Sydney is known for hosting some of the most lavish New Year’s Eve parties in the world, so why should your clients’ stay be any less extravagant. The InterContinental Sydney features a rooftop wraparound outdoor terrace and lounge that is prime fireworks real estate.
From the locally inspired cuisine served at the restaurant 117 dining, to the individually curated experiences crafted by the hotel’s concierge, the team at InterContinental Sydney aims to create a memorable experience for every guest. Rates start at $197.37 for a side room.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Everything is bigger in Dubai. And when it comes to New Year’s Eve, the ultra-modern Middle Eastern city puts on a record-breaking fireworks display. According to the Guiness World Record, in 2014, Dubai successfully attempted the world record for the largest ever fireworks display, shooting off 479,651 shells fired in six minutes at a rate of almost 80,000 shells per minute and 1,332 fireworks per second.
Your clients can kick off their evening at the InterContinental Dubai Marina with a meal at one of the hotel’s nine restaurants and bars headed by a Michelin-starred chef. The 328-room property, located amidst the vibrant Dubai Marina and within a 10 minutes’ drive from hotspots such as Jumeirah Beach, Dubai Marina Mall and Dubai Media City, also features a health club, a spa and an outdoor pool. Rates start at $193.75 for Studio and Deluxe rooms.
On New Year’s Eve, scads of visitors descend on Singapore’s popular Marina Bay area to see the 20,000 “wishing spheres” dotting the Bay of Hope and Light. Fortunately, the InterContinental Singapore is located just a few minutes away featuring spacious suites with sweeping living spaces, five food and beverage options and a private limousine service. Rates start at $147.54 in a Heritage room.
From the Balcony Lounge and Humidor Cigar Bar to the city’s chic nightclubs and internationally recognized DJs, Thailand offers a nightlife scene for both those seeking a low-key evening and for those looking for just the opposite. On New Year’s Eve, the InterContinental Bangkok’s exclusive 37th-floor Club InterContinental offers a luxurious setting to take in the fireworks display. Rates start at $183.15 for a Deluxe room. For more information visit, ihg.com.