Start with friends and family, sprinkle in some gourmet food and festive drinks, then top it all off with dancing and postcard-perfect views – that’s the ideal recipe for New Year’s Eve, according to Four Seasons. Whether you’re craving a quiet and cosy night or a raucous ringing-in of 2016, these round-the-globe get-togethers offer great ways to bid farewell to one year and welcome another.
Journey back in time: At Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach, revellers can party like it’s 1929 at a themed Great Gatsby Party. Enjoy panoramic views from the rooftop Mercury Lounge with a glass of bubbly from the premium Champagne bar in hand while eclectic performers help you count down to midnight. A five-course menu ensures you’ll have plenty of energy to dance the night away in true Jay and Daisy style.
Sample a traditional treat: If the final hours of 2015 find you lucky enough to be staying at Four Seasons Hotel Prague, you’re in for a sweet surprise. Guests are invited to gather at a lively booth in front of the Hotel fortrdelník, a popular delicacy made from sugar-rolled dough that’s wrapped around a stick and grilled slowly until the sugar caramelises. Then, it’s finished with an irresistible combo of sugar, cinnamon and crushed walnuts. Savoured in the night air, this snack offers a taste of the past with a nod to the future.
Roll out the barrel: Cocktail connoisseurs planning to spend New Year’s Eve at Regent Singapore, A Four Seasons Hotel have been invited to create their very own barrel-aged beverage. A month before arrival, the mixology team at Manhattan Bar contacted party-goers to learn their spirit preference before filling a barrel for them. These barrels will be opened and used to create a memorable cocktail for saying “Cheers!” at the stroke of midnight. The Hotel also offers limousine transportation, a five-course meal and free-flowing bubbly all night long.
Take a walk on the “wild” side: Located just a short bicycle ride away, the Santa Barbara Zoo was the inspiration for the “Under the Big Top” party theme at Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara. The oceanfront La Marina Ballroom will be decked out in vintage circus design, creating a backdrop for a celebration that PT Barnum himself would approve of.
Start spreading the news: Enjoy a classic New York celebration without the crowds at Four Seasons Hotel New York. As the ball drops in nearby Times Square, you’ll watch live from TY Bar after an evening of endless bubby, gourmet food (think: crab profiteroles and foie gras sushi), and a live band to bring out all your best dance moves. Enhancing the elegantly “chill” atmosphere is an ice bar that will be installed on the Hotel’s mezzanine, serving bottomless drinks. See and be seen at the Big Apple’s most stylish soirée!
Visit the happiest place on earth: At Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World® Resort, New Year’s Eve offers delicious options at multiple venues. Capa, a rooftop steakhouse, serves up a three or five course prix fixe dinner with a choice of early or late reservations. Families might also enjoy the buffet at Ravello, which specialises in modern Italian cuisine. Regardless of which dinner you attend, you’ll be guaranteed entrance to the “After Party” in the Resort’s Grand Ballroom, complete with desserts, DJ and balloon drop. If Mom and Dad are craving a little alone time, Kids for All Seasons is throwing its own gathering for the younger generation.