Countdown to 2022: 25 Best Luxury Spots to Ring in New Year, Part 5
The end is nigh! Not the end of the world, luckily – as far as we know – but certainly
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. This is our final 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 check out our fantastic final five.
Waldorf Astoria Dubai and Los Cabos
Waldorf Astoria is one of the first names that springs to mind when you think of a luxury hotel. With the kind of quality amenities and care you receive while staying at a Waldorf Astoria property, it’s no wonder they’re one of the gold standards. If you’re looking to spend New Year’s Eve in the lap of luxury with a world-class brand you can expect the best from, we have two places that will check off every item on your list.
Waldorf Astoria Dubai International Financial Centre is a jewel in the desert. Dubai, as the capital of the United Arab Emirates, is one of the most advanced cities in the world, designed from the ground up to be beautiful. And of course the Waldorf Astoria Dubai is more of the same. Modern on the outside with clean lines and charming design, it fits the Dubai theme but with an upscale and elegant twist. The rooms are an artful blend of contemporary and classic, with a variety of designs to choose from depending on your mood. Some rooms boast a clean, cream and gold palette, others incorporate jewel tones and dark woods, with geometric designs for a touch of whimsy. The crown jewel of suites is the King Premier suite, with a comfortable separate living area and marble-clad bathroom.
The hotel overlooks Dubai and the surrounding desert, with views as far as your eyes can see – the air in Dubai is clean by design so you won’t have to worry about smog. Enjoy fine dining at the Bull & Bear, Peacock Alley or rooftop St.Trop, or stop off at the Cigar Lounge to enjoy the throwback vibes of the 1960’s theme. Enjoy the Waldorf Astoria full-service spa or go on an adventure in the world’s fastest growing tech center. For New Year’s Eve, take in the Dubai skyline at the Bull & Bear for a Gatsby-themed cocktail party as you bid 2021 farewell. Attire for the night is appropriately 1920’s, so come with your finest. To plan and book your stay, visit the website.
If you’re thinking sun and sand of a different kind, the Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal is the place to be. Located in Cabo San Lucas, the playground to the stars, Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos is a tropical getaway in luxury. The hotel is in a unique location, situated between a towering cliff and the Pacific Ocean, and you’ll drive through Mexico’s only private tunnel to get there – bored through the very rock. Guests can rock hop along the shore or take in the view from the perch above the shimmering waves. Over the top elegance is the name of the game, and the resort offers rooms, suites, villas, accommodation casitas or private homes. Rooms and villas are terraced up the side of the mountain, with charming gold sandstone and clean lines to provide a neutral backdrop for the breathtaking view outside. The rooms incorporate local touches such as driftwood and beach rocks, with the class and comfort of a Waldorf Astoria location. Dine at one of several cliffside restaurants and enjoy local flavors with exquisite Mexican cuisine. And as a Waldorf Astoria resort, of course the spa is all-inclusive and will soothe away your sore muscles from a day of exploring the natural beauty all around you – or maybe relax you for a calming night in.
For New Year’s Eve, a NYE Gala will delight guests with signature festivities including a multi-course dinner and wine pairings. The cliffside restaurant El Farallon will be serving up a bounty of freshly caught seafood such as prized assorted crabs, Baja clams, and oysters. And those oysters will join caviar for a select champagne pairing that will make your evening elegant and relaxing as you await 2022’s arrival. To plan and book your stay, visit the website.
An American Holiday
If you don’t want the hassle of international travel, we’ve got you covered with two perfect US destinations in which to celebrate the end of 2021. It’s a year we’re all eager to bid farewell, so everyone’s looking for a special way to celebrate.
You’ll find that special celebration at Pendry San Diego. Situated downtown in the heart of the Historic Gaslamp Quarter, Pendry San Diego is an elegant oasis close to everything. With classic design inside and out, you’ll feel pampered the moment you set foot on the property. The rooms and suites offer unparalleled views of the San Diego skyline, with decor that evokes the ocean in blues, whites, and mid-tone woods. Dining at Pendry is a delicious affair, with two restaurants and three bars to choose from to tickle your tastebuds. The Oxford Social Club is a Pendry exclusive, with an upscale and intimate vibe, perfect for unwinding after a long day with carefully curated entertainment.
The Pendry San Diego is offering a number of festive offerings, including a “More, the Merrier” package that includes a second guest room upon booking, valid through January 3. On New Year’s, the Pendry’s restaurant Fifth & Rose welcomes guests and locals to a stunning all-night party filled with craft cocktails, champagne and tasty bites to say goodbye to 2021. The evening features a sparkling countdown and live entertainment. Cover is $50 and includes a Moët and Chandon Champagne Vending Machine Coin. At the Pendry’s Provisional Kitchen Cafe & Mercantile, guests can enjoy a sophisticated soiree and a 5-course prix fixe dinner, including champagne and live music. To plan and book your stay, visit the website.
If you don’t feel like a West Coast soiree, there’s always The Lyte Park Hotel in Cincinnati, Ohio. Cincinnati’s finest hotel, The Lyte Park is a breathtaking nod to historic architecture that evokes a storied university or castle. The rooms and suites all embrace a beautiful blue-and-white decor palette, with touches of marble and cream throughout. Dine at Subito and enjoy homemade pastas with made-from-scratch sauces, hand-picked steaks and brick oven pizzas. Or head over to Vista or the Lobby Bar and enjoy craft cocktails and beer or the extensive wine list as you chat with friends over the elegant atmosphere.
For New Year’s Eve, there’s a massive Champagne Christmas tree, made of Lyte Park Champagne bottles. It will take center stage in the lobby, also acting as a central bar for guests to toast upon arrival. Subito’s will play host to a five-course, prix fixe menu with live music to entertain. After you’ve eaten your fill, head up to the rooftop bar Vista and partake in live music, dancing and a Champagne toast at midnight. To plan and book your stay, visit the website.
The Heart of Britain
If you find yourself spending New Year’s Eve in the United Kingdom, Lygon Arms in Broadway, Costwald, UK will be the perfect place to spend celebrate. Situated in a historic country building, along a charming cobblestone road with the old world gravitas a history lover will enjoy, Lygon Arms feels like home away from home – if you have an adorable English cottage for your home, anyway. Sit before the roaring fireplace or go for a stroll to local shoppes, you can’t go wrong spending the holidays in this throwback charmer. Lygon Arms offers a number of rooms in the main house, annex, courtyard and cottage, and each one is individually designed to feel like a special and unique bedroom to welcome guests. Enjoy the national pastime of afternoon tea in an elegant setting or dine in at the on-side restaurant with some local seasonal flavors and drinks.
For New Year’s Eve, Lygon Arms is offering a package that includes the freedom of choice from a variety of offerings, from the day you arrive to the food you enjoy. The Your New Years Break package includes accommodations, breakfast, and a New Year’s Eve champagne toast. For the lead-up to midnight, choose from the following dining options:
- New Year’s Eve Dinner in the Lygon Bar & Grill: Canapés and a 5-course dinner plus a live DJ to see in the New Year.
- New Year’s Eve Dinner in the Russell Room: Canapés and a 5-course dinner plus a live DJ to see in the New Year.
- New Year’s Day Brunch: A selection of delicious dishes to recharge after a night of celebration.
If you’re a fan of old-world charm and feeling a bit like royalty on holiday, Lygon Arms is the perfect place to be. To plan and book your stay, visit the website.
Now that we’ve come to the end, have you found your perfect New Year’s Eve destination? With options around the world to delight travelers of all types, we’re confident our top 25 locations offer something for everyone. If you need a refresher, take a look back at the other 20 destinations to make sure you find the New Year’s Eve celebration of your dreams. But whether you celebrate at home or on the road, at one of our top 25 or somewhere else you call home-away-from-home, we at CELEB wish you a very fine New Year’s Eve and a wonderful year ahead.