Hotel Effie offering rocking New Year’s Eve packages

Dec. 13, 2022
Special to 30A Food & Wine

SANDESTIN – It’s nearly time to wave goodbye to 2022 and welcome 2023 with open arms. Many are looking for an epic celebration and what better way to experience the ringing in of 2023 than with an over-the-top New Year’s Eve experience in Hotel Effie’s extravagant Presidential Suite! 

Check-in at 2 p.m. on Dec. 31 to the spacious Presidential Suite, decked out to be the perfect private party venue. The super luxe 1,280-square-foot suite features a king-size bed, spacious kitchen, living room, garden tub, and large balcony, providing the best spot to enjoy the private fireworks show! A welcome amenity and party favors will be waiting to get you in the mood upon arrival.

To get the party started, Hotel Effie will have a fully stocked private bar in your suite and the ultimate champagne bar, featuring Ace of Spades, Veuve, and Dom Perignon. To top it all off, a personal bartender in-suite will make sure your glass is never empty so that you can toast with your loved ones on the private balcony to the shimmering views of fireworks at the Village at Baytowne Wharf.

A fine-dining feast at Ovide

This package also includes dinner for two at the award-winning Ovide, Hotel Effie’s signature restaurant led by the renowned chef Hugh Acheson, for an indulgent New Year’s Eve dinner featuring an all-you-can-eat seafood raw bar, gourmet entrées, a spread of decadent sweets at the dessert bar, and the quintessential champagne toast. Guests can up their New Year’s Eve makeup game with the glitter artist that will be at the restaurant and then head to the photo booth to take some fun pictures with their loved ones.

A rooftop party just steps from your door

Don’t miss out on the exclusive New Year’s Eve party at Ara Rooftop Pool and Lounge. DJ DFunk will be performing live while guests enjoy the heated pool, party favors, and panoramic views of the Emerald Coast that will keep the fun going long past the midnight countdown. All of the fun with none of the hassle, and you can even take the elevator home!

A divine start to your New Year’s Day

To help you fight off any post-party hangovers, head downstairs to a delightful New Year’s Day brunch for two. Follow up the meal with a choice of two services at Hotel Effie’s luxurious Spa Lilliana to leave feeling revived, refreshed and ready to take on a new year.

Other package amenities include: complimentary valet parking, late checkout and a souvenir menu for all.

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