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Celebrate 2019 with these Spectacular Stays in the Sky!

What better way to celebrate New Year’s Eve than with a spectacular stay in the sky? Here is the list to help you discover some of the best places to stay this New Year’s Eve that provide some of the best panoramic views. So whether you opt to watch the fireworks with room service or enjoy a cocktail at the rooftop bar, here’s where to be as you ring in the New Year…

 

Dubai, UAE

Dubai is known for its luxuriousness and opulence and New Year’s Eve celebrations are no exception. However 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 beauty salon. Relax at the hotel’s fitness and wellness club and enjoy  the nearby shopping and beaches as these are all top endorsements by Booking.com travelers. Dubai is loved by South African travelers, British and Indian – as these were the top nationalities who visited in 2018.

Shanghai, China


New Year’s Eve party goers will love Shanghai’s skyscraper studded skyline, from swanky rooftop bars, super nightclubs, extravagant fine-dining restaurants to a 3D laser fireworks display illuminating the Huangpu River. Or to celebrate New Year in the most traditional way, head to the city’s oldest temple Longhua, for the annual bell ringing ceremony.

Where to stay: If art deco architecture is more your thing, the Grand Hyatt hotel in Shanghai offers luxury on another level. Guests at the Grand Hyatt will be mesmerised by the colourful fireworks display from the comfort of their own home, through impressive floor-to-ceiling windows. Guests can indulge in a wide range of local and international dishes at the hotel’s various international restaurants or exercise their New Year’s resolutions at the Club Oasis Spa – taking a dip in the indoor Sky Pool or working out in the fitness centre. It’s no surprise that top endorsements for Shanghai from Booking.com travelers include sightseeing, food and architecture. Top nationalities who booked a stay in Shanghai during the past year include Taiwan, American and German.

New York City, USA

Venture to New York City for the iconic New Year’s Eve ball drop in Times Square to ring in 2019. Or for something a little different, swap the champagne and party poppers 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, this historic hotel has Forbes Five Star and AAA Five Diamond accreditations to its name, is part of the New York City skyline with its recognisable copper mansard roof. According to Booking.com travelers, top endorsements for New York City include entertainment, shopping and city walks which means this hotel is perfectly situated – across from Central Park and close to high-end shopping destinations at Fifth and Madison Avenues. Top nationalities that booked New York during the past year include French, Italian and Brazilian.

 

Perth, Australia

If you can’t find a coveted spot along the Swan River in the city center of Perth this New Year’s Even, 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.

Moscow, Russia

New Year’s Eve revellers will flock to the iconic firework display over Red Square and watch the spectacular fireworks display over the famous St. Basil’s Cathedral, or head to Gorky Park for one of the largest 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 city centre, the perfect indoor spot for watching the fireworks.

Guests will also be spoilt for choice with an impressive 19 onsite restaurants, all known for their unique cuisine, original cocktails and panoramic views of Moscow.