CELEBRATIONS An enormous roundup of all that’s happening on New Year’s eve at the city’s many hotels

Welcome 2013 in grand style: you can choose from a variety of offers of buffets, New Year brunches, DJ nights and other special packages.

On January 31, musicians Adil and Vasundhara perform at Windmills Craftworks from 9 p.m. onwards. The venue is also offering also handcrafted ales by the in-house award-winning American brewer Ed Tringali, and a New Year spread by Chef Manjith. Windmills is at 331 Road, 5B EPIP Zone, Whitefield. Call 7259024652.

The Taj hotels offer various special buffets and programmes for New Year’s Eve and New Year Day. Call the Taj West End on 66605660, Vivanta by Taj (M.G. Road) on 66604444, Vivanta by Taj (Whitefield) on 66933333, Vivanta by Taj (Yeshwantpur) on 66900111 and The Gateway Hotel, Residency Road on 66604545.

The Oberoi has a buffet dinner on New Year’s Eve, at Le Jardin, Szechwan Court, Rim Naam and Polo Club. Lunch to celebrate New Year will be served at Le Jardin and Rim Naam. Call 25585858.

ITC Gardenia will serve special buffets on December 31 at Cubbon Pavilion and Lotus Pavilion, West View the Grill Room, Kebabs and Kurries, Edo, and Highland Nectar. A Grand Champagne Brunch will be served on January 1. ITC Gardenia is located at 1, Residency Road. Call 22119898.

The Leela Palace has organised a New Year party that includes a DJ night, dinner, and a special programme for children. The Leela Palace is located at 23, Kodihalli, Old Airport Road. Call 30571315.

Benjarong is offering a special New Year menu. The menu, featuring the best exotic dishes from Benjarong’s kitchens, will be on offer till January 2. Benjarong is located at 1/3, Ulsoor Road. Call 32217201.

Grand Mercure Bangalore has on offer New Year Eve buffets, New Year brunch and other entertainment programmes. The hotel is located at 12th Main, 3rd Block, Koramangala. Call 45121212.

Alila Bangalore Hotel and Residence, located at Whitefield, has organised an Arabian Night on December 31, followed by brunch on January 1. Call 7760961715.

Aloft Hotel has organised a special gala dinner and staying package for December 31. Aloft hotel is located on 17C, Sadaramangala Road, near ITPL, Whitefield. Call 66707777.

Moevenpick Hotel and Spa will host a special dinner buffet at the restaurant My Place. Moevenpick Hotel & Spa Bangalore is located near BEL circle, Gokula Extension. Call 43001000.

Like That Only will serve a preset New Year’s Eve dinner paired with wine. Like That Only is located on 14/13 A, Hagadur Road, behind Forum Mall, Whitefield. Call 65475610.

Trader Vic’s in Phoenix Market City on Whitefield Road will host a New Year’s bash. Trader Vic’s is located on second floor, Phoenix Market City, Mahadevapura. Call 67266237.

The Lalit Ashok has organised a New Year’s Eve party “The Last Party — last, but not the least”. A delectable buffet will be served and DJs Prayag and Rishab along with Waluscha and Akansha will keep you entertained. Call 30528888.

DJ Goapu will spin Bollywood, rock and commercial tracks on December 31 at Hard Rock Café. Call 41242222.

Olive Beach will serve a special brunch on January 1. Olive Beach is located at 16, Wood Street, Ashoknagar. Call 41128400.

DJ Mike Koglin will play the best electronic dance numbers at Skyye on December 31, 7.30 p.m. onwards, to usher in the New Year. Skyye is located at Uber Level, 16th Floor, Canberra Block, UB City. Call 9900343204.