Have you felt that chill in the air? Autumn has officially arrived and with it Halloween is just around the corner! With this time of year bringing longer nights, events being hosted again and many people eager to celebrate, the scene is set for a spectacular Halloween – are you ready to get into the spooky spirit?!
Here at HIP Hotels we have done a quick round up of the ghostly events and experiences so you can celebrate Halloween in style; from nights of haunted magic and mischief, to drag balls and city-wide celebrations, be prepared to indulge in the most spine-tingling celebration after a year of missing out! Whether you’re planning to dress as a witch, ghoul or goblin, Halloween is ready and waiting for you to ring in the festive season in the most spooktacular way!
A hotel that never fails to mesmerise every year for this festive occasion, Palazzina is hosting the darkest and sexiest night of the year… And aren’t those two of the things that make Halloween such a treat? On Saturday October 30th, Venice’s most exclusive hotel celebrates the night of witches and warlocks with the most frighteningly fabulous party in town, so make sure to save the date!
Opening the night with a spectacularly spooky show over dinner, Palazzina will pull you into its mischievous spirit… known to many as the hide-out in Venice where VIPs from around the world escape to, it’ll be sure to be a fantastic night of sophisticated fun and maybe a few games. The dinner is followed by a DJ set that will have you dancing into the early hours of All Hallows Eve whilst surrounded by the electrifying yet luxurious atmosphere of this incredibly glamorous hotel.
For something a little different, check out the Halloween Drag Ball from 6:30pm onwards on Friday October 29th at NYX Hotel London Holborn in the heart of London’s bustling districts. One of the most fabulous Drag Queens on the scene, Miss Demeanour will be starring as the lead in this spooktacular night, to get you into the frighteningly fabulous spirit of Halloween!
Wear your favourite Halloween costume and strut your stuff, as everyone will be entered into the prize for best dressed! With the stunning neon signs and eclectic designs of the bar at NYX Hotel London Holborn, there is no better place to channel your inner diva alongside the fabulously frightening tones of this October night… A special treat for you is that tickets are free. Just make sure to book one anyway, to secure your space before they’re all gone, and believe us when we say, they’ll sell out like hauntingly good hotcakes!
Are you a foodie that loves to try new things but also loves the festive season? Then CHAO Beijing has got the perfect thing for you - delicious food, spooktacularly prepared around the Halloween festive season, to give both your eyes and taste buds a marvellously mischievous show! From steamed pumpkins filled with an aspic of veal filet mignon, reduced beef consommé, green beans and morels, to a spider made from a soft shell crab caught in a tempura flavoured web with squid ink and a lemon foam, and even more, the chefs at CHAO Beijing have enjoyed letting their creativity loose this Halloween so that you can experience something new.
Their ambition was to create a one off selection of dishes that expand the theme of the night into a memorable culinary experience; the special dishes that have been created by their culinary team not only look the part but will also tantalise your tastebuds! The dessert is also not to be missed… with a coconut and pomegranate mousse shaped to look like a deceptively realistic brain, with raspberry coulis and ghost shaped meringues, you’ll be easily tricked into this charming experience in which your tastebuds will be given the ultimate treat!
Wanting to give you the ultimate Halloween celebration, the incredible collection of the Zaza Hotels in Texas, USA are hosting a terrifying dining experience in each one of their hotels on Saturday October 30th. There will be scream-worthy drinks specials, magic and mischief and delicious dinners for you to feast upon! All witches, warlocks and monsters are called to eat, drink and be scary as you enjoy a frightening evening, and all are encouraged to dress to the nines as your inner spooky spirit…
At Hotel Zaza Houston Memorial District, a special addition to the evening is a live DJ that will raise the roof of the Monarch restaurant until 1am on Halloween morning. Whether you’re hoping to trick or treat people this year, this haunted, scream-filled dining experience will be sure to trick your mind whilst treating your senses in this ultimate Halloween night. So what are you waiting for? Be sure to reserve your space soon so you don’t miss out on this spooktacular event!
If someone said to name the one country in the world that celebrates this festivity more authentically than any other, the answer would easily be Mexico. Celebrating the Day of the Dead instead of the typical Halloween, Mexico spends three days remembering the dead and honouring the souls of the people they have lost. It is believed that the spirits of those lost return for these three days, in order to spend time with their loved ones.
A beautiful time full of family and love, it is also one full of colour and celebration; beginning on October 31st every year, Mexico explodes with life as people dance and sing their way through these three days of other worldly connection. Any incredible experience to witness, everyone must see Mexico during this time at least once in their life, and Casa Decu is the ideal place to stay during such a visit. Nestled in the heart of Mexico City, it’s luxurious contemporary design creates a blissful atmosphere in which to unwind and absorb the experience of one of the greatest celebrations on earth.
Known the world over for its creative spirit, New York does not shy away from celebrating yearly events such as this, and instead embraces them and celebrates them bigger than almost everyone else! Although initially cancelled for a second year in a row, the NYC Village Halloween Parade will indeed take place this year on October 31st! Running for the 48th time, expect giant puppets, colourful floats and big personalities bringing you the frighteningly fabulous energy that every Halloween needs.
This year the parade is dedicated to the Children of New York City who could not celebrate the occasion last year, and they were asked to design the puppets that will lead the procession – here at HIP Hotels, we can’t wait to see what spooktacular characters they have created! To make this treat of an event even sweeter, be sure to check into Mondrian Park Avenue during your stay and enjoy their Fa-BOO-lous offer of 31% off all month long! Valid on upgraded room types, the offer also comes with a daily credit of $20.00 for the Blank Slate Café. So escape to New York, enjoy the tricks of the city’s celebrations and indulge in the treats of this luxurious hotel.
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