It’s edging closer to the end of the year and with that thought in mind, it’s time to plan your New Years Eve in New York plans! With the end of the decade rapidly approaching, it is more important than ever to find the perfect way to celebrate this New Year’s Eve. For New Yorkers seeking a night to remember, without the overwhelming crowds of Times Square, they can look no further than local hotspots The Bowery Hotel, Refinery Hotel, Renaissance Times Square, and New York Marriott Marquis and more, to bid farewell to 2019 and start the new year off with a bang.
If you live in New York City or have always dreamed of celebrating new years in the big apple, there’s certainly no shortage of hotels and more importantly hotel parties to choose from. So from a swanky soirées at The Bowery, to an iconic VIP package at Refinery Hotel, here are the seven best hotel parties at every budget to help you celebrate the most epic new years eve to date. And from some of these hotels you can even see Times Square at midnight on New Years Eve.
You can catch a glimpse of the huge, crystal-covered ball that famously signals the New Year in Times Square or head to one of the many hotels in NYC at New Year, and clink champagne glasses as the clock strikes 12. Truth is, you can’t really go wrong spending New Years Eve in New York. But however you ring in the New Year in New York, the night will eventually end, and you’ll need a place to rest.
Here are my top seven hotel picks for New Year’s Eve! (Of course, some of these hotels may already be booked up for the big night)
New York Hotels
1. Bowery Hotel
Arguably the trendiest hotel in New York City, The Bowery Hotel is offering a glitzy and glamorous way usher in 2020 with its New York’s Eve event, curated by the Bowery Collective. Inspired by the extravagant world of Studio 54, attendees will immerse themselves in the nostalgia of the shimmering opulence of disco, roller girls, go go dancers and more.
From 9:30 p.m. – 2:00 a.m., guests will be treated to premium complimentary cocktails, a champagne lounge with fresh fruit and house-made purées to customize their bubbly, an outdoor Irish coffee bar from Slane Irish Whiskey, DJ sets, midnight snacks “NYC style” from Joe’s Pizza and several other lavish surprises. Offering general admission tickets and VIP tables, this New York City hotspot will deliver a grandiose night to remember, starting the new decade off with a bang. (Tickets starting at $249, VIP Tables starting at $1156.
New York Hotels
2. Refinery Hotel
Refinery Hotel is offering travelers and New Yorkers alike exclusive and extravagant opportunities to ring in the new year the iconic New York City way, with multiple events being hosted throughout the properties venues this year. Most exclusive, the hotel is offering this first-ever VIP Package which includes accommodations for two, access to a private VIP dinner in Winnie’s Lounge featuring their special New Year’s Eve Menu followed by a private escort to Times Square to witness the ball drop. Guests can then return from the excitement and head straight to Refinery Rooftop to finish out the night at the premium open bar. (rates start at $3,889)
Additionally, Refinery Rooftop will host its annual New Year’s Eve Party, featuring unobstructed views of the Empire State Building, bubbly toasts, and live entertainment. Starting at 9 pm, guests can indulge in a four-hour premium open bar as well as passed hors d’oeuvres including crab beignets, deviled eggs and more. Attendees can choose from three different package options to ring in the new year:
- General Admission (ticket price: $150) includes Standing room
- VIP Gold Tickets (ticket price: $250) includes Table Service Atrium & Living Room, Private VIP table for the duration of the evening including bottle and cocktail service
- VIP Platinum Tickets (ticket price: $350) includes Table Service Tent with a view of the Empire State Building, Private VIP table for the duration of the evening including bottle and cocktail service
New York Hotels
3. Renaissance New York Times Square
A coveted terrace room at the Renaissance New York Times Square will give guests a front-row seat to the iconic, bucket list New Year’s Eve celebrations in Times Square. The large, redesigned rooms are located on the fourth floor of the hotel, and feature spacious outdoor areas with sweeping views of the entire party below, including an unmatched view the ball drop!
Before midnight, a magnum of Champagne and snacks are sent to the room, and after the night of excitement, guests start the New Year right with a delectable buffet breakfast with the hotel’s general manager. Both the terrace room closest to the ball drop and the terrace room with the largest outdoor terrace are $35,000 while the other terrace rooms are $25,000.
And if guests are looking for an extravagant party atmosphere, the black-tie event at the hotel’s RLounge is the place to be. This year’s theme is “Nothing is black and white in 2020” and the swanky event will feature live entertainment from the incredible DJ, Danny Estrella, as well as a full premium open bar, Champagne to toast to the new year, and elaborate chef’s stations inclusive of hand-made sushi, lobster tails, and filet.
New York Hotels
4. New York Marriott Marquis
Guests can ring in the new year at New York Marriott Marquis. The Broadway Lounge on the 8th floor will be the venue for the third annual “Marquis New Year’s Eve Party.” The exclusive party, which is produced by Matt Gavin Enterprises, includes food, premium open bars, live entertainment, and some tickets include access to breathtaking views of one of the most famous New Year’s Eve traditions — the Times Square Ball Drop. General admission tickets start at $500 per person. If you’re looking for a unique dinner option, located on the 48th floor of the hotel, The View Restaurant & Lounge will be offering a “luscious” five course meal, open bar, and DJ spinning on night long. For more information about the event and to reserve a ticket, see website. Guests can also book rooms at the hotel that provide amazing views of the celebrations, skipping the crowds and cold weather altogether.
New York Hotels
5. Casablanca Hotel
Celebrated as one of the most popular boutique hotels in NYC, the Casablanca Hotel is a hidden gem, located just steps away from vibrant Times Square. The Casablanca Hotel Times Square was inspired by the romance of the movie, “Casablanca.” An oasis of luminous Moroccan glamour and hospitality, The Casablanca Times Square is only out-shined by its talented and eager to please staff.
The Casablanca Hotel Times Square is an intimate European-style family-owned boutique hotel in New York City’s most popular location where guests can escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and relax in front of a fireplace at Rick’s Café, the Casablanca Hotel’s warm and welcoming upstairs club room. Rick’s Café serves refreshments 24 hours a day, including deluxe continental breakfast each morning and wine & cheese receptions every evening from 5pm to 8pm. The hotel is also the home of Tony’s Di Napoli Restaurant.
The hotel is situated in the heart of the new Times Square and New York City’s theater district and in the middle of Manhattan’s magical sightseeing attractions, boutiques, restaurants and nightclubs. We are adjacent to the Fashion District with easy access to the Jacob Javits Convention Center and Wall Street.
New York Hotels
6. Williamsburg Hotel
One of the coolest spots to celebrate this year, The Williamsburg Hotel will be hosting a NYE party in The Water Tower this year. Sip on specialty cocktails, enjoy delicious food stations and get a front row seat to fireworks while dancing to live jazz and DJ sets. For those who want to book a New Year’s staycation, room packages are also available and start at $500 for two guests. General admission for the party starts at $250. You can find out more by visiting the website.
New York Hotels
7. MOXY Chelsea
Raise a glass and get ready to celebrate Magic Hour at the Moxy. At both the Chelsea and Times Square Moxy locations, New Year’s packages are now available and include accommodations, 1 glass of welcome champagne (per person) at Bar Feroce in Chelsea as well as discounted tickets to Bar Feroce’s NYE party for $65/per person, open bar from 9:30pm – 12:30am as well as DJ performance, passed hors d’oeuvres and pizza by Roscioli. You can find the link to book.
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