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. We only have one more week of counting down, bringing you the top 25 luxury destinations from which to ring in New Year’s Eve. Without further ado, let’s see part four.
The heart of America’s New Year’s Eve celebration may be in New York City, but the West Coast has plenty to offer too. In California, The Garland is the place to be. The Los Angeles hotel is a charming and whimsical window into the past, with ’70s and ’60’s decor. Spread out across 7 sprawling acres, but close enough to the heart of Los Angeles to be convenient, The Garland is the perfect groovy place to slip on those bell bottoms and toast to tomorrow from yesterday.
The rooms are a blast from the past, proudly boasting design touches from Hollywood’s heyday. Rooms range from normal deluxe rooms – adorable and themed to the nines – to kids rooms and suites. The top dog suite in the hotel is the James Suite, and guests staying here will feel like a movie star from days of yore. The color palette is creams and golds, with mid-tone woods and pops of ’70’s orange in whimsical shapes throughout. Mid-century modern furniture is the name of the game, and the rooms are equipped with modern conveniences. For New Year’s, The Garland is going all out with a NYE soiree. Guests will be able to choose from an a la carte menu from the hotel’s The Front Yard restaurant, in the capable hands of Executive Chef Larry Greenwood. A DJ will spin the tunes on New Year’s Eve, and the next morning you’re invited in your pajamas to the Disco Brunch. Those showing up in costume – pajamas, that is – will get a free mimosa, so dress for comfort. To plan and book your stay, visit the website.
If you’re thinking West Coast but maybe a little more inland, you can’t think about celebrations without Las Vegas. And Vegas’s newest hot spot is ready to charm for New Year’s. Resorts World Las Vegas opened over the Summer, after years of anticipation, and it’s been a resounding success. With superstar residents like Carrie Underwood in the brand new RWLV theater, a shopping District with big names like Kardashian Kloset, dining options for every taste and a massive 117K-square-foot casino – Resorts World Las Vegas has it all. Accommodation options include Conrad Las Vegas, Crockfords LXR and Hilton Las Vegas. You can enjoy the Art of Aufguss at the Spa or hit up Ayu Dayclub.
The resort’s signature nightclub, Zouk Nightclub, will be throwing a bash for NYE. Resident superstar artist Zedd will be manning the tables at Zouk’s anticipated New Year’s Eve Party, welcoming guests to the unrivaled celebration space of the brand-new resort. Resorts World keeps making big promises and them keeping them beautifully – it’s a can’t miss destination heading into the New Year. To plan and book your stay, visit the website.
If the West Coast is too far for your vacation plans, the East Coast has a myriad of options to choose from as well.
The Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner in McLean, Virginia, is the luxury 5-star destination of your dreams. Just outside of Washington D.C., this Ritz-Carlton is a stately and elegant place to get away from the busy big city but be close to the action. The hotel’s decor is a soft bone-white, with soothing pale blues and dark woods to give it the feel of an oasis.
This location offers every amenity you’ve come to expect from Ritz-Carlton, all within a short distance from D.C.’s nightlife and entertainment venues. The walls of the rooms are adorned with artwork from local artists, and the restaurants use regionally sourced ingredients to give a taste of Virgnia. It’s a crystal chandeliers and caviar kind of place, and the New Year’s Eve party is as classy as you’d expect. Guests will celebrate with an entertainment-accompanied feast at Entyse Bistro before adjourning to Entyse Wine Bar & Lounge for champagne, seafood and caviar all to the backdrop of a live jazz band. On New Year’s Day, revive with an Adult Juice Bar alongside classic brunch at Entyse Bistro and live music in the Entyse Wine Bar & Lounge for an elegant afternoon tea experience. To plan and book your stay, visit the website.
If it’s New England you’re dreaming of, think of Massachusetts. At the Chatham Inn, Relais & Châteaux in Chatham, Cape Cod, MA, you’ll dive into New England and luxury. The charming luxury inn embraces modern decor palette of beige, gray, and soothing beachy colors, while offering touches of what makes Cape Cod such a special place to visit. The 18-room inn is the only Relais & Châteaux in the Cape.
Chatham celebrates New Year’s Eve in a big way ever year with their First Night Chatham event. The entire village gets in on the party, closing down main street to cars to turn it into a walking Winter wonderland. Visitors will attend musical performances throughout the town, sidewalk strolls, two fireworks displays (6:30pm and midnight) and more. Chatham Inn’s on-site restaurant Cuvée is hosting two dinner events for NYE. The festivities on the property include an early “pre-theatre” type dinner at 5pm, and its annual New Year’s Eve wine pairing dinner, featuring Chef Isaac’s 8-course Tasting Menu starting at 7:30pm. To plan and book your stay, visit the website.
The Dominican Republic
If you’re looking to connect with nature, perhaps the ecological marvel that is the Eden Roc Cap Cana is right for you. Eden Roc Cap Cana is a Relais & Châteaux in the ultra-exclusive community of Cap Cana, Dominican Republic. Nestled among the natural wonders of the island nation, Eden Roc is the luxury beach getaway your frosty fingers are beckoning for right now. The 65-accommodation destination is bright, airy, and calming – with decor that balances a soothing interior with a breathtaking exterior. The secluded property sits at the heart of the Cap Cana community, one of DR’s most exclusive and classy destinations. With sugar sand beaches, a brilliant blue-green view across the ocean, and rooms that are breezy, spacious, and comfortable – you may forget that you’ve traveled in the heart of Winter.
For New Year’s Eve, Eden Roc is hosting the Eden Roc Cap Cana’s New Year’s Gala Dinner & Festive Party. The resort’s New Year’s Extravaganza at The Beach club brings live entertainment and culinary delights. Cocktails and dinner with a grand buffet show start at 8:30PM. Eden Roc brings guests most exclusive New Year’s Eve party in the island with live music from THE GOLDSINGERS from Monaco, the international DJ. The property’s in-house wellness package can help you kick off the New Year right, and Chakra’s new menu has bites that can make you feel good about indulging. To plan and book your stay, visit the website.
Have you already booked your stay? If you’re still searching for the perfect New Year’s Eve destination, we aren’t done yet! Join us next week for the final 5 luxury hotels from which to celebrate the end of 2021 and the start of 2022.