Refreshing Fridays: Say Good Morning to 2010 with a Mimosa

- Melanie Zieba,

mimosaNothing cures the pains of a festive New Years Eve party then hair of the dog. Chances are your 2010 countdown involved copious amounts of champagne, making a morning Mimosa all that more enjoyable.

With its origins in luxury, the Mimosa was invented back in 1925 at the Hotel Ritz Paris and has continued to be the best brunch cocktail around, especially on New Year’s Day.

Exact mixing proportions to create the cocktail is widely debated but equal parts of fresh squeezed orange juice and chilled Champagne served in a champagne flute will make the perfect mimosa.

If you don’t feel like making your own mimosa, Kiwi Collection has some of the best hotels from around the world to find a great mimosa and celebrate the New Year!


Home Hotel:
The Home Hotel in Buenos Aires is truly a design lover’s dream. Located in the heart of the city’s media district surrounded by shops, art galleries and some of the best restaurants in the city, Home Hotel is close to all the action but far away from the noise and general mayhem. This boutique hotel is uniquely stylish with beautiful patterns and greenery and is the perfect place to ring in the New Year!


Bedarra Island Resort:
Come and escape this New Year to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and wake up at Bedarra. Each of their 16 exquisitely designed villas are perfectly placed for absolute privacy each with breathtaking views of the ocean and tropical rainforest. Complete with a pool side restaurant offering  plenty of food and drink a morning mimosa might never have tasted as good.


Hotel Tugu Bali:
Rich in forgotten history, Hotel Tugu Bali seamlessly brings a collection of exquisite antiques from Bali, Java and the Far East and blends it with modern luxury and comforts. Resting along a lonely beach in the ancient fishing village of Canggu, this resort is a unique, exotic getaway that reflects the art, history and culture of Indonesia. With individually designed rooms, multiple dining options and fabulous spas, Hotel Tugu Bali has a little something for every individual.


Romeo Hotel:
Ring in the New Year at a place created by some of the best artists and designers in the world to bring a new model of hospitality. Romeo Hotel faces the Gulf of Naples and bridges the gap between city and sea. Every corner of this luxurious property showcases fine Italian design and with touches of Japanese antiques, portraying both elegance and simplicity. And if you are looking to relax, the spa at Romeo is like no other, drawing its inspiration from the sea, volcano, water and fire providing you with an amazing experience of beauty and well-being.


Punta Caracol Acqua Lodge:
What could be better than waking up New Year’s  Day, with a bubbly mimosa over the Caribbean Sea along a mile of coral reefed coast? At Punta Caracol Acqua Lodge in Panama, that is exactly where you will be. Resting in a totally virgin and natural environment each eco-friendly spacious cabin has been hand built over crystal clear water for your exclusive privacy. With a fascinating selection of day tours and activities to choose from you will get to experience some of the most fascinating spots in the Archipelago.


Just minutes from the River Main in the heart of Germany’s business metropolis in Frankfurt, Roomers is comfortable, edgy and a great European escape to bring in 2010. At this luxury hotel, lush is an understatement with a style that reflects a way of life. Stop of in the lobby bar for a morning mimosa and find yourself among Frankfurt’s who’s who and jetset hipsters.


Mandarin Oriental Tokyo:
The Mandarin Oriental Tokyo is a tower of contemporary luxury sitting high above downtown Tokyo in Nihonbashi, which is often referred to “the center of Japan”. Offering some of the biggest rooms in the country with floor to ceiling windows guest will be sure to feel the dramatic impression of this vibrant place. Come sip your mimosa in one of their exclusive award winning restaurants accompanied by delicious cuisine that is sure to satisfy any pallet.


Hotel Missoni Edinburgh:
A mimosa and Hotel Missoni Edinburgh will go perfect together this New Year. Bubbly, vibrant, refreshing and chic is what you will find at this modern luxury hotel in the heart of Scotland’s capital city. With brilliant use of color, fabulous textiles and known as one of the world’s great fashion houses a stay here will surely be one to remember.


Tivoli Sao Paulo Mofarrej:
Right in the heart of Sao Paulo, Brazil is the Tivoli Sao Paulo Mofarrej, near countless theaters, museums, restaurants, bars and world famous shopping districts. This luxury hotel is more than just its great location, it offers to meet your every need, ensuring a fabulous experience. With elegant design, a heated outdoor swimming pool and  an amazing spa, ringing in the New Year never felt so good.


W Hoboken:
Come and escape to this urban paradise just steps away from a hot nightlife, decadent dining and great shopping. The W Hoboken in New Jersey is a sophisticated destination located directly across the Hudson River from Manhattan. Each room features state of the art entertainment systems, a signature W bed, the finest in luxury Bliss Spa bath amenities and of course, amazing skyline views.


The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata:
The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata offers the ultimate classical residence in Kolkata, a city  often referred to as “The City of Joy”. Recently declared the best hotel in India by the Travelers’ Choice Awards this luxury hotel is a welcomed oasis of tranquility amidst its busy surroundings. Elegantly furnished, impeccable service, beautiful colonial architecture and the best in modern facilities are all but few reasons why the Oberoi Grand is a preferred hotel for all travelers.


St. George Lycabettus Hotel:
Designed for the discerning traveler, St. George Lycabettus Hotel is a chic hideaway in the most exclusive quarter of Athens, Greece. Discover the breath taking views of the Acropolis from your private balcony or their roof top restaurant and feel totally taken care of with world renowned Greek hospitality. Every room and suite in this boutique hotel is beautifully designed with large windows, clean lines and each giving you a home away from home feel allowing you to fully relax and enjoy your stay.


The Royal Hawaiian:
Known as the “Pink Palace of the Pacific” The Royal Hawaiian is a breathtaking  Waikiki beachfront resort in Honolulu’s Oahu. Jet-setters and urban sophisticates come here seeking the tropical splendor complete with modern exclusivity. Offering unlimited choices of water and beach activities this is a great island getaway for anytime of the year.

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