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Happy Hotel New Year: Package Deals to Ring in 2010

Need some last-minute New Year’s Eve plans? Area hotels have cooked up packages to help you ring in the new year right.

Add a New Year's package to any room, like this one, booked at the Jefferson. Photograph courtesy of the Jefferson

Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
The Gaylord is offering a discount on two-night stays: Book a room at full price on December 31 and stay a second night for $20.10. Rooms start at $239. Add tickets to the hotel’s New Year’s Eve party, Big Night DC, starting at $139.99 a piece. The party includes all-you-can-eat buffets, drinks, live entertainment, and access to 15 themed “party zones” throughout the convention center. Call 301-965-2000 to book a room, or go here to buy party tickets.

Inn at 202 Dover
Heading to the Eastern Shore? This historic inn is offering guests a three-night New Year’s package for guests checking in Thursday and staying through Sunday. The package includes a room discount—Saturday night is free—and a five-course dinner for two on New Year’s Eve and brunch for two on New Year’s Day. The cost: $1,050. Call 866-450-7600 to book.

Jefferson Hotel
Add a New Year’s-themed package to any stay at the Jefferson. The New Resolutions package, priced at $175, includes a bright-and-early wake-up call at 7 AM on New Year’s Day. Eat an in-room breakfast, then head to the fitness center for a one-hour cardio workout. End your day with 30-minute spa treatments and tea for two in the Greenhouse. The Continued Indulgences package ($375) lets you sleep in a bit later—until 11 AM—then sees you through a leisurely New Year’s Day, which includes two in-room movies, 90-minute spa treatments, and two cocktails. Both packages can be added on to a regular room price. Call 202-448-2300 to book.

Liaison Capitol Hill
The one-night New Year’s package at the Liaison features a “New Year’s Eve Essentials Kit” from Moët & Chandon, which includes party favors and a mini-bottle of Champagne plus a $50 food voucher for brunch at the hotel’s restaurant, Art and Soul, on New Year’s Day. The package costs $169. Call 866-233-4641 to book.

Park Hyatt Washington
Luxury is the name of the game at this hotel in DC’s West End. The $8,000 package gets you and nine friends into the penthouse-level Presidential Suite on New Year’s Eve for a private five-course meal cooked by Blue Duck Tavern’s executive chef, Brian McBride. You also get access to a fully stocked bar—Champagne included—plus use of a butler, valet parking, and, in case you’re feeling sociable, ten tickets to the hotel’s New Year’s Eve party in the lounge. The price includes taxes and gratuities, but full payment is required up front.

For a more intimate option, the hotel is also touting an overnight package for two ($989), which includes a five-course dinner with beverages in Blue Duck Tavern, two tickets to the lounge party, and a one-night stay in a deluxe room. To book either package, call 202-789-1234.

Poplar Springs Spa Resort
This Casanova, Virginia, inn is offering a one-night package that includes a five-course meal for two and live entertainment on New Year’s Eve in the Manor, the inn’s restaurant. Brunch on New Year’s Day is also included along with access to the exercise facility, steam rooms, hot tub, and more. The package starts at $649. To make a reservation, call 800-490-7747.

Renaissance M Street Hotel
Have guests in town for the holidays but nowhere to put them? The Renaissance M Street's "Relatively Close" Holiday Package keeps out-of-towners "relatively close" to their hosts. The deal is a discount on room rates, with prices starting at $99 a night. Call 800-834-6418 to book or book online using the promotional code HOL.

Ritz-Carlton, Washington D.C.
The “Take the Elevator Home" package is available to holiday diners at Westend Bistro or the hotel’s Lobby Cafe & Bar: Dine at one of the restaurants and get a discounted room rate of $199 (rooms typically start at $279). Call 202-263-6338 to book; the deal isn’t available online. 

Westin Reston Heights
This Virginia hotel is offering a one-night New Year's Eve package complete with a bottle of Champagne, dinner for two at Vinifera Wine Bar & Bistro, and breakfast in bed on New Year's Day. The cost is $299 per couple. Call 703-391-9000 to book.