Enjoy a Black Tie Gala event to see in 2022!
Visit Brighton and the Sea Life Centre
Celebrate the New Year with new found friends
Welcome in 2022 with our new break in West Sussex staying at The Hickstead Hotel. We will be visitng Brighton and the Sea Life Centre before joining the hotel’s New Year’s Eve Gala, a great way to see in the new year!
Welcome to The Hickstead Hotel. We can check in from 15.00 and our Tour Leader will be in Reception to greet you. Following a welcome meeting hosted by our Tour Leader we will enjoy dinner in the hotel restaurant.
After breakfast we board our transfer to take us to Brighton. We will discover an amazing underwater world! The Sea Life Centre in Brighton is the world’s oldest aquarium and now houses up to 5000 sea creatures. We can take our time strolling around looking at all the species and marvel at the underwater tunnel where we view some of the most popular residents of the sea!
After our Sea Life visit you may want to enjoy a traditional seafront lunch of fish & chips before we head back to our hotel to get ready for the evening’s festivities.
After a leisurely breakfast we will check out and say our fond farewells with lots of best wishes for the New Year ahead!
Set in peaceful Sussex countryside nestling beneath the Downs, yet only 20 minutes from the centre of Brighton, The Hickstead Hotel is the perfect location for a short break.
Facilities include a bar & restaurant, free parking and WIFI.
All rooms are laid out over the ground and first floor. Relax with Freeview TV, tea & coffee making facilities, hairdryer and WiFi.
From the M23/A23 take the A2300 to Burgess Hill, then take the first turning on the left. Turn first right and you will find the hotel on the left hand side. Parking is complimentary. Burgess Hill station is 5 minutes and Haywards Heath station 10 minutes away. The hotel are able to arrange transfers from the train stations. Call them on 01444 248023 and they will be happy to book taxis or private car transfers for you.
As we are joining the hotels festivities, please note that hotel events are subject to change.
The dress code for during the day is casual. In the evenings the dress code is smart with gentlemen requested to wear a shirt and tie. The dress code for New Year’s Eve is Black tie & cocktail dresses. Comfortable shoes for walking and sightseeing are recommended. Further details for New Year will be sent with you itinerary.
There is often confusion on the question of gratuities, since it frequently depends on the type of holiday, location and, of course, your attitude towards tipping, as to what is normally expected. In order to give you a rough idea, we have given appropriate guidance below. The Tour Leader will be on hand to offer advice or suggestions if required but gratuities are offered entirely at the sole discretion of the individual.We suggest a group collection at the beginning of your holiday to cover drivers, guides and hotel staff (including restaurant, kitchen and reception staff) of approximately £10. Your Tour Leader will collect this on your behalf and distribute it accordingly, thus relieving you of the burden of who, when and how much to tip. The tipping of bar staff and housekeeping will be left to your individual discretion (the rounding up of the drinks bill and a small amount left in your room on departure should cover this and would be much appreciated). As is customary, ‘the hat’ will be passed around for the driver and guide on all optional excursions. For any meals that are not included in your itinerary, restaurants expect a 10% gratuity (do check that service has not already been added to your bill). For taxis 10% of the metered fare.
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