Not every Cinco de Mayo celebration is going to be as festive as this sombrero-donned doggie, though, at a few hotels, there’s potential for this year’s celebration to come close. We’ve gathered three events that caught our eye, starting with a $500,000 tequila tasting in Mexico (which comes equipped other truly over-the-top perks, of course). Read on and start planning!
Jalisco, Mexico: Enjoy the World’s Most Expensive Tasting Flight
When they say “world’s most expensive,” they’re not kidding. For a hefty retail price of $500,000, you and 10 of your friends will be flown via private gulf stream jet to Jalisco, Mexico for three days and two nights at the Las Alamandas hosted by Tequila Avion founder Ken Austin. The trip perks boast luxury transportation, a 24/7 private butler, your own security detail, and a social media documentarian to do all of that social sharing so you don’t have to.
Las Vegas: Do the Tequila Dance with Pee Wee Herman
This might just be the perfect way to celebrate in the land of expert impersonators. Never fear—you’ll have plenty of time to gain a bit of liquid courage before joining (a fake) Pee Wee in a two-step worthy of the holiday. Join Mr. Herman at Hussong’s Cantina in the Mandalay Shops between the Mandalay Bay and Luxor resorts on the Vegas strip as he walks guests through his infamous “Tequila Dance.”
New York: Win Piñata Prizes and Drink Tequila at the W New York – Downtown
Go for the prizes, stay for the “tropical DJ.” (Because any party boasting a tropical DJ is a party worth checking out.) Aside from a soundtrack from a world-traveled producer, party-goers can look forward to house-made chips and guacamole and a particularly intriguing drink special. Anyone who treats themselves to the $14 W signature cocktail of the night—the Desert Heart—will receive a mini piñata. Most are filled with candy, but a couple of lucky grand prize winners will find free stays at the W Bogota and W Mexico City hiding inside.