Have a Luxe Valentine's Day For Less, With This Leading Hotels Deal
Who says you can’t spend Valentine’s Day in a luxury hotel on a Venetian island? Not us! We know it’s not even Thanksgiving yet, but our minds are already in February, thanks to a new promotion from Leading Hotels of the World.
Their Save the Date deal is designed to encourage early-bird reservations (LHW are so not fans of this pesky last-minute booking trend), and if you can commit to early 2010 dates now, there are deals to be had at more than 70 Leading Hotels around the world.
Romance, too, if you go with the San Clemente Palace Hotel & Resort in Venice. Once a monastery, the hotel takes up an entire private island (you arrive via motorboat from Piazza San Marco).
Last year, the property won the LHW “Guest Recognition Award of Excellence” and was named the best European hotel in the LHW stable. Those are solid credentials but if it’s not enough to make you swoon, perhaps the price will: with the Save the Date promo you can secure a room here for just 230 euros a night (around $343 USD). And, yes, that includes Valentine’s Day, which is still available.
What’s the catch? Well, you have to book by December 31, for travel between January 1 and March 31, 2010. And it’s a non-refundable rate, so booking early means being certain. (Planning to propose? We're looking at you.) You also have to prepay in full at the time of booking, and some properties require a minimum length of stay and may have blackout dates.
If you can wear those conditions, you could save anywhere from 30 to 50% off the standard rates at some seriously swanky hotels—including Tortuga Bay (Oscar de la Renta’s resort in Punta Cana), Zoetry Paraiso de la Bonita on the Riviera Maya, and what will then be (as of February 1st) the brand spanking new Trump SoHo. You can see a full list of participating hotels here.