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 2 weeks, bringing you the top 25 luxury destinations from which to ring in New Year’s Eve. Without further ado, let’s see part three.
The cold weather has arrived, so if it’s warm salt breezes you dream of welcoming you to 2022, we’ve got the perfect place for you. Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi is luxury personified.
Celebrate the end of a year and the start of the future on this island nation, surrounded by the breathtaking azure waters of the Indian Ocean. With a wide variety of villas to choose from, you can stay in an overwater villa or on the beach where you can really dig your toes in and ground yourself for the New year. The decor in the villas is a blend of island meets modern, with playful local touches to sleek, contemporary lines.
The villas come with their own private plunge pools and unique views of the surrounding tropical paradise. The resort offers a Wellness Concierge service in a full-service spa, with all of the amenities you’ve come to expect from the Waldorf Astoria name. Choose from 11 unique restaurants or bars to fill your tank before heading out for a day of fun in the sun.
New Year’s Eve boasts a South American themed celebration. With a Caribbean Carnival atmosphere, dancing, costumes and a lively party to ring in the new year, you’ll be ready to stay up all night. Although the midnight party is geared towards adults, there’s a Kid’s Corner for families who want everyone to share some of the fun. There’s a New Year’s brunch, White Party “Happy New Year” party, gala dinners and more. If this sounds like your destination, visit the Waldorf Astoria Ithaafushi website to plan and book your stay.
If you want something a little more traditional, perhaps you should set your eyes on England. Jolly old England offers a lot in the way of traditional celebrations, and London is the vibrant and beating heart of the old country. We brought two London destinations that will speak right to your traditional heart.
The Mayfair Townhouse in London looks like it was taken right off the pages of a classic novel. With a charming simple historic facade and Christmas decorations galore, this destination will have you feeling like one of the royals for your New Year’s Eve celebration. Although it looks historic, the Mayfair Townhouse is brand spanking new, offering 172 rooms and suites for guests in the heart of London. With skating rinks and shopping just a hop-skip away, you can roll your Christmas celebration right into New Year’s at Mayfair Townhouse. Inside, the decor is an elegant classic nod to history with clean lines to soothe guests into a state of relaxation. Enjoy festive cocktails and breakfast in your room for two the next morning as 2021 becomes 2022. To plan and book your stay, visit Mayfair Townhouse.
Although they have a similar name, the Biltmore Mayfair is a horse of a different color. Where the Townhouse is charming, quaint, and quirky; the Biltmore is stately and elegant. Overlooking Grosvenor Square, the Biltmore is an opulent getaway if you’re looking to be pampered and treated like the cream of the crop. The Biltmore offers a variety of rooms and suites for all budgets, with a soothing cream-and-gold palette to really drive home that upscale feel.
Their New Year’s Eve package includes:
- 2 nights in the 3-bedroom Penthouse for 6 people
- A private 6-course dinner for 8 people
- Moët & Chandon Champagne on arrival and at midnight
- Premium position from a private balcony to watch the New Year’s Eve fireworks display
- New Year’s Day brunch for 6 people.
For more information about the hotel, visit the Biltmore Mayfair website. To reserve your New Year’s Eve package, email or call 0207 5963 122.
Meanwhile, Elsewhere in the UK
Perhaps you’re in England, but the hustle and bustle of London doesn’t appeal. We have two more locations in Jolly Old England that will certainly be right up your alley.
Chewton Glen, Hampshire England is like the cosy family cottage-meets-mansion of your dreams. This country house hotel and spa sits right on the edge of the New Forest National Park, bringing a little bit of green and fresh air to your New Year’s celebration. It’s the quaint family vacation you’ve always hoped for, and guests can warm their toes before roaring fires after a day of exploring the countryside or walking the beach. Chewton also offers treehouse hot tubs and a spin at the James Martin’s Cookery School. The Chewton offers a Christmas party that they will repeat for New Year’s, complete with meals, wines and entertainment — from a formal black tie dinner accompanied by the relaxing sound of the piano and a champagne reception with Christmas carols, to a festive cream tea and dinner dance. As the team promises, “it will certainly knock the stockings off guests!” To plan and book your stay, visit Chewton Glen.
The Cliveden House in Berkshire is less England and more Italy, with over-the-top five star elegance. Driving up to the House feels like approaching Versailles – if Versailles were Italian – with all the grand soaring architecture, topiaries, statues, and high-class touches to make it feel like a step out of time. The Cliveden offers a number of different room styles for guests, from more traditional hotel-feeling rooms to mansion rooms and a cottage for those wanting to be at Cliveden but have some extra privacy. The New Year’s Eve celebration at Cliveden is the center of a three-night, luxury stay with all the amenities and bells and whistles at your fingertips. Frolic on the nearly 400 acres of carefully crafted property and toast to tomorrow at midnight. For more information or to plan and book your stay, visit Cliveden House.
Now we’ve taken a look at 15 of the best places in the world to spend New Year’s Eve; have you found your place yet? Don’t worry, we’ve got 10 more delightful destinations to share as we continue the countdown over the next two Fridays.