It’s the most iconic location in the world to celebrate New Year’s Eve: Times Square in New York City, where the famous ball drop has taken place for over 100 years to herald in the new year. And this year, the New York Marriott Marquis plans to make it even more exciting.
Guests who book the hotel’s Ultimate Luxury New Year’s Eve package will arrive via private limousine to the sounds of a baby grand piano. They will then move to a sumptuous presidential suite as they get ready to usher in the new year.
Their private attendant will greet them with Piper Heidsieck champagne and the chef’s selection of festive hors d’oeuvres, as they explore this spacious two-bedroom suite, decorated in celebratory style. Then it’s time to primp with a personal stylist from PRIMP Salon & Spa Services for the gala party below in Broadway Lounge, where they’ll be seated in the prime ball drop view seats, overlooking thousands of people gathered for the big countdown at midnight.
And, as a warm-up to the countdown, earlier in the evening they’ll enjoy a surprise visit outdoors to Times Square. In Broadway Lounge, a full evening of entertainment, special buffet dinner menus, premium bars and dancing await, as midnight fast approaches. Then it’s countdown time, when the air is filled with a storm of confetti throughout Times Square, as the famous Waterford Crystal ball descends.
The new year starts off with a bang in the morning with breakfast at Crossroads – the perfect ending to the celebration and beginning to 2015.
Not keen on the idea of being outside in the cold weather in Times Square for the countdown to midnight? For the first time ever, the New York Marriott Marquis will sell “Ball Drop View to New Year’s Eve in Times Square” guest rooms on marriott.com.
Guests can pass up the outdoor experience, staying cozy inside in a comfortably appointed guest room to watch the festivities, without having to bundle up. This is a 3-night stay, with arrival on December 29 or December 30. The entire 3-night stay is just under $6,000 and inclusive of tax ($5,745.70 total).
For guests who are looking forward to a celebration, individual tickets are still available to the gala party in Broadway Lounge, described above. Individual tickets range from $1,000 per person for communal seating, to $3,500 per person for prime view ball drop seating. Please note these tickets do not include a hotel guest room or overnight stay.
The Ultimate Luxury New Year’s Eve Experience Package ($50,000) includes:
- 3 nights in a presidential suite, arrival 29 or 30 December
- Limousine transportation from and to the airport (LaGuardia, JFK or Newark)
- Welcome champagne and Chef’s hors d’oeuvres
- A personal musical welcome from a live performer, at the baby grand piano in the suite
- A private room attendant for in-room service
- In-room personal stylist for hair and make-up on 31 December, before the party, by PRIMP Salon & Spa Services
- Up to 4 seats at the New Year’s Eve gala in Broadway Lounge, with Ball Drop Views
- An early evening surprise visit outdoors to Times Square
- New Year’s Day breakfast at Crossroads
- Maximum 4 guests
To book any of these experiences, please contact Mariette at (212) 704-8864 during business hours, email: NYMMSpecialEvents@marriott.com or visit www.marquisNYE.com/package.
The New York Marriott Marquis is located on Broadway between West 45th and West 46th Streets, in the heart of Times Square.
(Source: New York Marriott Marquis)