01/06/2013 10:00 am ET Updated Mar 08, 2013

Toast 2013 All Year Long At These 7 Sophisticated Champagne Lounges (PHOTOS)

Legend has it that when Dom Perignon first discovered champagne, he called out, "Come quickly, I am tasting the stars!" It's hard to disagree with the Frenchman -- a cool glass of bubbly can make even the most stoic person let loose a giggle or a smirk.

The best place to enjoy a flute of the stars themselves? In a swanky champagne bar in the comfort of your very own hotel, of course! On-site champagne lounges provide uniquely festive ambiances and make stumbling home post-festivities all the easier.

Some of our favorite luxury hotels feature these sophisticated spots, so sit back, pop open a bottle of bubbly and get ready to ring in the new year -- or celebrate any special occasion, for that matter -- at these swanky lounges.

--Kristina Fazzalaro,

Toast 2013 All Year Long at these 7 Sophisticated Champagne Lounges