December 27, 2015 Filed under: The Buzz
If beer bucket specials and packed dance floors aren’t your speed, San Francisco offers a number of ways to ring in the New Year with sophistication. Check out these events, activities and venues if you’re looking to welcome the New Year in style. Party like a celebrity at the Fairmont San Francisco and other luxurious hotels in the city.
SAN FRANCISCO HOLIDAY GUIDE 2015/16
Hyatt Regency San Francisco
Directly across the Embarcadero, with towering views of the waterfront, is the Hyatt Regency San Francisco. For years, the hotel has been renowned for hosting one of the biggest and best New Year’s Eve parties in town. The “Champagne Resolutions” party is back again, starting at 9 p.m. on Dec. 31. Held in the hotel’s vast atrium lobby, celebrants dance, drink and dine as the clock ticks to midnight.
The Fairmont San Francisco
The historic Fairmont features two elegant options for New Year’s Eve. The Fairmont San Francisco New Year’s Eve Gala starts at 6 p.m. with appetizers, followed by dinner and a performance by Noah Griffin and The Cole Porter Society. Drinks, dessert and dancing will follow and continue past midnight. There’s also the Laurel Court New Year’s Eve Dinner, featuring a live jazz trio and decadent four-course meal.
InterContinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco
The InterContinental is home to Top of the Mark, one of San Francisco’s most venerated restaurants. You’ll be hard pressed to find more class on New Year’s Eve. Formal wear is required for this Nob Hill celebration,
which includes cocktails, a five-course dinner and dancing with live entertainment.
Looking to quietly recuperate after partying through the night? Make an appointment at Spa Vitale, located in the Hotel Vitale. The rooftop garden views of San Francisco Bay are the perfect complement to a relaxing suite of services they provide to ease your body, mind and spirit.
The Starlight Room
High above Union Square, The Starlight Room has been a San Francisco staple for decades. Its classic cocktail menu, upscale décor and stunning 360-degree views of the city make it a top contender for the hottest New Year’s spot in San Francisco. Located in the Sir Francis Drake Hotel the Starlight Room also offers its legendary “Sunday’s A Drag” brunch, featuring some of the city’s most notable drag performers.
San Francisco Travel Association, www.sanfrancisco.travel