HotelPlanner.com Unveils Its Annual Ranking of Top New Year’s Destinations

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As we rapidly approach New Year’s Eve, we’re seeing quality hotels in top cities across the U.S. offer competitive last-minute deals as they aim to cap off the 2017 holiday travel season on a high note.

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HotelPlanner.com, the leading provider of online group hotel bookings worldwide, just unveiled its annual ranking of top New Year’s destinations in the U.S., along with a compilation of availability and most affordable room rates in each city.

“As we rapidly approach New Year’s Eve, we’re seeing quality hotels in top cities across the U.S. offer competitive last-minute deals as they aim to cap off the 2017 holiday travel season on a high note,” said Tim Hentschel, co-founder and CEO of HotelPlanner.com. “Now is the time to book a trip to any one of these vibrant cities with a stay in a great downtown hotel that is easily accessible to all the action.”

Based on booking data collected by HotelPlanner.com, this year’s top New Year’s Eve destinations, celebrations, and nearby hotels include:

New York City, NY
New York City is one of the best and most iconic places for people of all ages to celebrate the New Year, and this year’s festivities are not to be missed. Head to Times Square for the Ball Drop and take in their annual televised star-studded musical event with performances by Kelly Clarkson, Nick Jonas and more. For lighter crowds and a great view of the fireworks display, grab a seat and watch them from Central Park or the Brooklyn Bridge Park. Hotels in the NYC area currently start from $245 per night.

Recommended 2, 3 and 4-star downtown hotels near Times Square through HotelPlanner.com include:

  • Comfort Inn Times Square West, 0.33 miles/5-minute walk from Times Square, starting at $245 with complimentary buffet breakfast and wireless internet access, 24-hr business center, and close to Terminal 5 and Broadway.
  • Paramount Times Square, 2-minute walk from Times Square, starting at $282 with a 24-hr fitness facility, pet-friendly services, and complimentary wireless internet access.
  • Holiday Inn Express New York – Manhattan West Side, 0.61 miles/10-minute walk from Times Square, starting at $285 with complimentary hot breakfast and wireless internet access, 24-hr business and fitness center, and close to Rockefeller Center.

Las Vegas, NV
With the entire Las Vegas Strip shutting down for the celebration, New Year’s Eve on the Strip will feature an impressively choreographed fireworks display starting at midnight from the rooftops of ARIA Resort & Casino, Caesars Palace, Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower, and the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, and more. This giant block party is free and open to the public. Hotels in the Vegas area currently start from $172 per night.

Recommended 3 and 4-star downtown hotels near the Strip–Center through HotelPlanner.com include:

  • The Westin Las Vegas Hotel & Spa, 0.30 miles/5-minute walk from Strip-Center, starting at $172 with complimentary wireless internet and business center, an outdoor pool, spa and sauna, and airport shuttle services.
  • Bally's Las Vegas – Hotel & Casino, 0.14 miles/2-minute walk from Strip-Center, starting at $199 with complimentary wireless internet access, full-service spa and outdoor pool, 15 restaurants and minutes from Grand Bazaar Shops and Miracle Mile Shops.
  • Paris Las Vegas Resort & Casino, 0.25 miles/4-minute walk from the Strip-Center, starting at $207 with an outdoor pool and full-service spa, fitness and business center, 13 restaurants and minutes from the Miracle Mile Shops.

Miami, FL
The city of Miami is ringing in 2018 with several holiday events and celebrations around Biscayne Bay and Bayfront Park. The Big Orange “Ball Drop” New Year’s Countdown and Fireworks Celebration is free and open to the public with a concert and live entertainment at the Amphitheatre in Bayfront Park. Pitbull's Worldwide VIP Food & Wine Party will also be in Bayfront Park starting at 8pm for ages 21+ with individual tickets starting at $295 and includes gourmet food, craft cocktails, champagne, and a live concert with Pitbull and other special guests. Hotels in the Miami area currently start from $119 per night.

Recommended 3 and 4-star downtown hotels near Bayfront Park through HotelPlanner.com include:

  • YVE Hotel Miami, 0.25 miles/4-minute walk from Bayfront Park, starting at $119 with a bar/lounge/restaurant, pet-friendly services, and close to the American Airlines Arena and PortMiami.
  • Holiday Inn Port of Miami Downtown, 0.36 miles/6-minute walk from Bayfront Park, starting at $139 with complimentary wireless internet and 24-hr business center, an outdoor pool, and close to the Metro Mover and downtown shops.
  • Hyatt Regency Miami, 0.28 miles/5-minute walk from Bayfront Park, starting at $169 with complimentary wireless internet access, 24-hr health club and outdoor pool, and close to the American Airlines Arena and Marlins Park.

Chicago, IL
The biggest fireworks display on Chicago’s lakefront is an annual family-favorite celebration. New Year’s Eve at Navy Pier will open as early as 10am featuring rides and amusement games, live entertainment and attractions throughout the day and into the night, capping off with the city’s free fireworks show starting at midnight. Get the best views along the lakefront or aboard a dining cruise for an additional fee. Hotels in the Chicago area currently start from $92 per night.

Recommended 3, and 4-star downtown hotels near Navy Pier through HotelPlanner.com include:

  • W Chicago Lakeshore, 0.34 miles/6-minute walk from the Navy Pier, starting at $92 with an indoor pool and full-service spa, business center, and pet-friendly services.
  • Sheraton Grand Chicago, 0.59 miles/10-minute walk from the Navy Pier, starting at $99 with an indoor pool and sauna, 24-hr fitness facility and business center, and close to Millennium Park and Magnificent Mile.
  • Doubletree by Hilton Chicago Magnificent Mile, 0.59 miles/10-minute walk from the Navy Pier, starting at $103 with an outdoor pool and 24-hr fitness center, a business center, and close to John Hancock Center and Millennium Park.

San Francisco, CA
Have a memorable experience on the San Francisco’s Embarcadero waterfront where the city’s grand fireworks show, free to the public, will light up the sky at midnight. With well over 200,000 visitors each year, make sure to arrive early and grab your place for a great view of the fireworks along the waterfront near the restaurants, south of the Ferry Building, or book a fun scenic cruise. Hotels in the San Francisco area currently start from $168 per night.

Recommended 3, and 4-star downtown hotels near the Embarcadero waterfront through HotelPlanner.com include:

  • Le Meridien San Francisco, 0.04 miles/1-minute walk from the Embarcadero waterfront, starting at $168 with a fitness and business center, complimentary wireless internet access, and close to the TransAmerica Pyramid and Alcatraz Island.
  • Hyatt Regency San Francisco, 0.18 miles/3-minute walk from the Embarcadero waterfront, starting at $201 with complimentary wireless internet access, 24-hr fitness facility, and pet-friendly services.
  • Omni San Francisco Hotel, 0.21 miles/3-minute walk from the Embarcadero waterfront, starting at $260 with complimentary wireless internet access, pet-friendly services, and close to the Pier 39 and Chinatown.

Baltimore, MD
Baltimore’s New Year's Eve Spectacular is gearing up for their annual fireworks show in the city’s Inner Harbor. The event is free and open to the public beginning at 9pm at the Inner Harbor Amphitheatre with live music from R&B/Soul artist Alexis Joyce followed by the fireworks display at midnight. Get the best views right on the harbor aboard a cruise or at one of its great restaurants , all of which offer their own special deals and events. Hotels in the Baltimore area currently start from $86 per night.

Recommended 3 and 4-star downtown hotels near the Inner Harbor through HotelPlanner.com include:

  • Staybridge Suites Baltimore – Inner Harbor, 0.12 miles/2-minute walk from the Inner Harbor Waterfront, starting at $86 with complimentary breakfast and wireless internet access, an on-site laundry, business, and fitness center, and pet-friendly services.
  • The Brookshire Suites Inner Harbor, BW Premier Collection, 0.14 miles/2-minute walk from the Inner Harbor Waterfront, starting at $93 with a complimentary hot/cold breakfast, wireless internet access, and local area shuttle within a 3-mile radius.
  • Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel, 0.04 miles/1-minute walk from the Inner Harbor Waterfront, starting at $124 with an indoor pool, spa and sauna, connected to The Gallery Mall, and close to public transportation and the National Aquarium.

San Antonio, TX
Celebrate downtown right on the River Walk with spectacular fireworks, parties, live music, and games free for all ages from 6pm to 2am. Attracting a quarter of a million visitors each year, you’ll be sure to have a great time watching the fireworks display overlooking the city’s historic landmarks. Hotels in the San Antonio area currently start from $106 per night.

Recommended 3, and 4-star downtown hotels near the River Walk through HotelPlanner.com include:

  • The Westin Riverwalk San Antonio, 0.18 miles/3-minute walk from the River Walk, starting at $106 with an indoor pool and fitness facility, full-service spa, and business center.
  • Hilton Palacio Del Rio, 0.04 miles/1-minute walk from the River Walk, starting at $123 with an outdoor pool, 24-hr fitness facility, and close to shops, restaurants and the Alamo.
  • San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter, 0.24 miles/4-minute walk from the River Walk, starting at $133 with an indoor and outdoor pool, 24-hr fitness facility, and close to the Rivercenter Mall, The Alamo, and Tower of Americas.

Current availability through HotelPlanner.com extends through the NYE weekend (Dec 29th-31st).

About HotelPlanner.com:
HotelPlanner.com is the leading provider of online services in the global group hotel marketplace. Listed among the top 50 travel sites in the world and ranked number one in group travel, HotelPlanner.com is on track to produce nearly 4 million group leads this year, and is providing group hotel booking services to over 3,000 groups per day. The company’s robust technology and automated rate checkers provide customers with the guaranteed lowest available rates from a network of more than 100,000 quality hotel partners worldwide, making it easier and faster to book hotels for any corporate and leisure event. With its new eRFP group booking system, “Book-in-Block” and licensing technologies, HotelPlanner.com continues to advance the group booking process online for direct clients, market leading affiliates and hotel partners worldwide.

The company owns and operates Meetings.com, a premier site that provides information, planning and booking services for meetings and hotel stays for corporations, associations and business-to-business enterprises. By combining advanced technology with a highly experienced staff of professional meeting planners and travel specialists, Meetings.com quickly finds clients the perfect space at the best price for meetings large and small.

Customers can visit HotelPlanner.com online at http://www.hotelplanner.com, or on its mobile app, which provides users with the lowest, real-time hotel rates and availability, detailed hotel information and an easy booking tool right from the palm of their hand. They can also follow HotelPlanner.com on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google+, YouTube and its Everything’s Better Together blog.

Founded in 2002 by CEO Tim Hentschel and CIO John Prince, the company provides 24/7 customer service and has offices in London, England (European Headquarters), Hong Kong (Asian Headquarters), West Palm Beach, FL (USA Headquarters), and Las Vegas, Nevada.

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