New Year’s Eve is supposed to be the night to celebrate your achievements and all things amazing with your friends and family. No matter how your year has gone by, this one night, you got to let your hair down. December 31 deserves every bit of oomph and glamour, and we’ve listed the most expensive parties across the globe. By Japleen Kaur
1. Rooftop Party, NYC:
Of course, this had to be first on the list. Times Square is THE place to be on New Year’s Eve, and watching the ball drop, is a sight to behold. Now, it’s immensely crowded as people travel far and wide to be at this iconic location; so, the best way to view the activity is to be at a rooftop of a club that offers stunning views. And, our pick is Millennium Premier Hotel that is known for throwing parties that are fit only for Page-3 socialites, all around the world. Entry price starting at around Rs. 1,04,000 (approximately), the rates will just go up as you read this article!
2. Disneyland Hotel, Orlando:
Nobody does NYE like Disneyland, and the one in Orlando breaks all records, year after year. Dance in the Atlantic dance hall with the one you love as you wait for the big countdown for the clock to strike 12. Dine at the many restaurants there, before you head out to watch the fireworks display, with colours and pomp. There’s no age to be at Disney, and NYE is the perfect excuse. Passes, dance, dining everything will cost you around Rs. 70,000 for the night.
3. The Drake, Chicago:
The Drake is where the who’s who of Hollywood head to ring in their New Year; so, why should you miss out, right? From the hottest DJ’s playing the beats to thousands of balloons being let out at the Gold Coast Room – this makes for one spectacular view. Voted as a bucket-list party, pretty much Vegas style, you cannot miss out on this one. A VIP pass is sold at Rs. 1,22,000 (approximately) that includes unlimited drinks, and food at the grand ballroom.
4. Hotel Arts, Spain:
Spain is the party hub of the world when it comes to New Year celebrations. Apart from the streets being all lit with performers and tourists, we would want to make our way to the grand party by Hotel Arts in Barcelona. They make it a night to remember with a gala dinner and accommodation at the most gorgeous location. Starting package is at Rs. 76,000, and it increases as and when you opt for more services. And, we hear that the buffet breakfast the next day is the best hangover remedy for the madness that would be NYE.
5. Borthwick Castle, Edinburgh:
Forget partying in a pub when you can do it in your very own castle! This luxury castle-hotel in Edinburgh is your answer for a royal NYE night. And what all do you get here? Special highland dresses, Hogmanay-themed buffet, afternoon whiskey-tasting sessions, brunch with Bloody Mary, and so much more. It has only 12 rooms, so it is as exclusive as it can get. Also, prices are available only if you’re booking the place for sure, but be ready to shell out a plenty for this amazing stay, and a memorable start to New Year.