If your idea of a perfect New Year’s Eve includes things like couples’ massages and popping bubbly in a private hot tub, then these romantic getaways should be at the top of your list. From festive dinners to romantic details like in-room fireplaces and private outdoor spaces for couples looking to relax and kick off the new year, say goodbye to 2022 and hello to 2023 with these Hilton hotels.
The Drake Hotel, Chicago
If it’s a glamorous party you seek, you won’t have to look any further than the historic The Drake Hotel. Not only does the hotel’s Art Deco décor take you back to the Roaring 20s but it hosts one of Chicago’s biggest New Year’s Eve soirees. Guests can don complimentary party hats and dance the night away to beats dropped by local Chicago DJs in The Drake Hotel’s elegant Gold Coast, French and Drake ballrooms, enjoy tasty hors d'oeuvres and desserts handcrafted by hotel chefs, countdown to a balloon drop and toast the new year with champagne. The celebration is put on by Chicago Scene and admission packages include overnight accommodations at the hotel, which offers deluxe guest rooms, family rooms and suites, and can be booked here.
Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, Maldives
With its over- and under-water accommodations, you’ll be baffled to find a more romantic getaway than Conrad Maldives Rangali Island. Wake to the soothing sound of the ocean with the sun peering through your private sundeck offering unobstructed views of endless Indian Ocean blue while staying at a water villa, where you can spend the day snorkeling steps from your sundeck and sunbathe in your infinity plunge pool. Then dine at Ithaa Undersea Restaurant, the world’s first undersea restaurant offering 180-degree panoramic views of the vibrant coral gardens surrounding it. Hilton Honors members can redeem 25,000 Points for Cocktails Under the Sea with a glass of champagne and light canapes through Hilton Honors Experiences.
C. Baldwin, Curio Collection by Hilton, Houston
The opulent C. Baldwin, Curio Collection by Hilton in downtown Houston – named after the “Mother of Houston,” Charlotte Baldwin – redefines the idea of modern luxury and hosts My VIP Life Hospitality’s Prohibition Nights swinging upscale celebration. The Great Gatsby-inspired event features burlesque performances, a casino game room, DJ-led dance tunes, gourmet lite bites, complimentary cocktails and an outdoor terrace with Instagrammable moments under the stars. Packages with accommodations are available here and guests can even find rooms with Peloton bikes to kickstart New Year’s resolutions.
Conrad Koh Samui – Koh Samui, Thailand
Breakfast in bed is a luxurious treat, but you can take it up a notch during your stay at Conrad Koh Samui with Hilton Honors Experiences. Begin your day with an amazing breakfast served on a floating tray in your private pool and enjoy a scrumptious spread of Western and Asian flavors with fresh seasonal items and champagne, redeemable for 25,000 Points.
The Founders Inn and Spa, Tapestry Collection by Hilton - Virginia Beach, Virginia
Set on 26 acres with sculpted gardens and pathways for romantic strolls in the crisp December air, The Founders Inn and Spa, Tapestry Collection by Hilton is a destination hotel where you and your loved one can get away from the world. Enjoy a cozy meal near the fireplace in the Swan Terrace Grill, relax together in Flowering Almond Spa, and ring in the New Year with the Mardi Gras Gala, which features an elegant dinner, cocktails, live music and a champagne toast at midnight. The package includes overnight accommodations, as well as a champagne brunch on New Year’s Day. Reservations should be made by phone: 757-366-5723.
Madison Beach Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton - Madison, Connecticut
Overlooking Long Island Sound, the stately Madison Beach Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton provides a serene weekend escape for your celebrations. Take in the water views from your elegantly designed room, some with electric fireplaces to ward off the sea’s chill and all with furnished balconies with French doors you may prop open to listen to the sounds of the gently crashing waves just feet away. Then make your way to the casual, yet elevated Wharf Restaurant, which features a menu of traditional holiday fare to enjoy on New Year’s Eve as well as a fabulous New Year’s Day brunch spread. While visiting, couples can rejuvenate together in the Sounds of the Sea Spa.
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