New Year's Eve is just in a week, which means it's time to decide where to spend it. How about celebrating the last minutes of 2022 in a cool New York City hotel? Thankfully, there are dozens of them in the Big Apple. The question is, which one to choose. We’ve got you covered! Ahead, we’ve picked five hotels ideal to ring in the New Year. Fireworks, themed parties and views over legendary Times Square — you sure will remember this incredible night for years to come.
Located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, The Times Square Edition Hotel introduces the next generation of modern luxury. This incredible home away from home features 452 guest rooms, suites, and a unique penthouse boasting spectacular city views. Plus, it offers a performance venue and six unique dining experiences developed by Michelin-starred chef John Fraser. The hotel invites guests to end the year on a high note at The Terrace and Outdoor Gardens. Say your farewells to 2022 while sipping a delicious cocktail and enjoying an elevating tasting menu. Then, continue the celebration with VIP access to the live viewing of the Ball Drop. And don't forget to join a late-night afterparty!
The Knickerbocker is considered one of the top New Year’s Eve destinations. The hotel offers a number of special packages, each giving access to an exclusive Rooftop Party. Depending on your budget, choose Silver, Gold, or Platinum tickets. You will enjoy a curated communal seated buffet dinner at Charlie Palmer Restaurant, a cocktail reception with live DJs & dance floor, champagne toast at midnight, and more. Planning a party for 6 or more? Reserve private box seats-in-the-sky overlooking the biggest New Year’s Eve celebration in the world. Please note that packages do not include guest room accommodations.
There’s probably no better place to experience the Times Square Ball Drop than the R Lounge at Renaissance Hotel. On December 31st, the venue will host a VIP New Year’s Eve Gala, so take your chance. Front-row views of Times Square, mesmerizing live entertainment, food stations, and a premium open bar with unlimited champagne — what more could you ask for? Here, at the R Lounge, you will be able to avoid the millions gathered in the streets and mingle with other sophisticated guests. Also, make sure to follow the dress code! If you want to enjoy New Year’s Eve more privately, you can also book one of the hotel's intimate terrace rooms.
Yet another great option is celebrating at M Social Hotel. You can either experience New Year’s Eve from the comfort of your own Ball Drop view room, or by joining the celebration in Beast & Butterflies, a private oasis perched above Times Square. Annually, the venue throws luxurious New Year's Eve parties that go beyond imagination. Lounge, dream, and enjoy cocktails and snacks in a vibrant atmosphere inspired by the wonders of New York City.
Times Square is great, but why not ring in the New Year near the beach? Contemporary, calming and eclectic, The Rockaway boasts a short walk to the ocean. The design-forward boutique hotel offers 53 guest rooms and eight long–stay residences with Atlantic Ocean or Jamaica Bay views. End your 2022 at The Rooftop, a 6,000-square-foot space with panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline. Eat, drink, watch the fireworks and dance the night away to popular tunes. All tickets include an open bar, snacks, live DJ, and watching the Ball Drop with a champagne toast. Sounds like the perfect plan to kick off 2023!