The world's most exclusive (and expensive) New Year's Eve parties

2019-12-27 12:03 - Marisa Crous
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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 01: Fireworks explode over the Sydney Harbour Bridge during the midnight display on New Years Eve on Sydney Harbour on January 1, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour\City of Sydney/Getty Images)

There are so many incredible New Year's Eve destinations around the world and all are unique in its own way.

Sydney has epic fireworks that pops with vibrance at the Sydney harbour, Bangkok has the best nightlife for the after-party, Moscow's Red Square is a spectacle of colour, Cape Town's V&A Waterfront and Long Street buzz with excitement on this night and Rio's Copacabana Beach is a gathering spot for people from all walks of life. 

But where will the most exclusive and expensive celebrations take place here and around the globe? 

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Miami pool party

How about dropping over a $7 000 (R100k) on a Big Apple themed NYE bash in beautiful, beachy Miami? South Beach’s SLS Hotel will be throwing a massive pool party! And the R100k price tag, yes hat's what a booth will cost you next to the pool. Luckily, it's enough space for 10 people. So grab your crowd, clean out your bank account and go dance the night away.

The party promises and open bar and live performances!

Hakkasan, Las Vegas

Known for having the world's most expensive bottle service (you need to order bottles of hard spirits or champagne if you take a table), this club is party-central every New Year's Eve. A previous party cost patrons upwards of $500 000 (R7 million), as guests were treated to a custom-made UFC belt, diamond jewellery and lots of bubbly.

This year, DJ extraordinaire, Steve Aoki is set to close out the world-famous Hakkasan Nightclub at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino with a special New Year’s Eve performance. 


The Westcliff, Johannesburg

Keen for a VIP romantic NYE? Celebrate the night in style at the View Restaurant at The Four Seasons Hotel (Westcliff). It won't quite sit you back R100k, but cost per person is R2.5k.

Touch the stars at Sky Bar in New York City

Party between two floors, dance the night away and enjoy the open-bar! Then, just before midnight head to the outdoor heated viewing platform, where you'll be treated to some complimentary Dom Perignon. Yes, please!

The cost? Only an average of £400 (R9k).  

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A night of dancing in the Mother City

Prepared to spend up to R5k on New Year's Eve? Then Lou Lou’s Cocktail Bar is for you.

Themed 'A Night Under The Stars' this year, here the New Year’s Eve festivities will run from 19h00 to 01h00 as producer and DJ, Dino Live will be mixing his unique fusion of traditional bongo drums and electronic beats. Bring your dancing shoes!

Cruise the Sydney harbour for $1 000 (Almost R10k)

The Sydney harbour is known for its world-class fireworks, and every year more and more travellers flock here to see this epic display.

The harbour offers a variety of cruises for New Year's Eve parties, and while some cost around $100 (R1 000), other go up to as much as R10k. This would include an open-bar, a buffet and the best fireworks of your life!

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 01:  Fireworks explode

(Picture: Getty Images)


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