2021 was a wild ride, but there are plenty of good things on the horizon — and that's worth celebrating. Whether you’re in search of a place to unwind after the holidays, an over-the-top celebration in the city of lights, or you’re craving an adventurous endeavor with a side of fantastic scenery, there are endless opportunities for commemorating the new year. To ease the stress of those in limbo, we’ve rounded up the most memorable New Year’s Eve events around the world – from the United States to the Maldives, so everyone can start 2022 off on the right foot.
Celebrations + Packages
Two of Waldorf Astoria’s iconic properties -- Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas and Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal -- have teamed up to create an over-the-top New Year’s Eve experience featuring an unforgettable stay in the “Entertainment Capital of the World” before boarding a private jet for a luxurious trip to Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal for a rejuvenating seaside retreat. The Waldorf Astoria $200,000 New Year’s Eve package includes:
- Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas:
o Accommodations in Presidential Suite
o VIP airport transfer in Aston Martin
o Drinks + table in SkyBar with Remy Martin Louis XIII tasting experience
o Maverick Helicopter ride over The Strip
o Private shopping experience at Alice + Olivia
o Couples’ treatment at The Spa
o In-room bartender for 20 people with canapes and open bar
o Private jet to WALCP on New Year's Day via Schubach Aviation
- Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal:
o VIP airport transfer in luxury SUV
o Accommodations in premier suite
o Floating breakfast in-residence
o Private tequila and oyster tasting at Va y Viene Bar on the beach
o 90-minute spa treatment on the beach
o Sunset dinner at El Farallon’s private Seaside Table
o Agave Study at Peacock Alley private experience
JOALI BEING | Bodufushi, Maldives
Opening late 2021, JOALI BEING will open as the first nature immersive wellbeing retreat island in the Maldives, inviting wellbeing seekers to reconnect with themselves and with the beauty of nature. With New Year's festivities until January 6th, JOALI BEING invites guests to ring in 2022 with a feeling of weightlessness – that incomparable feeling of joy, freedom and transcendence. Experiences include:
- December 31: Start the day with Sunrise Salutations, Morning Yoga, greeting the final day of the year with gratitude and open your soul to fresh experiences. In the evening, The Enchanted Coast New Year’s Eve Celebration on the beach will feature dancing, acrobats with indulgent yet nourishing dishes
- January 1: Welcome 2022 with the First New Year’s Brunch, showcasing the best of JOALI BEING ingredients and flavours. Following, enjoy Ready, Set, Move, a beach challenge that will kickstart the year on an active note with a session of swimming, running and functional training
- January 2: Begin the day with a harmonious pilates session, followed by Goal Mapping, an inspirational session that guides you towards building an effective road map, focused on achieving meaningful goals and fulfilling cherished dreams. Afterwards, enjoy Island Castaways, a New Year Picnic on a secluded storybook island, surrounded by endless panoramas of the Indian Ocean.
- Additional activities throughout the week include: Non-alcoholic mixology classes, intuitive eating classes, marine classes and guided meditation and breathwork with expert practitioners.
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island | Amelia Island, FL
Welcome the 2022 New Year with style as The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island celebrates the Seventh Annual Gala with luxurious food buffets including a seafood and sushi station, living salad station, antipasti and appetizers. Dance all night with live music and enjoy an open bar and fireworks with a champagne toast at midnight. Black & White attire is encouraged. Masks are provided, or guests can bring their own. The event will be held from 9:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. The price is $295 per adult, including service charge. For those looking to stay overnight, a room package is also available.
MacArthur Place Hotel & Spa | Sonoma, CA
Whisk away to wine country and ring in the New Year in style with Sonoma’s iconic MacArthur Place. Designed for groups of eight, the luxury boutique hotel is partnering with Surf Air to jet-set guests off to wine country for an unforgettable celebration — complete with a private chartered flight to Sonoma from the group’s home airport, 25% off a two-night stay in luxe accommodations, a $100 resort credit per couple, as well as VIP access to an array of local New Year’s events. Guests interested in an extra indulgence can also book specialty add-on amenities like a Grand Cuvée Private Tasting at Ashes & Diamonds Winery, behind the cellar door wine tour with Bohemian Highway Co. and airport transportation among other on-property activations.
Old Edwards Inn & Spa | Highlands, North Carolina
Old Edwards Inn & Spa creates comfort and joy during the entire year, but during the New Year, that takes on an even more magical meaning. Festivities and celebrations center around cozy fires with live music, delicious foods and beverages, holiday decorations around every corner and just enough sparkle to make your spirits soar. This year, enjoy the property’s New Year's Celebration and with the Comfort +Joy package guests receive a three-course dinner for two at any Old Edwards restaurant and two 50-minute spa treatments at The Spa at Old Edwards.
Sugar Beach | St Lucia
Set within more than 100 acres of pristine rainforest in the embrace of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Val des Pitons, Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort, offers breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea and the Pitons, along with all of the 18th-century Colonial charm that St. Lucia is known for. Sitting on the site of an old sugar plantation, the resort boasts a variety of different luxury rooms, cottages, bungalows and villas - each with its own private plunge pool. Dance the night away under the star-studded St. Lucia sky, on our own private stretch of Paradise. The hotel’s shimmering New Year’s bash will be filled with treats for everyone, from the crackling bonfire to the spectacular fireworks display, from the live band to the DJ – ready to take the party into 2021 with a bang. The following New years day kick back and relax at the New Year’s Day Recovery Brunch.
Hotel del Coronado | Coronado, CA
The Del is famed for its over-the-top holiday decor and offerings, and this year is no exception. Set on one of America’s most iconic beaches, revelers can ring in 2022 inside the legendary Hotel del Coronado during a roaring 20’s gala. Visitors will be mesmerized as the iconic Crown Room transforms into a Great Gatsby themed speakeasy, with dinner and dancing courtesy of a live DJ and The Mighty Untouchables. A midnight champagne toast and an open bar will have guests clinking cheers all night long, and the following day, guests can enjoy their first meal of the new year with The Del’s famed brunch featuring regionally inspired dishes, international cuisine, a gourmet mimosa and bloody mary bar and more.
The Residences at Aspen Valley Ranch | Aspen, CO
Toast to 2022 inside the gates of the exclusive 813-acre mountain playground at The Residences at Aspen Valley Ranch, featuring spacious modern ranch retreats available for rent or a buyout. A dedicated team of concierges will be included to assist with every need for a full New Year’s Eve celebration buyout across the ranch. Ranging from 5,700 to 13,000 square feet, the luxurious home rentals boast complete privacy and expansive indoor and outdoor space to ring in the New Year with friends and family. The Residences at Aspen Valley Ranch offer peak luxury never experienced before plus the allure of Aspen lies within its winterized outdoor activities, which is right in guests’ backyard—think snowmobiles, electric bikes, Polaris RZR and more can be found in the ranch’s Toy Garage.
Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi | Malé, Maldives
Ring in the New Year under the Maldivian stars and surrounded by azure waters for an unforgettable NYE celebration. New Year's celebrations around the clock from a NYE Caribbean Carnival celebration with entertainment from South America with exquisite costumes and live music that will have guests dancing all night, and an extraordinary party that will bring in the New Year in a way to remember for decades to come. The resort’s festive celebrations are for all ages including a Kid's Corner NYE party and special Bike Scavenger Hunt to create their New Year resolutions. Dining celebrations include a New Year’s Brunch, White Party “Happy New Year'' party filled with dancing and music, Gala Dinners and so much more. Ringing in the New Year in the Maldives has never been so magical for every traveler.
Chewton Glen | Hampshire, UK
With the feel of a cosy family home, Chewton Glen is an English original and a great choice for ringing in 2022 for the whole family. This country house hotel and spa is located on the edge of the New Forest National Park, and offers festive experiences to remember for years to come. In-between feasting, guests can gather around roaring fires, enjoy beach walks, warm up in the treehouse hot tubs, or cook at James Martin’s Cookery School. This year, guests can choose between a variety of great festive offerings including Chewton Glen’s Iconic Christmas + New Years House Parties: The three-night Christmas House Party (24th - 27th December) includes all meals, wines and entertainment — from a formal black tie dinner accompanied by the relaxing sound of the piano and a champagne reception with Christmas carols, to a festive cream tea and dinner dance — it will certainly knock the stockings off guests! The party is also repeated at New Year (31st December - 2nd January), great for those who just couldn’t get enough the first time around.
Cliveden House | Berkshire, UK
Experience the high-life this festive season at Cliveden House, a five-star royally-renowned Italianate mansion and stately hotel, nestled amongst 376 acres of National Trust formal gardens and woodland. Guests can celebrate the New Year with Cliveden House’s House Parties: Join the famously iconic, three-night, luxury all-inclusive, Christmas House Party (24th-27th December), where you can expect to taste the Best of festive Britain with gourmet breakfast, lunches, dinners and a festive Afternoon Tea all up for grabs. And if christmas wasn’t enough, do it all again on New Years eve! (Christmas House Party from £3,995 per room and New Years House Party from £2,695).
The Mayfair Townhouse | London, UK
With its twinkling lights, magnificent decorations, ice rinks markets and more, London during the festive season is truly magical and where better to treat your family to some New Year cheer, other than at one of London’s hottest new hotels situated in the heart of the festivities. The marvelous Mayfair Townhouse is a high-end neighbourhood hotel boasting 172 rooms and suites, a vibrant sense of style, stunning decor, striking artwork and the townhouse's mischievous motif, the fox. Green Park, upscale shopping locations and several of London's most acclaimed restaurants, as well as Hyde Park, famous for Winter Wonderland are all a stone's throw away. With an elegant room, breakfast for two, a welcome treat and delicious festive-themed cocktail in renowned Dandy Bar all on offer for guests this festive period, The Mayfair Townhouse is perfect for those looking for a dandy stay in the heart of London this New Years.
The Biltmore Mayfair, LXR Hotels & Resorts | London, England
Step inside The Biltmore Mayfair, LXR Hotels & Resorts, on Grosvenor Square and prepare for a truly decadent New Year’s Eve celebration. Ring in 2022 in style at Cafe Biltmore with an indulgent six-course menu created by Michelin-Starred Chef, Jason Atherton and Executive Chef Paul Walsh, live entertainment, and a glass of champagne on arrival and at midnight. For the ultimate experience, stay in the jewel of The Biltmore Mayfair’s crown, the Biltmore Penthouse. Enjoy a private six-course dinner for up to eight guests and watch London’s spectacular fireworks from your own private balcony. Welcome the New Year with a glass of Moët & Chandon Champagne. Your evening includes:
- 2 nights in the 3-bedroom Penthouse for 6 people
- A private 6-course dinner for 8 people
- Moët & Chandon Champagne on arrival and at midnight
- Premium position from a private balcony to watch the New Year’s Eve fireworks display
- New Year’s Day brunch for 6 people
- To reserve this exclusive experience email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0207 5963 122.
Resorts World Las Vegas I Las Vegas, NV
Resorts World Las Vegas, home to Conrad Las Vegas, Crockfords LXR and Hilton Las Vegas, is offering guests an unrivaled entertainment experience to ring in 2022 at the recently opened Zouk Nightclub. As the Strip’s most anticipated nightlife destination, resident artist, Zedd, has been announced as the headliner for Zouk Nighclub’s inaugural New Year’s Eve festivities, which guarantees an action-packed, sold out celebration.
NYE Dining Experiences
The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner | McLean, VA
Welcome the 2022 New Year with luxury at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner, a capital-to-countryside escape just outside Washington, D.C. On New Year’s Eve, guests will celebrate with an entertainment-accompanied feast at Entyse Bistro before adjourning to Entyse Wine Bar & Lounge for champagne, seafood, caviar — awaiting midnight while dancing to a five-piece jazz band. On New Year’s Day, enjoy an “Adult Juice Bar” alongside classic brunch at Entyse Bistro and live music in the Entyse Wine Bar & Lounge for an elegant afternoon tea experience.
Eden Roc Cap Cana | Cap Cana, DR
An ecological marvel, Eden Roc Cap Cana is a Relais & Châteaux jewel located in the exclusive community of Cap Cana, Dominican Republic. For 2022, guests can ring in the new year with Eden Roc Cap Cana's New Year’s Gala Dinner & Festive Party. The property’s annual New Year’s Extravaganza at The Beach club brings a night full of great entertainment and culinary delights. Join Eden Roc for opening cocktails and dinner with a grand buffet show starting at 8.30pm. Guests can enjoy the most exclusive New Year’s Eve party in the island with live music from THE GOLDSINGERS from Monaco, international DJ. Plus with the property’s endless wellbeing package and a new Chakra menu, the property brings a fresh space to kick off a healthy lifestyle for 2022.
The Garland | Los Angeles, CA
The Garland is pulling out all the stops and poppin’ bottles for a sparkly New Year's Eve soirée. Celebrate with a special a la carte menu featuring The Front Yard favorites by Executive Chef Larry Greenwood, where a DJ will be spinning from 9:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.! Then, bring your groovy dance moves on January 1 for the annual Disco Pajama Brunch (11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.) at The Front Yard, and when you wear PJs, enjoy a complimentary mimosa with your meal.
Chatham Inn, Relais & Châteaux | Chatham, MA
Located in Chatham, Cape Cod, the 18-room property is the only Relais & Châteaux in the Cape and is a true hidden gem. And the big night of the year is New Years Eve, or “First Night Chatham.” A village-wide, all day event - Main Street is closed to vehicular traffic, there are musical performances throughout the town, sidewalk strolls, two fireworks displays (6:30pm and midnight) and so much more! Chatham Inn;s restaurant, Cuvée has two dinner events: an early “pre-theatre” type dinner at 5pm, and its annual New Year's Eve wine pairing dinner, featuring Chef Isaac’s 8-course Tasting Menu starting at 7:30pm! This is an exceptional evening of spectacular food and wine! <
Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal | Cabo San Lucas, MX
No one does the festive season quite like Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal. Masters at creating special moments that will remain as forever memories, travelers can indulge in an array of festive fun this season. This year, the property is inviting guests to ring in the New Year in impeccable style with an ultra-luxe New Year’s Eve Gala, which will treat guests to signature New Year’s festivities as well as an option to indulge in a multi-course dinner and wine pairings. Additionally, the resort’s famed cliff-side dining destination, El Farallon, will be closing out 2021 with a bounty of freshly caught seafood such as prized assorted crabs, Baja clams, and oysters, complemented by a delectable Champagne pairing with oysters and caviar to enhance the special evening.
Pendry San Diego | Downtown San Diego
Located in San Diego’s happening Gaslamp Quarter, Pendry San Diego is the place to see and be seen this holiday season. Decked out for the holidays, the hip downtown hotel is excited to ring in the New Year with multiple happenings to enjoy with family and friends including a special “More, The Merrier Package,” that offers a complimentary second guest room upon booking – perfect for NYE and valid through January 3. Additional New Year’s Eve celebrations include:
- New Year’s Eve at Fifth & Rose – Guests and locals can enjoy a dazzling night filled with craft cocktails, champagne and bites to ring in the New Year at Pendry San Diego’s opulent bar and lounge, Fifth & Rose. The celebration will feature a sparkling countdown and live music. Cover is $50 and includes a Moët and Chandon Champagne Vending Machine Coin, and table service is $100 per person minimum.
- New Year’s Eve at Provisional Kitchen Cafe & Mercantile – Enjoy a sophisticated soiree and prix fixe dinner featuring celebratory champagne and live music at Provisional Kitchen. The 6pm seating will offer a 5-course prix fixe dinner and glass of champagne ($150 pp plus $50 for wine pairings).
Lygon Arms I Broadway, Cotswolds, UK
With it’s cosy corners, roaring log fires and historical gravitas, The Lygon Arms offers the perfect home-from-home warmth and the nostalgia of the festive season. This year, The Lygon Arms are giving you the gift of choice; from your chosen day of arrival, to the food you feast on. Below is a list of what the hotel has in store for their guests, all you need to do is decide what to do! Your News Years Break: Raise a glass to 2022 in the cosy Cotswolds at The Lygon Arms! The package includes overnight accommodation, breakfast and a New Year's Eve Champagne toast (B&B from £363 per room, per night). Add the trimmings:
- New Year's Eve Dinner [in the Lygon Bar & Grill] - Canapés and a 5-course dinner plus a live DJ to see in the New Year - £175 per person
- New Year's Eve Dinner [in the Russell Room] - Canapés and a 5-course dinner plus a live DJ to see in the New Year - £120 per person
- New Year's Day Brunch - A selection of delicious dishes to recharge after a night of celebration - £20 per person
Waldorf Astoria Dubai International Financial Centre I Dubai, UAE
Waldorf Astoria Dubai International Financial Centre invites guests to bid 2020 farewell at the hotel’s award-winning signature restaurant Bull & Bear with an indulgent and gastronomic Great Gatsby themed night. With unrivaled views of Dubai’s skyline, enjoy an array of handcrafted drinks, delicious cuisine and impeccable service all while donning your 1920s-inspired attire. For reservations, email email@example.com.