Like they say, if you've got it, flaunt it. In Scottsdale, that means plunking down some huge coin to live large and nab swank seating in the VIP sections of the hottest of hotspots while the other half has to fight for space amid a crowd of inebriated clubgoers.
Given that December 31 is one of the biggest partying nights of the year, Old Town establishments are charging hefty prices for premium service. As with all VIP or table service deals, getting top-shelf treatment involves purchasing some top-shelf bottles of booze. There's also a few primo perks to go along with the pricey hooch, like posh fruit plates and plenty of attention from servers.
Read on for some of the most expensive VIP packages available on New Year's Eve, all of which will run you a grand or more.
5. El Hefe
The Package: The Stage Above the Bar
The Perks: You and seven friends get a bird's eye view of all the alcohol-fueled chaos that will ensue at the popular Scottsdale spot on New Year's Eve via the elevated party platform that's located high above El Hefe's bar. More importantly, everyone else gets to witness you living the high life, literally. Includes three bottles of Cîroc and a bottle of top-shelf bubbly.
The Price: $1,000
The Package: Diamond VIP
The Perks: While the rest of the masses have to endure a human game of pinball trying to get a drink or move around, you and the rest of the crew get a private table situated on a prime piece of real estate within one of Old Town's most packed danceterias. Besides posh seating, the package include get preferred service from your own waitress, a magnum of Belvedere vodka, glowstick toys, hors d'oeuvres and more.
The Price: $1,500
3. Intercontinental Montelucia Resort & Spa
The Package: New Year's Eve VIP
The Perks: You'll be poppin' bottles of Belvedere and Moet Chandon with a few of your nearest and dearest in while cloistered in a clandestine corner of the resort's Castillo Lucena VIP lounge (which resembles a 16th century Spanish castle), sampling fresh strawberries, and getting dedicated service after entering through your own private entrance.
The Price: $1,500
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2. The Mint
The Package: Premium Table Service Inside
The Perks: You might need access to a mint in order to afford the most expensive package available at this money-themed restaurant and club. A dozen people in your party will drink from two magnums of premium Veuve Clicquot bubbly and two bottles of Cîroc champagne while seated at a table in the dead center of the establishment. Swank gift bags will also be handed out, one of which might contain a key to a glass box holding an elegant piece of custom jewelry. And for an extra $35 per person, you can nosh on chef Johnny Chu's five-course repast of Asian inspired cuisine.
The Price: $3,000
1. W Scottsdale Hotel
The Package: Ultimate VIP Service at Shade Lounge
The Perks: Friends will practically be begging to roll with you on Auld Lange Syne and get their hands on one of the ten tickets included. While sideshow act and acrobats perform during the W's Cirque Nouveau celebration, you'll be living like PT Barnum with magnums and regular-sized bottles of Belvedere and Dom Perignon Luminous inside the hotel's second-floor Shade Lounge off to the side of it's Wet Deck.
The Price: $5,000