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New Year's Eve in Style at the UNIVERSITY HILTON with Ground Zero and others!



Ok, it seems rather opulent that there would be a champagne bottle and chocolate covered strawberries in our rooms when we arrived last year , but hey!  We have worked hard all year, and it is, after all, New Years' Eve!!!!!


So University Hilton will be doing the same THIS year, and YOU can be a part of it!  With your friends at Ground Zero!  I LOVE it!!!

We had SOOO much fun last year and we want to do it AGAIN!  So I am posting this one early so you can sign up for it early and get the best room arrangements!

Here's the deal - you sign up at University Hilton and pay in advance (you have plenty of time to save up, so NO excuses!) and you can arrange for either a single room or a room with a friend or a room with three friends!  Your choice!  The more people per room, the less it is for you!

Here is what you get for your $195.00 per person (double occupancy).  Your room, two double beds, flannel robes, great suites overlooking the city in the distance, champagne and chocolate covered strawberries upon arrival!  Meet at the rooms of the Ground Zero Organizers (ask at the desk) for a pre-party - BYOB and snax if desired.  Get to know one another and chat. Ask at check-in as you get your wrist bands where Ground Zero will be meeting for the pre-party.  BYOB to share but no need to bring munchies to the pre-party!  We want to be hungry for all the great food they serve literally all evening.

At Appetizer time, we go down to the lower floor where all the banquet rooms are, enjoy meeting and greeting one another and the open bar starts.  Last year's comments were, "Wow!  They don't serve up the cheap stuff here!"  The open bar is included in your price and goes all evening with a top-off at midnight of a champagne toast and balloon drop!

The buffet is out of this world!  Stations with chefs carving up roast beef, seafood station, you name it, it's there.  And not just run of the mill fare.  This is all top notch stuff!  You get what you pay for!  And then some!

Last year Hot Sauce and another great band performed all evening for dancing on the big dance floor.  We were all dressed to the nines, suits and tux's for the guys, gowns short or long for the gals, and well fitted for a top notch place on New Year's Eve.  The music and atmosphere were electric!

And if that weren't enough, they served up the most extensive dessert buffet I have ever seen, and I've been to Vegas many times and been to many casino buffets.  The quality of U Hilton's dessert fare is unprecedented in my book!

Then, they served up sandwiches an hour later, just in case somebody still had an inch of space left to fill, lol!  And the bar continued to pour great wine, beer, liquor drinks, whatever you wanted.  Oy Gehvohlt!

It was all concluded by a champagne toast at midnight and a balloon drop while the desserts were still available.  The band was still playing for about an hour after midnight.  Then we all went up to our beautiful room which overlooked the skyline of CLT in the distance...beautiful!  And the beds are SOOO comfortable!  AND we got to sleep in the next morning!  With a later checkout as well as an option to stay another night for a reduced rate!  They served up a great breakfast buffet with all the fruits you could name, plus yogurt, bacon, sausage, eggs, made to order omelettes, pancakes, you name it.  All included with your wrist band proving you are with Ground Zero Singles Over 40!

Go to past meetups on Ground Zero Singles on December[masked] or January[masked] to look at the pictures from last year.  Sign up early to get in.  I talked to Jenna, Sales Rep. today and she said Meetup members are signing up in droves and they recently upped the price because of the demand.  Tickets are available to those who do not wish to spend the night, but truly, it is a better deal and safer if you book WITH the room!  If you need to find a room mate, (guys seem to have a problem with this), we will help you.

See you all there!  Sign up early and get your spot before it fills up!  When capacity is reached, Hilton closes the available rooms/space in the party down and that's that.  Don't miss out!

As an addendum, I need to let you know that we already have 50 members of several Charlotte area groups signed up already and we would love to have as many members as possible to this great annual event.  It is SOOO much fun!  Please look into it and sign up before it becomes filled!  If you are having trouble finding a roommate please add it to comments and if you have no takers in your group, I can list your request on one of the other Meetup sites.  Sign up in Sales and ask for Sara or Jenna to book this event.  Also make sure you let them know you want to be reserved with your friends at Ground Zero Singles.  We have reserved tables and they will seat us all together.  Just remember to book with Sara or Jenna and tell them you are with Ground Zero Singles.  (not for singles only, couples encouraged as well).

Let's do this!  It is loads of fun and well worth the money!

Patricia Downing (Just Lil' Ole Me) and Ground Zero Singles Over 40

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Meet for the pre party meet and greet other guests in Room 613 at 4 pm!

    December 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Update on NYE Eve! We have a good number signed up and if you booked and paid with the University Hilton Sales Department and talked with Jenna, Sara or Melissa and told them you would like to be placed with Ground Zero Singles Over 40 you are in! We will be having a pre-party meet and greet in Connie and my room just so we can meet you. BYOB for this private pre-party if you wish but do not bring munchies because we want to save our appetites for the Dinner Buffet and ALL the food they serve, plus the open bar, etc. We have reservations under Ground Zero so make sure you mentioned that in your reservation. That way we can all be seated in our reserved seats. Patricia and Connie (Patricia's phone number:[masked] and cellphone [masked]). I WILL get back to you either way!

    December 30, 2013

  • Darrin P.

    Will be in Raleigh. Have fun!

    1 · December 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have a male member of Ground Zero named Wayne Waddel who needs a room mate (male) for this event. If any of you guys who want to come and will share a room, thus reducing your cost, please contact Wayne Waddle at[masked]-3881. Thanks, and we will see you there!

    December 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    If there are any Membeers out there who want a room mate for the NYE party at the Hilton, let me know and I might be able to find someone who is wanting to share a room. The rooms are full, or almost full, so this is the last chance you have to attend this. I will tell you this is the most fun time you have ever had for New Year's Eve. We have over 50 signed up for this, so it will be a great party! Last year we had 30 and we all had a great time - see the pictures. Did we look like we were having fun, ??? LOL!

    December 9, 2013

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