IN WHICH CITY WILL YOU SPEND NEW YEAR'S EVE?
Each year, you revel in the magic of the end-of-year celebrations. To you, it means happy moments spent as a family and an opportunity to see bigger than ever smiles on your children's faces.
To those then who can't imagine celebrating New Year without their families, Russia can offer the perfect atmosphere and charms to keep the festive spirits high. The first thing to note is that the Russians actually celebrate New Year twice, with the second wave of festivities coming midway through January in accordance with the Slavic calendar. On both occasions towns and villages are decked out in thousands of lights, the young and the old alike don their new finest clothes and people go ice-skating or enjoy stories by the fireplace.
That's not to say the Russians don't know how to party; there's a saying that sleeping on New Year's Eve will lead to an unproductive year. But you're not the superstitious type, are you? Put the saying to the test and enjoy a stay at your Accor hotel.
You are a hopeless romantic and you notice and love the small gestures or actions that make life special. Your favourite film is Amélie, and for New Year's Eve, you want to reenact the final scene with the kiss in the only city that such a film could have been born from.
Your New Year's evening starts with a romantic candlelit dinner on a barge sailing along the River Seine. There is seafood, foie gras and of course, champagne; all the ingredients for an unforgettable moment in the most beautiful city in the world. At exactly midnight, you can kiss your partner under a sprig of mistletoe at the foot of the Eiffel Tower…
To extend this evening for two, head to your Accor hotel. .
To say you're a 'high-energy' person is an understatement. You're always up for a party and more often than not welcome the sunrise still dancing. Where better then for New Year's than Brazil, a country whose people truly know how to throw a fiesta.
Head to Rio de Janeiro and join the millions of locals and tourists alike who flock to Copacabana beach to dance the night away in white and watch the country's most spectacular fireworks display. Remember to light a candle and throw an offering of rose petals or something similarly pleasant into the ocean to ensure good luck in the New Year!
Given all you have on the dance floor? Here's our choice of the perfect place to retire to once defeat has been admitted!
You have a peaceful nature, and for you, the end-of-year celebrations must feature certain customs, with getting together as a family around a good meal being the most important one.
Fancy a touch of tradition? With its sophisticated and intriguing culture, Japan is at the top of the list for you.
Before the New Year has even begun, the Japanese clean their homes and cleanse their spirits. They also take the time to carefully prepare their meal. Before midnight, they go to a Buddhist temple and hear the bell rung 108 times to signal the turn of the New Year.
According to custom, you shouldn't sleep that night so that you can watch the first sunrise of the year. Can't keep your eyes open? We've a hotel for you nearby.
You are decidedly unique. You love to be spontaneous and different, and the idea of a traditional New Year's Eve does not pique your interest one bit!
Offering unique experiences galore, China could be the country for you. The 31st of December is a Bank Holiday that above all offers an opportunity to relax, and the real Chinese New Year is celebrated between the end of January and mid-February according to the Chinese calendar.
Shanghai will be up there on your list of places to visit. Quirky, cosmopolitan and futuristic, it's an alluring city with plenty to offer. You'll have a drink at the top of an ultramodern tower enjoying some of the most spectacular fireworks you've ever seen, and the next day there are plenty of sights to see and museums to explore.
While it's part of the attraction for you, the hustle and bustle of the city can begin to take its toll. Enjoy breathtaking views and take refuge in your Accor hotel.
You love sparkles, shows and lights. Life, to you, is to be lived to the full with all opportunities taken. With all this considered, one city springs to mind…
New York, New York! Think big in the United States! Join the throng of people in Time's Square and watch the 485kg crystal ball drop to signal the start of the New Year, safe in the knowledge that this is just the start of the evening. The show must go on: star-studded concerts follow and the party goes well into the night. Why not take things a step further and splash out by hiring a limousine with friends for a smoother neon-lit experience of New York by night.
"Five… four… three… two… one! Happy New Year!"... and now it's time for you to relax in your Accor hotel…
A love of nature and a constant desire for adventure drives you, and it's time to be on the road again. You like to go big with your adventures, get away from it all and find time to unwind but also work up a sweat.
Australia seems to be the one for you! Head to the northeast coast to the city of Cairns where you can enjoy landscapes that are out of this world and a whole host of sporting activities. Find yourself face-to-face with the vastness of the ocean and dive into the wonders of its barrier reef, or go for a walk in the nearby rainforest. What better way to start the year than in perfect harmony with nature?
For once, do not take your tent, gaze at the stars from your Accor hotel instead.