It is often said that how you spend your New Year’s Eve foreshadows what will happen in the coming year. If you don’t know where to go for New Year’s Eve, you can make a selection based on where you want to rest your head at night after the midnight celebrations. These boutique hotels and vacation rentals around the globe not only offer appealing accommodations, but also their corresponding destinations provide plenty of fun New Year’s Eve events to attend.
American Trade Hotel
Located in Panama City, the American Trade Hotel is in the vibrant Casco Viejo area. The property and its surroundings remain steeped in local heritage and history. Guests can appreciate all of the modern conveniences throughout the hotel's 50 rooms. Rooms come with televisions, free Wi-Fi and rainfall showers. Panama City can be an attractive stop for New Year’s Eve with its wealth of entertainment options. Near the hotel, guests can choose from Danilo’s Jazz Club, Café Unido, the Lobby Café and Bar and the Dining Room.
Insólito Boutique Hotel
Settled 100 miles from Rio de Janiero in the heart of Búzios, Insólito Boutique Hotel gives travelers the ideal New Year’s Eve escape. Balancing both a modern and timeless character, Insólito Boutique Hotel offers up amenities such as a saltwater pool, freshwater pool, sauna and steam room. In addition, the area features 26 beaches along a lush five-mile peninsula. Búzios offers plenty of New Year’s celebrations and parties for guests to enjoy. If you really want to partake in a Brazilian New Year’s Eve, you can also head to Rio de Janiero for its legendary beach celebration. Along the sands of Copacabana, the city comes alive with fireworks, performances and traditions. Rio proudly holds the title of being home to the world’s largest New Year’s Eve party.
Just 80 minutes from Dublin and an hour from Belfast, Castle Leslie provides travelers with an idyllic boutique hotel to hole up in on New Year’s Eve. The property spans more than 1,000 acres of scenic Irish countryside. With its original décor and authentic furnishings, the castle boasts four master bedrooms and 16 heritage bedrooms. While a quiet night might appeal to some for New Year’s Eve, those seeking more activity will find it nearby in Dublin. The city hosts plenty of live music performances.
For a tropical Caribbean New Year’s Eve getaway, travelers can look no further than Musha Cay. Located on its own private 150-acre island in the Bahamas, guests can appreciate an exclusive feel to their New Year’s Eve accommodations. All across the Bahamas, locals ring in the New Year with street parades, beach gatherings and fireworks. The party doesn’t end on the 31st however. The Bahamas keep up the celebrations on January 1st with even more street parades held across the country.
Paradise Point at Kailua Bay
If you want an extremely exclusive New Year’s Eve hideaway, you can look no further than Paradise Point at Kailua Bay. The five-star estate has become a personal favorite for President Barack Obama. Paradise Point at Kailua Bay sits on the oceanfront, just steps from the white sands of Kailua Beach and 25 minutes from Honolulu. Of course, if the privacy of the luxury estate has you yearning for a bit more activity on New Year’s Eve, you can find it in nearby Honolulu, where the city’s Aloha Tower hosts a New Year’s Eve party with live music, dancing and fireworks.
Belmond Le Manoir
Perched in the village of Great Milton in Oxfordshire, Belmond Le Manoir lends a luxury English country inn feel to your New Year’s Eve celebrations. Throughout its 32 rooms and suites, guests can enjoy marble bathrooms, one of kind décor, Wi-Fi and LCD televisions. Guests also are within a short distance of London. England’s capital city comes alive for New Year’s with the midnight ringing out from Big Ben, fireworks displays and parades.
Settled into one of Johannesburg’s most beautiful districts, AtholPlace has nine suites to choose from to spend New Year’s Eve. Each comes with flat screen televisions, wireless internet and bathrooms with under-floor heating. Travelers can celebrate the New Year in style by partaking in the area’s rich shopping and dining scene. Johannesburg also hosts a number of New Year’s Eve parties across the city for travelers to join.
Just 20 minutes from Queenstown Airport and steps from Lake Wakatipu on New Zealand’s South Island, Matakauri Lodge is an ideal New Year’s Eve getaway. The property includes suites in the main lodge and separate villas. Amenities include flat screen televisions, Wi-Fi and sitting areas with open fireplaces. New Year’s in this corner of the globe is lively to say the least. Queenstown celebrates with live music, entertainment and spectacular fireworks on the Queenstown Lakefront.
Topping Rose House
Around 90 miles from JFK and La Guardia, Topping Rose House settles into the quaint town of Bridgehampton in the Hamptons. Proudly identifying as one of the finest hotels in the Hamptons, the boutique sits near all of the best shops, galleries and restaurants in town. Its rooms and suites are outfitted with plush bedding and designer linens. The onsite restaurant also entices with its farm-to-table offerings. Topping Rose House provides a historic stage for a New Year’s Eve away from the crowds and chaos of New York City.
Fixed on the Caribbean coastline in Tulum, Mexico, Be Tulum provides a fine boutique hotel experience throughout its 20 suites. The property is not only surrounded with gorgeous beaches but also lush tropical gardens. Rooms come equipped with hardwood floors, oversized beds and floor-to-ceiling windows. Being that Be Tulum is only 45 minutes from Cancun International Airport, guests can also partake in all of Cancun’s New Year’s Eve beach celebrations.
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