Top luxury destinations for Valentine’s 2014
Four Seasons George V Paris - Love … by George V: arrive in style with the hotel’s own customized Hermes Rolls Royce Phantom and endulge yourself in the Penthouse, a luxurious Parisian style apartment, especially adorned by the hotel’s world-renowned Artistic Director Jeff Leatham, especially for this unique occasion. At dusk, visit the mysterious world of the hotel’s most well kept secret: the Wine Cellar. Located 14 metres (46 feet) underground in a former stone quarry, this private cellar boasts a rich history and contains more than 50,000 bottles, a collection continuously built upon by the Hotel’s silver medal winner of the world’s best sommelier championship, Eric Beaumard.
The experience continues with a lavish Valentine’s Day-themed dinner en tête-à-tête in the Penthouse. Prepared under the direction of the Hotel’s Michelin two star Chef Eric Briffard, this Valentine’s dinner guarantees to be a truly treasured moment, just for two. Wake up to an exquisite Champagne breakfast in the beautiful Winter Garden of the Penthouse.
Package price is EUR 30,000 (one night, dinner & breakfast, round-trip airport transfers)
Le Bristol Paris - Valentine’s 2014 package including: accommodation for two, champagne and chocolates (welcome amenities), cocktails for two at the Bar, two continental breakfasts, special gift – from 880€/room/night in a Superior Room.
The Spa at Le Bristol by La Prairie proposes the “Romance in Paris” couples treatment – private Spa duo cabin, two welcome rituals, Deluxe Aromatherapy (80min), La Prairie facial (50min), macaroons & petit fours assortment, ‘Rosa Mundi’ Diptyque candle - 2h30 – 780€ for two people.
Four Seasons Hotel, Las Vegas – Pamper yourselves with a candle lit dinner in the newly renovated Valley View Suite with sweeping views of the Las Vegas Valley and the jagged peaks of Black Mountain. The lavish suite (1,700 sq.ft.) features separate living and dining rooms, a private study, two oversized closets and a large kitchen pantry. Rates from US$880/room/night
Sofitel Legend Amsterdam - ”Romance Magnifique” Set in a romantic location between two canals, it breathes with history and magnificence, luxury and comfort. Pamper your lover at the hotel’s spa or invite her to the dinner at the hotel’s award-winning restaurant. This “Magnifiqure Romance” offer at the hotel includes luxurious accommodation, a bottle of champagne, a romantic gift (flowers or chocolates), breakfast served in your room every morning and late check-out at 4 pm. Sofitel is also one of the most romantic hotels in Amsterdam according to Tripadvisor reviewers. Rates from €365/night.
Hotel Bel-Air (Dorchester Collection) Candlelight dinner for two romantic dinner in your room on your private patio, complete with candles and rose petals. The Bel-Air Spa by La Prairie proposed “Suite Serenity for Two” – two 60-minute Swedish or Deep Tissue Massages, two 60-minute La Prairie Signature. Facials, two perfect manicures and pedicures, glass of champagne for each guests, chocolate covered strawberries, priced at $1,000 for 3.5 hours
“Ultimate Getaway” – luxury car service pick up and drop off from your home, bubble bath for two in private Suite, two 90-minute caviar massages, two 90-minute Swiss Ice Crystal facials, lunch for two from Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air served on the private spa patio, and one complimentary full-size Skin Caviar Luxe Souffle body cream, champagne and chocolate covered strawberries, priced at $5,000 for four hours.
Hotel Adlon Kempinski - Adlon rendez-vous package which includes: Couples have the opportunity to enjoy a one night stay in an executive room. The spa offers a 60 minute Swedish couples massage in the Adlon Spa by Resense, and for dinner guests may enjoy a romantic three course menu with a bottle of Moët & Chandon Impérial Brut Rosé in their, beautifully with rose petals decorated, room. Rates from 609 €.
The concierges at The Adlon Kempinski recommend a romantic coach journey, which may commence from the hotel -an excellent and relaxed way of getting to know the city and discovering close-by points of interest. If desired, a picnic basket is prepared for the ride with champagne and various little snacks, such as different cheeses, chocolates, canapés or caviar. This recommendation is not included in the quoted price.
Siam Kempinski Hotel – Valentine’s twelve-course Thai-inspired menu in an intimate dining atmosphere with a menu designed by Chef Henrik Yde-Anderson, a consulting chef at Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin and a founder of the only Thai Michelin-starred restaurant in Copenhagen, Denmark. Menu highlights include Kiin Kiin’s signature dish, Frozen Red Curry with Baby Lobster Salad and Litchi Foam; Scallops with Tamarind and Lemongrass; Stir-fried Foie Gras with Ginger; and Snowball Cold Greetings.
Priced at THB 5,999 per person, including a twelve-course dinner, a glass of Moët & Chandon Imperial Rosé Champagne, and a red rose for the ladies. Guests will also be eligible to win a two-night stay in luxurious accommodation, spa treatment, and Sunday Family Lunch for two at Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok.
Sofitel Mumbai BKC ”Romance Magnifique”’ The flagship of Sofitel Luxury Hotels in India, Sofitel Mumbai BKC is the new gem of Mumbai 5-Star Hotels located in the geographic heart of the city, the Bandra Kurla Complex. Rates from USD 225/night including breakfast. Special Valentine’s dinner menus are available at the hotel’s 3 restaurants.
Le Negresco proposes for a second consecutive year a surprising Valentine’s 2014 under the them of ”Angels & Demons”, the bar welcoming singles on Valentine’s. The celebrate Le Chantecler Restaurant proposes a Valentine’s menu at 150€ without drinks and 90€ in the La Rotonde Brasserie.
Bvlgari Hotel & Residences – the ultimate heaven of tranquility in The Private Onyx Spa Suite (steam shower and a private relaxation room with an oversized hydro-massage tub set against backdrop of spectacular green onyx) the spa suite is perfect for sharing indulgent relaxation time with a friend, loved one or simply by yourself. The Private Onyx Spa Suite can be booked for minimum three hours, which includes a two-hour treatment of your choice. From £900
Il Ristorante proposes an intimate dinner including: lobster ravioli, Oscietra caviar, Baked sea bass, truffled Jerusalem artichoke, Fillet of beef, winter vegetables with black truffle and chocolate & raspberry heart cake. From £120
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Amanyara (Aman Resorts) - Escape to this idyllic retreat for a minimum of four nights to enjoy exclusive dining benefits at the Restaurant with its indoor and outdoor settings, the Beach Club overlooking the ocean, or privately on the terrace of your Pavilion or Aman Villa. Amanyara’s cuisine focuses on classic Asian and modern Mediterranean fare, with an emphasis on fresh seafood. Details here.
Set among verdant jungle beside a white sand beach, Maroma Resort and Spa offers pure escapism with a touch of Mayan magic. Couples can inject some sparkle into their stay with three ‘Add a Little Romance’ extras – ‘Sacred Mayan Love’, a private Temazcal and candlelit three-course dinner on the beach (£340); ‘A Picnic to Remember’, a Champagne picnic on the beach and private in-room spa treatment with Mayan mud kits (£252); and ‘An Evening with the Moon and Stars’, a moonlit beachside massage followed by candles and petals on the bed, chocolate-covered strawberries and Champagne (£255). Prices at Maroma Resort and Spa start from £602 per night
Four Seasons Hotel Milano proposed an exquisit Valentine’s menu by celebrated Chef Sergio Mei in La Veranda Restaurant – highlights: squill fumet cappuccino with raw Sanremo shrimps, powdered citronella and tobacco / Lightly smoked salmon tartare with dill, caramelized scallop and mandarine-flavored extra virgin olive oil /Risotto with citrus-flavored green asparagus / Turbot filet wrapped in green leaves with shellfish mousseline, herb sauce and new carrots / Double meringue heart with zabaione. Price per person € 95,00 – beverage not included. In addition to the special dinner, Four Seasons Hotel Milano offers a Spa package including accommodation and Spa.
El Encanto, Santa Barbara (Orient-Express Hotels)
Guests at El Encanto in Santa Barbara can experience the famous Monarch butterfly migration this autumn with the hotel’s exclusive new package. Available from until 15th March 2014, the butterfly-themed package includes luxury accommodation, ‘Diamond Dusted Monarch’ welcome cocktails and a ‘Healing Cocoon’ spa treatment. Visitors can also see world-famous artist Damien Hirst’s piece ‘Psalm Print: Verba Mea Auribu’ in the lobby of the hotel. Created on a silk screen with diamond dust, it’s a tribute to El Encanto’s location along the butterfly migratory path.
Four Seasons Hotel Firenze – Valentine’s package with luxury accomodation with breakfast included, Valentine’s dinner for two at Il Palagio restaurant (wines excluded) The package is valid fom a minimum of 2 nights. Rates start from Euro 775,00 per Premier room per night.
Four Seasons Firenze concierges’ tips: one hour tour of Florence with an elegant carriage pulled by two pure breed white and grey horses; romantic dinner in the hotel’s exclusive 15thcentury Chapel for two; day trip to Verona “the city of love”, by car, with a professional English speaking guide; Hot Balloon Ride above Florence (if weather conditions permits). All concierge tips are upon request and are not included in the above mentioned Valentine’s package.
Hotel Ritz Madrid (Orient-Express) - ‘MadRitz: Mad for Romance’ package including transfers, a bottle of Cava and a three-course set dinner for two with wine pairings at Goya Restaurant. Guests can also choose from add-ons (extra cost) including a floral bouquet and personalised song performed by the hotel’s pianist, two 50-minute aromatherapy massages, and a Spanish hand fan lesson. Rates from £802 for two nights, based on two sharing with breakfast.
Maroma Resort & Spa (Orient Express Hotels) Couples can inject some sparkle into their stay with three ‘Add a Little Romance’ extras – ‘Sacred Mayan Love’, a private Temazcal and candlelit three-course dinner on the beach (£340); ‘A Picnic to Remember’, a Champagne picnic on the beach and private in-room spa treatment with Mayan mud kits (£252); and ‘An Evening with the Moon and Stars’, a moonlit beachside massage followed by candles and petals on the bed, chocolate-covered strawberries and Champagne (£255). Prices at Maroma Resort and Spa start from £602 per night, based on two sharing a Deluxe Garden View Room with breakfast.
Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace – “Spice Up” Your Valentine’s Day with a six-course romantic dinner, traditional Spa experiences and special room packages. Rates for the six-course dinner menu with wines from HUF 29 000 per person.
The Hungarian Moor Mud therapy in the Spa fulfills every desire – indulgence with the utmost relaxation. Capturing the essential nature of the mineral-rich Hungarian Moor mud. After a brief body brushing the thermal mud is applied to face and body to detoxify and draw out impurities from deep within the cells, to remerge with a feeling of lightness and balance. A classic Hungarian facial massage exercises all muscles for instant lifting and firming and leaves the skin looking radiant. The final touch is a nourishing and toning application of a fragrant blend of essential oils. Hungarian Moor Mud therapy is available at the romantic couple’s suite for you and your Valentine.