Ringing in the New Year should come with a bang! So after getting tired of social distancing, many people decided to take their celebrations up a notch by hosting or attending an over-the-top VIP event. From glitzy galas to exclusive getaways, there were plenty of options for those looking to celebrate in style. Once thought of as a kind of harbinger for how society would be moderated throughout the new year, New Year’s Eve luxury events are now more about celebrating with friends and family in the most lavish way possible. Take a look at a few of the extravagant VIP packages that were offered this year.
Penthouse View Of Ball Drop In Times Square
When it comes to premium locations in New York City, it doesn’t get better than this. The Times Square Edition went all out this year for power couples who demand the best view in town! With the ball drop back in full force and a limited amount of attendees this year, the NYC New Year’s Eve celebration attracted the global jet set. And to accommodate their guests, The Edition rolled out some over-the-top programming to usher in 2022 in style.
The night’s festivities were held at The Terrace and Outdoor Gardens, and included welcome drinks and canapés, a five-hour open bar, a five-course tasting menu curated by acclaimed chef John Fraser, and a premium wine pairing curated by 2021 Esquire’s Beverage Director of the Year Amy Racine.
The event also included live music, VIP access to viewing the ball drop in Times Square, as well as entrance to the after-party at 701 West, the hotel’s upscale bar and restaurant. The after-party included its own two-hour open bar from 12 a.m. to 2 a.m. The price for the event was $3,000 per person (excluding tax and gratuity).
The hotel also offered a New Year’s Eve Penthouse Package, which included all of the amenities listed above for two in addition to a two-night stay in the hotel’s 40th-floor penthouse.
Penthouse Package: $25,000 (excluding tax and gratuity)
Fireworks, Friends And A Presidential Suite
Hotel Effie Sandestin’s New Years Eve VIP Experience helped one lucky power couple throw the ultimate New Year’s Eve celebration with a total of six guests, right from the comfort of the hotel’s extravagant Presidential Suite!
The Ultimate Pre-Party. Guests arrived to the extremely spacious, sophisticated Presidential Suite decked out to be the perfect private party venue. To get the party started, Hotel Effie had a personal bartender in-suite throughout the evening, serving a collection of high-end champagnes such as Ace of Spades, Veuve, and Dom Perignon. As the music bumped through the private suite, the culinary team delivered a huge spread of hot and cold tapas prepared by Hotel Effie’s culinary team, led by James Beard award-winning Chef Hugh Acheson. The suite’s private balcony provided the perfect setting to toast the new year with friends and family while enjoying the shimmering views of fireworks at the Village at Baytowne Wharf.
A Fine-Dining Feast at Ovide. An indulgent dinner was served at Ovide, Hotel Effie’s signature restaurant led by the renowned chef Hugh Acheson, featuring an all-you-can-eat seafood raw bar, gourmet entrées, a spread of decadent sweets at the dessert buffet, and the quintessential champagne toast.
A Rooftop Party Steps From The Presidential Suite. At 10:00 pm, VIPs brought their friends and family in for the fun with six tickets to the exclusive New Year’s Eve party at the Ara Rooftop Pool and Lounge. The live DJ, heated pool, photo booth, party favors, and panoramic views of the fireworks across the Emerald Coast kept the festivities going long past the midnight countdown. All of the fun with none of the hassle, as home court was a mere elevator ride away!
A Divine Start to the New Year’s Day. To help fight off any post-party hangovers, a private Bloody Mary cocktail station was delivered to the Presidential Suite in the morning. A New Year’s Day brunch for two, live Jazz music, mimosa flights, and more was waiting for the guests to make their way downstairs. After the dining experience, a choice of two services at Hotel Effie’s luxurious Spa Lilliana was provided to ensure the power couple left feeling revived, refreshed and ready for a new year.
The VIP package also included complimentary valet parking, New Year’s Eve welcome amenities, four custom Hotel Effie blankets, and late checkout. Everything you could ever want from an all-inclusive VIP experience.
Presidential VIP Package: $15,000 (excluding tax and gratuity)
Living Large In A Lamborghini
SpeedVegas Motorsports Park in Las Vegas, the world’s most exhilarating destination for motorsports enthusiasts, offered a once-in-a-lifetime 2022 supercar experience to celebrate the new year.
The exclusive “Best of SpeedVegas” New Year’s Eve Package provided the ultimate experience for any car enthusiast featuring 15 laps in three supercars on the newly redesigned 1.2-mile racetrack, as well as an off-road racing truck experience, a drifting ride-along experience, Vegas Superkarts go-karting and more.
Ideal for racing aficionados looking for a unique way to ring in 2022, the New Year package featured multiple SPEEDVEGAS experiences, including:
- Five-lap supercar driving experience in a Ferrari 488 Pista
- Five-lap supercar driving experience in a Lamborghini Aventador
- Five-lap supercar driving experience in a Porsche GT2 RS
- Five-lap off-road experience aboard the Baja Race Truck
- Off-road ride along
- Drifting ride-along experience
- One Vegas Superkarts go-kart race
- On-board video for all experiences
Supercar Racing: $2,022 (excluding tax)
Start Planning For Next Year
New Years Eve is a perfect time to have some fun with family and friends. It’s also a great opportunity to get away from the craziness of everyday life, if you can afford it! Many luxury packages were offered this year for those who wanted an elevated experience on their special night out. From penthouses with prime ball drop viewing, to hosted parties at exclusive hotels, or supercar racing off the Las Vegas Strip – whatever your fancy was- there were plenty of options to choose from. And in case you missed out on all the fun this time around, no worries- you always have next year!