Planet Hollywood will host the biggest party in New York on New Year’s Eve. This hugely popular destination is known for showcasing everything Hollywood-related. On the big night in the city, the action will be spread over two floors: a glamorous party in the Hollywood memorabilia area and the quieter family get together or romantic dinner at traditional Italian eatery Buca di Beppo. Both will offer amenities unlike any other.
The giant Planet Hollywood space covers four areas named after different parts of New York: “Times Square,” “The City,” “The Hudson,” and “Central Park.” Here, guests can imbibe well-made cocktails named after movies and characters, as well as a wide selection of fine wine and beers, at the 5-hour premium open bar. Early evening passed hors d’oeuvre will stave of hunger. Lively party favors will lift your spirits. And a live DJ spinning hot party music all night long will have you on the dance floor. Large-screen TVs throughout the space entertain visitors with TV, movie, and music clips. At midnight, grab a glass of complimentary champagne and join your fellow merrymakers in a countdown to the New Year, as the Times Square Ball Drop is telecast live. Of course, there are VIP options, including priority admission, reserved seating, table and bottle service, and much more. And yes—the celebs do come here; who knows which favorite star you might see.
The setting is festive—not just because of the New Year’s celebration—this place is dedicated to all things Hollywood glam, including the red carpet on the lower level of the large circular space—but this time, it’s black-and-red zebra style. The tables are surrounded by red chairs, and covered with red or black tablecloths; family-sized circular red booths are available, and red banquettes surround the whole area. One level higher in an outer circle is a blue-carpeted area with blue-and-black table settings and chairs. The bar runs around parts of the whole circle. Other areas range in color and setting, but all are festooned with memorabilia from your favorite movies and shows—posters, signs, screen shots, artwork, T-shirts—everything for Hollywood lovers is here.
For a quieter time, come to traditional Italian Restaurant Buca di Beppo—right in the same building—for a cozy and relaxed time with the family, punctuated with superb, personal service. Guests will enjoy a 6-hour open bar, 4 hours of family-style dining, and party favors. As midnight approaches, view the Times Square Ball Drop as a live feed is presented on a large-screen TV. You will be served complimentary champagne, so raise a glass to welcome the New Year.
Known for its super-sized meatballs and healthy helpings, Buca di Beppo is reminiscent of the eateries in the old country, with red-checkered tablecloths and simple setting. Yet, the space conveys the feeling of being in someone’s living room, with family photos on the walls, and the sounds of the crooners like Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin playing softly in the background. Pictures of notable Italian-Americans who have visited are placed throughout, including Marlon Brando, Sophia Loren, and Joe DiMaggio.
Two unique experiences in the heart of New York City, just steps away from the famed Theater District and the Times Square Ball Drop. With several admission options, you can have them both—so please join us at Planet Hollywood and Buca di Beppo this New Year’s Eve.