The clock is ticking down to 2011 and you don’t want to get caught with no where to go and nothing to do. For those of you who haven’t made NYE plans, don’t worry. Here’s a few haute spots to ring in the new year.
Famous for its decadent old world charm, The Millennium Biltmore is one of the last living remnants of true Hollywood glamour. Should you want to get all dolled up and pretend you’re Ava Gardner, this is the place to do it. NYE celebrations include a sumptuous five-course dinner at Smeraldi’s Restaurant followed by drinks, dancing, snack stations, and champagne toast in the The Rendezvous Court.
Roll into Jose Andres’ culinary emporium for a serious dose of spanish-style elegance and excess. Sample a prix-fixe menu at The Bazaar or if you so choose, delight in a multicourse meal served at Saam, the chef’s tasting room. A “Take the Elevator” package is available with SLS Beverly Hills hotel accomodations for those who fear they might not want to get behind the wheel.
She’s a little bit kitsch and a whole lot of fun. Those of you who wish to be at sea should book “Stay Aboard” reservations pronto for The Queen Mary’s New Year’s Eve celebration. The package includes dinner at one of one TQM’s various restaurants, tickets that get you access to all five all-night celebrations that feature something for everyone. Tap your feet to a jazzband and then when it’s time to put on your dancing shoes, check out the 11-piece big band celebration. Of course, there will also be dj’s on hand spinning more modern tunes. After you’ve tripped the last fandango and said goodbye to 2010, you can lay your head in one of The Queen Mary’s Staterooms. And then wake up and hit up the Grand Salon on New Year’s Day. Hello 2011!