Yes, we do know that this new year, the cops plan to play party pooper. And the people around you must be junking all their previously-made plans and gearing up for a house party.
But think of it. Do you really want to take all that trouble when you can just let professionals do it all for you? So relax, sit back and let the star hotels plan it all for you.
At Sevilla in The Claridges, Aurangzeb Road, enjoy a romantic seven-course Mediterranean dinner (7.30 pm onwards, Rs 5,995 plus taxes per person) dinner along with sparkling wine and premium beverages. Or opt for a celebratory dinner with an extensive salad and dessert buffet at their all-day diner Pickwicks. There will be a selection of Continental dishes including traditional fare with unlimited house wine (Rs 2,995 plus taxes).
Let the party be ‘international’ at the Meridien Musique Medley at Windsor Place’s Le Meridien. Shake a leg or two at this happening party in the largest dance floor of the city with a DJ playing popular numbers.
If you feel hungry, go to one of their many dining destinations for sampling cuisines of your choice. The Spotlight Group of dancers from London will match their groovy steps with Jazz, Latino, Samba, Hip Hop and belly dancing (starting Rs 10,000).
Or kick off the new year with a celebrity DJ spinning groovy numbers and free-flowing beverages with exotic snacks at Aura, the Vodka Bar at The Claridges (Rs 3,995 plus taxes).
Avoid the riff raff and step into the new year in romantic mood. Love Story 2020 at Le Meridien is just a unique way to do it. Start the romance with a chaffeur-driven stretch limo that will pick you up from your doorstep. Walk into the star property and a high-speed elevator will whisk you and your partner straight to the 20th floor where a personal salon full of roses will be set up for you.
There’s more in the form of a personal butler. Sip some champagne as a guitarist strums love ballads of your choice. There will also be a seven-course menu with unlimited beverages. Rejuvenate yourself at the spa as you wake up on 1 January and enjoy some buffet breakfast before the limo drops you home. All of this for a neat Rs 5 lakhs. Tempting enough?