For those looking for a memorable way to welcome in 2019, Europe’s cosmopolitan capital cities are the place to head and with NH Hotel Group properties throughout the continent, it is easy to find the perfect base to relax after a night of celebrations. From impromptu street parties to foodie feasts, NH Hotel Group reveals its top European destinations to spend this New Year’s Eve:
Lucky Grapes in Madrid
Perhaps the most famous New Year´s tradition in Spain is eating one grape at each chime of the midnight bells. It is said that if you manage to eat all of the twelve grapes in time, you´ll be rewarded with good luck and prosperity for the year ahead. On December 31st, thousands will congregate in Madrid’s Puerta del Sol to eat the 12 lucky grapes, with fireworks and confetti following the bell chimes. The party truly begins at midnight!
Having opened earlier this year, the NH Collection Gran Vía is conveniently located on Madrid´s iconic Gran Vía and is just a five-minute walk from Puerta del Sol. A great example of how history, location, design and excellence can be combined to create a one-of-a-kind hotel, NH Collection Gran Vía offers an elegant base from which to explore the city. To help guests celebrate in style, the hotel’s Picalagartos restaurant is offering a mouth-watering New Year’s Eve menu, before the party moves to the rooftop – with its spectacular views over the city – for the eating of the grapes, followed by dancing the night away to a DJ in Picalagartos.
Foodie Festivities in Milan
For food-lovers, Milan is the place to enjoy a great Italian New Year dining tradition. On December 31st, restaurants across the city honour Pope San Silvestro with the famous Cenone di San Silvestro dinner. The perfect way to celebrate with friends and family, this traditional feast features pork and lentils for luck and prosperity. After dinner, revellers can join thousands of Milanese in Piazza Duomo for a live concert or Piazza Castello to enjoy a colourful fireworks display.
Conveniently located in the heart of Milan’s fashionable Via Tortona, nhow Milan offers guests a truly stylish and cosmopolitan stay, inspired by Milan’s renowned fashion and design heritage. With vibrant, guest rooms and suites, lively dining experiences and sophisticated bars, guests can continue their celebrations into the New Year, while the hotel’s luxurious Turkish Baths are the perfect place to relax and unwind.
Partying the night away in Amsterdam
Amsterdam is a great place to visit at any time of year but perhaps even more so over the New Year period. The easy-to-navigate city centre streets are the venues for many an impromptu street party with the lively Nieuwmarkt, Leidseplein and Rembrandtplein all being popular spots. Travellers wanting to have fun on the ice should head to Ice*Amsterdam at the city’s Museumplein for skating and festive food and drink, with the Rijksmuseum as the backdrop. With a whole city of parties to explore, Amsterdam is sure to impress this New Year’s Eve!
Conveniently located next to Amsterdam Central Station in the heart of the city, the NH Collection Amsterdam Barbizon Palace offers all the comforts needed after a night of New Year festivities. Housed within a series of 17th century houses, the hotel features beautiful architecture along with spacious and elegant rooms in which to relax. Guests looking for a sophisticated dining experience can enjoy a four or five-course New Year’s Eve menu at the hotel’s stunning Olof’s Chapel, which dates back to the 15th century. It’s the perfect way to welcome in 2019.
For those still seeking a festive Christmas getaway, NH Hotel Group has rounded-up its Top Ten Best Hotels for Christmas Breaks: www.nh-hotels.com/theme-hotels/christmas-break
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For the full Picalagartos New Year’s Eve menu and prices, please see here.
For the full menu and prices for New year’s Eve dinner at Olof’s please see here.
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