The holidays. They’re here. Which means eggnog, awful sweaters and... a really good excuse to throw a
lavish party. Herewith: five worthy halls for such an affair. Start decking...
THE GAME ROOM
The Billiard Room at the Bath Club
You Require: Something with a pool table. And stiff drinks. You’ll Receive: A swanky billiards room (leather couches, massive chandeliers) for you
and your fellow revelers. Also, a private bar, because what’s reveling without a few cocktails.
The James Bond Gallery at the Dezer
You Require: A place big enough to bring the entire company. All 25 floors’ worth of
it. You’ll Receive: A cavernous, 15,000-square-foot garage space that’s home to the largest
collection of original James Bond automobiles. Try and be careful around those ejector seats.
THE GREAT ESCAPE
Sam’s at SLS Hotel South Beach
You Require: Somewhere no one can find you... and 39 of your closest friends. You’ll Receive: Privacy. Lots of it. Because this nautically themed lounge is hidden
above the Bazaar. So nobody has to know what you’re up to in there. (We suggest eating an SLS-catered
spread and blasting Wham’s “Last Christmas.”)
THE POOL PARTY
The Tiki Bar at Soho Beach House
You Require: A tropical oasis. You know, something that screams “Christmas.” You’ll Receive: A personal fire pit, a plate of s’mores supplies and a 100-foot pool to
eat them by. Good thing your Santa suit is waterproof.
THE UNDERGROUND LAIR
La Cave D’Azur at Villa Azur
You Require: Seasonal spelunking. Okay, we’re kidding, but a cavern full of wine would be
nice. You’ll Receive: A handsome cellar underneath Villa Azur filled with 190 different wines
and champagnes. Also: a bunch of French fare prepared by the place’s executive chef. You always preferred
homemade foie gras to spiral ham.