Dublin, Ireland (PRWEB) December 6, 2007
The New Year is all about out-with-the-old and in-with-the-new. So when it comes to choosing the perfect location to toast champagne and count down to midnight, there are a few other destinations you should consider this year that don't involve watching the run-of-the-mill ball drop. boo.com (http://www.boo.com) unveils the locations topping their list of 'New' New Year's hotspots that you won't want to miss this year!
boo.com's Top 5 New Year's Eve Hotspots You Won't Want to Miss
If you're looking for an all-night party experience like no other, Moscow is your place! Start your evening off in the historic Red Square, where people from all over the world gather in a sea of champagne to await the tolling of the Saviour clock tower. Join the crowd of people dressed as 'Grandfather Frost' and 'The Snow Maiden' in a spectacular celebration that doesn't end until the sun comes up.
boo.com's Hotel Recommendation: MaMaison Povrovka Suite Hotel
MaMaison Pokrovka Suite Hotel, located in the heart of the lively and cosmopolitan Russian capital, opened its doors in summer 2007 and was designed exclusively by Jestico+Whiles. The hotel offers exquisite restaurants, a state-of-the-art SPA and a unique combination of modern design and warm atmosphere perfect for resting up after a long night of celebrating.
Rates from £148 per night
New Orleans, USA
Join the hundreds of partygoers in the French Quarter for one of the biggest parties of year, but be prepared to shake things up a bit. Instead of watching the traditional ball-drop countdown, ring in the New Year with "Baby Bacchus" as it drops from its perch at midnight to kick off an out-of-this world fireworks display over the Mississippi River. Join the all night party on Bourbon Street for the best time you won't remember.
boo.com's Hotel Recommendation: Country Inn-Ste French Quarter
Created out of seven historic buildings dating back to the 1860's, the Country Inn-Ste French Quarter has all the historic charm of a boutique hotel with the modern amenities including exercise facilities, complimentary breakfast and a heated outdoor pool. Exposed beam ceilings, slate floors and historic brick walls are artfully juxtaposed with rich woodwork, granite counters and wrought iron chandeliers. The hotel is within walking distance to the French Quarter and one of the most unique party experiences North America has to offer.
Rates from £49 per night
As the city's largest free public celebration, the New Year's Eve party in Melbourne is not to be missed. The night includes two spectacular firework displays (which easily rival Sydney's!), live entertainment and dozens of chic venues offering a variety of party adventures for the hundreds of thousands of party goers.
boo.com's Hotel Recommendation: Hatton Boutique Hotel
Hatton Boutique Hotel is a stylish urban sanctuary located near all the Melbourne hotspots and offers vibrant, stylish and sophisticated atmosphere with plush accommodations. The hotel is known for its high degree of personal service that leaves every guest feeling welcome and relaxed. Guests enjoy the hotel's comfortable and spacious rooms flooded with natural light and windows that open for fresh Melbourne air.
Rates from £86 per night
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
When it comes to ranking Rio De Janeiro, one of the best New Year's Eve parties on the planet, 2.5 million people can't be wrong. This year, join the swarm of partygoers on Copacabana Beach to watch a breathtaking display of fireworks to welcome in the New Year. Everyone dresses in white and enjoys the hundreds of live shows and events that line the beach.
boo.com's Hotel Recommendation: Hotel Cristal Palace
The Cristal Palace Hotel is located between one of the most modern and elegant neighborhoods of Rio de Janeiro, Ipanema, home to the most famous beach of the world, Copacabana and famous sunset spot, Arpoador. The hotel offers a welcoming environment, free internet access and complementary breakfast.
Rates from £50 per night
Prague, Czech Republic
With no shortage of amazing fire work displays, Prague's New Year's Eve bash is sure to be the highlight of a lifetime. Watch the sky light up over the river from either the Charles Bridge, Petrin Hill or near Prague Castle where the terraces of river restaurants line the way or board a river cruise boat and get the party started. Then join the crowd at the Old Town Square for an aerial display (and any of the number of firecrackers fired off by the crowd itself).
boo.com's Hotel Recommendation: Hotel Yasmin
Yasmin a four-star design hotel, opened in March 2006 and is located in the heart of Prague just few steps from the Wenceslas Square. The hotel is surrounded by the most significant historical and business monuments of the city. Yasmin hotel provides luxury designed rooms with superb quiet in the middle of the city center as most rooms are facing the calm inner courtyard. Using the second hotel entrance from the Wenceslas Square you discover the unexpected Yasmin summer garden terrace and Café Restaurant "Noodles". Restaurant Café Bar "Noodles" serves buffet breakfast, fresh and light lunch and dinner in an extraordinary atmosphere.
Rates from £80 per night
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