Planning a short getaway to bask in the year-end festivities this new years eve? Check out these five places to stay where you can usher in the new year in style and comfort, and join in a great new years countdown party in or near the hotel when the clock strikes 12.
Hotels for New Year’s Eve Fun
New Years Eve Stay at G Hotel Penang, Malaysia
If you’re a big foodie, there’s no better place to sample the wide range of Penang’s delectable cuisine in one place than at Gurney Drive Hawker Centre. This open-air congregation of stalls is as local as it gets, and must-try dishes include asam laksa and fried kway teow.
Just a stone’s throw away is G Hotel Penang – an upscale lodging offering fantastic sea views. Staying here also puts you in the vicinity of some fancy dining experiences at the nearby Straits Quay, where New Year’s Eve celebrations often take place as well. This seafront marina is home to the island’s upscale restaurants and shops, and you can even hop on to a dinner cruise and watch the fireworks from out at sea.
New Years Eve Stay at Sofitel Macau At Ponte 16, Macau, China
Looking for accommodation that matches up to the many extravagant casinos found all over Macau? Check out Sofitel Macau At Ponte 16. With interiors fashioned like a modern castle, it is nothing short of majestic. It even features decadent spa rooms with multi-sensory showers and an outdoor pool area that overlooks the gorgeous city.
And come New Year’s Eve, you can head down to the nearby Nam Van Lake, where locals and visitors gather annually to enjoy family-friendly entertainment. This starts in the evening and climaxes when the clock strikes 12 midnight and a dazzling fireworks display sets the night skies ablaze.
New Years Eve Stay at Crimson Resort and Spa Mactan, Cebu, Philippines
Does island hopping, jet skiing, parasailing, and windsurfing in clear blue waters sound like the perfect New Year’s Eve getaway to you? Although most people may not associate the year end with beach holidays, December is in fact one of the drier and warmer months in Cebu, making it an ideal holiday spot for sun worshippers. And Mactan – an island located off the main Cebu island – is the perfect place for families and couples alike to enjoy what the Philippines’ beaches have to offer.
Besides the numerous activities for thrill seekers, there’s also a private beach right on the doorstep of Crimson Resort and Spa, so more laidback holiday makers can kick back with a good read in one hand and a cocktail in the other.
New Years Eve Stay at The Fullerton Bay Hotel, Singapore
There’s no better place to be in Singapore on New Year’s Eve than at the heart of the city’s celebrations at Marina Bay. Besides the big countdown party on the floating stage, there’ll also be a whole host of events such as live music performances, a bazaar, and a special light show in the area surrounding the Merlion. And you can be in the midst of it all by staying at The Fullerton Bay Hotel.
The many restaurants and bars within walking distance of the hotel will be abuzz with activity, but if you would prefer to usher in 2015 in the luxury of your own suite, be sure to pick a room with a view of the extravagant fireworks display. Trust us – you won’t want to miss the fireworks, as locals from all over the island descend on Marina Bay every New Year’s Eve just for this event.
New Years Eve Stay at Centara Watergate Pavillion Hotel Bangkok, Thailand
Adored by fashionistas all around the region, Bangkok’s numerous luxury and budget malls make it a shopper’s heaven. One of the best spots to shop for the latest fashion trends at wholesale prices is Platinum Fashion Mall on Phetchaburi Road and Pratunam Market, located a few streets away. A short walk from these is the Centara Watergate Pavillion Hotel – one of the best hotels in Bangkok, Thailand for a city ‘vacay’.
After shopping all day and partying all night, you might want to reward yourself with good rest at the hotel, and this place has been designed with that in mind – think pampering spa treatments, massages, and a rooftop lounge with a panoramic city view that’s to die for.