NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Nov 5, 2013) - Where will you be on New Year's Eve? For anyone who doesn't live in New York City, the answer to this question can feel vaguely anticlimactic. After all, most of the country spends that momentous minute between years glued to the television watching the ball drop on the screen. But for those who are ready to see that happen in real time, the Renaissance New York Times Square Hotel is throwing the party of the (new) year at its own R Lounge.

Epitomizing the high design and glamor of NYC's boutique hotels, the Renaissance Times Square makes an appealing destination year-round. But this chic hotel is pulling out all the stops for its New Year's Eve festivities to create the most exciting cocktail party in NYC.

Beginning at 8:30 p.m. on December 31, 2013, guests will arrive at the sleek, seductive lounge to enjoy passed hors d'oeuvres and a dinner reception. Then, from 10:30 p.m. until the ball drops, guests can nibble on a variety of desserts at the sweet stations set up around the lounge. Finally, to properly commemorate the New Year, the first hour will include butler-passed breakfast and complimentary gift bags. All the while, guests will enjoy a full, premium open bar and music.

Considering the reputation of this NYC event venue under normal circumstances, guests can anticipate an electric New Year's Eve experience. R Lounge routinely features an exciting calendar of events, from in-demand DJs spinning the latest tracks, to wine tastings and tarot-card readings. Plus its tempting menus showcase special Blue Ribbon dishes crafted by the renowned Bromberg brothers of New York City's Blue Ribbon Restaurants®. From halibut sandwiches and parmigiano risotto, to Blue Ribbon options like BBQ pork sliders and "Northern Fried" chicken wings, the menus at R Lounge celebrate meticulously crafted comfort food prepared with premium ingredients.

Whether travelers are looking to find the best NYE event among trendy Times Square hotels or simply plan an exciting NYC vacation, R Lounge helps put the Renaissance Times Square at the top of everyone's shortlist.

For more information or to reserve a table, guests may call 1-212-445-1445 or visit Room rates begin at $749 per night with a two-night minimum stay. Tables for the R Lounge New Year's Eve party start at $2,500 for two people.

About Renaissance New York Times Square Hotel
Visitors who want to experience a more curated side of New York City will find style, culture and plenty to do and see at the Renaissance New York Times Square Hotel. Offering its guests the choicest location possible -- in the heart of Times Square -- this property embodies the energy and style of its iconic city with a contemporary aesthetic created by the renowned designer, Jordan Mozer. Guests are invited to delve into the NYC lifestyle via the chic R Lounge (serving specialty cocktails, creative light fare, panoramic views and a calendar full of lively entertainment) and the all-day dining available at VIVID Lounge. In each guest room, visitors will find high-speed Internet access, a 37-inch LCD television, a moveable desk and the promise of a good night's sleep, courtesy of the soundproof windows. Business guests find themselves close to major banks and corporations, plus they have access to five fully-equipped meeting rooms at the hotel. A state-of-the-art fitness center lets everyone stick to routines while on the road, and nearby attractions like the Empire State Building, Central Park and St. Patrick's Cathedral serve to inspire and define visitors' experiences within the city.

About Renaissance
Renaissance Hotels represents a diverse collection of more than 155 hotels in 35 countries worldwide. Each property is unique, offering passionate travelers a one-of-kind experience and memories they will be sure to take with them long after they depart. Within every hotel, guests are greeted by an exceptional array of amenities and an inspiring world of local discoveries. For travelers looking to experience something new, innovative and locally driven programs including the industry leading entertainment platform RLife LIVE as well as R Navigator, ensure that every trip is transformed into an eye-opening, unforgettable journey. Renaissance Hotels. Live Life To Discover. To discover more visit

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Renaissance New York Times Square Hotel
Two Times Square, 714 Seventh Avenue at W. 48th Street
New York, New York 10036