#1 Top New Year’s Eve Hotel Party: Hotel Rivington
Mix a little bit of classy with a little bit of rock-n-roll and you get one stellar New Year's Eve event at one of the finest hotels on the island of Manhattan. Voted the "Best Hotel in New York City" by the London Times in 2008, Hotel Rivington truly embodies the meaning of sophistication and intimacy and will be one of the hottest hotel parties this New Year’s Eve. Guests of honor Cobra Starship and Josh Madden team up to make this posh place a must for partygoers this New Year’s Eve. From the massive chandeliers hanging from the 21-foot ceilings, to the Parisian curtains adorning the walls, Hotel Rivington is nothing less than captivating and charismatic – the perfect setting for an extravagant New Year’s Eve. So grab your party hat, dress to impress and come sip some champagne at one of Manhattan’s finest establishments. Click here for more information on Hotel Rivington New Year’s Eve.
#2 Top New Year’s Eve Hotel Party: Carlton Hotel
Manhattan's socialites know that New Year's Eve is less about the scene and more about being seen, but if you can manage both, then your night is sure to be a success. The Carlton Hotel is one of these rare spaces, combining a chic venue with a stylish, elite crowd. For those of you looking for the full package this New Year's Eve, the Carlton Hotel is the place to be. New Years is about indulging, and if you're going to splurge, you may as well do it right. Spoil yourself at this lavish event with a six-hour open bar, hors d'oeuvres and a champagne toast at midnight. DJ Drek and Drewlife will be a part of all the action, providing the sounds of the evening - a wide array of the hottest hits - for your listening and dancing pleasure. There will also be a live countdown of the ball drop in Times Square, allowing you to experience this event seen the world over, while relaxing in the comfort of the Carlton Hotel. Treat yourself to a true five-star experience this New Year's Eve in one of the top luxury hotels in New York City. Surrounded by rich, mahogany floors, twinkling tiffany lamps and marble-sculpted bars, you'll be a true VIP at the Carlton Hotel this New Year's Eve. Click here for more information on the Carlton Hotel New Year’s Eve.
#3 Top New Year’s Eve Hotel Party: Cabanas at the Maritime
Nothing says class like partying at a mega outdoor club on top of a Meatpacking District hotel, which is why many Latinos will be traveling downtown to Manhattan’s Maritime Hotel for Cabanas’ official New Year’s Eve fiesta. Dance under the moonlight with a chic crowd and a vodka martini in hand as you escape into a lush, tropical wonderland. Witness Samba Novo perform breathtaking Brazilian numbers on stage or break a sweat with DJ L’s mix of hip-hop, top 40 and mashup hits. Tons of celebrities, including the Hilton sisters, have partied at Cabanas so you never know who you might bump into. Click here for more information on Cabanas at the Maritime New Year’s Eve.
#4 Top New Year’s Eve Hotel Party: Ava Penthouse at the Dream Hotel
The Dream Hotel is nothing less than a dream this New Year's Eve, with Ava Penthouse, their luxurious top-floor lounge, providing a prime view of the Times Square festivities, while remaining high above the crowds. The 2,500-square-foot space designed by Jody Singleton boasts a retro-modern decor with tastes of South Beach and the French Riviera. In simple black and white, the venue meshes well with the downtown atmosphere, while plush throw pillows and warm lighting keep the mood unpretentious and laid-back. The extraordinary views of the Hudson River and Times Square are perhaps the most beautiful details of all, and the most essential this New Year's Eve. Be a part of the Times Square festivities while staying warm, comfortable and surrounded by drinks flowing all night long. Partiers at Ava Penthouse will enjoy a five-hour premium open bar, which runs late in the evening (until 2 a.m.). A champagne toast at midnight puts the classy finishing touch on this upscale, penthouse party - a party that can only be found at the Ava Penthouse in the Dream Hotel. Click here for more information on Ava Penthouse New Year’s Eve.
#5 Top New Year’s Eve Hotel Party: Empire Hotel
Two of the hottest party features of 2009 were hotels and rooftop bars, so why not combine them both and ring in the new year right. With floor to ceiling windows and panoramic views of the astounding NYC skyline (and a midnight fireworks display!), the rooftop lounge at the Empire Hotel provides the perfect backdrop for your New Year’s Eve festivities. A ticket to this party will get you a five-hour premium open bar (rated best open bar value in NYC), passed hors d’oeuvres from Jeffrey Chodorow’s signature kitchen and a wide array of award-winning gourmet dishes served until 1 a.m. This is the longest available menu of any New Year’s Eve party in NYC. Come hungry, come thirsty and come ready to party at the Empire Hotel, one of the hottest hotels in NYC, this New Year’s Eve. Click here for more information on the Empire Hotel New Year’s Eve.
#6 Top New Year’s Eve Hotel Party: Above Allen at the Thompson LES
Above Allen is another rooftop lounge, and a personal favorite of ours, which has secured a solid spot on our list of top New Year’s Eve hotel parties. While gorgeous views of downtown Manhattan can be seen outside this chic space, stylish fashionistas of the city can be found inside – two incredible views in one incredible party. Dance to hip-hop, rock, electro, top 40 and mashup jams provided by blackFUN!!! within this dimly-lit swanky space and toast champagne at midnight with a trendy, upscale crowd. Slip away with your New Year’s Eve sweetheart to the heated terrace and enjoy a romantic view of the city and a dazzling midnight kiss. For a sexy, sleek New Year’s Eve on the hip Lower East Side, this is the place to be. Click here for more on Above Allen at the Thompson New Year’s Eve.
#7 Top New Year’s Eve Hotel Party: Chelsea Hotel (Atlantic City)
In a city famous for its high rollers, boardwalks and beaches, the Chelsea Hotel of Atlantic City offers a refreshing change of pace. The first non-gaming resort to grace the area in the past 50 years, the Chelsea Hotel has become famous for having the perfect mix of glitz, glam and charm. With an entire floor dedicated to the pursuit of nightlife activities, The Chelsea Hotel is undoubtedly one of the premier places to spend New Year’s Eve 2010! Perhaps you will begin your night enjoying a fabulous meal at the resort’s steakhouse and then make your way over to C5 for a night of dancing to the beats of a celebrity DJ! If you get too hot on the dance floor you can always step out into the Cabana Club; Atlantic City’s only open air nightlife experience! And if none of these suit your party needs there is always the option of enjoying a handcrafted cocktail in The Living Room. There’s no better spot to people-watch from and on New Year’s Eve there are sure to be some entertaining sights! New Year’s Eve 2010 at The Chelsea Hotel is an open party, but if you’re in the area you might as well take advantage of the luxurious services they have to offer and book a room for the night! Click here for more information on Chelsea Hotel New Year’s Eve.
#8 Top New Year’s Eve Hotel Party: Star Lounge
Nestled below the Hotel Chelsea in Manhattan, the posh Star Lounge provides the perfect space for an upscale New Year’s Eve with a party that will make you feel like an A-list celebrity, a true New York socialite and (no pun intended) a star. Celebrate the coming of 2010 in three different rooms – room 100 (the VIP room), room 200 (the club) and room 300 (the bar). With an unbelievable six-hour open bar, delicious hors d’oeuvres catered by El Quijote Restaurant and a champagne toast during the live NYE countdown, you’ll see why this hotel lounge is one of the most talked about in New York City this New Year’s Eve. Dance to music provided by a world-renowned guest DJ and leave the pictures up to the pros from joonbug.com – after all, this December 31st at Star Lounge, you are the star of the party. Click here for more information on Star Lounge New Year’s Eve.
#9 Top New Year’s Eve Hotel Party: Underbar
In the past year, Clubplanet has raved about underground clubs and hotel lounges around New York City, so you’ve probably heard us talk about Underbar before. Therefore, it’s no surprise that the swanky lounge located below the W hotel in Union Square has returned for one last hoorah this New Year’s Eve. After entering on 17th Street, a stairway adorned with white floating candles will guide your way into the 2,000-square-foot subterranean lounge. The dark space is filled with thick, draped curtains and hidden tables, making for a great date spot or an excellent place to party with friends this New Year’s Eve. With a five-hour premium open bar from 9p.m. – 2a.m. and a surprise DJ spinning sets all night long, the crowd at this hotel lounge will be hopping well into 2010. Click here for more information on Underbar New Year’s Eve.