Wondering what to do this New Year? Well, you could stay at home with a glass of sherry and watch the telly. Or you could do the rounds of noisy pubs and bars - waiting for hours at the end of the night for an expensive taxi. But far better - you could join us at the 4* Hotel Sofitel for this special one night break - a Gala New Year's Eve Dinner Dance.
This luxury 4* hotel at Gatwick is easily reached by car from the M23 / M25 or by rail from London, and full maps and directions are sent on booking.
We start the evening with a drinks reception to get the party in full swing before you enjoy a lavish four-course Gala Dinner, followed by a disco to see in the New Year. Our prices include the dinner dance, wines and overnight accommodation with full English breakfast (no single supplement).
Arrive at the hotel at your leisure from 2pm - relax and ready yourself for the evening’s festivities . Perhaps enjoy a drink or afternoon tea at one of the hotel's cafes or bars.
The evening’s festivities commence at 7.00pm with a drinks reception in the Desoutter Suite where you're introduced to your fellow revellers - followed by the four-course New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner with wines and coffee [please let us know of any special dietary needs or restrictions].
The resident DJ will then raise the tempo, so sit back and listen, sing-a-long or dance to the sounds of the Disco. At midnight we'll count down the last moments of 2009 and welcome in the New Year to the Chimes of Big Ben. The merriment continues with dancing until the early hours.
(Dress code: black tie optional or lounge suit).
Relax and start 2010 with a well-earned lie-in! When you're ready there's a leisurely breakfast from 9.30am until midday including continental pastries, cold buffet, fresh fruit - and a full English fry-up - endless bacon,eggs,beans, mushrooms, sausages plus unlimited tea and coffee!
Sadly, all good things must come to an end as we will soon have to say our fond farewells.
But there's no need to rush off - we've negotiated a late check out up to 2pm for everyone!
The Sofitel hotel (formerly Le Meridien) is a luxury 4* hotel with 550 well appointed bedrooms to suit every need. The rooms are spacious, with en-suite bathroom with shower and bath, remote control television with satellite, pay-per-view movies, tea/coffee-making facilities, radio, direct-dial telephone, laptop and fax point, mini-bar, iron and ironing board, trouser press, air conditioning and double-glazed windows.
The lobby is extremely modern and features the highest glass ceiling atrium in Europe, with an overhead transparent footbridge, that joins the two wings of the hotel. It is light and spacious, with ample seating, glass lifts, cafes and bars. The adjacent library provides an oasis of tranquillity in which to relax.
It's just 10 minutes from the M25 and within a 30 minute drive of Brighton and the south coast. The hotel is served by two car parks and there is no extra charge for parking (max stay 24 hours). Directions will be included in our booking confirmation.
The hotel is attached to London Gatwick Airport's North Terminal by a short covered walkway, and is 2 minutes from the Gatwick Express rail link, which runs into central London.