New Years Eve celebrations in Bangkok  

On 1st January, it’s practically obligatory to post an epic picture from New Year’s Eve parties with the caption “last year”.  With only two weeks left of 2020 it’s high time to plan for the countdown and of course, the perfect shot.

Opulence is a crucial element for these pictures, and we’ve found 9 lavish parties in Bangkok where you can take the best shots (both kinds) that will fit any budget. 

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1. White Party – Above 11

Party Cost: from ฿1,000

Rooftop Bar Above 11Image credit: @mayasansinapa

Above 11, Peruvian-Japanese fusion restaurant in Nana, is hosting a White Party on the 31st from 10pm onwards. 

In addition to watching the fireworks fly over Bangkok from the 33rd floor, there are two reasons to head over:

  1. Wearing white ensures that you’ll pop against the city background and vibrant drinks.
  2. You can get one of those drinks for free with the ฿1,000 (~USD33) entrance fee.

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For those who are interested in catching the last sunset of the year over dinner, the restaurant is offering a 5-course dinner set menu. The vegetarian set is ฿2,500 (~USD83) and the non-vegetarian is ฿3,000 (~USD99) from 6pm.

Sunset Above 11 Above 11 at Golden Hour
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Above Eleven
Address: 33rd Floor, Fraser Suites Sukhumvit Sukhumvit Road, Soi 11 Bangkok 10110, Thailand
Telephone: +66 2 038 5111

2. New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner Buffet – The Athenee Hotel

Party Cost: from ฿500

If you’ve lived in Bangkok for more than a year, chances are you’ve been invited to brunch at the Plaza. Though now known with a different name, The Athenee Hotel, the establishment has maintained its iconic buffet restaurant, Rain Tree Café

Rain Tree Cafe BuffetImage credit: @pycaptain

The Athenee Hotel is hosting a gala buffet dinner ฿2,920 (~USD97). Items on the menu include lobster, caviar, oysters, foie gras, peking duck, dim sum, and prime beef cuts. For the ultimate Crazy Rich Asians experience, call ahead and reserve a private room for your squad. 

Athenee Hotel LobbyDon’t miss taking a pic at the hotel lobby
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The price also includes entry and free-flow drinks at the hotel’s countdown party held by the pool at The View Bar, where there will be lucky-draw games and a live band.

The View BarImage credit: @andrewkettley

If you already have dinner plans, The Athenee is offering entrance to their countdown party for ฿500 (~USD17). This includes one glass of bubbly. For those looking for free flow prosecco, wine, cocktails and soft drinks, the price is ฿1,588 (~USD53).  

The Athenee Hotel
Address: 61 Wireless Road (Witthayu), Lumpini, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330
Telephone: +66-2-650-8800

3. Count Down @ Cooling Tower Rooftop Bar – Carlton Hotel Bangkok Sukhumvit

Party Cost: from ฿2,500

Sky on 20 NovotelImage credit: @asundaybaby

For those looking to avoid traffic this NYE, The Carlton Hotel Bangkok Sukhumvit is a short walk from BTS Asok. They are offering 2 options for the New Year’s Eve Countdown. 

It is ฿2,490 (~USD83) for light food and limited beverages throughout the entire evening. The other option is 3 hours of free-flow alcohol from 9pm to midnight for ฿2,990 (~USD99)

Sky on 20Image credit: @liftildapeak

The hotel’s Cooling Tower Rooftop Bar has some interesting architecture that is sure to make for unique IG posts and a great view of the fireworks. 

Fireworks Rooftop ViewImage credit: @junewatsamon

Carlton Hotel Bangkok Sukhumvit
Address:  491 Sukhumvit Rd, Khlong Toei Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110
Telephone: +66 2 090 7888

4. Rooftop Thai Tropicana New Year Countdown Party – Novotel Bangkok Sukhumvit 20 

Party Cost: from ฿2,500

The Novotel Bangkok Sukhumvit 20 brings the tropical resort vibes to their poolside rooftop bar, Sky on 20. Dance to House and Latin music like it’s like a beach party, but without worrying about the sand getting everywhere. Oh, and there’s free-flow alcohol too.

Rooftop Sky on 20Image credit: @mooburingoaround

For ฿2,500 (~USD83), guests can enjoy a free-flow of sparkling wine, red wine & white wine, Chang beer and Vodka, Tequila, Gin, Whisky with mixers.

Sky on 20 SunbedIf you’re in the mood for spendin’, there is the ฿6,000(~USD200) Sunbed Package for 2. This gives you your very own Mojito Jug and a sunbed. 
Image credit: @athaporn_ap

Novotel Bangkok Sukhumvit 20
Address: 19/9 Soi Sukhumvit 20, Sukhumvit Road, Klongtoey, 10110
Telephone: +66 2 009 4999

5. NYE Fireworks Countdown – The Sukhothai Bangkok

Party Cost: from ฿1,000 

Set your picture apart from the neon-lit poolside and rooftop parties on peoples’ feeds – the Sukhothai Bangkok is hosting a countdown party in their rustic Thai Garden Villa, complete with a lotus pond and miniature temples.

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It wouldn’t be a New Year’s Eve party without music and lucky draw prizes. Entrance to the party costs ฿1,000 (~USD33) and includes one drink. 

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They’re actually also hosting a Festive New Year’s Eve Brunch for those who’d like to celebrate during the day. 

Image credit: @ichitaru3659

The Sukhothai Bangkok
Address: 13/3 South Sathorn Road, Bangkok 10120
Telephone: +66 2 344 8888

6. Countdown to New Year at Sirimahannop – The Heritage

Party Cost: from ฿1,800 (Early Bird) | ฿2,021 (after 25th Dec)

Icon Siam Fireworkson Chao Phraya RiverImage credit: @sydneytas

Calling all themed party enthusiasts: Sirimahannop is hosting a pirate-themed costume party on a 3-masted ship which floats on the Chao Phraya River. It also happens to be a short boat ride from Icon Siam, ensuring guests receive a front row seat to Icon Siam’s fireworks and light show.

Pirate Ship partyImage credit: @handydrive

They’re also hosting an Early Bird sale, with countdown party prices going for ฿1,800 (~USD60) until 25 Dec. After this, you can get the tickets at  ฿2,021 (~USD67). The party starts at 9pm and includes free-flow alcohol and light pass-around food until 1am. 

Image credit: @mynameismemee

Guests interested in shared platters from 4pm to 9pm can buy a ticket to the dinner round for an extra ฿1,800 (~USD60) before 25th December and ฿2,021 (~USD67) after that. Private rooms are available upon reservation.

Address: 2194 CharoenKrung Rd, Wat Phraya Krai, Bang Kho Laem, Bangkok 10120, Thailand
Telephone: +66 2 059 5999

7. #BYE2020 New Year’s Eve Party – W Bangkok

Party Cost: ฿500 Pre-Sale | ฿600 Door price

The W is bringing the Roaring 20’s party to those who couldn’t make it last year. In partnership with Ebony Expats, the hotel is hosting #BYE2020 at the Woo Bar with the pre-sale ticket price of ฿500 (~USD17). The price includes one drink, and increases to ฿600 (~USD20) if purchased at the door.

Iconic WTake a picture by the iconic ‘ W’
Image credit: @worldofsaen

The party has a lineup of 5 entertainers from four countries: MC Menelik Arnell from France, MC Radio 3000 from the United States, DJ JAHJABOYZ and DJ Pae from Thailand and DJ Crow B from Lebanon.

W Bangkok LightsImage credit: @champettes

For groups of 4 who want to spend a little more, they offer a Premium Package for ฿8,000 (~USD265) – that’s ฿2,000 (~USD67) per person. The package includes your own cocktail table, 1 bottle of sparkling wine, 1 bottle of a spirit of your choice, and 8 mixers with ice.

W Bangkok PoolGet there a little earlier to sneak some pics by their pool
Image credit: @wanvisa.sp

W Bangkok
Address: 106 N Sathon Rd, Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500
Telephone: +66 2 344 4000

8. NEON MEXICANO – The Rembrandt

Party Cost: from ฿600

Most of the parties we mentioned offer separate packages for dinner and the countdown. The Rembrandt is combining the two for a 7 hour party from 8pm to 3am, for the price of ฿600 (~USD20), which includes 2 free drinks.

Tacos from MexicanoReplenish after partying with some of Bangkok’s best tacos
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The Neon Mexicano Party promises 2 live bands and 2 DJs: Sunrise Four Band, Earth Collide Band, DJ Henry Knowles and DJ Johnny O. 

Tequila Shots at MexicanoFood and beverages throughout the evening start at ฿150
Image credit: @eat_yolo

Address: 1st floor Rembrandt Hotel & Suites, 19 Sukhumvit Soi 18, Khlong Toei, Bangkok 10110
Telephone: +66 9 8004 4840

Bangkok’s fancy hotel parties in 2020

What better way to end the year than knowing that you would’ve spent a fraction of what an a la carte dish at some of these hotels cost for an entire party? You’ll for sure be ballin’ in 2021 from the savings on these deals. 

Maybe you can spend it on a vacation in the upcoming months at one of Thailand’s hidden gems.

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Featured images adapted from: @mynameismemee, @moonkminkk

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