The glitz and glamour of old Havana became alive at the Ritz Carlton, South Beach annual New Year’s Eve celebration – unforgettable “Azucar!” Guests ring in 2017 in true Latin style, including an indulgent four-course dinner and poolside extravaganza in the heart of Miami’s famed Art Deco district.
Party goers were transported to an era of cabaret and haute-living known as the “Havana High Life.” The open bar featured handcrafted libations, flutes of sparkling wine and signature rum Mojitos, shaken and stirred to order, with fresh tropical fruit, at the poolside Starr Barr lounge. Premium cigar maker Gurkha cigars, offered premium, hand-cut and rolled cigars throughout the evening. A 10-piece Latin Orchestra band Mixtura played sultry rhythms under the stars. Following their performances, the New Year’s Eve countdown and champagne toast were led by Miami nightlife entertainer DJ Malone at midnight.