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If last week's recommendations for realistic and down-to-earth Valentine's Day packages were a little too... um... cheap, you might want to read up on these over-the-top options. And then, maybe start selling off some assets for your memorable, romantic getaway.
Here's how the other 1% will probably celebrate this Hallmark holiday with some of the most indulgent Valentine's Day hotel packages we've ever seen, listed by price.
1. Mayfair Hotel & Spa Miami's Pointer Sisters-themed "Jump for My Love" package
· A private plane ride of Miami's skyline and the Florida Everglades
· Tandem sky-dive
· 2-nights stay in the Mayfair Palor Suite
· 60-minute couples massage
Price: $1,150-1,900 for 2 nights
2. The Ritz-Carlton-Dove Mountain's "Starry-Eyed" package
· A night stay in their premier suite
· Dom Pérignon Rosé and chocolates
· Geo-caching experience - a romantic 'scavenger hunt' for 6 romantic items in the forest
· Sunset hike with Krug Grande champagne, chocolate-covered strawberries and a photo op at the summit
· Poolside dinner and spa treatments
· Star-registry for the couples
Price: $4,500 per night
Yesterday we rolled our eyes at the predictable amenities hotels will be throwing into their "Romance Packages" for Valentine's Day. Today, we're cutting through schmoopie sappiness to tell you about 5 Valentine's Day Hotel Packages We Would Actually Book.
1. "In The Mood" Package at The Benjamin NYC
The Benjamin has put together a rather cool package with an amenity we've not seen offered before--The Moodsign Signal & Game Cards. Placed on the nightstand, the Moodsign has two arms that illuminate in six different colors, which couples can assign meanings. For example, a yellow arm might be mean cuddle time while a red one could mean, "I have a headache and am going to bed." Lol. The Moodsign is meant to take the guessing out of the relationship while the Moodsign Game Cards help to spice it up (role-playing, blindfolds, etc.) Also included in the package is $25 room service credit; one in-room movie; 3pm late check-out; and best of all, interruption-free accommodations (no knocks or phone calls unless a request is made. Guests will also get a $30 salon/spa credit to use on services of $100 or more at Federico Hair Salon & Spa at the hotel.
The In the Mood offer is valid Thursday through Monday nights throughout the year and starts from $264 nightly. Go here to book and mention code BNMOOD .
Valentine's Day is a mere three weeks away and hotels--from luxury to boutique--are nearly tripping over themselves in attempt to win your money for the night with "romantic" themed packages. Yet no matter the hotel, the location or the star-rating, we keep seeing the same amenities in these Love Your Lover packages...over and over.
If you're about to book a hotel for Valentine's Day, here are 5 Predictable Amenites The Hotel Will Offer.
1. Chocolate. Whether it's a box of fancy chocolates or chocolate-covered strawberries, hotels will have this sweet stuff on hand. Just don't eat them in the bed. That could get...interesting. (And what will housekeeping think?)
2. Bubbly. Luxury hotels will have actual champagne from France while the rest may have bubbles from Napa. Either way, you'll be swigging some of this when you check-in. Bur remember, one glass, only!
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The InterContinental Hotel in Los Angeles not only has an awesome 18th floor helipad with insane views of Los Angeles, the luxury hotel is now letting use it for Valentine's Day. Helicopter ride included!
Priced at an eye-watering $11,000, the package includes accommodations in the newly renovated Presidential Suite with welcome drinks upon arrival (we've seen this suite and it is spectacular), a private 30-minute helicopter tour of Los Angeles in the city’s only twin-engine helicopters, a six-course private dinner for two with wine pairings against a romantic sunset backdrop with sweeping views of LA atop the hotel’s helipad, the Romance Ritual spa treatment at the Spa InterContinental, breakfast in bed for two the following morning, and overall royal VIP treatment, including valet parking, a romantic welcome amenity and suite decorations.
Of course, this is not something you book online. If you're serious about wooing your sweetheart with this package, call (310) 284-6557 to book.
If your wallet can't handle this package, don't fret. The hotel is also offering a Dinner on the Deck package which includes an upgrade to a Superior Sundeck Room with VIP treatment, an intimate four-course dinner with wine pairing on your private sun deck and breakfast in bed the next day. That's priced at $699 and can be booked online here. Just don't let your lover know you took the cheaper option.
GO HERE TO SEE THE NEWLY RENOVATED ROOMS AT THE INTERCONTINENTAL LOS ANGELES
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Haven't made plans with your sweetie for Valentine's Day yet? Have no fear. We've put together a short n' sweet list of seriously sexy Valentine's Day packages that are still available to book. But the clock is ticking!
CANYON RANCH MIAMI BEACH: The oceanfront wellness hotel is offering several new classes to "liberate one's libido" for Valentine's Day, including "Position Yourself", taught by Dr. Yoav Suprun. The renowned physical therapist will demonstrate important strengthening exercises to help you achieve the most desired sexual positions. Rates for the hotel for tonight and tomorrow start at $630 for a one-bedroom suite with a city view. That includes a kitchen area, 920-sq.ft. to try out your sexual positions and free wireless in case you need to look something up. Go here to book.
THE REVERE HOTEL, BOSTON: This new spunky spot on Stuart Street is offering a Screaming Orgasm package which includes overnight accommodations and a private mixology lesson where guests will learn to make X-Rated cocktails with Boston's own Kirsten “Kitty” Amann, author of The Screaming Orgasm: 69 X-rated Cocktails. As if the orgasm weren't enough, a copy of her book, in-room chocolate covered strawberries and whipped cream and a late checkout top off package, which is priced at $499. Go here to book.
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In case our round-up of Valentine's Day couples' packages didn't inspire any last-minute getaways (budgets are tight, we know), here's another tack for amorous couples planning a visit to one of the world's most gourmet-obsessed cities, New York.
Four Seasons New York: The hotel's prix fixe Valentine's Day menu ($105 per person) will include, among other things, a Chocolate and Passion Tart, specially concocted by Executive Pastry Chef Salvatore Martone for the holiday. The dish incorporates all the V-Day staple ingredients (champagne, strawberries, chocolate and passion fruit), and is the most adorable thing we've seen on a plate ever.
(It's also a lot more affordable than the hotel's diamond-studded dessert we featured back in December.)
For four more decadent dishes, read on!
If you got in trouble last year for falling short on the romance-o-meter, or, worse still, forgetting it was Valentine's Day altogether (for shame!), then here's your chance to make it up. From limousine shuttles to four-course meals to Ferris Wheel rides, below are 10 V-Day packages from around the world guaranteed to make you (and your special someone) feel like royalty.
A snowy Omni Bedford Springs Resort
Le Pavillon de la Reine, Le Marais, Paris
The Deal: The trés chere “Be My Valentine" package includes a room for the night, buffet breakfast for two, two glasses of champagne and a padlock to inscribe with your names and lock to the romantic Le Pont des Arts bridge.
Book It: Valid Feb. 1 to Feb. 28, 2013. Room package starts at 420 Euros ($564) including tax & services in superior room, and up per night depending on room type.
Lockwood Restaurant and Bar at the Palmer House Hilton, Chicago
The Deal: Meet your Valentine-to-be at a single-mingle soiree February 13 from 6-8 PM. “The Professional Way to Play Cupid” co-hosted by Southern Wine and Spirits includes wine, charcuterie, fine cheeses and appetizers. After the party, invite your new love connection to join you for dinner at Lockwood Restaurant and take 25% off your tab (excluding alcoholic beverages, valid Feb.13th only).
Book It: Party is $35 per person. Singles only.
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It’s nearly that time of the year again: cards, flowers, candle-lit dinners, moon-lit walks in the park, and more-or-less crazy Valentine’s day hotel packages. We’ll give you a round-up of options to spoil your special someone with on February 14 soon, but before we get to those we’re throwing one suggestion in the mix that will require a little bit more planning (and perhaps slightly deeper pockets).
First of all, you’ll have to make your way to Singapore, more specifically Sentosa Island, and the luxurious Capella Resort. Once you get there, you’ll need $14,000 (S$17,999) for the “Eternally Yours” package, which you’ll burn through in one short, but hopefully memorable, night.
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Yeah, the Bieb knows how to sleep around. After being spotted at the Dream Downtown's lobby restaurant last weekend, he found another, less scene-y spot for him and Selena Gomez to do a little dinner-and-a-movie action in a swank suite for Valentine's Day—except we're guessing there was a lot less "dinner" than "movie" going on, if you know what we mean...wink, wink.
The window is fast closing on ways to impress your lover today on Valentine's Day but you won't have to settle for downing a love potion at the hotel bar. Thanks to the last-minute hotel booking app, HotelTonight, you can actually stay inside a hotel--in a suite--tonight. And you can do it, without forking over thousands of dollars.
The Suite Heart Sale, which just began a short while ago, is offering frazzled lovers eager to please their sweethearts a luxury suite stay at the same price as a regular room.
For those who haven't downloaded HotelTonight to their phones yet, the app works like this--deals for tonight's hotel rooms show up at noon local time and feature three different hotels ranging from Elegant to Hip to Classic. But now with the Suite Heart Sale, you'll be getting a suite for the same rate as a regular room as well as a complimentary bottle of champagne!
For better or worse, today is Valentine's Day. And in honor of all the naughty business we know will be going down in hotel rooms around the globe today, we thought we'd take a look at some of HotelChatter's favorite bathrooms ever.
That's right. We've been serving up hotel stories for over eight years, and along the way, you can be sure we've done our fair share of hotel bathroom lovin'. So what are you waiting for? Click below to see our photo gallery!
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BLT Steak at The Betsy
The Valentine's Day hotel packages have been running hot and heavy for awhile now. But with the day upon us, we though you might appreciate these last-minute options. Here are Three Tasty Hotel Valentine's Day specials being served up today:
1. BLT Steak and The Betsy Hotel
This restaurant (a favorite of ours for its pretty decor and meat-alicious menu) is offering a poem with dinner all this week--you can request one from your server although they'll probably offer it up when they bring your bread basket and water. Guests can choose from poems by Maria Rainer Rilke, Hyam Plutzik, Campbell McGrath, EE Cummings, and other lovelorn souls. They're free to take, and of course read to your dining partner at your leisure. Apart from being old-time romantic, the poetry idea seems to have sprung from the fact that the hotel owner's late father was himself a poet. (You can request one of his poems, too.)