Swim in Private With Your Lover at The Greenwich Hotel
Valentine's Day for hotels usually means breaking out the cases of champagne and loading up on chocolate-covered strawberries to place throughout their guestrooms. But we're not into that. We've already told you our favorite hotels for Valentine's Day but this week, we'd like to spotlight some of the most opulent V-Day packages out there. If you're going to impress your schmoopie, why not go all out?
The Greenwich Hotel in TriBeca, owned by Robert DeNiro, has put together a star treatment sans the pesky paparazzi. Upon arrival, a bottle of bubbly and aphrodisiacs will be handed to you. Then to get you in the mood, you'll nibble on Champagne truffles, raspberries with fresh whipped cream, and oysters.
Other rated-PG amenities in the package include a Japanese bath soak followed by massage for two in the hotel's Shibui Spa. You lovebirds will also dine at Italian restaurant Locanda Verde and be served breakfast in bed each morning.
But the rated-R-or-higher perks come out at night.
Back in your room, you'll receive the "Eros" turn-down service, which includes goodies like a silk scarf, massage oil, candles, the Kama Sutra, and a disposable camera. Best of all, at midnight, you'll get a private swim in lantern-lit pool. We've seen this pool before and it is utterly sexy. Now imagine having it all to yourself....
As part of the deal, you have choose between a superior Greenwich room with a king bed, seating area and rain-shower bathroom, or a fireplace corner suite with a separate bedroom, marble bathroom with deep soaking tub, and an open living/dining area. Two evenings in the superior Greenwich room will cost $1,990 and two nights in the fireplace corner suite will set you back $3,700.
If for some reason you can't celebrate V-Day this weekend, you can plan the romantic getaway for another time. The deal is available through August 31, but you have to book it before February 14.
[Photo: The Greenwich Hotel]