Bored of another festive break spent in your local pub, hoping not to run into 'that guy' (or girl) from last year?

Perhaps it's time to throw caution to the wind and find a party spot for Christmas and New Year that refuses to disappoint.

HuffPost UK Lifestyle asked hotel comparison website Trivago to help us compile a list of top hotels where you can toast 2012 in style.

From London and Bangkok, to Barcelona and Istanbul, here's where to celebrate in the most stylish settings this New Year’s Eve.

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  • St Martins Lane, London

    <a href="http://www.trivago.co.uk/london-38715/hotel/st-martins-lane-12712">St Martins Lane</a> is a stylish designer hotel located in the heart of London, between Leicester Square and Covent Garden. This innovative hotel features the tallest revolving doors in London, custom-designed furniture, luxurious amenities, cutting-edge technology and some of the best views of London’s skyline. Guests can head to the New Year’s Party in the popular Light Bar, where they can sample one of the signature cocktails such as Lighten Up Champagne or Raspassion Martini. St Martins Lane is ideally situated just across the Thames from the London Eye, making it the perfect place to watch London’s best New Year’s Eve firework display.

  • St Martins Lane, London

    <a href="http://www.trivago.co.uk/london-38715/hotel/st-martins-lane-12712">St Martins Lane</a> is a stylish designer hotel located in the heart of London, between Leicester Square and Covent Garden. This innovative hotel features the tallest revolving doors in London, custom-designed furniture, luxurious amenities, cutting-edge technology and some of the best views of London’s skyline. Guests can head to the New Year’s Party in the popular Light Bar, where they can sample one of the signature cocktails such as Lighten Up Champagne or Raspassion Martini. St Martins Lane is ideally situated just across the Thames from the London Eye, making it the perfect place to watch London’s best New Year’s Eve firework display.

  • St Martins Lane, London

    <a href="http://www.trivago.co.uk/london-38715/hotel/st-martins-lane-12712">St Martins Lane</a> is a stylish designer hotel located in the heart of London, between Leicester Square and Covent Garden. This innovative hotel features the tallest revolving doors in London, custom-designed furniture, luxurious amenities, cutting-edge technology and some of the best views of London’s skyline. Guests can head to the New Year’s Party in the popular Light Bar, where they can sample one of the signature cocktails such as Lighten Up Champagne or Raspassion Martini. St Martins Lane is ideally situated just across the Thames from the London Eye, making it the perfect place to watch London’s best New Year’s Eve firework display.

  • Banyan Tree, Bangkok, Thailand

    <a href="http://www.trivago.co.uk/bangkok-519/hotel/banyan-tree-bangkok-80507">Banyan Tree Bangkok</a> is located in the heart of the city, featuring one of the world’s highest al fresco bars and stunning panoramic cityscapes. The resort boasts 327 rooms and suites with floor to ceiling windows and an elegant mixture of traditional Thai aesthetic and contemporary design. The hotel has an outdoor swimming pool 21 floors above the streets of Bangkok and no less than 11 wining and dining options. This New Year’s head to the Vertigo and Moon Bar to sample grilled cuisine and signature drinks whilst enjoying a birds-eye view over the lights and fireworks of Bangkok.

  • Banyan Tree, Bangkok, Thailand

    <a href="http://www.trivago.co.uk/bangkok-519/hotel/banyan-tree-bangkok-80507">Banyan Tree Bangkok</a> is located in the heart of the city, featuring one of the world’s highest al fresco bars and stunning panoramic cityscapes. The resort boasts 327 rooms and suites with floor to ceiling windows and an elegant mixture of traditional Thai aesthetic and contemporary design. The hotel has an outdoor swimming pool 21 floors above the streets of Bangkok and no less than 11 wining and dining options. This New Year’s head to the Vertigo and Moon Bar to sample grilled cuisine and signature drinks whilst enjoying a birds-eye view over the lights and fireworks of Bangkok.

  • Banyan Tree, Bangkok, Thailand

    <a href="http://www.trivago.co.uk/bangkok-519/hotel/banyan-tree-bangkok-80507">Banyan Tree Bangkok</a> is located in the heart of the city, featuring one of the world’s highest al fresco bars and stunning panoramic cityscapes. The resort boasts 327 rooms and suites with floor to ceiling windows and an elegant mixture of traditional Thai aesthetic and contemporary design. The hotel has an outdoor swimming pool 21 floors above the streets of Bangkok and no less than 11 wining and dining options. This New Year’s head to the Vertigo and Moon Bar to sample grilled cuisine and signature drinks whilst enjoying a birds-eye view over the lights and fireworks of Bangkok.

  • W, Barcelona, Spain

    <a href="http://www.trivago.co.uk/barcelona-31965/hotel/w-barcelona-1258693">The W Barcelona</a> is a landmark on the oceanfront, situated within a unique sail-shaped building. This modern five star hotel contains a total of 473 rooms and suites, all boasting floor to ceiling windows with unrivalled panoramic views over the Mediterranean Sea and the city of Barcelona. All rooms feature elegant furniture, bath robes, exclusive spa products and free Wi-Fi. Guests have a choice this New Year’s Eve between a gala dinner at Salt, the relaxed beachfront restaurant, and a night at Eclipse. Eclipse is one of Barcelona’s most stylish bars, located on the 26th floor and featuring renowned DJs and innovative cocktails.

  • W, Barcelona, Spain

    <a href="http://www.trivago.co.uk/barcelona-31965/hotel/w-barcelona-1258693">The W Barcelona</a> is a landmark on the oceanfront, situated within a unique sail-shaped building. This modern five star hotel contains a total of 473 rooms and suites, all boasting floor to ceiling windows with unrivalled panoramic views over the Mediterranean Sea and the city of Barcelona. All rooms feature elegant furniture, bath robes, exclusive spa products and free Wi-Fi. Guests have a choice this New Year’s Eve between a gala dinner at Salt, the relaxed beachfront restaurant, and a night at Eclipse. Eclipse is one of Barcelona’s most stylish bars, located on the 26th floor and featuring renowned DJs and innovative cocktails.

  • W, Barcelona, Spain

    <a href="http://www.trivago.co.uk/barcelona-31965/hotel/w-barcelona-1258693">The W Barcelona</a> is a landmark on the oceanfront, situated within a unique sail-shaped building. This modern five star hotel contains a total of 473 rooms and suites, all boasting floor to ceiling windows with unrivalled panoramic views over the Mediterranean Sea and the city of Barcelona. All rooms feature elegant furniture, bath robes, exclusive spa products and free Wi-Fi. Guests have a choice this New Year’s Eve between a gala dinner at Salt, the relaxed beachfront restaurant, and a night at Eclipse. Eclipse is one of Barcelona’s most stylish bars, located on the 26th floor and featuring renowned DJs and innovative cocktails.

  • Le Cavalieri, Rome, Italy

    <a href="http://www.trivago.co.uk/rome-44337/hotel/rome-cavalieri-16953">The Rome Cavalieri</a> is supremely situated above Rome, offering guests stunning panoramic views over the Eternal City. This exclusive five star hotel is located in 15 acres of lush parkland, and boasts authentic Roman architecture and an art collection to rival many museums. Spend this New Year’s Eve in La Pergola, the only restaurant in the city to be award three Michelin stars and boasting a wine cellar of over 50,000 bottles! Their specially created menu features delicacies such as lobster and caviar, and there is live music, fireworks and a disco to be enjoyed throughout the night.

  • Le Cavalieri, Rome, Italy

    <a href="http://www.trivago.co.uk/rome-44337/hotel/rome-cavalieri-16953">The Rome Cavalieri</a> is supremely situated above Rome, offering guests stunning panoramic views over the Eternal City. This exclusive five star hotel is located in 15 acres of lush parkland, and boasts authentic Roman architecture and an art collection to rival many museums. Spend this New Year’s Eve in La Pergola, the only restaurant in the city to be award three Michelin stars and boasting a wine cellar of over 50,000 bottles! Their specially created menu features delicacies such as lobster and caviar, and there is live music, fireworks and a disco to be enjoyed throughout the night.

  • Le Cavalieri, Rome, Italy

    <a href="http://www.trivago.co.uk/rome-44337/hotel/rome-cavalieri-16953">The Rome Cavalieri</a> is supremely situated above Rome, offering guests stunning panoramic views over the Eternal City. This exclusive five star hotel is located in 15 acres of lush parkland, and boasts authentic Roman architecture and an art collection to rival many museums. Spend this New Year’s Eve in La Pergola, the only restaurant in the city to be award three Michelin stars and boasting a wine cellar of over 50,000 bottles! Their specially created menu features delicacies such as lobster and caviar, and there is live music, fireworks and a disco to be enjoyed throughout the night.

  • Ciragan Palace Kempinski, Istanbul, Turkey

    The five star <a href="http://www.trivago.co.uk/istanbul-32123/hotel/ciragan-palace-kempinski-37534">Ciragan Palace Kempinski </a>in Istanbul boasts the highest level of luxury services and facilities, with a heated infinity pool, spa treatments and a boutique shopping arcade. The hotel offers transfers by limousine, boat or even helicopter, and the Palace suites come complete with a 24 hour personalised butler service and a choice of six different pillows! On the 31st December guests can enjoy a New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner of regional specialities at the renowned Laledan Restaurant, overlooking a palm garden and breath-taking views over the Bosphorus.

  • Ciragan Palace Kempinski, Istanbul, Turkey

    The five star <a href="http://www.trivago.co.uk/istanbul-32123/hotel/ciragan-palace-kempinski-37534">Ciragan Palace Kempinski </a>in Istanbul boasts the highest level of luxury services and facilities, with a heated infinity pool, spa treatments and a boutique shopping arcade. The hotel offers transfers by limousine, boat or even helicopter, and the Palace suites come complete with a 24 hour personalised butler service and a choice of six different pillows! On the 31st December guests can enjoy a New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner of regional specialities at the renowned Laledan Restaurant, overlooking a palm garden and breath-taking views over the Bosphorus.

  • Ciragan Palace Kempinski, Istanbul, Turkey

    The five star <a href="http://www.trivago.co.uk/istanbul-32123/hotel/ciragan-palace-kempinski-37534">Ciragan Palace Kempinski </a>in Istanbul boasts the highest level of luxury services and facilities, with a heated infinity pool, spa treatments and a boutique shopping arcade. The hotel offers transfers by limousine, boat or even helicopter, and the Palace suites come complete with a 24 hour personalised butler service and a choice of six different pillows! On the 31st December guests can enjoy a New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner of regional specialities at the renowned Laledan Restaurant, overlooking a palm garden and breath-taking views over the Bosphorus.

  • Boscolo, Budapest, Hungary

    The <a href="http://www.trivago.co.uk/budapest-81273/hotel/boscolo-budapest-147919">Boscolo Budapest</a> is housed within an ornate and majestic heritage building dating back to 1892. The five star hotel has a range of 185 comfortable and elegant rooms and a tastefully designed Spa offering some of the best relaxation treatments in the city. Spend this New Year’s Eve in the famous Boscolo New York Café, described as ‘the best café in the world’. The adjoining Salon Restaurant epitomises the Bella Époque period with decadent adornments of bronze, marble and period frescoes. Enjoy creative Italian cuisine accompanied by fine wines and vintage liquours for a luxurious celebration.

  • Boscolo, Budapest, Hungary

    The <a href="http://www.trivago.co.uk/budapest-81273/hotel/boscolo-budapest-147919">Boscolo Budapest</a> is housed within an ornate and majestic heritage building dating back to 1892. The five star hotel has a range of 185 comfortable and elegant rooms and a tastefully designed Spa offering some of the best relaxation treatments in the city. Spend this New Year’s Eve in the famous Boscolo New York Café, described as ‘the best café in the world’. The adjoining Salon Restaurant epitomises the Bella Époque period with decadent adornments of bronze, marble and period frescoes. Enjoy creative Italian cuisine accompanied by fine wines and vintage liquours for a luxurious celebration.

  • Boscolo, Budapest, Hungary

    The <a href="http://www.trivago.co.uk/budapest-81273/hotel/boscolo-budapest-147919">Boscolo Budapest</a> is housed within an ornate and majestic heritage building dating back to 1892. The five star hotel has a range of 185 comfortable and elegant rooms and a tastefully designed Spa offering some of the best relaxation treatments in the city. Spend this New Year’s Eve in the famous Boscolo New York Café, described as ‘the best café in the world’. The adjoining Salon Restaurant epitomises the Bella Époque period with decadent adornments of bronze, marble and period frescoes. Enjoy creative Italian cuisine accompanied by fine wines and vintage liquours for a luxurious celebration.

  • Edouard 7, Paris, France

    <a href="http://www.trivago.co.uk/paris-36103/hotel/edouard-7-48809">Eduoard 7</a> is the only hotel on Avenue de l’Opéra, offering an unrivalled location between the most famous opera house in Paris, the Notre Dame and the Louvre. This boutique family-run hotel presents a combination of traditional Edwardian furnishings and modern conveniences and comforts in its 70 rooms and suites. On 31st December a specially crafted menu featuring oysters and caviar will be accompanied by a live keyboard and vocalist duet. Why not head to the famous New Year’s Eve celebrations on the Champs Elysees, or stroll to the river to watch the fireworks by the Eiffel Tower?

  • Edouard 7, Paris, France

    <a href="http://www.trivago.co.uk/paris-36103/hotel/edouard-7-48809">Eduoard 7</a> is the only hotel on Avenue de l’Opéra, offering an unrivalled location between the most famous opera house in Paris, the Notre Dame and the Louvre. This boutique family-run hotel presents a combination of traditional Edwardian furnishings and modern conveniences and comforts in its 70 rooms and suites. On 31st December a specially crafted menu featuring oysters and caviar will be accompanied by a live keyboard and vocalist duet. Why not head to the famous New Year’s Eve celebrations on the Champs Elysees, or stroll to the river to watch the fireworks by the Eiffel Tower?

  • Edouard 7, Paris, France

    <a href="http://www.trivago.co.uk/paris-36103/hotel/edouard-7-48809">Eduoard 7</a> is the only hotel on Avenue de l’Opéra, offering an unrivalled location between the most famous opera house in Paris, the Notre Dame and the Louvre. This boutique family-run hotel presents a combination of traditional Edwardian furnishings and modern conveniences and comforts in its 70 rooms and suites. On 31st December a specially crafted menu featuring oysters and caviar will be accompanied by a live keyboard and vocalist duet. Why not head to the famous New Year’s Eve celebrations on the Champs Elysees, or stroll to the river to watch the fireworks by the Eiffel Tower?

  • Grand Hotel Europe, St Petersburg, Russia

    <a href="http://www.trivago.co.uk/st-petersburg-86676/hotel/grand-hotel-europe-100876">The Grand Hotel Europe</a> is an iconic Orient-Express hotel and one of St Petersburg’s architectural treasures. Each of the 276 rooms and suites are ornately decorated and boast past guests such as Tchaikovsky and Pavarotti. Within the hotel are exclusive boutiques offering designer clothing, souvenirs and exquisite chocolates. This New Year the Grand Hotel Europe has organised a variety of events, from a night of Cabaret to a Gala Dinner and dancing in the Krysha Ballroom. The ballroom is located on the hotel’s top floor and is elegantly decorated with a beautiful stained-glass ceiling – the perfect place to celebrate 2012!

  • Grand Hotel Europe, St Petersburg, Russia

    <a href="http://www.trivago.co.uk/st-petersburg-86676/hotel/grand-hotel-europe-100876">The Grand Hotel Europe</a> is an iconic Orient-Express hotel and one of St Petersburg’s architectural treasures. Each of the 276 rooms and suites are ornately decorated and boast past guests such as Tchaikovsky and Pavarotti. Within the hotel are exclusive boutiques offering designer clothing, souvenirs and exquisite chocolates. This New Year the Grand Hotel Europe has organised a variety of events, from a night of Cabaret to a Gala Dinner and dancing in the Krysha Ballroom. The ballroom is located on the hotel’s top floor and is elegantly decorated with a beautiful stained-glass ceiling – the perfect place to celebrate 2012!

  • Grand Hotel Europe, St Petersburg, Russia

    <a href="http://www.trivago.co.uk/st-petersburg-86676/hotel/grand-hotel-europe-100876">The Grand Hotel Europe</a> is an iconic Orient-Express hotel and one of St Petersburg’s architectural treasures. Each of the 276 rooms and suites are ornately decorated and boast past guests such as Tchaikovsky and Pavarotti. Within the hotel are exclusive boutiques offering designer clothing, souvenirs and exquisite chocolates. This New Year the Grand Hotel Europe has organised a variety of events, from a night of Cabaret to a Gala Dinner and dancing in the Krysha Ballroom. The ballroom is located on the hotel’s top floor and is elegantly decorated with a beautiful stained-glass ceiling – the perfect place to celebrate 2012!

  • Sheraton Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal

    The <a href="http://www.trivago.co.uk/lisbon-50993/hotel/sheraton-lisbon-34751">Sheraton Lisbon</a> is a modern and stylish hotel located close to the city’s best shopping, theatres, bars, restaurants and nightlife. The hotel features modern amenities and conveniences for a comfortable stay, including signature Sheraton beds, LCD televisions and Wi-Fi internet. The luxurious 1,500 square metre Spa and Fitness centre is the perfect place to relax and rejuvenate. The hotel is hosting a New Year’s Eve party in their Panorama Restaurant, featuring a gourmet menu created by their renowned chef. Guests can enjoying the best views of Lisbon’s spectacular fireworks display whilst celebrating with a live DJ and open bar.

  • Sheraton Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal

    The <a href="http://www.trivago.co.uk/lisbon-50993/hotel/sheraton-lisbon-34751">Sheraton Lisbon</a> is a modern and stylish hotel located close to the city’s best shopping, theatres, bars, restaurants and nightlife. The hotel features modern amenities and conveniences for a comfortable stay, including signature Sheraton beds, LCD televisions and Wi-Fi internet. The luxurious 1,500 square metre Spa and Fitness centre is the perfect place to relax and rejuvenate. The hotel is hosting a New Year’s Eve party in their Panorama Restaurant, featuring a gourmet menu created by their renowned chef. Guests can enjoying the best views of Lisbon’s spectacular fireworks display whilst celebrating with a live DJ and open bar.

  • Sheraton Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal

    The <a href="http://www.trivago.co.uk/lisbon-50993/hotel/sheraton-lisbon-34751">Sheraton Lisbon</a> is a modern and stylish hotel located close to the city’s best shopping, theatres, bars, restaurants and nightlife. The hotel features modern amenities and conveniences for a comfortable stay, including signature Sheraton beds, LCD televisions and Wi-Fi internet. The luxurious 1,500 square metre Spa and Fitness centre is the perfect place to relax and rejuvenate. The hotel is hosting a New Year’s Eve party in their Panorama Restaurant, featuring a gourmet menu created by their renowned chef. Guests can enjoying the best views of Lisbon’s spectacular fireworks display whilst celebrating with a live DJ and open bar.

  • Hilton Vienna Plaza

    <a href="http://www.trivago.co.uk/vienna-44232/hotel/hilton-vienna-plaza-14792">Hilton Vienna Plaza</a> overlooks the historic Ringstrasse in the heart of Vienna and features innovative architectural detail and over 1000 original art pieces. The comfortable rooms offer state-of-the-art technology, and spa facilities are available for ultimate relaxation. The hotel’s newest restaurant, NASCH, allows guests to try delicious and unique Austrian cuisine accompanied by fine wines. Hilton Vienna Plaza is just 15 minutes’ walk from Le Grand Bal at Hofburg Vienna, the city’s premier New Year’s Eve event and the prelude to the ball season. The grand event features lavish decorations, waltz ensembles, jazz bands, a gala dinner and much more.

  • Hilton Vienna Plaza

    <a href="http://www.trivago.co.uk/vienna-44232/hotel/hilton-vienna-plaza-14792">Hilton Vienna Plaza</a> overlooks the historic Ringstrasse in the heart of Vienna and features innovative architectural detail and over 1000 original art pieces. The comfortable rooms offer state-of-the-art technology, and spa facilities are available for ultimate relaxation. The hotel’s newest restaurant, NASCH, allows guests to try delicious and unique Austrian cuisine accompanied by fine wines. Hilton Vienna Plaza is just 15 minutes’ walk from Le Grand Bal at Hofburg Vienna, the city’s premier New Year’s Eve event and the prelude to the ball season. The grand event features lavish decorations, waltz ensembles, jazz bands, a gala dinner and much more.

  • Hilton Vienna Plaza

    <a href="http://www.trivago.co.uk/vienna-44232/hotel/hilton-vienna-plaza-14792">Hilton Vienna Plaza</a> overlooks the historic Ringstrasse in the heart of Vienna and features innovative architectural detail and over 1000 original art pieces. The comfortable rooms offer state-of-the-art technology, and spa facilities are available for ultimate relaxation. The hotel’s newest restaurant, NASCH, allows guests to try delicious and unique Austrian cuisine accompanied by fine wines. Hilton Vienna Plaza is just 15 minutes’ walk from Le Grand Bal at Hofburg Vienna, the city’s premier New Year’s Eve event and the prelude to the ball season. The grand event features lavish decorations, waltz ensembles, jazz bands, a gala dinner and much more.