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Where Else to 'Take the Elevator Home' for New Year's Eve

December 27, 2013 at 4:11 PM | by | Comments (0)

The other week we gave you an early start on booking a hotel room for New Year's Eve in Chicago, Miami and New York City. Today, we've got another set of options for where you can spend your final moments of 2013 in the U.S. And remember, if you find yourself too tipsy to drive home, then please, please, please, book a hotel room. Cheaper AND Safer.

SAN FRANCISCO
· Hotel Prescott: The Kimpton hotel is offering two orchestra seat tickets to the San Francisco Symphony's Masquerade Ball at Davies Symphony Hall along with a bottle of bubbly and of course, a room overnight. Book online here and mention rate code PNYE2. Rates start at $609 a night for a club level queen.

· Hotel Vitale: The JDV hotel has put together a 1960s inspired "Catch Me If You Can" New Year's Eve package that includes an overnight stay in a superior guest room, entrance for two to Americano Restaurant & Bar’s "Catch 2014 If You Can" New Year’s Eve Celebration (sponsored by Vintage 415), complimentary champagne, chocolates & New Year’s Eve party favors in room upon arrival and a Pan Am keepsake bag. Total cost is $949 and is based on double occupancy. Go here to book.  

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Where to Stay for New Year's Eve 2013 in Chicago

December 18, 2013 at 3:35 PM | by | Comments (0)

What to do for New Year's Eve? That's the question that's on everyone's mind this week. After, "Omg, I was so drunk at the holiday office party. Do you think my coworkers noticed?" of course.

For those of you heading to Chicago, the rates are looking very DOABLE compared to New York and Miami. We see the Hotel Felix on Expedia for $169 on New Year's Eve while the luxe Langham Chicago is "only" $409 a night. Even The Ritz-Carlton is an affordable splurge at $295 on New Year's Eve. The priciest hotel we saw was the Trump at $495, still far less than the $1,000 room rates for hotels in NYC and Miami. Of course, Chicago will be freezing but these New Year's Eve parties below should warm you up!

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Where to Stay for New Year's Eve 2013 in Miami

December 17, 2013 at 3:46 PM | by | Comment (1)

What to do for New Year's Eve? That's the question that's on everyone's mind this week. After, "Omg, I was so drunk at the holiday office party. Do you think my coworkers noticed?" of course.

For those of you heading to Miami, the rates are looking very similar to New York, that is to say they really expensive. The Hilton Bentley/South Beach is going for $1,299 on December 31 on Expedia.com. There are other smaller hotels open for one night but they are averaging about $300 a night. Also like NYC, most hotels are requiring a two-night stay. We found the Gale South Beach on Collins for $459 a night. The Surfcomber across the street is $629 a night while the Shore Club is about $729. The Lord Balfour is just $449 but apparently, there's only two rooms left at this price.

As we said yesterday, availability may change as we get closer New Year's Eve and rates could go down depending. But they could also go up. If you're holding out for a good deal, then you will be better off booking through HotelTonight or another last-minute hotel deal site.

On the other hand, if you're ready to party and ready to part with some money, we've got 5 hotels with happening parties to consider. Happy New Year!

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Where To Stay for New Year's Eve 2013 in NYC

December 16, 2013 at 9:17 AM | by | Comment (1)

What to do for New Year's Eve? That's the question that's on everyone's mind this week. After, "Omg, I was so drunk at the holiday office party. Do you think my coworkers noticed?" of course.

For those of you heading to New York City, booking a one-night stay on New Year's Eve is going to be expensive. Just doing a quick look on Expedia.com showed outrageous room rates for that night like $949 for the Hilton Garden Inn in Times Square. Most hotels are requiring a two-night stay with rates averaging about $500 a night. Several hotels are going for over $1,000.

Availability may change as we get closer to the ball drop date, meaning there's a chance rates could go down if a lot of rooms are still open but that can be iffy. If you're holding out for a good deal, then you will be better off booking through HotelTonight or another last-minute hotel deal site.

On the other hand, if you're ready to party and ready to part with some money, we've got 5 hotels with both room packages to book and parties to attend. Happy New Year!

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The Top New Year's Eve Fireworks Viewing Spots

December 27, 2012 at 9:07 PM | by | Comments (0)

Listen, we dodged that whole Doomsday thang (though we are Girl and Boy Scouts of preparedness, nonetheless), so let’s try and celebrate some good times, shall we?) We’ve clued you in on some Choice New Year’s Eve parties being held at hotels across the world. So, we hope you've decided (for once) to relax, relate, and release and get your party on!

But do you know which hotels to book if you want front-and-center views of fireworks and the action come midnight, whether you feel like going out, or prefer to stay in?

We've asked our HotelChatter editors and contributors to pick their favorite spots to trip the lights fantastic! Here are their around-the-world faves:

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Nix New Year's Eve Resolutions at The Four Seasons Chicago

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  Site Where: 120 East Delaware Place [map], Chicago, IL, United States, 60611
December 27, 2012 at 12:45 PM | by | Comment (1)

In January, Allium's All-You-Can-Eat specials include a whole day devoted to their delicious fried chicken!

We’ve been covering sweets, champagne and all the places to live it up before the start of the New Year and those promising dreaded resolutions. But starting January 1, Four Seasons Hotel Chicago is giving us every reason to keep the gluttony fest going, if only for a little while longer, with All-You-Can-Eat weekday specials.

Why not heed their advice? Since the February 2012 opening of the Chicago hotel’s new regional American dining concept, Allium – a rich, totally gourmet display of Americana and locally-sourced fare from chef Kevin Hickey – we can’t stop thinking about their 100% homemade hot dog, deviled eggs, cheese curd whipped potatoes, etc. It's enough to make us send our New Year's resolution's straight to hell.

And now with one look at Allium’s weekday specials, each of which includes three courses, life suddenly seems too short (and that tire around your waist not nearly so bad). You decide:

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Party Into The New Year With These 16 Hotel Bashes

December 20, 2012 at 10:38 AM | by | Comments (2)

It's 10:30am on a Thursday. Do you know what your New Year's Eve plans are? If you're anything like us, you'll wait 'til the last possible moment and hope everything comes together for a night of champagne guzzling merriment. Otherwise, here are 16 awesome New Year's Eve celebrations happening at hotels around the US. Here's to a drunken start to 2013!

MIAMI—At Anglers Boutique Resort, you can choose something quieter and more refined than Miami's usual bass-thumping circus. At the New Year's Eve Gala, there will be two seatings (a 3-course meal at 6pm, $100; or a 5-course meal at 9:30pm, $150)—though both will offer live music, a complimentary cocktail and champagne toast, and delicious Latin-inspired fare like dulce de leche pine nut-crusted rack of lamb, or stuffed dates and manchego cheese roasted pork loin. You'll even get to try out the Spanish "12 Uvas" tradition, where everyone gets to make 12 wishes on 12 grapes—then when the clock strikes 12, you pop 'em in your mouth to bring a year of good luck and prosperity! A DJ'd pool party will kick off after midnight.

SAN FRANCISCO—The Westin St Francis is where you'll find the city's largest hotel-hosted NYE event for the past 7 years, known as Passport to the World ($130). The attractions are almost too many to name, but here's the main gist: throughout the liquor-fueled evening, guests are encouraged walk from room to room, experiencing the music, fashion, art and performances of dozens of different cultures around the world. You'll see an 80s cover band, 15 international DJs, live art, stilt-walkers, taiko drummers, an Asian night market, and igloo-inspired cabanas (gotta show some love to the North Pole!). Best part, though? Drinks are included.

For 14 more ways to party, read on!

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Gramercy Park Hotel Jumps On The Malfunctioning Key Card Trend

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  Site Where: 2 Lexington Avenue [map], New York, NY, United States, 10010
January 3, 2012 at 9:24 AM | by | Comment (1)

Woah, we thought one New Year's Eve hotel lockout was bad enough, but this second one is making us super glad we stayed home on Saturday night. And really, the timing couldn't be worse for Gramercy Park Hotel, who narrowly avoided a complete catastrophe in October with the whole plummeting elevator business. Just as they were starting to win back our confidence, their key card system goes and crashes. At midnight. Leaving guests stranded in the hallways for seven hours.

The NY Post reports that 200 guests were shut out on New Year's Eve right after midnight when all of their key cards stopped working. And though the Marriott Denver Tech Center managed to address a similar issue (in that instance, with over 3,000 guests) in under four hours, GPH apparently struggled from around midnight until 7am, having to individually reset each guest's key for the room they'd already checked into.

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Every Party Needs A Pooper, That's Why We Invited You, Russell Brand, To the Savoy

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  Site Where: The Strand , London, United Kingdom, WC2R 0EU
January 3, 2012 at 8:56 AM | by | Comments (0)

Celebrating New Year's Eve as a newly single man, Russell Brand wasn't exactly his usual cheery self as he struggled to come to terms with his divorce, alone in London. The Forgetting Sarah Marshall star attempted to get as far away as possible from ex-wife Katy Perry—over 5,000 miles, to be exact—who meanwhile was partying it up at Soho House in West Hollywood.

According to The Mirror, Russell moped around The Savoy, ordering room service (meal for one), offsetting it with some time at the gym, and generally spreading his misery around the place like a bad smell. When one guest went up to him to wish him a happy New Year, Brand responded: "Here's hoping it gets happier." Or should we call him Eeyore.

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New Year's Eve at Marriott Denver Tech Center Ends In Major Technology Fail

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  Site Where: 4900 S Syracuse St [map], Denver, CO, United States, 80237
January 2, 2012 at 9:05 AM | by | Comments (0)

Of all the New Year's Eve parties that took place in hotels on Saturday night, this might be the most action-packed one we've heard about so far. Spread out across two neighboring hotels, the Hyatt Denver Tech Center's "White Rose Gala" and the Marriott Denver Tech Center's "Champagne Hotel" attracted thousands of midnight revelers. And for a while, it was smooth, champagne-fueled sailing.

Until midnight struck, and over 3,000 inebriated Marriott guests tried heading back to their rooms—only to discover they were all locked out! According to MSNBC, a computer error apparently crashed the hotel's entire key card database, and though pretty much everyone was drunk as a bicycle, and ready to collapse into their beds, they all had to wait until 3am to be let back into their rooms.

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Whether You're In Melbourne Or Las Vegas, Let's Make This New Year's Eve A Winner

December 28, 2011 at 5:12 PM | by | Comments (0)

Finding a hotel is often only one part of your trip. The other half is getting there. And our bro Jaunted does a bang-up job of covering the latest news and trends in the travel world. Out in Vegas, VegasChatter is keeping us informed on what's going down in Sin City.

Jaunted
· Jaunted makes its own New Year's travel resolutions
· How do Australians celebrate New Year's, anyway?
· TSA makes a music video, and it's kinda good
· Tuk-Tuk Taxis in Paris!

VegasChatter
· Never spent a New Year's Eve in Vegas? This guide shows you how
· VegasChatter braves the nightclub scene at Cosmopolitan
· Moms and daughters compete on a new VH1 reality show
· Reviewing the Ovtavius app at Caesars Palace

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A Look at Shelborne South Beach's Renovated Rooms

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  Site Where: 1801 Collins Ave [map], Miami Beach, FL, United States, 33139
December 28, 2011 at 9:55 AM | by | Comments (0)

Hotel makeovers: fun when they're finished but hell in the meantime? That may have been the case for the Shelborne South Beach, but the hotel has almost finished its massive overhaul, with 50 of its guest rooms now renovated to look like this.

As one commenter pointed out last time we got an update, the hotel's TripAdvisor reviews have not been kind during the construction phase. Not having stayed at the hotel, we can't speak for the service, but we can say that if the photos of the new rooms and the poolside cabanas are true to life, then the new Shelborne is nothing if not pretty. If you want to book a room that pleases the eye, though, make sure you ask for a Premiere Room (above). These are the renovated rooms.

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