Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel and Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando Ring in 2016 With Family-Friendly New Year’s Celebrations


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Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel and

Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando Ring in 2016

With Family-Friendly New Year’s Celebrations


ORLANDO, FL – (December 21, 2015) – The on-site hotels at Universal Orlando Resort will ring in 2016 with a spirited lineup of New Year’s festivities. From holiday buffets and dessert receptions to a special New Year’s Wantilan Luau and Portofino’s Party on the Piazza, the on-site hotels feature a variety of family-friendly festivities.


New Year’s Eve Celebrations


Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando –

New Year’s Eve Party on the Piazza

Countdown to the new year with a family party extravaganza under the twinkling lights of the Harbor Piazza from 8:30 pm to midnight, featuring a selection of gourmet food from the hotel’s restaurants, a kid-friendly buffet and midnight sparkling wine toast. Entertainment will include a DJ, children’s craft and activities area, face painting and party favors for the entire family. Tickets are available at LoewsHotels.tix.com.

Adults: $145

Children: $35


Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando –

The Kitchen restaurant New Year’s Eve Buffet

A New Year’s Eve buffet will be offered from 5:00 – 11:00 pm featuring a chilled shellfish bar, rotisserie ancho-brined chicken, charcuterie display, plus appetizers, sides, flat breads, salads, kid-friendly items and desserts. Entertainment will feature Universal Orlando characters, DJ entertainment, magic men, face painter and a balloon artist. The buffet also includes the New Year’s Eve party package, featuring a lobby party from 8:00 pm – 1:00 am with desserts in the Avalon foyer, movies in the ballroom, a balloon drop, champagne toast and countdown to ring in the new year. For reservations, call 407-503-3463 (DINE) or book online for The Kitchen.

Adults: $99

Children (ages 3 – 9): $45

Lobby party package (only includes hats, whistles, party pops and champagne toast at midnight) tickets can be purchased online.

Adults: $60

Children (ages 3 – 9): $35


Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando –

New Year’s Eve Wantilan Luau

Loews Royal Pacific Resort will host a special New Year’s Eve Wantilan Luau, featuring a traditional Polynesian buffet with pit-roasted suckling pig, soy-marinated beef flank steak, Pacific catch of the day, tropical fruits and desserts, a special children’s buffet, live music, New Year’s Eve party favors, and hula and fire dancers. For reservations, call 407-503-3463 (DINE) or reserve online.

Registration begins at 6:00 pm. Seating begins at 7:00 pm.

Adults: $85

Children (ages 3 – 9): $35

Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando –

Islands Dining Room New Year’s Eve Buffet and Orchid Court New Year’s Eve Reception

A New Year’s Eve “Around the World” dining celebration will be offered from 6:00 pm – midnight in Islands Dining Room at Loews Royal Pacific Resort and will feature cuisine from Asia, Europe, South America and the United States. For reservations, call 407-503-3463 (DINE) or book online for Islands Dining Room.

Adults: $85

Children (ages 3 – 9): $35

A special dessert reception and New Year’s Eve party will take place in Orchid Court Lounge from 8:00 pm – 1:00 am, with entertainment featuring a DJ and dancing, party favors, balloon drop and a champagne toast to kick off the new year. Tickets can be purchased online.

Adults: $38

Children (ages 3 – 9): $22

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Loews Hotels & Resorts

Headquartered in New York City, Loews Hotels & Resorts owns and/or operates 23 hotels and resorts across the U.S. and Canada, including two newly acquired Midwest locations – the Loews Minneapolis Hotel, situated in the heart of Minneapolis’ entertainment district, and the Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel, less than two miles from O’Hare Airport in the emerging city of Rosemont, IL. Located in major city centers and resort destinations from coast to coast, the Loews portfolio features one-of-a-kind properties that go beyond Four Diamond standards to delight guests with exciting, approachable and local travel experiences. For reservations or more information about Loews Hotels & Resorts, call 1-800-23-LOEWS or visit: www.loewshotels.com.


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