An Opulent Night of Indulgence

2022-2023 VIP New Year's Eve Gala in Times Square at R Lounge

The Best Live Ball Drop Party in NYC

An intimate and refined gathering

Have you wondered where the crème de la crème go on New Year’s Eve in NYC?

Be where the world is watching on New Year’s Eve and revel in all the luxury that only NYC can offer! You and your guests will be at the phenomenal 2022-2023 VIP New Year’s Eve Gala at R Lounge, creating a once-in-a-lifetime memory in the heart of Times Square.

This exclusive party is an intimate and refined gathering. The refreshing and stylish R Lounge boasts the best large scenic windows in Times Square on three sides of the Main Room, providing an unobstructed, panoramic view of Times Square AND the iconic ball drop at midnight!

The Gala offers lavish passed hors d’oeuvres, food stations, sumptuous desserts, a premium open bar, and live entertainment with dancers and singers. You can avoid the millions gathered in the streets of Times Square, and mingle with other sophisticated guests. Join the elite few and reserve your tickets today.

* Dress Code: Formal Attire / Black Tie Optional

Inclusions

  • An intimate and refined experience at the New Year’s Eve Gala at R Lounge (3rd floor from the street level). The venue is at the center of Times Square, featuring the MAIN ROOM with large windows on three sides, VIP tables (not included in the admission ticket) and dance floor plus the LIVING ROOM with a cocktail seating area, a premium open bar and food stations.
  • Stunning panoramic indoor view of Times Square and the iconic ball drop  
  • Cocktail seating and dance floors available
  • Lavish passed hors d’oeuvres, hot and cold food stations from 9 pm to 11 pm, and sumptuous desserts
  • Premium open bar, champagne toast and specialty cocktails
  • Live entertainment: dancers and singers
  • Selected VIP tables with a glorious front-row view of the live ball drop are available for additional purchase. Table service for beverages/cocktails included for VIP tables
  • All taxes and gratuities are included

Program Rates

Event Date: December 31, 2022

Event Venue: R Lounge and Living Room at the Renaissance New York Times Square

Start Time: 8:00 pm

End Time: 1:00 am

Duration: 5 hours

NYE Gala Admission

Excluding VIP/VVIP Tables in the Main Room

Enjoy all the features of the Gala except VIP/VVIP tables. Limited cocktail-style seating is available in the Living Room. Admission includes access to the dance floor in the Main Room with a panoramic view of Times Square and the iconic ball. Enjoy lavish food, liquors, drinks and live entertainment. A view of the live ball drop is not guaranteed. 

* Limited cocktail-style seating available in the Living Room.

* All taxes and gratuities are included in the price.

$1,399.00

Per Guest

Window-Side VIP Tables

* All taxes and gratuities are included in the price.

Starting at $3,000.00

Per Guest

Purchase your supreme NYE Experience today! Secure your tickets or table before the rates increase. Full payment required for table reservations. All payments are non-refundable.

Contact Our New Year's Eve Concierge for More Information

Lidia Garibaldo

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Main Room Seating Chart

Venue Floor Plan

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

A: All the attendees can see the iconic ball and Times Square from the dance floor located in the Main Room through the large windows. However, the midnight ball drop view is only guaranteed for guests at the VIP/VVIP tables in the first three rows of the Main Room and guests at the VVIP table on the glass patio. Others will be able to see the ball drop from the dance floor, but the view is not guaranteed.

A: No! Our NYE Gala is an intimate and refined gathering. Other parties may have 1,000 or more people, but this Gala is an exclusive and intimate party.

A: Yes, table service for beverages/cocktails is included for VIP/VVIP tables.

A: Yes, you need to present your photo ID to be admitted to the NYE Gala to enjoy alcoholic beverages.

A: Parking may be available at local garages, but in prior years the NYPD has closed entry to those garages in the “lockdown zone” early in the day. As well, limousine or private vehicle service into the “lockdown zone” is not available for the event.

A: On December 31 the NYPD closes access to the area from 40th Street up to 59th Street. The only entrances into this zone are from 6th Avenue or 8th Avenue. Everyone entering this area must pass through NYPD inspection including bag check and wanding. Usually, backpacks and large bags are prohibited. Vehicular traffic of any sort is prohibited. This “lockdown zone” is controlled by the NYPD. Guests who are attending the BTSQ R Lounge event will have NYPD-approved credentials for access.

A: We will send a special pass to you before the NYE Gala. You will show the pass to security guards and police officers on site to pass the barricade and access R Lounge.

A: Anyone attending the event must purchase a General Admission ticket or a VIP/VVIP Table.

A: If there is still availability up to 12 noon on December 31, you may purchase admission. Once the event is sold out there will be a waiting list for cancellations.

A: Yes, we offer a 2-day or 3-day hotel stay at Renaissance Hotel for our NYE Gala guests to purchase. You can find the details here.

A: Yes. We will send attendees a link to view photos and videos.

New Year's Eve Travel Tip

Have you ever wondered how early people come to Times Square for New Year’s Eve? The fact is that many people stand in line in the freezing cold from early morning! Once you are there and fenced in by the event organizer, you cannot leave (not even for a bathroom trip or to get food), or you’ll lose your spot. The BTSQ 2023 VIP New Year’s Eve Gala in Times Square provides you and your guests with a warm and safe space with opulent food and drinks. You will be away from the crowds and the cold weather while enjoying the stunning views of Times Square and the NYE Spectacle.

Upgrade Your Package

  • Special New Year’s Eve Hotel Rooms available at Renaissance New York Times Square Hotel

December 30 & 31, 2022 – 2 Nights:
• Single Occupancy – $2,998 per person
• Double Occupancy – $1,499 per person
• Triple Occupancy – $1,019 per person
An Extra Night on December 29, 2022:
• Single Occupancy – $1,478 per person
• Double Occupancy – $739 per person
• Triple Occupancy – $502 per person
An Extra Night on January 1, 2023:
• Single Occupancy $479 per person
• Double Occupancy $240 per person
• Triple Occupancy $169 per person

  • Add on a Private Dinner with a Broadway Cast Member and Enjoy a Broadway Show
  • Looking for a Full-Day or Multi-Day experience with all the NYC Classics? Ask about our Full-Day Manhattan Tour and our 2- or 3-Day NYC First-Timers Packages

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About Beyond Times Square

Beyond Times Square (BTSQ) is a destination management company with a 19-year history of delivering tailormade, luxury travel programs with authentic local experiences. With its exceptional expertise and extensive network of specialists, local experts, and high-quality vendors in the travel industry, Beyond Times Square offers supreme hospitality to both individual and group travelers in New York City, Washington D.C., Boston, Philadelphia, Niagara Falls, and surrounding areas.

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VIP Table - Row 4 & 5

Times Square View (4th & 5th Row from Windows)

Table Size: 4. Seats at the table can be sold separately. Purchase 4 seats to secure a fully private table. Table service for beverages/cocktails available. Enjoy all the features of the NYE Gala Admission and the seats at your table in the fourth or fifth row from the windows with a view of Times Square. A view of the live ball drop is not guaranteed. *All taxes and gratuities are included in the price.

$3,000.00

per Guest

VIP Table - Row 3

Ball Drop View (3rd Row from Windows)

Table Size: 4. Seats at the table can be sold separately. Purchase 4 seats to secure a fully private table. Table service for beverages/cocktails available. Enjoy all the features of the NYE Gala Admission and the seats at your table in the third row from the windows with a direct view of the live ball drop. *All taxes and gratuities are included in the price.

$4,500.00

per Guest

VIP Table - Row 2

Ball Drop View (2nd Row from Windows)

Table Size: 4. Seats at the table can be sold separately. Purchase 4 seats to secure a fully private table. Table service for beverages/cocktails available. Enjoy all the features of the NYE Gala Admission and the seats at your table in the second row from the windows with a direct view of the live ball drop. *All taxes and gratuities are included in the price.

$5,500.00

per Guest

VIP Table - Row 1

Front Row Ball Drop View

Table Size: 4. Seats at the table can be sold separately. Purchase 4 seats to secure a fully private table. Table service for beverages/cocktails available. Enjoy all the features of the NYE Gala Admission and the seats at your table in the first row from the windows with a direct view of the live ball drop. *All taxes and gratuities are included in the price.

$6,000.00

per Guest

Contact Our
New Year's Eve Concierge
To Book Your Table

Lidia Garibaldo

Contact Our New Year's Eve Concierge

Lidia Garibaldo

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