The Sky’s the Limit: Incredible Panoramic Stays to Celebrate 2019
What better way to celebrate New Year’s Eve than with a spectacular stay in the sky? We have explored our more than 29 million listings in over 145,000 destinations around the globe to discover some of the best places to stay if you're in search of breathtaking, panoramic views for your New Year's Eve festivities. Whether you want to watch the fireworks and relax with a little room service or prefer to dance the night away with a cocktail in hand at a rooftop bar, we'll show you the places to be to ring in an epic 2019.
Dubai is known for its luxuriousness and opulence and New Year’s Eve celebrations are no exception. But don't be dissuaded, whatever budget you are working with, Dubai will be able to cater for it. All public beaches in Dubai welcome residents and tourists on New Year’s Eve to watch the fireworks display. Or if you fancy hitting the dancefloor to bring in the new year, head to Zero Gravity for world-famous DJs and a beach festival like no other.
Where to stay: The world’s third tallest hotel, Rose Rayhann by Rotana is located in the prime spot of Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai. Offering panoramic views of the city and the celebrations happening below on Jumeirah Beach, the hotel boasts three restaurants, an outdoor swimming pool and a beauty salon - perfect for putting the final touches on your New Year's look.
New Year’s Eve party goers will love Shanghai’s skyscraper studded skyline and the amazing events on offer - from swanky rooftop bars, super nightclubs and extravagant fine-dining restaurants to a 3D laser fireworks display illuminating the Huangpu River. If you prefer to celebrate the New Year in a more traditional way, head to the city’s oldest temple Longhua, for the annual bell ringing ceremony.
Where to stay: If art deco architecture inspires you, then the Grand Hyatt hotel in Shanghai is for you, offering services and pampering on a whole other level. With impressive floor-to-ceiling windows, you'll be mesmerised by the colourful fireworks display, which you can enjoy from the comfort of your own room. After the big night, you can sample a wide range of local and international dishes at the hotel’s various international restaurants or exercise your New Year’s resolutions at the Club Oasis Spa – taking a dip in the indoor Sky Pool or working out in the gym.
New York City, USA
No list of epic New Year's Eve locales would be complete without a nod to New York City and the iconic ball drop in Times Square. But if you're up for something a little different, swap the champagne and confetti for a midnight run around Central Park. The Emerald Nuts Midnight Run begins at the stroke of midnight and lasts for four miles.
Where to stay: With over a million revellers predicted to fill Times Square, guests staying at The Pierre can take advantage of the hotel’s prime position. Open since 1930, the arched copper roof of this historic hotel is one of the most recognisable of the New York City skyline. Perfectly situated across from Central Park and close to high-end shopping destinations at Fifth and Madison Avenues, you'll be in the heart of the action and treated to stunning views of Manhattan during your stay.
If you can’t find a coveted spot along the Swan River in the city center of Perth this New Year’s Eve, then watch the fireworks illuminate the waters from the comfort of your room while staying at the Pan Pacific Perth. If looking to carry on the night, head to Foreshore NYE for a riverfront party to celebrate the start of 2019 with tasty food trucks, cocktail bars and live music.
Where to stay: Get the celebrity treatment with world-class service at the Pan Pacific Perth, perfectly situated overlooking the Swan River. Start your New Year’s Eve celebrations with a tasty meal at Montereys Restaurant and enjoy a custom made cocktail or two at The Lobby Lounge.
New Year’s Eve revellers flock to the impressive firework display over Red Square and the famous St. Basil's Cathedral, or head to Gorky Park for one of the largest ice skating rinks in the city.
Where to stay: With temperatures likely to drop below zero, travelers who don’t want to brave the ice cold weather will appreciate a stay at Radisson Royal Hotel. Providing sweeping views of Moscow, it's the perfect indoor spot for watching the fireworks. You will also be spoiled for choice with an impressive 19 onsite restaurants, all known for their unique cuisine, original cocktails and panoramic views of the city.