just a matter of designing the technology that fits your entertainment preferences.

No matter what you end up doing to celebrate New Year’s Eve, ensure that it’s one you won’t soon forget. To discover more about the luxury lifestyle, sign up below for our monthly learning journal.

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