On Dec. 31, we won’t just be ringing in a new year, but we will be saying hello to a new decade! So, let’s welcome it in a big way with a stay at a fabulous hotel and a party. Here are some of the best hotels to put your party hat on, get a noise maker, sip a glass of champagne and say good-bye to 2019 and hello to 2020 — and then maybe have a morning after (quiet) breakfast.
- The Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead is offering two dinner options, a three-course dinner for those who have late-night plans elsewhere and a lavish six-course tasting menu for those ringing in the new year at the hotel. Among the menu items are truffle beef carpaccio, pan seared duck foie gras, beef ribeye and lobster and a chocolate layer cake. The three-course dinner is from 5 to 6:30 p.m. seatings and costs $98. The six-course tasting menu and countdown is $220 per person and seating starts at 9 p.m. Say hello to 2020 with a Southern-Inspired a la carte brunch with options such as grilled steak and eggs, avocado toast and chicken and waffles.
- The Hilton Atlanta Airport, near the airport, is holding what it dubs “Atlanta’s #1 New Year’s Eve party for urban professionals.” The Hilton package includes a room as well as a social mega-mixer, an ATL House of Comedy and then parties in four room that will last to 3 a.m. that will feature HipHop, R&B, 80’s and 90’s Old School music, Reggae, Soca and other popular dance vibes. DJ Traci Steel, Rashan Ali and Sasha the Diva will keep the party rocking.
- The Hilton Atlanta Northeast may be ringing in the new year, but they’re going back to the Roaring 20’s for its celebration. The hotel is presenting “Great Gatsby’s Back to the 20’s” a Latin and variety dance party featuring the live salsa band, the Mojito All Stars. Along with a room, the package offers a three course dinner as well as multiple party rooms, each featuring a different music genre including tropical Latin, Top 40s and Dulce Y Sensual Bachata. For those staying at the hotel, a breakfast buffet for two is included.
- Nikolai’s Roof at the Atlanta Hilton Downtown will offer a special three-course curated menu by Chef de cuisine Stephanie Alderette just for the evening. Enjoy a live jazz band and enjoy pan seared diver scallop, crispy duck rilette & foie gras mousse and a choice of loup de mer or seared beef tenderloin, plus dessert. Of course, indulge in Osetra caviar ($165) or Hackleback ($150). The regular menu will not be available. $120. For four glasses of wine, there is an additional charge of $55; five glasses, $68.