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Sorry, But Champagne and Roses Just Won't Do in Our Hotel This Year

January 21, 2010 at 2:38 PM | by | ()

If you are looking to get lucky on Valentine's Day, you have to be a little more original than booking a boring hotel package that includes predictable V-Day amenities like chocolate, champagne and roses. And while couples' massages might sound sensual and romantic, we're not sure everyone wants to invite a massage therapist to be a part of their sexy weekend.

That's why we've decided to call out the hotels that are offering better twists on Valentine's Day Hotel packages, from aura soma color reading to tandem bike rides, beach picnic baskets, water slide contests, strip poker sets and edible body toppings. Yes, edible body toppings.

Find out where you can get some naughty hotel amenities after the jump.

· Mondrian West Hollywood: Mondrian has teamed up with sexy Kiki de Montparnasse to create a pop-up boutique in the hotel (above) as well as a hotel package for guests. Starting at $355 over V-day weekend, the deal offers a $50 resort credit, complimentary bottle of champagne, and a Kiki de Montparnasse service of your choice, coordinated by the hotel's own Romance Concierge. Ooolala. (Mention code PKLOVE when booking.)

· Kimpton
Kimpton's offering a Rub the One You're With deal at 41 of its hotels. Here's the rub: You and your valentine will get a private one-hour massage class in your room from a certified therapist. Plus, you'll get some oil, bubbly and a candle for after class. Prices vary; the package is available February 1 to March 31.

· Tower 23
The hotel's naughty turn-down service is like a goodie bag for bad boys and girls. For $50, you'll get massage body oil, chocolate paint, a tickle feather, lube and a vibrating toy.

· Fairmont Scottsdale
For your goddess of love, the Awakening Aphrodite package will get you an aphrodisiac for two and breakfast in bed starting at $375, from February 13 to 15. The hotel also offers a bunch of other sexy options, from aphrodisiac dinners to sexy libations and romantic spa rituals. But the old-fashioned way of kissing still reigns supreme. The hotel says the best places to lock lips at the hotel are under the waterfalls at Willow Stream spa; at the rooftop pool with views of the McDowell Mountains; fishing at the resort's lagoon; under the stars at the Stone Rose Lounge's fire pit; or underwater—if you like it like that—in the South Pool. Even better, kissing is free.

· Postcard Inn on The Beach
For those who aren't very adventurous but still want to get in the mood for love, Postcard Inn's $489 V-Day package offers a more tame, but still romantic option. You'll receive a lunch basket for a beach picnic with bubbly, of course. You prudes also will get to choose between a beach cabana or a tandem bike ride for the day.

· Affinia Hotels
The Naughty and Nice deal sets a predictably sweet mood with a bottle of Champagne, rose petal turn-down service, handmade chocolates and a “52 Ways to Stay in Love Forever” deck of cards. But when you break out the Agent Provocateur Strip Poker set, naughtiness will ensue. Prices vary.

· Enchantment Resort
Get your New Agey honey's mojo going with an Aura-Soma color reading, a method of color therapy and healing that uses pretty hued oils; sweetheart yoga; and a couples communication workshop. If the Suite Romance package—which costs $1,384 for two nights—is too out there for you, there's also a chocolate cooking demonstration included.

· ME Cancún
The Spice Package sure is spicy: Body toppings like whipped cream, chocolate and sprinkles; an in-room dinner heavy on aphrodisiacs like seafood and Champagne; and a bottle of absinthe will make for a crazy three-night stay. Regular rooms start at $167 on V-day weekend but the Passion Suite is open for $409 a night.

· La Costa Resort and Spa and Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
For a wet and wild V-Day, competitive types can enter these resorts' Couples In Sync Sliders Cup on February 13 and 14. You lovebirds will have to time your drops down 100-foot slides so that you enter the water together. Aside from bragging rights, you'll win bubbly and appetizers at the properties' restaurants.

· Hotel Gansevoort
If you're into games, you'll keep busy with this hotel's Valentine's Day package, which includes Twister (clothing optional), a book of erotic games, and a Mile High Kit complete with a massager, lube, condoms, and a lipstick mirror. For pregaming purposes, it also includes a dozen roses, chocolate-covered strawberries and some bubbly.

To ensure you get the full treatment of the packages listed above, we suggest calling the hotels in person and referencing the package names to book.)

[Photos: Mondrian Hotel/Agent Provocateur/RositaFerlito/TravelGearBlog]

Archived Comments:

I know one

The Taylor Hotel in Paris has a Romantic package with a lovers kit that includes creams and a little romantic cube with other stuff in it. It's on their Facebook... http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=3348465&id=70104512604#/photo.php?pid=3348466&id=70104 512604&fbid=257195332604

Valentine's Day still means flowers

This is a great collection of what can you do to avoid the routine of a regular Valentine's Day. From my experience I believe it's good to try new things from time to time, but I guess she will never get bored when you send flowers to her or when you can write a poem. Sometimes you must be able to do modern or crazy stuff, but don't restrain yourself to be a little romantic.