Not to be outdone by the W Bangkok’s New Year’s celebrations, the W Bali (Jl. Petitenget Kerobokan; 62-361/473-8106; doubles from US$300) has a line-up of events for island revelers. The party begins at the hotel’s two restaurants, Fire and Starfish Bloo, which will host sumptuous dinners before the main event. From 6 to 11 p.m. guests can indulge in a full buffet at US$165 including tasting trolleys, savory offerings, and fresh seafood at Fire. A glass of champagne is included upon arrival to kick the night off. For those looking for a more formal meal, Starfish Bloo will serve a six or eight course meal including canapés, shellfish, duck confit, and caviar starting from US$165 for six courses. The New Year’s festivities kick off early starting at 4 p.m. at Woobar and into the early hours of the morning. UK-based DJ Scarlett Etienne will headline the festivities, spinning a mix of modern electronic tunes. Admission is free and packages are available for bottles, starting from US$720 for one bottle of champagne and one bottle of Beluga Vodka. For those who rise before noon the morning after, make your way to a recovery brunch at Fire or Starfish Bloo to retox after a wild evening.
For more information, visit W Retreat & Spa Bali – Seminyak