Why You Should Blow Your Holiday Bonus on New Year’s Eve in NYC
One of the most popular New Year’s celebrations on Earth, the Times Square ball drop floods midtown Manhattan with over one million visitors each year. Most hotel rooms in the vicinity book up months in advance, and some of the best suites are snatched up so fast they’re never even bookable online. This dilemma leaves many last-minute travelers thinking their only shot to take part in New York City’s biggest party is to hold a place on the pavement for hours.
Instead of spending the final hours of the year using strangers as space heaters along Seventh Avenue, seek out one of the last available suites to mark the ball drop off our bucket list without battling the crowds – or the cold. Here's one hotel where you might score a sweet suite.
All King Suites look out at Times Square, and as a bonus, the Hudson River fireworks show is also visible from some rooms.
When staying on the 18th-43rd floors, you’ll get a bird’s-eye view of the celebration featuring star-studded musical performances, balloons, confetti and pyrotechnics.
DoubleTree starts the celebrations with welcome platters of fruit and cheese paired with bottles of wine.
Featuring private bedrooms and pullout sofas in the living area, rooms are large enough for the entire crew to crash.
Once you decide who to kiss at midnight, sweep them off their feet at the hotel’s New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner – suites include two comped seats.
Special in-out privileges upgrade guests to Times Square VIP for the night, gaining direct access to street level without queuing behind barricades.
Party animals wake up refreshed on the DoubleTree Sweet Dreams custom-designed mattresses, jumbo down pillows and high-end linens furnishing every room.
The squad can regroup for a recovery buffet breakfast at Ginger’s Restaurant, where four guests eat for free.
New Year’s resolutions can wait one more day … treat yourself to freshly baked chocolate chip cookies, always free at DoubleTree properties.
New Year’s Day in NYC is as jam-packed with entertainment as the night before. The hotel is surrounded by Broadway theaters, and some of the productions add extra performances over the holiday weekend.