From Mad to Mellow: Avani+ Riverside Bangkok Presents a New Year’s Eve to Remember

Whether your idea of the perfect New Year’s Eve party is a masked ball or a romantic dinner for two, Avani+ Riverside Bangkok Hotel has got you covered. This year’s New Year’s Eve programme runs the gamut from over-the-top to intimate, with spectacular fireworks on the Chao Phraya River at the countdown for all.

On the extravagant end of the spectrum is Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang – an Eroticirque Celebration. In addition to a gourmet four-course dinner and free-flow drinks, it promises to dazzle with circus acts, including stilt-walkers, jugglers, snake charmers, fire spinners, acrobats and Madame Rouge’s dazzling dancers, plus live music from Trix’O’Treat, midnight countdown and rooftop fireworks viewing. Dinner is priced at THB 10,000++ per person with free-flow bubbly, wine, beer and cocktails for regular seating or THB 12,000++ for premium seating. For THB 2,500++ guests can pre-order a bottle of Champagne. Drinks-only “Bottoms-Up” package is available at THB 7,500++ including free-flow bubbly, wine, beer and cocktails. Walk-in countdown package is THB 2,021++ including two glasses of bubbly, as well as unlimited wine, beer and cocktails. Seen Restaurant & Bar, Avani+ Riverside, 8pm to midnight.

No less spectacular is the M.A.D Gala starring Ton Thanasit, Magic Mike-style shows, drag queen acts and countdown fireworks on the rooftop. Dress to impress (the theme is “purple eleganza”) for a chance to win a two-night stay at Anantara Lawana Resort Samui, including roundtrip flights with Bangkok Airways. A set dinner menu with free-flow Champagne, wine, beer and cocktails starts at THB 15,000++ per person for regular seating or THB 25,000++ for premium seating, limit to 10 seats only; Party Pack from 10pm onwards is THB 2,021++ including one drink. Lost & Found, 8pm onwards. 

Party like it’s the ‘90s at Avani+ Riverside. From music to hairstyles, the night will be filled with sweet nostalgia and decadent food. From your high perch at Avani+ Riverside’s 10th floor outdoor terrace you’ll be treated to the most stunning pyrotechnics display with Bangkok’s panorama as a backdrop. A variety of premium buffet stations will provide plenty of sustenance to keep you dancing all night at the after-party: caviar and sturgeon station; imported cold cuts and cheeses; oyster mountains; fresh seafood on ice; sashimi station; whole roasted pig and other delicacies. THB 4,500++ per person including free-flow non-alcoholic beverages or THB 5,500++ with free-flow sparkling wine, spirits, wine, beer and cocktails; THB 1,500++ per child (aged 5-11 years) including unlimited soft drinks and juices. Avani+ Riverside, 10th floor, 7pm till midnight.

Alternatively, ring in 2021 in sizzling Sichuan style with a delicious dinner of Asian delights from an award-winning chef: black pepper Wagyu and chili soft-shell crab, delectable dim sum filled with rock lobster and Hokkaido scallop, or foie gras shrimp and mango ginger puree. The night will also feature live music and fireworks. Prices start from THB 2,500++ per person including 3 hours of free-flow non-alcoholic beverages or THB 3,500++ including 3 hours of free-flow sparkling wine, house wine, beer, cocktail and spirits; THB 950++ per child (aged 5 to 11 years) including soft drinks. Spice & Barley, 6pm onwards.

A quieter option for those who want a bit less revelry is to kiss 2020 goodbye while feasting on royal Thai cuisine aboard an antique rice barge gracefully gliding past glittering riverfront hotels and the Temple of Dawn. Enjoy a cool breeze and chilled tunes with Manohra Cruises as you sip on free-flow sparkling wine. Take in the fireworks at midnight from either the boat or Bangkok’s hottest bar SEEN on the 27th floor of Avani+. THB 6,900++ for a four-course meal with free-flow sparkling wine, house wine, beer and cocktails; THB 2,900++ per child (5-11 years) with unlimited drinks. Anantara jetty, 7pm – midnight.

Book an overnight stay and wake up to a lavish breakfast complete with all your favourites. This year, Avani+ has prepared a special treat – the longest breakfast of the New Year. No matter what time you get out of bed this January 1st, a delightful spread will be waiting featuring an international selection as well as signature dishes, with a side of panoramic Chao Phraya River views. First round: 7am – 11am, THB 499 net per adult including free-flow non-alcoholic drinks; THB 199 net per child (5 to 11 years old) including free-flow drinks. Second round: 11am – 3pm, THB 999 net per adult including free-flow non-alcoholic drinks; THB 399 net per child (5 to 11 years old) including unlimited drinks. Avani+ Riverside Bangkok, 11th floor.

For more information or to make a reservation, please call +66 (0) 2476 0022 Ext. 1416 or email riversidedining@anantara.com. Prices are subject to government tax and 10% service charge, unless stated otherwise.