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While diamonds and roses have their place, nothing says “I love you” like good old-fashioned quality time in a luxury hotel. This Valentine’s Day weekend, whisk your sweetheart away for a sumptuous stay in one of the world’s most romantic cities. From private chocolate tastings at the Plaza New York to diamond-dust spa treatments at Hotel Arts Barcelona, each of these hotel packages sets the stage for a romantic rendezvous with your one-and-only.
Hotel Arts Barcelona
Couples looking to slip away to Spain will find that romance blooms at the Hotel Arts Barcelona. From February 11 through 15, the hotel’s intimate offerings include chocolate-covered strawberries upon arrival, accommodations, and dinner for two at Arola restaurant to experience its wine-paired, Michelin-star menu. Also included is breakfast the next morning, as well as a leisurely 4 pm checkout time.
For a night that will never be forgotten, one couple only will have the opportunity to profess their love while in the presidential penthouse—an opulent duplex apartment on the 44th floor. Dinner will be prepared by Michelin-starred chef Paco Perez himself and served either in the suite or on its private terrace. The premier package also includes diamond-dust body treatments at 43 the Spa, Mercedes transportation, and edible gold pastries at breakfast.
The Plaza New York
It only takes a New York minute to discover that the Plaza is the place to rendezvous for two in the Big Apple. The hotel’s Winter Romance Package (starting at $820) includes accommodations in a guest room or suite, flowers and welcome gift, and a $100 credit at the Palm Court for drinks and dining. For a truly tailored experience, Your Own Plaza Love Story package (starting at $645) provides a stay in one of the new Legacy Suites and a consultation with the Plaza’s romance curator (pre-arrival) who will customize to the couple’s desires. Options include breakfast in bed, in-room massages, and perhaps a piece from the hotel’s Legacy Jewelry Collection—enhancements available at an additional cost. Both packages will be offered throughout the entire month of February.
Between February 12 and 15, even more lavish getaways are available by reserving the 2,100-square-foot Hardenbergh Terrace Suite overlooking Central Park, or the Royal Plaza Suite with views of Fifth Avenue. Both include a personal in-room chocolate tasting presented by executive pastry chef Matthew Lambie, and a commemorative piece from jewelry designer Heather Mora that will incorporate Baccarat crystal from the Plaza’s former chandeliers. Pricing for the Hardenbergh Terrace Suite and Royal Plaza Suite experiences start at $11,805 and $19,805, respectively.
La Réserve Paris
The City of Love lives up to its name at La Réserve Paris—a 19th-century mansion and former home of Pierre Cardin. After being picked up from the airport in a Rolls-Royce, couples will be escorted by a Les Clefs d’Or Concierge to their private piano concerto in the hotel’s Presidential Suite where they will reside. The evening’s culinary bacchanal will feature a three-course, wine-paired dinner by executive chef Jérôme Banctel. The premier product of the vine will be from the 1985, 1995, and 2005 vintages of Cos d’Estournel Grand Cru.
Along with the requisite flowers, chocolates, and Champagne, amenities will also include linens and bathrobes monogrammed with the couple’s initials and trip date, and in-suite shopping that can encompass a local perfumer designing a scent specifically for the lovebirds, or a visit from a fashion house for formal wear. Along with having the entire spa and swimming pool to themselves, the privileged pair can also enjoy a Champagne toast on the roof of Paris’s Grand Palais des Champs-Élysées—a top-tier location usually off limits. Pricing is available upon request.
Ararat Park Hyatt Moscow
St. Valentine’s Day is a perfect occasion to celebrate your romantic side. Ararat Park Hyatt Moscow has prepared some ideas for a romantic weekend in the heart of Moscow so you can concentrate on your loved one while we take care of all the important details. Reserve a room and start a journey of contemporary luxury, experience a treatment for two at the Quantum spa and enjoy an exquisite menu from our Executive Chef.
When evening comes, enjoy a spectacular one-to-one four-course dinner from Executive Chef Sebastian Kellerhoff at the Conservatory Lounge & Bar with dimmed lights and views over the Kremlin stars. Our music band will play favourite love songs to create the perfect romantic ambiance. Do not forget to visit the open-air ice bar at the terrace overlooking the city centre, while a professional photographer will be on hand to ensure a memorable occasion. The price for the romantic dinner at the Conservatory Lounge & Bar for two guests is 250 USD including a welcome glass of Moët & Chandon Rosé Impérial and a surprise gift for the guests.
InterContinental Los Angeles
The InterContinental Los Angeles’s Wine, Dine and Romance package takes place inside the 3,300-square-foot Royal Suite with wraparound balconies which will be decorated with romantic touches like rose petals, candles and soft music. At the hands of Executive Chef Jonathan Wood, the couple will get to dine on a three-course dinner in the privacy of their suite.
Prior to the meal, you’ll work with the chef to create a custom menu that will be paired with a bottle of Champagne. Finish off the evening with a soak in the room’s oversized tub. Your bath butler will prepare the tub with sweet-smelling products, rose petals and chocolate covered strawberries to nibble on. On the final day, enjoy an in-suite couples massage and late check-out, because who wants to rush home after such a great night?
Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa
Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa’s package is all about relaxation and pampering. Located on its own private beach, the four-star hotel boasts all-suite accommodations, three dining and drinking venues, a spa and oceanfront views. Its Valentine’s Day package includes three nights in a one-bedroom ocean view suite, limousine transportation from Palm Beach International Airport with Champagne to the resort, a private dinner under the stars, a beach cabana setup and unlimited use of non-motorized water sports for a day.
In our opinion, the best part of this offer is its four-hour Ultimate Treasures of the Si experience which includes an 80-minute Si Spa Signature Couples Massage, 50-minute Get Up and Glow Facial, 50-minute signature manicure and a 50-minute signature pedicure, all followed by a spa lunch. Before heading home, relax in bed with a Champagne breakfast and toast to a weekend well spent.
Marriott Resort & Spa’s Villas at Sawgrass
Take some time this Valentine’s day to really enjoy your significant other and yourself at the luxurious five-night, six-day stay at Sawgrass Marriott Resort & Spa. The package includes complimentary Champagne and chocolate golf balls, premium club rental, a round of golf on THE PLAYERS Stadium course with personal caddies, a round of golf on Dye’s Valley and a clubhouse tour. Plus, couples will receive his/hers TPC embroidered robes and slippers, his/her bike rentals for the duration of the trip and a couples therapy bath followed by a 50-minute spa treatment.
For dining options, along with daily in-room breakfasts and fresh-cut flowers, lovers will be treated to lunch at Alice & Pete’s Pub and NINETEEN, as well as a private catered dinner beside the 17th island green alongside a private acoustic guitarist. Finally, topping off the romantic weekend will be the private sunset sailboat cruise complete with Atlantic oysters on the half shell, wine and plenty of blankets for snuggling up with your love.