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  • FYIDC: Best of NYE 2011 Trouble deciding how to spend your New Year's Eve? Have no fear, we've got the best of this year's N.Y.E. in the nation's capital.

Trouble deciding how to spend your New Year’s Eve? Have no fear, we’ve got the best of this year’s N.Y.E.  in the nation’s capital.

The main party room at the W Washington DC at the strike of mid-night NYE 2010. The hotel is offering a numbers of different packages this year that includes dinner and an overnight stay. (Photo by Anchyi Wei)

WWWWOW!

The W Washington DC promises to “grant your every wish”  in style with multiple New Year’s Celebration packages,featuring a performance by hip hop superstar Doug E. Fresh and a two- hour open bar. There are five packages to choose from ranging from just the rooftop party, to dinner, and an overnight stay, they are: 1.) New Year’s Eve Rooftop Soiree at P.O.V 2.) Dinner at J & G Steakhouse + NYE Rooftop Soiree 3.) Dinner, NYE Rooftop Soiree and W Stay NYE Rooftop Soiree and W Stay 4.)Dinner, NYE Rooftop Soiree, W Stay and Breakfast  5.) Dinner for two at J&G  Steakhouse , the hotel’s signature restaurant by Jean-Georges, NYE Rooftop Soiree, W Stay and Breakfast. For more information on packages, see detailed listings.The hotel has also extended checkout until 2 p.m. To book, call 877.822.0000 and ask for rate code NYEVE.

PARK IT ON THE DANCE FLOOR

Ring in 2011 in style with the Park Hyatt’s luxury package – two tickets to the hotel’s New Year’s Eve party featuring an open bar, live music, a tapas and dessert buffet and of course a Champagne toast at midnight. Enjoy a complimentary upgrade to a Premier Park Deluxe room. The Park package also includes an open bar from 9 p.m to 2 a.m. and live music by The Ira & Nicki Gonzalez Band. Find out more here.

HOLLYWOOD ON THE HUDSON

Hudson Restaurant & Lounge will transform its luxurious interior space to roll out the red carpet in preparation for the who’s who of DC for a night to remember – Hollywood-style. Hudson’s Hollywood style New Year’s Eve celebration will include paparazzi photos taken at the door, celebrity look-alikes, heated & decorated tent designed by O’Neill Studios, a Guest DJ, and a champagne toast at midnight. The night will offer an early four course dinner for $50 per person and a later seated dinner beginning at 8pm featuring Chef Zavala’s four course menu inclyding organic and sustainable vegetables, meat, poultry and fish for $80 per person.

Ringing in NYE 2010 at POV at W Washington DC (photo Anchyi Wei)

Ringing in NYE 2010 at POV at W Washington DC (photo Anchyi Wei)

MAKE THE HEADLINES

You won’t want to miss The Newseum’s Headliner’s Ball this New Year’s. From 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. unique cocktails and food will be served, courtesy of Wolfgang Puck. You can dance the night away with DJ Scientific of “Scientfic Beats” and The Mustangs Band. The package also includes access to exhibits and a countdown to 2011 on the 40-foot by 22-foot HD screen. The package for the evening’s ball is $150 per person and  the Newsmaker Special is $225, which includes a five-course dinner and admission to the ball. For more information call  202-292-6100

INTERNATIONAL STYLE

Ring in the New Year with Willard Hotel which will be offering a International themed New Year’s Eve Gala. The night will feature 10 international themed celebrations, 8 separate party rooms, a midnight champagne toast & balloon drops, multiple live bands, special hotel room rates and more. Dinner followed by the celebration is $175 per person, post-dinner celebration is $109 per person. Call 202-628-9100 for more information.

HAPPY BUDDHA NEW YEAR

Buddha Bar will be offering a traditional and  vegetarian menu with complimenary champagne and coffee this New Year’s Eve. Seatings at both 6 p.m. 10 p.m. will be available. The restaurant will be providing an extensive variety of bottle service options including champagnes, wines, and liquors. Miami-based guest DJ Alyson Calagna will keep you dancing from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. Entry runs from $50 to $100 per person. For more information call 202-377-5555.

A GLOBAL MASQUERADE

Lima will be ringing in the new year with a masquerade ball, offering dinner and dancing packages, bottle services and live broadcasting of the Ball Drop in Time’s Square. Both early and late dinner seating reservations will be available upon reservation, and package upgrades will also be available for guests. For more information call 202-789-2800 or for ticket information.

OASIS UNDER THE STARS

Eden Lounge will be hosting a celebration in style, and offer three exclusive VIP table packages for guests to enjoy New Year’s Eve in the warmth of a heated rooftop patio and good company. The Gold Package starts at $500 for six tickets and VIP table to the festivities, The Silver Package at $750 for 8 tickets with a VIP table, and The Platinum Package at $1000 for 10 tickets and VIP table, all to include a bottle minimum, which comes with a  complimentary bottle of champagne with each package. Tickets can be purchased individually for $40 at WantTickets . Ring in the New Year by dancing to the musical selections of DJ Steve DiPetro of DC’s Kreamdip and DJ Phil Chang. For more information or to purchase packages call 202-785-0270 or email.

BACK TO BASICS

BrightestYoungThings.com brings together a monster list of DJ’s and bands to dance away the night at the Bohemian Caverns/LIV/Hominy 11th & U. BYT Presents: DJs & Beers focuses on the basics that make for a solid New Year’s Eve party: music, drinks and friends.  Featured DJs include DJ Chris Burns, DJ Matt Bailer and DJ Aaron Riggins throughout the complex.  Dozens of bands including The Dance Party, Loose Lips, Modern Man, Long Walks on the Beach, The Dusties, Laughing Man, Dirty Banners (and more) will rock your favorite cover songs. Early bird pre-sale tickets are selling for $55, which will increase as the date approaches.

NEW YEAR DE JANEIRO

Wish you could escape the wintry weather in Rio de Janeiro or São Paulo? Why not try working on that New Year’s resolution to travel more at One Lounge‘s Passport to Carnival New Year’s Eve party. DC residents need not go far to enjoy a Brazilian-themed night incorporating South American cuisines Chorizo steak, Pao de Queijo, Coxinha and Pastel as well as specialty drinks, Caipirinha, Caipiroska, Mojitos and more at the open bar.  DJs will showcase samba, top-40 and international music favorites for a New Year’s Eve experience complete with Brazilian Carnival and masquerade.  Tickets are $100 per person can can be purchased by calling One Lounge at 202-299-0909 or by visiting their website.

INVITE-ONLY MASKED VIP GALA

VETRO is hosting an exclusive, intimate, private-lounge NYE Gala, where guests will don provided masks for a masquerade-themed night.  VIP tables with champagne and caviar upgrades are the way to go with pricing starting at $1,200 and going up to $2,000 for a corner VIP table.  Five big screen tvs will be there so you don’t miss the Times Square ball drop coverage.  As expected, VIP culinary delights go all the way with Osetra caviar, Kumamoto oysters, tasmanian crab cocktail, smoked salmon canapes, chocolate dipped strawberries, house chocolate truffles, Artisan cheeses and cured meats.  For ticket information call 202.789.2800 or visit the website.

Aaron Riggins

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  • FYIDC: Best of NYE 2011 Trouble deciding how to spend your New Year's Eve? Have no fear, we've got the best of this year's N.Y.E. in the nation's capital.