It’s hard to think of a better place to welcome in the new year than New York City. Manhattan combines its iconic skyline with an irrepressible energy that creates a magnetic, centre-of-the-universe pull that no other city can compete with. Sixty Soho blends its own brand of discreet glamour with an opulent, hedonistic approach to NYE that only a New Yorker could get right. Start with a cocktail in The Gordon Bar before heading up to the terrace of the Sixty Thompson Loft, champagne in hand, to take in panoramic Manhattan views from the comfort of your very own rooftop party.
New Years Eve could slip by during a visit to Masseria Moroseta, and you might not even know it. The elegant farmhouse in the olive grove covered grounds of Ostuni in Puglia, Italy is a lesson in restraint, authenticity, and refinement. Immersed in tranquility, Masseria Moroseta begs you to do just one thing: relax. Spending New Years Eve by the hotel’s pool, prosecco and pasta in hand, might just be our idea of the perfect way to send off 2017.
The storied Mornington Peninsula luxury hotel offers the kind of immersive, mythical escape into a world of indulgence that only the best New Years Eve parties promise. Aside from simply spending the night in one of the sleek suites that offer views of rolling vineyard-covered hills, Jackalope offers a NYE party package born for the bon vivant in each of us. Sip on free-flowing champagne and Aperol spritzes while enjoying a sumptuous feast underneath the hotel’s dazzline 10,000 globe chandelier. Afterwards, crawl through the warren to find a suite replete with plush beds and sumptuous black bathtubs to aid in your recovery.
For those wanting to put some distance between themselves and New Years Eve, the remote, luminous canyons of the American Southwest provide the sort of intense yet soothing backdrop suited to a holiday in which to separate from reality. Amangiri, yet another luxurious outpost of the Aman hotel juggernaut, is a mirage-like hub of luxe comfort and impeccably good taste. The Amangiri Suite features a large private pool with floating steps and an expansive sun deck with breathtakingly expansive Utah views. An ideal spot to welcome in 2018 in style and, well, silence.
For those of us who crave a tropical holiday that combines brutalist architecture with muted, sensuous interior design and all-day drinking, The Slow is just the place. Although it may sound like an unlikely combination, The Slow somehow makes it all work. The hotel has since redefined what it means to holiday in Bali, with its unique brand of boutique island luxe. If you can tear yourself away from the restaurant, local art, and DJ’s, a private party in the luxurious yet intimate Pool Suite is our idea of a tropical New Years Eve done right.