Join Ground Zero Singles Over 40 for New Years Eve at the UNIVERSITY HILTON!


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 and you can arrange for either a single room or a room with a friend !  Your choice! 

The price per person based on double occupancy is $195.00 for the complete package.   Please sign up now, before it goes up again.  Sara or Jenna in sales tell me we have a huge number of signups so don't wait any longer.  Several groups are signed up for this so we will have a big singles presence.  You do NOT have to be single to attend and join us!  Sign up and pay the University Hilton and make sure you tell Sara or Jenna in Sales that you want to be seated with the Ground Zero Singles Over 40 group because we have reserved seats for our groups.

Here's what you get:  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 the pre-party meet and greet - BYOB (optional) 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, full array of 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 rooms 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 and friends!

Go to past meetups December[masked] or January[masked] on Ground Zero Singles Over 40 to look at the pictures from last year.  Sign up early to get in.  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.  We had to send people away last year because they waited too long.  Don't miss out!

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  • susan p.

    Hi had a great time at CRU wine tasting, It was great. Meet some really nice people. Thanks.

    February 2

  • Patricia

    Pre party Meet and Greet other guests in room. 613.

    December 31

  • Tahisia M.

    I am not 40 yet :-(. I hope you guys enjoy, sounds fun!

    November 27

    • Patricia

      NOT offensive lol! Sorry, typo!

      1 · December 31

    • Tahisia M.


      December 31

  • Nancy P.

    Some one told me you could go without renting a room this year. I live within walking distance of the Hilton.

    December 26

    • Patricia

      You can! But it is almost the same price as if you stay!

      December 27

    • Patricia

      Actually, it costs more to room without signing up for the party. I guess the U Hilton is saying we don't want you on the road after a 4 - 6 hour open bar. I understand that. The next morning breakfast bar and checkout at noon! Ya gotta love it!

      December 30

  • Patricia

    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

  • Kp L.

    I look forward to being a part of this event. Curious to know the cost of the room. Are we being discounted? If anyone knows please share the knowledge.

    December 23

    • Patricia

      The rooms are $195.00 per person based on double occupancy. This includes everything listed on the invitation. If there are any rooms left you need to call the University Hilton to book. If you're a guy I think Wayne Waddle needs a roommate. Talk to Sara or Melissa in sales and mention Ground Zero. We had discounted rooms when I posted this back in June but recently they went up to regular price.

      December 23

  • Patricia

    If anybody still needs a roommate for this - separate bed, share the cost ... let me know and I will coordinate with all six groups which are invited. We will find you another member of one of our groups who will share in the cost for the room. But the rooms are nearly full, if they aren't already so better act soon...

    December 9

    • Wayne W.


      December 10

    • Wayne W.

      Patricia, I would like to take advantage of your offer. So, yes, I would like a roommate to split the cost of the New Year's Eve package at the University Hilton. But, please, no snorers!!!!!! You can e-mail me or call me at (703)[masked]

      December 10

  • Patricia

    I have close to 50 members from several groups signed up for this so it should be a great showing! Sign up early to assure your space. You need to call University Hilton and book through Jenna in Sales at[masked]-7444. Make SURE you tell her you are with the Ground Zero group so she can know to seat you with the rest of us, as we have reserved tables. She will also attempt to put us all on the same floor, or close by as the rest. This is my favorite meetup of the year, it is SOOOO much fun! See you there!

    November 26, 2013

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