The end is nigh! Not the end of the world, luckily – as far as we know – but certainly the end of 2021. With a year that has been so trying and difficult for so many, it’s no surprise that people are eager to bid it farewell and see what 2022 has to offer. If you’re looking for a way to say goodbye in a big way and celebrate in luxury, you’re in luck. CELEB is counting down over the next 4 weeks, bringing you the top 25 luxury destinations from which to ring in New Year’s Eve. Without further ado, let’s jump into part two.
St Lucia and the Philippines
First, dive into the ocean with these two island getaway destinations.
Viceroy Resort’s Sugar Beach in St Lucia is a divine destination. Nestled within over 100 acres of untouched rainforest within UNESCO World Heritage-listed Val des Pitons, Sugar Beach is the perfect nature-lover’s getaway. At Sugar Beach you’ll have breathtaking views of both the Caribbean Sea and the Pitons, and be close enough to the lush rainforest to feel like you’re living in some far away, long ago time of simplicity. But never fear; the modern world’s conveniences are right at your fingertips.
Sugar Beach offers a number of suites and villas, each with its own private plunge pool. Guest rooms, residences, villas, bungalows and suites all embrace the St Lucia vibes of carefree and elegant. With modern interior design that focuses on bringing the outdoor beauty in, you’ll find yourself relaxing in one of the world’s most beautiful locations at Sugar Beach. The New Year’s Eve celebration has something for everyone, from a live DJ and bonfire to tasty treats and a fireworks display. And if you stay up a little too late celebrating, they offer a New Year’s Day Recovery Brunch. For more information or to plan and book your stay, visit the Sugar Beach Website.
Maybe your dream vacation takes you farther afield. The Conrad Manila sits in the heart of Pasay, Philippines, and it brings 5-star luxury to every guest. The iconic, 1,200-square foot Presidential Suite gives breathtaking views of Manila Bay and boasts a private infinity pool plus decor in calming colors of cream and white with delicate blues and dark woods throughout. With its curved panoramic windows and private terrace, this luxurious oasis is just what the doctor ordered. Enjoy your own private butler and never leave your bed, or get out and explore the natural wonder of the Philippines. For New Year’s, you can book the suite for a special three-day, two-night package that includes an elegant cocktail spread prepared by the hotel’s team of culinary artisans, with free-flowing sparkling wine to welcome 2022 by the balcony with front row seats to the Bayside celebration.
If the suite is a little out of your budget, never fear; they have options for every price range. But each room is richly appointed in carefully hand-picked luxury and elegance. If you’re not staying in the Presidential Suite you’re still welcome to enjoy the celebrations in Conrad Manila’s C Lounge. Guests will be entertained by artists and find themselves in the heart of the Manila Bay festivities. Conrad Manila is a Hilton family property, situated above the S Maison retail complex with a direct link to the Mall of Asia; the perfect destination for your shopping enthusiast. To plan and book your stay, visit the Conrad Manila website.
Coronado and Colorado
From the Coronado to Colorado, our next two options are a little different but just as delightful.
The Hotel Del Coronado in Coronado California is known for its over-the-top holiday celebrations. The hotel embraces something they call the “Del” state of mind, and promises to transport guests away from their cares and into a slower and simpler life, full of luxury and convenience of course. Abutting one of America’s most famous beaches, guests can ring in 2022 with the Roaring ’20’s Gala. The iconic Crown Room will be transformed into a Great Gatsby-themed speakeasy, with dinner, dancing, and a live DJ along with The Mighty Untouchables. Guests can indulge in a midnight champagne toast and an open bar, along with a classic Del brunch the next day.
The Hotel Del Coronado is a charming destination, with a number of differently designed accommodations to tempt every guest’s tastes. Each room is designed to be entirely unique, and guests will feel like their stay is their own personal oasis getaway. If this holiday hotspot sounds like your ideal location, visit the Hotel Del Coronado website to plan and book your stay.
But if your heart lies in the mountains, the Residences at Aspen Valley Ranch in Colorado may be more your speed. This 813-acre mountain playground is a charming winter destination for guests with a love for outdoor activities, or for those who’d rather sit inside and see the snow through a window. The luxury home rentals run from 5,700 to 13,000 square feet and come with a concierge team on hand to bring everything right to your door. It’s the perfect place to set up your own New Year’s Eve celebration with your closest friends and family – and then hit the slopes for some skiing, or snowmobiles, electric bikes and Polaris RZR from the ranch’s Toy Garage.
The Residences bring 5-star luxury to the rugged terrain of the Colorado mountains, with all the charm of a classic lodge and all the comfort and convenience of an urban luxury hotel. Aspen’s only luxury ranch rentals, the Residences offers the classic ranch experience with hundreds of acres for horse riding. During the winter in indulge in snow sports, and during the summer head to the pond with a dock for swimming, fishing and launching stand-up paddleboards. For more information or to plan and book your stay, visit the website.
Holiday in Chicago
Maybe you’ve had your fill of island paradises, beaches, and mountain retreats – perhaps you need an urban getaway. The Pendry Hotel just opened in May 2021 and quickly became Chicago’s hottest hotel. The Pendry’s website shares, “Steeped in history, anchored in style. Set within the iconic 1929 Art Deco Carbide & Carbon Building in Chicago’s Loop neighborhood, Pendry Chicago is a modern-day luxury hotel that pays homage to both the past and the present with contemporary, comfortable interiors, signature culinary and cocktail concepts, and inspired gathering spaces throughout that embody the spirit of Chicago. Welcome to your new favorite spot in the city.” You can ring in the New Year on property at Bar Pendry’s NYE celebration, which features live entertainment and a complimentary champagne toast. Venteux, the hotel’s signature modern French brasserie and cafe by Chicago’s youngest Michelin-starred talent Don Young is also offering a special NYE meal menu from 4 to midnight, with a 4-course prix frixe menu.
While at the Pendry, you can choose one of the standard rooms or a roomy, modern suite. Each room has decor that embraces the history of the area with a modern touch. The Pendry offers wonderful views of Chicago, and sits you right at the heart of a city known for celebrating New Year’s Eve in a big way. To plan and book your stay, visit The Pendry’s website.
With 10 destinations behind us, have you found your dream destination yet? If not, don’t worry; we’ve got 15 more places to countdown before 2021 comes to a close. Check back next week for part 3!