New Year’s Eve – Arizona, Dubrovnik, Maldives and Cancun

New Year Cheers at Hearth ’61 at Mountain Shadows | Paradise Valley, Ariz.
Locals can end 2017 on a high note with a five course, Champagne paired New Year’s Eve menu prepared by renowned Chef Charles Wiley at Hearth ’61 with seatings at 6:30 p.m. / 9:30 p.m. for $160 / $190 per person respectively. From the amuse-bouche starter to the strawberries & cream dessert featuring a vanilla bean panna cotta, dark chocolate, gianduja peppermint bark and toasted marshmallow – there is no sweeter way to ring in the new year!

Hearth ’61 – Roast Tenderloin of Beef – Image (Courtesy of Mountain Shadows)

New Year’s Eve at Artizen at The Camby | Phoenix, Ariz.

Ring in the New Year with family and friends for an unforgettable celebration at The Camby’s  restaurant –  Artizen. Enjoy a delicious and inventive selection of locally curated dishes, thoughtfully created by Executive Chef Dushyant Singh. Indulge in the seasonal with specialty items like ricotta gnudi with winter truffle, swiss chard, tarragon, and enoki mushroom to go alongside a venison loin with shiitake mushroom, mission figs & huckleberries, roasted carrots, and Cumberland sauce. Top it off with your choice of delectable textures of chocolate or a savory apple galette and make it a night to remember. Artizen will offer two seatings at 5pm priced at  $80++ and an 8:30pm seating priced at $100++ which includes a midnight champagne toast. Guests can make a reservation at or by calling 602.522.6655

Camby Artizen Terrace – Image(Courtesy of The Camby)


Hotel Excelsior’s New Year’s Celebration Package (Dubrovnik)

Indulge in a world of luxury and celebrate 2018 like a royal at Hotel Excelsior’s glamorous, black-tie New Year’s Eve Gala. As one of the most lavish hotels overlooking the Adriatic Sea and adored by famous guests like Queen Elizabeth II and Elizabeth Taylor, the recently renovated Hotel Excelsior is now offering guests a special deal to welcome in the New Year! The celebration will feature a champagne and cocktail reception at the hotel’s elegant Abakus Piano Bar, a carefully curated six-course dinner prepared by Executive Chef, Mr. Petar Obad, and a night of dancing along to funky and soulful tunes from popular Croatian singer Marko Tolja. To partake in this fabulous affair guests can book the New Year Celebration at the Excelsior package which includes a luxurious four- night stay for two, a rich daily buffet breakfast,  access to spa and wellness facilities, late check-out (subject to availability), and invitation to Hotel Excelsior’s black-tie New Year’s Eve Gala. Starting rate is 350 EUR per night. To book, please call +385 20 300 300. As always, guests can enjoy the seaside hotel’s tranquil gardens, a private beach, three restaurants, and the indoor swimming pool, all offering magnificent views of the Adriatic.

New Years Eve Dubrovnik’s Hotel Excelsior


Baros Maldives’ Special Moments in Style Program (Maldives)

To celebrate the Festive Season from December 22, 2017 to January 2, 2018, Baros Maldives has arranged a program with the theme “Special Moments in Style” for all guests. Recently awarded “Resort of the Year 2017” by Small Luxury Hotels, dining moments in style are a hallmark of Baros Maldives and this Festive Season the resort features stylish events like a Champagne Pairing Dinner at the prestigious Lighthouse and a Festive Seafood Menu at the Teppanyaki Hut in the re-modelled Cayenne Restaurant. On December 24th and 31st, there will be a gala and gourmet dinners. On December 25th and January 1, 2018, guests are invited to a spectacular countdown to the dawn of the New Year while indulging in a lavish celebration breakfast at the island’s Lime Restaurant. Many of the Special Moments in Style are complimentary, such as Festive Season Cocktail Parties, and the resort’s Anniversary Reception and Cultural Show on December 26th. To enhance the seasonal celebrations special marine activities, nature walks, island and fishing excursions, sunset sailing and dolphin watching cruises have been arranged. On some evenings there will be cool jazz sessions or music for dancing under the stars. Additionally, the resort’s Serenity Spa will be open throughout the festive season for guests to feel their best for the island’s Special Moments in Style.

Baros, Maldives


NIZUC Resort & Spa’s New Year’s Beach Celebration (Cancun)

NIZUC Resort & Spa invites you to celebrate NYE on their private beach overlooking the famed Punta Nizuc reef on December 31, 2017 from 7pm-3am. NIZUC offers a 29-acre secluded escape that fuses a uniquely modern sensibility with an authentic Mayan ethos – an apropos cultural tie-in to celebrate the culmination of another calendar year. To ring in 2018, the property has put together a decadent party where delicious food will be served, drinks will be flowing, and music resonating late into the night. The 2018 NYE at NIZUC Beach includes New Year’s Eve dinner and dancing at NIZUC Beach, live cooking stations lead by Executive Chef Sylvain Desbois and his team of Chefs serving each restaurant’s best selections. (Kosher options available), NIZUC margaritas, glass of champagne at midnight, live band and DJ, fireworks, party favors and Winik’s Kids Club will be open with a kid’s buffet from 7-11 pm. Babysitting service is available through the concierge.


  • Adults (12 years and up) USD 295.00
  • Minors (5 to 11 years) USD 95.00
  • Infants (4 years or less) no charge
  • Includes tax, service charge 15% additional


Merry Everything, Happy Always

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