Ringing in the New Year symbolically welcomes the making of resolutions, meeting of new friends, and the departure of nutcrackers that won’t stop staring. Toast to a new, less creepy year with today’s Groupon: for $199, you get a ticket package to the private High Society NYE 2012 Party at Mandalay Bay’s The Shangra-La Room from Maxim Travel (a $400 value). The package includes:
- A Skip the Line pass
- A celebrity host
- A special-guest DJ
- An open bar from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
- Private security
- A fireworks show<p>
Maxim Travel’s seasoned nightlife specialists usher package-buying revelers past entrance lines and into the ornate private rooms of Mandalay Bay’s The Shangra-La Room for the High Society NYE 2012 Party. Attendees enjoy the amiable emcee services of a mystery celebrity host, infectious beats from a guest DJ, and hugs from Santa Claus looking to pick up a little extra holiday work while sipping eclectic cocktails fashioned by the club’s adept mixologists at an open bar until 2 a.m.
At the stroke of midnight, partiers gather on the lounge’s 43rd-floor balcony to witness the city’s fireworks show, a kick line of multicolored explosions over the shimmering Strip. Guests drink and dance surrounded by The Shangra-La Room’s intricately carved floral columns, gilded Eastern statues, and oriental rugs bathed in the light of tea candles and recessed lamps and safe from the party-crashing landlords of regular parties. Claim seating territory between fringed throw pillows in the ornate Ganesh Room or between modern furnishings in the Media Room. Maxim’s nightlife coordinators also help to orchestrate party drop-off and pickup.
With designated drivers at the helm of luxury tour buses and knowledgeable party hosts schmoozing with bouncers, Maxim Travel’s groups of guests travel up and down the Strip to partake of Vegas’ top nightclubs. Partygoers select one of Maxim Travel’s party packages, some of which include transportation on an elegant party bus, and commence the revelries at A-list clubs such as LAX, SHe and Chateau Nightclub and Lounge at Paris Las Vegas. Thanks to the company’s many connections, their clients glean VIP status and admission to the clubs without waiting in long lines, paying costly covers, or performing mandatory Macarenas.