New Year’s Eve is just around the corner, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to plan a last minute trip to help your clients ring in 2019 with a bang. Here are just a few of the special celebrations hosted by hotels and resorts around the world.
For clients who may want a warm-weather escape for the New Year, suggest a visit to Baros Maldives, which is welcoming 2019 with a full week of adventure and special events as part of its New Year Festive Program. Activities guests can look forward to include special castaway “pirate” pop-up dinners on the sandbank, coral reef planting, snorkeling safaris and fluorescent night diving, judging the Battle of Mixology event, and more. The main highlights of the week, however, will be the New Year’s Eve Cocktail Party, the Last Sunset of the Year Cruise, and the Gala New Year Buffet Dinner.
Room rates start at $993 per night. For more information, visit baros.com.
If your clients would prefer a sunny island getaway closer to home, then a trip to the Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa for its New Year’s Eve celebrations may do the trick. This year, the recently renovated resort is inviting travelers to join in on a variety of holiday activities from gingerbread man decorating and face painting to photo ops with Santa. The main events of the holiday season will culminate on Dec. 31 when the Westin Grand Cayman will host a New Year’s Evening Dinner and a New Year’s Eve Party at the Beach. The gourmet gala dinner will include a glass of Taittinger Champagne and a multi-course menu featuring selections such as butter poached american lobster and oysters prepared three ways, plus a dessert tasting plate. Guests welcoming the new year will be treated to live-action food stations, unlimited Marquis de la Tour sparkling wine and soft drinks, live music during dinner, a fireworks display at midnight, and dancing to the Big Band until 1 a.m. Families traveling together for the holiday can also celebrate with the children at a family-friendly event hosted by the Kids Club at 5 p.m.
Pricing for the dinner gala starts at $151 pp or $192 pp with a wine pairing. Entry for the beach party costs $192 pp or $270 pp with open bar; an additional $30 will be charged for children under 12 attending the beach party.
For more information, visit westingrandcayman.com.
If a cool evening in a European capital city is more your client’s speed, the Hotel Excelsior in Dubrovnik is offering a New Year Celebration Package, which includes a 2-night stay for two, daily breakfast buffet, access to the spa and wellness facilities, and an invitation to the hotel’s New Year’s Eve party. At this Dec. 31 celebration, guests can expect premium open bar, light hors d’oeuvres, a dessert station, party favors, a complimentary champagne toast at midnight, live DJs, and a front-row panoramic view of Dubrovnik’s midnight fireworks.
Starting rates for the New Year Celebration Package start at approximately $285 per night. For more information, visit adriaticluxuryhotels.com.