2. The Ace Hotel Palm Springs: Tons of Phish fans will be descending on Palm Springs to attend the group's anticipated Halloween concert series but The Ace Hotel Palm Springs has decided to embrace the Vampire craze with their "Vampires-Only Feast of Supersensualists" featuring a special screening of "Andy Warhol's Dracula," music from DJs Fangbanger and Victor Rodriguez, and an interview with an (actor) vampire, Udo Kier. The best Vampire drag wins a free night at the hotel.
Room rates starting at $119. Use the code HLLW31 and receive a free upgrade (depending on availability.)
Fearsome predators, including tiger sharks and a rare Komodo dragon with dagger-like teeth, deadly saliva and piercing razor-sharp claws will lurk in exhibits, terrorizing spectators. Rattling chains, creaking doors and haunting music will replace the normally soothing sounds of the ocean and the jungle.
But it can't be all that scary as children in costume under the age of 12 will get complimentary access and sugary sweets with adult admission ($16.95)
Rates start at $149 on Friday and $199 on Saturday night.
4. The Edgewater Hotel: Considering that The Beatles once stayed at this hotel during their U.S. tour, we thought the hotel's "Dead Ringer" contest might be Fab Four-related. However, it's actually open for anyone to come as their "favorite deceased celebrity." The party kicks off at 9:30pm when The Darrius Willrich Trio kicks off the utnes. Guests can sip "spooky" cocktails like the Rummy Mummy, Vampirro, Dracula Juice and the Franketini (all $7) and await the results of the costume contest which starts at 11pm. First prize will take home a free night stay at the hotel and dinner for two at the hotel's Six Seven restaurant. Also, word is that the Bacardi Bat Girls will be making appearance and giving away Bacardi-themed favors.
Rates start at $229 for both nights.
5. The Marcel at the Gramercy: Have you ever dressed up for Halloween and had a runny make-up job? Well, if getting your costume look "just right" is important to you then shack up at The Marcel at Gramercy this Saturday. The hotel has actually hired a professional make-up artist from Soho's well-respected Make-Up Designory to help guests with their costumes. From 4pm to 8pm in the 10th floor lounge, hotel guests (only) will be able to get a complimentary make-up job--whether it be realistic gore or stunning beauty a la a Disney princess (or any other character design you want.) Also on hand will be some of the hotel's special Halloween Punch.
Rates start at $299 a night for both nights.