Ten Years and Counting: Where were you at the turn of the millennium? Those fortunate enough to be on Beacon Hill had the chance to witness the opening night of XV Beacon, Boston’s authentic chic boutique hotel. Now newly “refreshed” with redesigns and upgrades throughout, XV Beacon will mark its 10th anniversary with a special New Year’s Eve Package including overnight accommodations in a Classic Room; a private anniversary reception; a bird’s-eye view of “Boston’s Family Fireworks Celebration” from the hotel’s newly upgraded roof deck; a bottle of Limited Edition 1999 Tattinger Prelude Champagne; and late checkout and breakfast for two at its signature restaurant Mooo… on New Year’s Day.
Package price: $410, a 48% savings over accommodations alone.
For More Information: visit www.xvbeacon.com
The New Year Rising: Mark the arrival of 2010 on Newfoundland and Labrador with a New Year’s Celebration of Titanic Proportions at Ryan Mansion. The excitement begins at the airport with chauffeur-driven Mercedes transfer to a luxurious suite at the inn in St. John’s downtown heritage district. Linger with a relaxing bath by L’Occitaine and a revitalizing massage before stepping out to an intimate dinner and gala celebration at The Rooms cultural center. Watch the first sunrise of 2010 from Signal Hill followed by gourmet breakfast, a day of relaxation, and an opulent dinner from the menu of the R.M.S. Titanic on replica china with 24-K gold lining. The 3-day/2-night getaway wraps on January 2 with late breakfast, leisurely departure, and chauffeur-driven transfer back to the airport.
Price: $2,101 per person including taxes.
For More Information: visit www.ryanmansion.com
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Ringing In Down Under: It’ll be 2010 in Australia long before the New Year hits our shores, so do the celebration up right at The Langham, Melbourne. Poised in the heart of the city’s vibrant arts, culture and entertainment precinct along the Yarra River, The Langham offers an ideal view of Melbourne’s fireworks display from River View rooms, suites and the spacious Chuan Spa pool deck. Secure the Marvelous Melbourne New Year’s Eve Package and enjoy five-star accommodations for two; access to the Wellness Center, Health Club, indoor saltwater pool and deck; a welcome bottle of Domain Chandon sparkling wine and chocolates delivered to your room, as well as a full breakfast buffet for two on New Year’s Day, valet parking, and lovely late checkout at 2:00pm – Melbourne time, of course.
Price: From AU $690/double in a Deluxe River View room.
For More Information: visit www.melbourne.langhamhotels.com
The New Year Springs Eternal: Ringing in the New Year takes on a whole new meaning at the historic Omni Bedford Springs Resort & Spa. The start of 2010 will be celebrated with exuberance with a New Year’s Eve Gala. The Bedford, Pennsylvania festivities begin at the stroke of 6:30pm including open bar reception; four-course plated dinner at the Colonnade Ballroom; dancing with live band accompaniment until the wee hours, and a Champagne toast to start January 1. Breakfast will be waiting when you rise in the Crystal Dining Room, one of the oldest dining spots in the country.
New Year’s Gala rates: $549/double; $389/single.
For More Information: visit www.omnibedfordsprings.com
Happy Soothe Year: Assure the first day of 2010 gets off to a soothing start at The Langham, Boston. Check into enchanting accommodations, party the night away, then head back to The Langham for a blissful night’s rest and a Rejuvenation Brunch at Café Fleuri. The café’s chefs will be creating extra special recipes to prepare both body and soul for the year ahead, including a lavish buffet and choice of Bloody Mary or non-alcoholic beverage. The full package includes luxury overnight accommodations; Rejuvenation Brunch for two; valet parking; late checkout at 4:00pm and full use of Chuan Body + Soul facilities including fitness studio and indoor lap swimming pool.
Price: From $285/double. Available December 31st only, additional night available at special rates.
For More Information: visit www.boston.langhamhotels.com
New Year’s Fun for the Whole Brood: Every generation can get in on New Year’s at the White Point Beach Resort in Nova Scotia. The resort’s 2-day New Year’s By The Sea package includes a New Year’s “Camp Out” on white sand beaches overlooking the Atlantic, Executive Chef Alan Crosby Signature Dinner Buffet, and entrance to a gala celebration at the Atlantic Conference Center with dancing to The Aviators. Wake up on January 1 with a New Year’s brunch, then spend the day strolling beaches and trails or dipping into the resort’s heated salt-water pool.
Price: From $214.95 (Canadian) plus applicable taxes.
For More Information: visit www.whitepoint.com
Goat Island Gala: Ring in 2010 at the recently renovated Hyatt Regency Newport Hotel & Spa on picturesque Goat Island, just minutes from downtown Newport, RI. This cozy escape will welcome you with champagne and chocolate-dipped strawberries, followed by a decadent five course dinner for two at the waterfront Windward Restaurant, at either a 6:30pm or 8:30pm seating. After dinner, guests can enjoy the cozy double-sided fireplace and the sounds of the Lois Vaughan duo in Five33 Lobby Lounge. Check in early (2pm) and check out late on New Year’s Day (1pm). Complimentary self parking.
For More Information: visit www.newport.hyatt.com