The 31st December, New Years Eve, everyone knows the script. Spend the night with people who are furiously counting down the seconds until the hope of a new year bursts out. Big Ben strikes 12, fireworks rain down from the sky, and up and down the land people murmur along pretending they know the words to Auld Lang Syne. Isn’t it about time people tried something different?
2012 has been a year of celebration for many things British and New Year is the perfect time to remember all that has gone before us in the last 365 days. From the united support of our Olympians and the tremendous success of hosting the games to the Queen’s Jubilee and people joining together to celebrate as a community. But there has been one great bastion of Britain that has risen to prominence yet again this year. Bond, James Bond.
007; Sophisticated. Suave. Chique. Ok, so after all Bond is only a character but he would certainly know how to enjoy a classy, entertaining New Year’s Party wouldn’t he. Agree? Well you can enjoy it too. Themed New Year’s Breaks are becoming a popular alternative to the usual celebrations, replacing cheese on sticks, blaring music channels and the obligatory cup of value ‘Champagne’ with gourmet dinners, elegant dress codes and plenty of entertainment.
Hotels from around the UK are here to shake (not stir) your New Year’s Eve into life offering such fantastic New Year’s celebrations. With these breaks offering food, entertainment and often more than one night in the hotel, you can bring in the New Year in style. Don your finest suits and dresses, sharpen your Bond-esque wit but maybe don’t run round the dance floor pretending to spy on other guests! The Mercure Holland House offer a fantastic package this year, including casino tables, disco and even a Bond themed cocktail to kick the night off. Come morning, when the New Year may all seem a bit hazy, rather than worrying about the big clean up, the hotel offers relaxing spa facilities to let weary party-goers rejuvenate themselves before heading off for home.
So if you’re ready to celebrate the start of 2013 with a touch of class, you should definitely check out the fantastic range of New Year breaks on offer this year.