Countdown To 2019 Twice In The Same Night: Hong Kong-Sydney-Maui
Once upon a season, the ultimate New Year’s Eve ritual was honing your sabrage technique at the Times Square Ball Drop. Or counting backwards with the million-strong multitude at Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate. But to show up lesser billionaires, how about hailing the 2019 New Year, twice in the same night, from two separate continents?
Your odyssey begins in Hong Kong with an elite group of fellow time-travellers, at a well-appointed reception. After your seated dinner and cocktails, reside for one night at your choice of the Mandarin Oriental or Ritz-Carlton. Luxury transportation will be provided at all locations, along with bottles of chilled bubbly at each hotel.
The following day, it’s a first class seat to Sydney for three nights. After selecting either the Park Hyatt Sydney or the Shangri-La Hotel, enjoy private tours of the Hunter Valley wine region and Blue Mountains, plus roaming the sumptuous Pitt Street Mall with private shopper in tow. The first two nights come with private dining experiences at secret locations. On the last night – the 31st of December – you’ll be on a private yacht overlooking the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Countdown number one begins as you witness what’s been called the world’s biggest fireworks show.
As the champagne flutes empty, a private plane is warming up to fly your party to Hawaii for five nights. The moment you get aboard, it’s a 12-hour race to beat the clock en route to Maui. Checking into the Four Seasons Resort Wailea or the Fairmont Kea Lani Maui, your group will be driven to a secluded beach for the second half of 31st December 2018. Then it’s more wine, music and good food as you countdown for a second time.
After you’ve notched off “two continents, one night”, spend several days taking in the tropical glory of Hawaii. Experience undersea adventures, whale watching, the unmatched beauty of Haleakala National Park and the Ali’i Kula Lavender Farm. Don’t forget to savour the quintessential island fruit, the Maui pineapple. A private plane returns you to Hong Kong after 10 days of the greatest New Year’s Eve party since sparkling water.
By: Zech Pharamond