Hotel package deals for the New Year

Knoxville (WVLT) - If you're looking for something overnight for you and your friend's on New Year's Eve, you have several options locally.

Some hotels are offering dining, dancing and rooms for special prices, and it's not too late for you to book one to ring in the new year.

This time of the year is about fun, but it's about business too.

"I don't want to say much about money, money, money, but that's what it's all about" said Ken Seaton from from the Grand Resort Hotel.

Hotels are looking for partiers to bring in business.

"New Year's Eve party up to us financially helps with winter. We hope to keep doing this for many years to come," Seaton said.

And if you're looking for a New Year's Eve celebration, Pigeon Forge might be the place for you at Grand Resort Hotel where they offer packages including food, bands and beds, and lots of others to make it a huge celebration.

"Most attendees are local within a hundred miles we do get some from Indiana, Georgia and Kentucky," Seaton said.

It's the 13th year that Knoxville's Crowne Plaza is giving you a place to eat drink and ring in the new year.

"Expecting to have a great time," said Ken Knight from the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

With surf and turf on your plate and music by "The Max."

"The band gets involved have huge dance floor so if you like to do that you can," Knight said.

The best thing about both deals is you can drink, but with a room included you don't have to drive.

"Need to be responsible for your actions so you can have a great time but be responsible," Knight said.

So you can enjoy the new year...2008...Which is just around the corner...So you better hurry if you're planning to party.

Hotel management says seventy percent of their business comes after Christmas, but they are usually booked solid by New Year's Eve so if you're interested call now.

Here's what the Grand Resort and Convention Center is offering:
2 days/1 night - $259.77 (plus tax)
3 days/2 nights - $309.77 (plus tax)
4 days/3 nights - $359.77 (plus tax)
5 days/4 nights - $419.77 (plus tax)

All include 2 tickets to the concert, party favors, hors d'oeuvres, a fruit and cheese tray, 1 buffet breakfast for two at Seatons Cafe & Grill, souvenir photo.

A package five Private VIP Artist Circle VIP Package includes up to 10 concert tickets, up to 4 deluxe standard rooms for two days and one night, party favors, hors d'oeuvres, a fruit and cheese tray, a buffet breakfast for up to ten at Seatons Cafe and Grill, 3 souvenir photos. It costs $995.77 plus tax.

For more information, you can call (865) 453-1000 or (865) 453-6618 or nationwide at 1-800-251-4444.

Here's what the Crowne Plaza is offering:
A deluxe package starting at $249 per couple, which includes guest room accommodations, a surf and turf buffet dinner, dance and Part with The Max, toast and party favors at midnight, continental breakfast following the party, and complementary parking.
Also, there's a dinner and dance package for $189 per couple, which includes a surf and turf buffet dinner, dance and party with The Max, toast and party favors at midnight, continental breakfast following the party, and complementary parking.

For reservations and information, call (865) 522-2600.

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