Whether you hope to set the right tone for 2023 or provide 2022 with a proper sendoff, try any of these lavish celebrations. They guarantee to fill the final moments of the year and the first minutes of the next with elegant meals, unforgettable parties and, of course, plenty of champagne.
Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel, Beverly Hills
Mark the Beverly Hills icon’s 95th anniversary with a New Year’s Eve fete: either a four-course Great Gatsby-inspired party at CUT Beverly Hills with a photo booth, DJ and Moët & Chandon toast or a four-course James Bond-themed extravaganza at THEBlvd with ice sculptures, casino tables and live music all night long.
Zadún, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, Los Cabos
Usher in 2023 Oaxacan style with a celebration inspired by the Guelaguetza festival, a five-course dinner and a spectacle created through live performance, contemporary art installations, lasers and impressive fireworks. Recover the following morning with bloody marys and mimosas at Zadún’s cruda bar and hangover station, restorative yoga and breathwork, and a healing sound bath.
The Beekman, A Thompson Hotel, New York
Party in old Manhattan style with The Beekman’s Black and White Masquerade Ball, featuring performances by showgirls, aerialists, jazz bands and DJs; an open bar; and bites from chef Tom Colicchio’s tasting menu. The festivities culminate with a cinematic midnight balloon drop.
Condado Vanderbilt Hotel, Puerto Rico
A warm celebration awaits under the Caribbean sun with the Condado Ocean Club’s daytime pool party with a DJ. Or revel at night at Condado Vanderbilt’s Patio del Fauno and VC Lounge with live music or at STK San Juan restaurant for a DJ spinning music, delicious fare and a champagne toast at midnight.
White Barn Inn, Auberge Resorts Collection, Kennebunk, Maine
Welcome the New Year with a meal prepared by Five-Star The White Barn Inn Restaurant’s acclaimed executive chef Mathew Woolf served in an elegant setting — a stunningly refurbished barn. A four-piece band will provide the soundtrack to your prix fixe menu of dishes like lobster vol au vent, foie gras crème brûlée and champagne chocolate cake.
Commemorate the New Year and the historic Southern California hotel’s centennial anniversary with a lavish buffet dinner, or join the festivities after 10 p.m. for free-flowing champagne, a premium open bar, a cordials bar and dancing, held in The Farmhouse.
Make an unforgettable memory and learn a new skill that’s sure to impress friends with Auberge du Soleil’s champagne sabering class, led by a sommelier. Afterward, you’ll receive a keepsake: a personalized, engraved olive wood champagne saber.
An extravagant nine-course tasting menu at the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star getaway’s French-Japanese fusion restaurant Mugen begins the evening, followed by a party and unbeatable seat to the island’s firework display from the all-suite hotel’s rooftop pool.
Terranea Resort, Rancho Palos Verdes, California
The L.A. resort brings the glamour of a Monte Carlo casino with games, an open bar and dancing that continues late into the night. Those celebrating with family don’t have to miss the fun and can opt for the Mystical Garden Dinner experience, with a kid’s menu on offer.
Chileno Bay Resort & Residences, Auberge Resorts Collection, Los Cabos
A show by the iconic Cuban ensemble Buena Vista Social Club — the culmination of its concert series and only North American performance — scores an evening with a five-course dinner hosted at COMAL; celebratory treats like hand-rolled cigars, rum and tequila cocktails; and champagne bottle service.
The Gilded Age of New York has returned to the St. Regis’ Astor Court with a lavish four-course dinner of dishes like poached Maine lobster and a gourmet cheese spread, a premium open bar, a sabered ceremonial champagne toast and a lively dance floor.
Ring in 2023 in the style of the Roaring ’20s with the Beverly Hill hotel’s Great Gatsby-themed party in the resplendent Astor Ballroom with dazzling performances by aerialists, burlesque dancers and the retro jazz band Fleur Seule. For even more extravagance, opt for a delectable eight-course tasting menu at Jean-Georges Beverly Hills before the blowout.
Badrutt’s Palace Hotel, St. Moritz
For the last 125 years, Badrutt’s Palace Hotel has played host to the most coveted events of the winter season, and this year’s New Year’s Eve Gala — themed “A Night of Infinite Sparkle” — promises to continue the tradition with a raucous yet refined celebration that carries on long past midnight.