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Great deals for New Year's Eve

December 30, 2008 4:18:50 PM PST
By now, most hotels and restaurants would already be sold out for New Year's Eve but, because of the troubled economy, many still have space available and they're offering more packages at lower prices than ever before.The balloons and disco ball are ready to ring in the new year at the Park Hyatt, and revelers can also cheer a better price point than previous new year's celebrations.

"The prices are a bit lower than they were last year. We're really trying to give the guests more of a value this year," said Molly O'Shea of the Park Hyatt.

Admission for the Park Hyatt's rose garden celebration is just $30.

The party is from 9:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.

If you'd like to eat dinner before, a three-course meal at Nineteen's Café is $68 per person. A four course meal in the restaurant will cost $98. You'll also get free entrance to the rose garden celebration and champagne.

Hotel rooms for tomorrow night are still available, too.

"What we've found is we're still having a great deal of bookings but they're coming at a shorter period of time," said Ed O'Boyle of Loews Hotel.

So there's still room at the inn at the Loews Hotel, too.

Here, too, you'll find party packages to fit various budgets.

"Obviously, it's a challenging time and what we'd like to do is let folks choose what it is they'd like to do," O'Boyle said.

A four-course sit-down dinner at sole food will cost you $40.

The after-dinner party includes dancing, drinks, and food for $75.

And if you'd like to do dinner and the party, that's $115.

You can find all sorts of other New Year's Eve deals and hotel deals on websites like www.gophila.com.

"And while you're here, you can go skating at Penn's Landing, the Nutcracker, New Year's Eve orchestra concert at the Kimmel, Battleship New Jersey is a great big party with great views of the fireworks," said Merly Levitz of the Greater Philadelphia Tourism and Marketing Corporation.

For more information:

www.gophila.com

newyearseve.com/philadelphia

philadelphianewyears.com

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