Bring in 2015 with more finesse and less chaos
STORMING the dance floor to the beat of a deejay at a wild party is one way to see in the new year. But you could also go in for a more glamorous celebration, complete with ballroom dancing, champagne towers and loads of razzle dazzle.
High Ultra Lounge
Only 500 tickets are available for this black tie evening with a choreographed ballroom dance show, professional dancers helping the crowd with routines and a full spread with premium liquor. Spectacular fireworks and a champagne toast mark midnight. Rs.8,000 per couple.
The Leela Palace
Here, a vintage glamour theme takes you back to the golden age of jazz with a swing band, jazz singer and pianist. Expect champagne towers, and an elaborate feast that includes a seafood tower with oysters, lobster and clams, plus salmon, sushi and dim sum bars and unlimited premium liqueur from the bar. Rs.12,000 per couple. Details: 25211234
Enjoy the four different venues within the hotel as a live band plays popular numbers at the Le Jardin terrace. Sample the Western and Indian speciality buffet at Le Jardin and Rim Naam, a four-course Chinese set menu at Szechwan Court, or a spread of mezze, antipasti, kebabs and biryani at Polo Club. All areas have access to the dance floor. Rs.10,000++ (without alcohol),Rs.12,000++ (with sparkling wine), Rs.15,000++ (with champagne) per couple. Details: 25585858
Keys Hotel, Whitefield
The Royal Ball at Keys promises a mix of live performances and a dash of razzle dazzle. Catch a dance show by Russian duo Tatlana and Valerlya, enjoy cocktails from the celebrity bartenders and pyrotechnics at midnight with unlimited food and alcohol, and even an overnight stay plus breakfast at the hotel. VIP pass Rs.7,000 per couple. Details: 39451000
— Maegan Dobson Sippy