Where To Celebrate The New Year 2022
With New Year’s Eve coming up quickly, here are some ideas from around the world.
Atlantis, The Palm - Dubai
Travelers looking to end the year on a high note and welcome 2022 in style should head over to Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai for one of the most extravagant events in the world. The Atlantis Gala Dinner, ‘Rouge Edition’ includes a 30-piece live band, to underwater dining at the famous Ossiano and a spectacular fireworks display. The grand event kicks off at 7:30 pm and goes all night through 3:00 am which includes free-flowing champagne, a lavish buffet serving everything from lobster and caviar to shawarmas and more. Live cooking stations and a child-friendly buffet will also be offered. The Palm’s youngest travelers can enjoy their own party in the Asateer Tent featuring an ‘Under the Sea’ celebration with an enormous slide, bouncy castle, an outdoor cinema, game stalls, arts and crafts and much more.
ESPACIO The Jewel of Waikiki - Honolulu, Hawaii
Hawaii’s $5,000/night boutique luxury hotel and its French-Japanese culinary counterpart will host three individual celebrations on New Year’s Eve. A caviar and champagne toast will begin the evening on ESPACIO’s rooftop infinity pool deck at sunset ($199+) followed by 7- and 11-course tasting experiences ($499+ and $799+) by Mugen executive chef Jason Yamaguchi. Tastings include a flute of 1999 Cristal champagne, black and white truffles, and wine pairings from Mugen’s rare 500-bottle collection. Guests will have some of the best views of Honolulu’s annual midnight fireworks display, deployed directly across from the hotel on Waikiki Beach. Attendees will also enjoy a live DJ set and exclusive swag bag. Each event is limited to 22 guests.
ADERO Scottsdale - Scottsdale, Arizona
Watch stars, planets and galaxies light up the sky on New Year’s Eve from ADERO Scottsdale, the only certified Dark Sky Zone resort in the region. Guests can enjoy champagne toasts from 2,500 feet above the Sonoran Desert in intimate globes overlooking Arizona’s famed McDowell Mountain Range. The seasonal globes – known as The Village at SkyTop – offer guests a private four-course meal featuring dishes like winter lobster bisque, pan-roasted wagyu, and chocolate terrine alongside festive cocktails. Globes are staged under the stars and feature plush interiors by local designer Robin Halperin. CIELO, the resort’s second culinary concept, will offer additional options for New Year’s Eve and Day with an elevated vantage point of the dramatic desert landscape below. Menu items include organic chicken poulet, polenta cake with acorn risotto, Scottish salmon with braised turnips and wild mushroom arancini.
Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club - Honolulu, Hawaii
Boogie into the new year 80’s style at The Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club’s NYE Studio 54 extravaganza. True to its retro-Hawaii aesthetic, the hotel will be hosting a NYE celebration for guests and visitors ($54/person) at its ultra-instragrammable pool deck with complimentary champagne for toasting and a photobooth for the memories. Book the newly launched Society6 Penthouse (call 808-923-8882 to book), a shoppable suite experience in collaboration with local artists, to ring in the new year in style and comfort. Before the main event, grab a Winter Tale or Night Moves Cocktail from the seasonal holiday cocktail menu at Mahina & Sun’s and enjoy the ultimate New Year’s evening.
Grand Hyatt Baha Mar - Nassau, Bahamas
A quick flight from most southeastern U.S. states, the Grand Hyatt Baha Mar offers travelers a tropical yet close-to-home respite to ring in 2022. Guests can celebrate New Year’s Eve at the resort’s new Marcus at Baha Mar Fish + Chop House, helmed by six-time James Beard award-winning Chef Marcus Samuelsson, with a variety of packages. The five-course dinner package includes a pre-fixe five-course dinner (from $225/person) with Bahamian favorites like seafood platters, prime beef tartare, and chocolate hazelnut dacquoise, while the Marcus Up Top rooftop celebration package (from $250/person) includes an open bar, live music, and the best seat in the house to view the Baha Mar fireworks show over the water.
W South Beach - Miami, FL
For New Year’s Eve, W South Beach will host a modern approach of the opera Madama Butterfly re-created by Marianna Vittoriosom, one of the opera’s most enduring tales of unrequited love. The restaurant and outdoor bar space, RWSB (Restaurant W South Beach) and Irma’s will be transformed into a Japanese garden and a Butterfly room where guests can dine surrounded by the show. The experience will include dancers, singers, a burlesque show moment, classical ballet and a live paint show flowing through the restaurant and bar space during the performance. The first dinner seating will begin at 6:30pm. The second dinner seating will begin at 9 PM and the show will begin at 9 PM. The bar area at Irma’s is first come first serve (no ticket required). Living Room Bar will have tables available for bottle service. The experience is available for locals, visitors and W South Beach guests.
Angsana Corfu - Corfu, Greece
Angsana Corfu recently opened in Akra Punta, Corfu, Greece as Banyan Tree Group’s first-ever European property. A collection of 159 guest rooms and 37 one to four-bedroom luxury villas built in the style of local architecture are perched on an idyllic hilltop overlooking the turquoise waters of the historical bay of Benitses and serve as a true Mediterranean sanctuary for travelers just minutes away from the town of Corfu, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The resort is hosting a gala for New Year’s Eve for guests to experience the holiday like never before with a 7-course meal (think: salmon carpaccio, fresh black truffle risotto and toffee parfait), DJ, dance floor and more. (Dinner - €150/adult, €55/child up to 12 years old; DJ Party - €100/4 people Standard Labeled Bottle, €150/4 people Premium Labeled Bottle (includes light finger food, after 2:00a.m.))
Alaia Belize Autograph Collection - San Pedro, Belize
Ring in the New Year Caribbean style with Alaia Belize! Situated in the idyllic and historic town of San Pedro, Alaia operates as the first true four diamond resort on Ambergris Caye. The beachfront hotel sits just 600 meters from the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve offering stunning views of the Caribbean Sea and featuring a piano bar, live art gallery, wine club, three restaurants, four bars, an onsite dive shop, a kid’s club, three pools including Belize’s first-ever suspended rooftop pool and lounge with 360-degree views.
New Year’s Offerings:
- New Year’s Eve Dinner at Sea Salt - Summit your year by dining at one of our two prime dining venues serving special set menus for the biggest night as we bid adieu to 2021. Enjoy Lobster Ceviche Baked Snapper in Banana Leaf Slow braised Beef Short Rib at Sea Salt, $105 per person
- New Year’s Eve Soiree at the Vista Rooftop- The best rooftop views in town remains unchallenged. Come and join an Adults Only, high energy rooftop lounge featuring Asian Cocktails, Bottle Service, and a live DJ for NYE starting at 7 p.m. Reservations will be required and there is a $50 entry fee.
- New Year’s Eve Crafted Cocktails at the Piano Bar - Engage with the House Mixologist as he concocts an array of his best molecular cocktails from the bygone year at 5 p.m. onwards, starting at $12 per cocktail.
- Silent Night at the K’in Spa - Any 60-minute session is complimented with a mini facial. K’in Spa & Wellness Center dedicates many of their treatments to local experiences, drawing on the rich cultural heritage of Belize and using indigenous ingredients.
Villa La Estancia, Riviera Nayarit - Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico
South of the border, Villa La Estancia Riviera Nayarit treats guests to a multi-course New Year’s Eve dining experience with panoramic Pacific views topped only by the resort’s impeccable selection of local Mexican wines and attentive service. Award-winning onsite restaurant, La Casona, will serve a decadent surf and turf menu featuring lobster and fine cuts of local beef accompanied by live piano and sax music. When the clock strikes midnight, guests can celebrate the occasion with champagne bottle service delivered to their in-room private patio. On New Year’s morning, guests can venture back to La Casona for a delicious brunch with Mexican dishes and traditional American favorites. Holiday travelers can also enjoy resort activities (paddle boarding, beach volleyball), on-site entertainment and limitless visits to the Hydrotherapy Circuit at Tatewari Spa – the #1 Spa & Wellness experience in Nuevo Vallarta – as part of Villa La Estancia’s all-inclusive plan.
Jade Mountain - St. Lucia
Heading into 2022, there’s no better place to start fresh than St. Lucia’s mesmerizing Jade Mountain Resort, where guest sanctuaries accessed only by private bridges are missing their fourth wall so guests are entirely open to the elements and feature private en-suite infinity pools and 24/7 butler service. Jade Mountain guests can ring in the New Year with the resort’s festive St. Lucia Lobster Tasting where they’ll celebrate and indulge with the majestic view of the Caribbean Sea and twin Pitons as their backdrop. The evening will feature a three course meal starting with Chilled Lobster Salad with Osetra Caviar. Then, indulge in Caribbean Spiny Lobster Bisque, Sorrel & West Indian Lime Sorbet and Grilled Lobster Medallions. Top it all off with the Emerald Estate Chocolate Truffle for dessert. Plus, fireworks when the clock strikes 12 to start the New Year off with a ‘bang.’ Following the New Years Eve festivities, guests can enjoy the resort’s abundance of activities. From chocolate making with the property’s very own Chocolate Alchemist and scuba diving in the striking blue eaters of Soufriere Bay to vegan cooking classes at the resort’s Emerald Estate Farm and hiking the fames Gros Piton with your very own Hiking Butler, opportunities for adventure and indulgence are everywhere at this one-of-a-kind Caribbean resort.
Resorts World Bimini - Bimini, Bahamas
Enjoy a tropical New Years’ Eve getaway in Bimini, the closest Bahamian island to the coastal U.S. and home to Resorts World Bimini — an oceanfront complex that encompasses a chic Hilton hotel, incredible spa, casino, marina, and a new private beach and day club. The seven-mile island is surrounded by the bright blue waters of the Caribbean Sea, and views are best enjoyed with a drink in hand while sunbathing at one of two hotel pools: the ground-floor lagoon pool or the adults-only rooftop infinity pool, both of which have poolside bars with specialty cocktails and local bites. To ring in 2022, the resort is offering a variety of packages starting at $598 per person that include round-trip transportation from Fort Lauderdale, FL, on Balearia Ferry or Tropic Ocean Airways, a two-, three- or four-night stay at the Hilton at RW Bimini, an NYE dinner buffet, entry to a rooftop party, and a midnight champagne toast. On New Years Day, chill out in style at the recently-opened Resorts World Bimini Beach, a 4.5-acre private beach and lounge that blends laidback luxury with unrivaled ocean backdrops and chic vibes similar to beach clubs in Mykonos or Tulum -- complete with live DJ entertainment all day long.
Grand Universe Lucca - Lucca, Italy
Ring in 2022 like Tuscan royalty in a magnificently restored Italian ‘palazzo’ that’s redefining experiential luxury in Lucca’s cultural city center. Offering 55 superbly appointed rooms and suites, Grand Universe Lucca, Autograph Collection stands proudly adjacent to the Piazza Napoleone and across from the iconic Teatro del Giglio, where performances by Lucchesi composers Puccini, Catalani and Luporini have inspired a moving music culture that beats well into the present day. With the hotel’s New Year’s Eve package, guests will enjoy a three-course Tuscan dinner with a local production bottle of wine, as well as a Montecarlo Wine Tasting – one of three exclusive wine tasting series offered by the hotel. Don’t miss fireworks from the Sommita Rooftop Bar, the only of its kind in the “City of 100 Churches.” Rates start at €348 per room, per night.
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