A Custom Dinner for Two at The Lodge at Doonbeg in Ireland (pictured above)
Escape to the crescent-shaped shores of The Lodge at Doonbeg, a five-star resort on the Atlantic coast of Ireland. The Lodge's quiet and relaxed winter beach setting, combined with its antique-furnished suites, complete with fireplaces and plush couches to snuggle in, is the ultimate hideaway for couples this Valentine's Day. The Lodge's restaurant, The Long Room is flecked with panoramic views of the ocean and is offering couples a chance to pre-order whatever they want to eat on their romantic date. Indeed Chef Heiko Riebandt will customize each and every meal based on individual tastes. From lobster and Irish salmon to sirloin - there is no pre-set menu, just the menu you created for your special night. Price of the meal varies depending on the order. Rates at The Lodge at Doonbeg start at $402 USD.
7 Shades of Love at Marti Istanbul Hotel in Turkey
Celebrate this Valentine's Day in one of the most exotic cities in the world at the Marti Istanbul Hotel. The hotel created a "7 Shades of Love" Valentine's Day program inspired by the ancient Arabic belief that love is classified into seven shades. Marti Istanbul Hotel is offerings guests seven different ways to celebrate their love including a colorful romantic 5-course dinner at Quad Restaurant, live music and 25% off drinks at Love Lounge at BRASS Restaurant, discounts on upgrades to "Deluxe" and "Turkish Suites," 25% off all treatments at Marti Wellness Spa, Love Brunch at BRASS Restaurant, exclusive discounts on fine jewelry by BEE GODDESS, a Turkish jewelry company, and a complimentary Valentine's Day music CD from Lila Music Co.
Love is in the Air...Literally, at the Omni Bedford Springs Resort & Spa in Bedford, PA
This Valentine's Day, couples can celebrate their love with the "Love is in the Air" package at the Omni Bedford Springs Resort. From champagne and chocolate to a hot air balloon ride, couples can enjoy all of the makings of a romantic Valentine's Day escape with this package. The package includes, two nights in either the two bedroom Ross or the two bedroom Polk Suite, a welcome amenity of chocolate-covered strawberries and champagne, a hot air balloon ride, a couples' bath and massage in the Springs Eternal Spa, a romantic movie to watch and keep and a departing gift from the Bedford Market. Rates start at $2,500 per night for four adults.
A Special Couple's Retreat at Mii amo Spa in Sedona, AZ
Mii amo, the award-winning destination spa in Sedona, AZ, is offering a new event series for couples this Valentine's Day. The 2014 Romance, Laughter & Love retreat offers couples a menu of seven special spa experiences celebrating romance during the week of February 9-15. Each day features a treatment for two, designed to celebrate love and relationships. Couples will start the week off with a private ceremony in the Crystal Grotto, the spiritual heart of Mii amo, and will enjoy activities and treatments that focus on connectivity and relationship building throughout the week. Activities range from Soul Seeker for Couples to Relationship Building - Vision Board, where couples work together to create a vision board. This special retreat allows couples to dive deep into their relationship on spiritual and emotional levels and leave the trip with a sense of rekindled love. Prices start at $375 per night; classes range from $80 per couple to $350 per couple.
Fall Head Over Heels at The Dorchester, 45 Park Lane and Coworth Park in England
Three of England's foremost luxury hotels - The Dorchester, 45 Park Lane and Coworth Park - are collaborating with quintessentially British luxury brand Smythson to launch an exclusive keepsake for those who are 'Head Over Heels' this February. Prior to arrival, guests can contact the hotels via Twitter using the hashtag #headoverheels. Once greeted, guests will be shown to their room where a Smythson 'Head Over Heels' cross-grain leather flip book awaits them - the perfect accessory to write love letters. Guests can add a personal touch to their books with complimentary personalization of initials at Smythson's London, New York and Hong Kong stores. During February, deluxe room rates for double occupancy including breakfast and VAT at Coworth Park, The Dorchester and 45 Park Lane start from £330 (approximately $540 USD), £426 (approximately $697 USD), and £523 (approximately $856 USD) respectively, subject to availability.
A Gastronomic Odyssey of Aphrodisiacs at The Inn at Little Washington in Virginia
Nestled at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains, The Inn at Little Washington is the perfect romantic escape for those seeking both plush accommodations and legendary cuisine from the kitchen of Chef and Proprietor Patrick O'Connell. This Valentine's Day, The Inn's dreamy, storied restaurant is offering a "Gastronomic Odyssey of Aphrodisiacs," a ten-course culinary journey. The exquisite ten-course meal - as playful as it is decadent - includes dishes such as A Quartet of Canadian "French Kiss" Oyster Slurpees with Bloody Mary Sorbet, Dirty Martini Granité, Capirinha Ice, and Gin and Tonic with Cucumber Sorbet; Chilled Main Lobster with Hearts of Palm, Blood Oranges, and Pistachios, A Forkful of Fettuccine with Black Truffles; and Blackened Heart of Rib Eye with Bitter Chocolate. The meal is complemented with live entertainment and a pair of mimes who interact with dinner and Inn guests throughout the evening, creating vignettes among the silk walls, tasseled lamps, and ornate furniture that fill The Inn. Dinner is $298 for the 10-course tasting menu. Room rates begin at $1,340 for Valentine's Day.
Valentine's Roses at The Gramercy Park Hotel in NYC
With a key to Manhattan's only private park, Gramercy Park, the Gramercy Park Hotel is the ultimate escape for couples looking to celebrate Valentine's Day in New York City. Designed by Oscar nominated director and artist, Julian Schnabel, the 185-room hotel features custom-designed handcrafted furnishings and a rotating collection of 20th century artwork from iconic artists including Andy Warhol and Damien Hirst. Enjoy the ultimate Valentine's Day with the "Valentine Roses" package, complete with luxury guest accommodations, Champagne and a dozen roses on arrival, the hotel's signature Le Labo candle, "Breakfast on Gramercy Park" room service for two daily, late check-out, free Wi-Fi, and entry to Rose Bar with two free drinks. Offer available February 14th to 25th. Rates from: $825.
A Cozy Weekend at Lake Arrowhead Resort & Spa in Lake Arrowhead, CA
Lake Arrowhead Resort & Spa is pulling out the red carpet for Valentine's Day this year. Just a 90-minute drive from the frenzy of Los Angeles, the rustic-chic resort is the perfect place to steal a cozy and romantic weekend away with a loved one. Indulge in the Spa of the Pines' "Swedish Aromatherapy Massage" package, which includes two Swedish massages with aromatherapy oil in the couple's lounge, two glasses of Champagne, and rocky mountain chocolates. The resort is also offering a Spa of the Pines Bath Butler, who will draw the perfect bath complete with nourishing floral body butter and body scrub. Lake Arrowhead's signature restaurant, BIN 189, is offering a four-course prix-fixe Valentine's Day dinner, with dishes including Surf and Turf Filet of beef with Lobster and Hollandaise, Half Cornish Game Hen with Lemon Pan Jus, and Roasted Napoleon with Pomegranate Balsamic Reduction and Quinoa. Rates begin at $256 nights per night; Valentine's Day Dinner at BIN 189 is $75 plus sales tax and an 18% service charge; Aromatherapy Swedish Aromatherapy Massage Package is $265 for 50 minutes and $375; and Spa of the Pines Bath Butler is $100.
That's Amore at Hotel Eden in Rome
Experience this Valentine's Day like a true romantic at Dorchester Collection's Hotel Eden in Rome. To sweeten your arrival, enjoy a complimentary bouquet of red roses and a chocolate heart, customized with a message of your choosing. "That's Amore" package also offers a daily buffet breakfast in the Michelin-starred rooftop restaurant, La Terrazza dell'Eden, and a romantic 1-hour horse-drawn carriage tour of Rome. Available from Monday, February 10 to Saturday, February 15, 2014. Starting at €415 (approximately $563).
Journey Up The Mountain of Love at Hotel Madeline Telluride Resort & Spa Resort & Spa in Telluride, CO
Hotel Madeline Telluride is offering an indulgent way to spend your Valentine's Day, with The Mountain Love Journey at The Spa at Hotel Madeline. This special spa escape for couples begins with a body scrub and time in a private steam chamber with mineralizing mud, followed by a hydrated and cleansing wash. After, couples can share a soaking bath with signature scents while enjoying sparkling wine and artisan chocolates. To cap off a relaxing afternoon, the massage therapists at The Spa at Hotel Madeline will melt away any lingering stress with a couples massage. To extend the Mountain Love Journey, guests are welcomed to schedule an extra half-hour soak in the tub and use the private steam chamber for an additional $75. The Mountain Love Journey is 135 minutes long and is priced at $650 per couple.
A Weekend For Two at Hotel Vermont in Burlington, VT
Locally developed, designed and owned and operated, the rustic and modern Hotel Vermont is the first independent hotel to join the quaint town of Burlington and invites couples to romance the night away this Valentine's Day. "The Romance" package includes Sparkling Wine and Fair Trade Chocolate Truffles upon arrival with a delicious full breakfast for two at Juniper, serving seasonal locally-grown fare, and Vermont distilled spirits and brews. Juniper will also be preparing a special Valentine's Day menu for the occasion. Rates start at $229 per night.
Be Mine this Valentine's Day at XV Beacon in Boston, MA
Located in the heart of Boston, XV Beacon is a luxury boutique hotel that welcomes couples to celebrate their special day with the "Be Mine? package". Chocolate covered strawberries and champagne? Yes please. Enjoy a host of lush delights as you let the hustle and bustle of the world fade away behind you. The package also includes a rose petal turndown, breakfast in bed (up to $50.00), late check-out of 2 PM and an upgrade on arrival (based on availability) Rates starting at $525 USD.
Unwind with Romantic Treats at The Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa in Ponte Verda, FL
Beat the winter blues this Valentine's Day and head to newly renovated Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa in Ponte Vedra, FL. The resort is offering a special "Sawgrass Romance" package including champagne and strawberries upon arrival and breakfast for two. For active couples, the resort is just a golf cart ride away from championship golf course, TPC Sawgrass; the new TPC Connection at the resort brings guests right from the resort to TPC's Clubhouse. For couples looking to relax, spend the day at The Sawgrass Spa rejuvenating with indulgent spa treatments. The Sawgrass Spa is offering couples massages with choice of chocolate or rose oil, and hand-dipped chocolate covered strawberries. Sawgrass Romance Package starts at $229 per night now through March 7, 2014.
Make it Special at the Beverly Hills Hotel and Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles, CA
Transform this once a year event into the celebration of a lifetime by visiting Dorchester Collection's Beverly Hills Hotel and Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angles this Valentine's Day. From winding lush gardens, to private guestroom patios, to intimate dining experiences, these beloved properties provide the perfect romantic setting to spend much-needed quality time with that special someone. Both properties are offering the "Make it Special" package that includes: a welcome amenity; dinner for two on a private guestroom patio or in The Polo Lounge at The Beverly Hills Hotel or Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air; Valet Parking; and a 15% discount at the hotel's Spa by La Prairie. Rates from $680 per night at The Beverly Hills Hotel; Rates from $695 per night at Hotel Bel-Air.
Romance on the Lake at the Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa in Lake Las Vegas, NV
Travel to The Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa this Valentine's Day weekend with the "Romance at the Lake" Package. The pristine lakeside resort, which offers stunning views of the Nevada desert and surrounding mountains, is offering the perfect Valentine's Day getaway. The Romance at the Lake package includes a complimentary upgrade to a Premium Lake View room, dinner for two at Marssa, and a 90-minute Sunset Cruise around Lake Las Vegas that includes a glass of Champagne and chocolates for two. Rates begin at $159 for stays on February 15th, 2014; dinner for two at Marssa is valued at $150; and additional nights can be purchased at $99 plus tax and a $25 resort fee.
Reconnect in the Sun at Caneel Bay in St. John, USVI
Escape frigid temperatures this Valentine's Day with the "Allure: Seven-Night" Package at Caneel Bay Resort in St. John, USVI. Surrounded by seven pristine beaches, the eco-friendly resort (no room phones or TVs) is the perfect place to disconnect from the world and reconnect with your loved one. For total relaxation, take in the sights and sounds of Hawksnest Bay with a massage for two in a private open-air massage cabana. At night, indulge in a romantic dinner under the stars on Caneel Bay Beach surrounded by candle light and the soft sounds of the tide. The resort also offers activities including snorkeling, sunset cruises, kayaking and more. The Allure: Seven-Night Package begins at $7,175 for the week based on double occupancy. Package is inclusive of a sparkling bottle of champagne upon arrival, breakfast and dinner daily, a soothing full-body massage for two and a romantic star-lit dinner for two on the beach.
A Valentine's Break at The Dolder Grand in Switzerland
The perfect destination for romance and relaxation, the Dolder Grand in Zurich is offering a "Valentine's Break" package for couples looking to spend the holiday away. With a one night stay including a four-course dinner with a champagne cocktail, guests will receive a small bottle of champagne, chocolates and red roses upon arrival along with a guaranteed upgrade to the next category room. The Dolder Grand features a 43,000-square foot spa, which is an oasis of tranquility for treatments and massages as well as Japanese-inspired Sunaburos, a Snow Paradise room and an outdoor terrace with three whirl pools to take in the breathtaking views of Zurich. Prices start at $1,054 based on double occupancy.
Enhance the Romance at The Omni Homestead Resort & Spa in Hot Springs, VA
Head to the Allegheny Mountains this Valentine's Day for a romantic getaway to The Omni Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, VA. Couples can relax in luxury at the new The Spa at The Omni Homestead, which is inspired by the resort's natural surroundings and takes advantage of the area's hot springs. The adults-only Spa Garden is a secluded refuge that features walking paths kept warm through radiant heat leading to a therapeutic geothermal mineral bath and neighboring river reflexology bed. Additionally, guests will be able to stretch out in winterized poolside cabanas and find inner balance relaxing in an outdoor sauna and a bubbling whirlpool. The spa offers a number of signature treatments, including locally-sourced Southern Harvest Apricot and Sweet Vanilla Wrap, along with hot spring-inspired 1799 Mineral Bath and Mineral Springs Mud Wrap. Couples looking to enhance the romance can book the "Romance" Package, which includes a suite upgrade, Champagne, flowers, and chocolates upon arrival, and a turn down service. Rates from $260.
A Caribbean Retreat at The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa
Plan a Valentine's Day escape with your other half to one of the most pristine white-sand beaches lapped by crystal-clear water in the Caribbean at The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa. Wake up to the calming sound of gentle ocean waves and an exceptional view of the beach every morning. For full relaxation, visit Hibiscus Spa, where all skin care products are made from organic essential oils and plant extracts, allowing for a personalized couples Lomi Lomi "Cayman Style" Massage, or a Moor Mud Wrap. End your day with a romantic dinner at Executive Chef Michael Farrell's AAA Four Diamond-rated Beach House, which debuted in December with a refreshed look and coastal cuisine-inspired menu, and is offering a special menu for Valentine's Day. The Valentine's Day Menu for Two includes dishes meant to be shared such as Duo of Tartare; Conch and Crab Bisque; Caramelized Sweet Bread Salad; Cayman Mixed Grill with Sea Bass, Lamb Chops, and Beef Filet; and a special Valentine's Day dessert for two. Rates begin at US $559 a night and dinner is priced at US $209 for two.
A Romantic Italian Escape at Hotel Principe di Savoia in Milan
Set in the heart of Milan, Dorchester Collection's Hotel Principe di Savoia invites couples to enjoy Valentine's Day with the "Valentine's Getaway in Milan" package. Hotel Principe di Savoia will provide a turndown service with candles and leave you with rose petals and scented oils for your bath. If you like, order dinner to your room, cuddle up with your special someone, and watch a romantic movie chosen from the hotel's library. The next morning, start the day with a delicious breakfast buffet. Rates starting from €376 ($508 USD).
One More Night of Romance at Gstaad Palace in Switzerland
Located high on a hilltop overlooking the beauty of the most exclusive chalet village in Switzerland, Gstaad Palace is a dream destination for couples. One of the last family-owned Palaces, the hotel is offering a "One More Night" package including: minimum of one complimentary night, and 25-minute massage per person in the luxurious Palace Spa which features eight treatment rooms, a unique Hammam experience, indoor and outdoor pool, fitness center and more. Price per person per night including half-board and use of the Palace Spa: 3 nights for 2 - from CHF 385 (approximately $423). Package valid from December 18-21, 2013, January 5-March 9, 2014, subject to availability.
Fall in Love Again at Lungarno Collection's Gallery Hotel Art in Florence
Fall in love with Florence this Valentine's Day at Lungarno Collection's Gallery Hotel Art. Lungarno Collection is offering guests that book two nights at Gallery Hotel Art, a third night free. Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast before spending the day shopping around Florence's high-end boutiques to take advantage of seasonal sales, and enjoy free entry to the Ferragamo museum to see fantastic creations from the Florentine designer. Available now through March 31; prices start at $256.
Celebrate in The City of Love at Le Meurice in Paris
Located in the city of romance, Dorchester Collection's Le Meurice is the perfect location to celebrate Valentine's Day with your loved one. With a special "Valentine's Day" package, guests will enjoy complimentary champagne, a bouquet of roses and The Manufacture's Valentine Chocolate Heart from Alain Ducasse. Guests can upgrade to the next room category upon arrival and will receive daily American breakfast. After a day of exploring Paris, guests may unwind with free access to the fitness center or enjoy the soothing hammam. Available from Saturday, February 1 to Monday, February 24, 2014. Starting at 845€ (approximately $1,145).
Dinner for Two with Romantic Views at Enchantment Resort in Sedona, AZ
Celebrate love in the stunning red rocks of Boynton Canyon at Enchantment Resort. The resort invites couples to have a memorable dining experience together, where the food lives up to the views at Che-Ah-Chi, with their special four-course Valentine's Day menu prepared by Executive Chef David Schmidt. After a $25 million renovation, the resort now brings the outside in with floor-to-ceiling windows to overlook the canyons of Sedona. Guests can indulge in dishes from Pheasant Confit Struedel with Walnuts, Figs & Red Wine Gastrique to Sea Bass with Baby Fennel, Roasted Garlic Pearls and Saffron-Ginger Sauce. No Valentine's Day would be complete without a bit of chocolate, so end the romantic meal with Chocolate Crème Brulee with Salted Caramel & Milk Chocolate. Spend the night together under the dazzling stars of the Arizona sky on the View180 patio and huddle around the fire pit. Rates start at $318 per night.
Couples Aromatherapy at The Seagate Hotel & Spa in Delray Beach, FL
The Seagate Hotel & Spa in Delray Beach is offering a "Couples Aromatherapy Massage" this Valentine's day. Couples can relax side-by-side while enjoying a Swedish massage for two. This pampering experience deeply relaxes the mind and harmonizes the body. 50 minutes, $250 / 80 minutes, $35.