New Year's Eve at Shangri-La Santa Monica

I still haven't had a chance to stay at the Shangri-La on Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica, but I'm dying to check out the newly renovated Art Deco gem across from the Santa Monica Pier. If I were around for New Year's, I'd consider heading to the New Year's Eve party there at the rooftop bar, but maybe in January I'll make it in for a meal at the restaurant, The Dining Room.

So far, there are overnight room packages, tickets to the open bar, all kinds of entertainment from three DJs, and even "confetti cannons" that sound kind of dangerous. You can find out more about what's going on there tomorrow night here: