This New Year’s Eve, raise a glass Los Angeles style, where the party extends from the streets of Downtown LA and Hollywood to the moonlit waters of Marina del Rey. It’s a night of celebration and revelry as residents and visitors alike begin the countdown to a new year and a new beginning. Slip through the velvet rope of some of LA’s hottest hotels or enjoy a culinary awakening over a fabulous dinner prepared by a celebrity chef. LA hotels offer all-inclusive packages that make the final night of 2012 memorable, effortless and stress-free.
Loews Hollywood Hotel
Formerly known as the Renaissance Hollywood, the Loews Hollywood Hotel is located at the famed intersection of Hollywood & Highland. Bring the entire family for a memorable New Year’s Eve and check-in to the handcrafted, candy-coated Sweet! Suite. The team behind this custom designed, candy-coated guestroom are the same chocolate-making, lollipop-twirling candy-makers responsible for Tinseltown’s new 30,000 square-foot candy emporium, aptly named Sweet! Hollywood. Those who stay in the Sweet! Suite enjoy two king-sized beds with unbelievable views of the famed Hollywood sign, a $100 gift card to Sweet! Hollywood per night, complimentary parking, a live candy-making demonstration and private tour of Sweet! Hollywood’s Sticky Lab, plus a pair of giant, sticky lollipops, a giant five-pound WONKA bar and all the Sticky! Hollywood hard candy that you can consume. Rates start at $409 per night. Book Now →
Located at the iconic crossroads of Hollywood and Vine, The Redbury offers an unpretentious and engaging experience that brings together the arts, music, fashion and entertainment amid a boho-chic motif. Party down on December 31st with “A Night in Casablanca,” and slip into The Library where a hosted premium bar, dessert bites, a DJ and belly dancers make for an exotic welcome to 2013. Or enjoy a four-course meal inside Cleo, an innovative Mediterranean dining destination with seatings at 6, 8 and 10 p.m. The Library is $150 per person, and dinner at Cleo, which also includes access to The Library and all its amenities, is $200 per person. The NYE Package includes Sunset flat accommodations and private access to The Library’s VIP outdoor area, entrance to the New Year’s Eve bash, plus a bottle of premium liquor, two bottles of Jouët Grand Brut, a dozen appetizers from Cleo, private hostess and overnight parking. Rates start at $2,013 excluding tax. Call 323.963.5516 for reservations and information. Book Now →
The W Hollywood has earned a reputation for its ultra hip and stylish vibe. It’s the place to see and be seen, and this year the hotel will host three amplified options for New Year’s Eve: Louder, Amp’d Up and Full Blast. Each package includes overnight accommodations, a bottle of bubbly, and discount on spa services and products. Guests can then choose a package that best suits their interests for the evening, whether it’s lounging in the hotel’s Living Room Bar for the evening or attending the W Hollywood’s New Year’s Eve bash. Packages start at $750. For reservations, call 877.782.0104. Book Now →
After a multi-million dollar renovation and two-year hiatus, Hotel Bel-Air reopened its doors to great fanfare. This elegant retreat has welcomed just about every movie star, dignitary and mogul through its storied doors. Enjoy the last meal of 2012 at Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air, featuring a menu created by the celebrity chef. Two seatings are offered and available every 15 minutes, 5:30-6:30 p.m. or 9-10 p.m. with the earlier seating featuring a four-course prix-fixe menu offered at $185 per person and the later seating featuring a five-course tasting menu for $275 per person. Also included is a glass of Champagne at midnight and post-meal live entertainment in the Bar with a menu highlighting small bites and platters. Overnight accommodations start at $515. Book Now →