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Published on : Tuesday, December 22, 2015
“Staying in your hometown doesn’t mean having a boring New Year, and doesn’t mean you can’t take a holiday locally, and still spoil yourself,” said Ruwie Rahardjo, General Manager, Wego Indonesia. “Just check in at a great hotel nearby who will likely have a New Year package that includes entertainment, and celebrate the start of a brand new year in style.”
Planning your New Year’s Eve locally with either friends or family, is an easy way to avoid the hustle and bustle of busy airports and popular tourist attractions, and also takes away the hassle of finding transport home after big celebrations.
Hotels all over Indonesia are offering a number of New Year packages with some spectacular celebratory events thrown in.
“For those spending New Year in Jakarta, Hotel Indonesia Kempinski has prepared a package which includes room rate, carnival night, and a family dinner. It’s a perfect option for couples or families to bring in the new year without worrying about transport and traffic, while completely indulging yourself,” explains Ruwie Rahardjo.
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“Trans Luxury Hotel is a one-stop, all inclusive, hive of New Year entertainment,” continued Rahardjo. “Stevie G from the Maja Group is another example of a one-stop venue, located a small distance from the hip Maja House, bar and restaurant.”
Once a Bali local herself, Rahardjo suggests The ONE Legian Hotel or the Ayana Resort and Spa.
“Hotels and restaurants in Bali are competing to offer dinner packages for New Year, both for couples and groups. Younger people usually lean towards The ONE Legian, while for something a little more high-end, both The Mulia or Ayana Resort are rather special,” she explains.
Hotels in other capital cities such as Medan, Makassar, and Surabaya, also offer great New Year’s Eve packages.
“Makassar locals can check out the Aston Makassar Hotel which is hosting a special year-end carnival, or Hotel Pantai Gapura, with its beautiful views to the open sea, for a more relaxed and romantic night.”
“Swiss-Belhotel Medan has a New Year Extravaganza package, suitable for the whole family, while the Sheraton Hotel in Surabaya is a regular favourite for great end of year packages,” she continued.
To make it even easier for you to find hotels nearby to suit your budget, the Wego travel app now features a Hotel Map option, which displays hotel rates at a glance, pinned by location on a map.
“Wego’s new Hotel Map feature is perfect for either planned or last minute, spontaneous getaway options,” added Rahardjo. “Available on Wego’s travel app for iOS and Android, it’s complemented by filters to sort by price, star ratings and reviews.”
“So if you can’t escape to an exotic location this year, enjoying a fantastic New Year’s Eve by taking a holiday at home is a great alternative!”