Travel Gals love to be somewhere special on Dec. 31! We’ve rounded up some of our favorite hotel hot spots that are making sure the night — and morning — are extra-special for their visitors and guests.
The Venetian & The Palazzo (Las Vegas)
The premiere hotels in Las Vegas want to make sure you’re partying all night long, no matter where you are on their properties. Kim Kardashian will be leading the countdown at Venetian’s TAO (pictured), while D.J. Sam Ronson will spin tunes at LAVO inside The Palazzo. Enjoy passed nibbles and open bar at both clubs from 9 to 11 p.m.; a champagne toast greets you at midnight. Once it’s 12:01 a.m., you can use your ticket stub to get into either club; yes, it’s two parties in one! The ticket stub also gets you 10 percent off dinner at LAVO or TAO on Jan. 1. There is also a $100 unlimited drink pass to hit the five bars between the two hotels. Contact the Venetian/Palazzo Box Office, 702-414-9000 or www.venetian.com.
Got $1500 lying around? Treat yourself to SLS New Year’s Weekend! It’s a three- night stay at the tony Beverly Hills boutique hotel. That includes admission for two to the New Year’s Eve “Spanish Masquerade Ball” at The Bazaar by Jos├⌐ Andres. Sip drink specials at a premium-hosted bar and cocktails from Liquid Nitrogen Caipirinha carts; nibble on tray-passed tapas and cava and gorge on multiple dining stations and desert from The Patisserie; and enjoy full access to the SLS Ballroom party. Got an extra $200? Add a Couples Treatment at Ciel Spa, which includes champagne. Heavenly!
You’re going to be craving some serious brunch come Jan. 1, 2012. Why not hit the bar downstairs at Andaz 5th Avenue (part of the Hyatt Hotel collection). Nestled in front of the fireplace, at one of the communal bar tables or a cozy banquette, you can indulge in the hotel’s “Naughty or Nice” Day Brunch menu. It’s a full buffet of cured meats, local cheeses, organic egg frittatas, brioche french toast and more from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for $28. Add $11 and you get bloody marys and mimosas, which probably won’t do much for your New Year’s hangover, but will definitely be a tasty addition to the meal. Reservations recommended: 212-601-1234.