Are You Going To Spend The Christmas Days Or New Years Eve At A Hotel This Year?

With the holiday season coming closer one thing is always very popular, namely attending Christmas Brunches and New Years Eve Parties at various hotels around the world.

IMG 0901Depending on local regulations many hotels and their respective F&B outlets are once again putting together their holiday festivities and sell tickets to those guests interested in joining.

Especially here in Asia it’s very popular to spend one of the Christmas days and especially New Years Eve at a hotel to attend one of their parties.

With the Covid-19 situation still holding it’s firm grip over many parts of the world there might be less such events this year than in previous times but many are already advertising their party plans on social media.

In the last few years I’ve always attended hotel partied on New Years Eve and stayed at the respective hotel at the same time:

  • Park Hyatt Tokyo, Peak Lounge
  • Hyatt Centric Ginza, Namiki 667
  • Park Hyatt Shanghai
  • Grand Hyatt Shanghai Atrium

IMG 0872 IMG 0923With room occupancy and average daily rates falling like a rock this year it became very important for those hotels that are in fact open to market their local events such as weddings and functions as well as their F&B outlets in a way that they can turn a profit.

Restrictions are currently on the rise again in many areas of Europe and North America so I wouldn’t get my hopes up too much about holiday festivities being available at local hotels but in cities like Bangkok, Singapore, Seoul, Taipei and Tokyo party advertisements are already in full swing.

Pricing varies but one hotel – Park Hyatt Tokyo – really went to the extreme this year, likely due to a liaison with Dom Perignon for this party.

Date: Thursday, December 31, 2020
Venue: The Peak Lounge & Bar, 41st Floor, Park Hyatt Tokyo
Time: Reception: 9:00 pm / Main Event: 9:30 pm to 1:00 am (Close)
Price:
The Peak Lounge Table
96,000 yen for one table of up to two people
190,000 yen per table of up to four people
The Peak Bar Table
90,000 yen for one table of up to two people
180,000 yen for one table of up to four people
Tickets can be purchased here.

*All prices are exclusive of service charge and tax.
*Enjoy as much champagne, cocktails, and special menu as you like.
*This event is restricted to those age 20 and up.
*Dress Code: Smart Casual

This totals to roughly US$600 for one person (min 2) for this party which is a bit rich in my opinion. Last year they offered this same venue without Dom Perignon for less than half.

At the Hyatt Centric Ginza the party at Namiki was actually free for all guests that were staying at the hotel. I booked that night on points, probably the best redemption last year.

Conclusion

Such events are important markers in the calendar for each property and those that are open will certainly try and put every possible f&b and social event on the calendar as possible as it’s pretty much their only revenue stream at the moment.

Are you planning to attend any event or holiday party at a hotel this year?

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