Top 10 Romantic Hotel Dining Experiences

Top 10 Romantic Hotel Dining Experiences
A'JIA HOTEL, ISTANBUL Dine on award-winning Mediterranean cuisine at a candlelit table right on the water's edge on the Asian shore of the Bosphorus. A'jia Hotel was the winner of the 2009 Condé Nast Johansens Award for Excellence as "Most Excellent Charming Hotel" in Europe. (below left)

TURTLE ISLAND, FIJI An intimate moonlit dinner on a lantern-lit floating pontoon is just one of many romantic pleasures at this resort that was the honeymoon destination of choice for the likes of Britney Spears, Jessica Simpson, and Trista & Ryan. (above right)

ROYAL PALMS HOTEL AND SPA, PHOENIX Whether it's coordinating an intimate candlelight dinner under the stars, placing rose petals on a turned-down bed or artfully choreographing the perfect proposal or anniversary in T. Cook's restaurant, the hotel's Director of Romance, Robert Vickrey, is the mythical magician that keeps couples returning for more. (below left)

THE CHANLER AT CLIFF WALK, NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND Dramatic oceanfront views and exceptional culinary creations await your arrival at the hotel's Spiced Pear Restaurant. Arrange their "Ultimate Romance Dining Experience" and when you arrive for your 7:00pm reservation, you will be greeted with a glass of sparkling wine and escorted to the John Winthrop Dining room. Your personalized menu will be crafted by the chef with your dining preferences in mind. Your evening will include a dozen roses, candlelit dining with music styling pre-selected by you playing in the background. At the end of the night you are presented with a memento of the evening along with a box of house made chocolates. (above right)

ANDRONIS SUITES, SANTORINI Dine nestled on Santorini's Caldera cliff with a heavenly view of the volcano. This boutique resort hotel is perfect for honeymoons and romance. Exquisite aromas and pure freshness capture the taste of the cuisine at the creative Mediterranean restaurant which uses only bio-organic ingredients. (below left)

COCO PALM DHUNI KOLHU, MALDIVES Dine in paradise amidst this island's natural beauty, while enjoying a delicious menu of traditional Thai, Maldivian, Indian and other Asian dishes. Freshly grilled fish and seafood are order of the day at the open-air Cornus Grill, while the Conch Bar and Lagoon Bar provide a laid-back area for a pre- and post-dinner cocktails.(above right)

MIRROR LAKE INN, LAKE PLACID For couples looking for a romantic weekend getaway, the Mirror Lake Inn is a wonderful choice year-round. In summer, the resort can arrange an amazing pontoon sunset dinner on the lake. The village of Lake Placid overlooks beautiful Mirror Lake which often resembles its namesake: a mirror. Their 5th Annual Festival of Food and Wine takes place on April 22-25, where you will be treated daily to culinary delights and fine wines presented by various winemakers and vineyards. (below left)

POST RANCH INN, BIG SUR Overlooking the Pacific Ocean with a spectacular view of the California coast, the Post Ranch Inn's award winning Sierra Mar Restaurant serves world-class cuisine in an awe-inspiring setting. Also, choose from wine selections from one of the most extensive collections in North America. (above right)

GRAMERCY PARK HOTEL, NEW YORK CITY When the elevator opens to The Private Roof Club & Garden at the Gramercy Park Hotel, a luxurious, twinkling garden greets you. A romantic dinner for two reaches new heights beneath the stars in the rooftop garden. Relax into a cozy sofa for two and begin your evening with a signature cocktail. Guests enjoy their privacy at the Roof Club, with sections of tables separated by blooming plants, setting the scene for intimacy. World-class art and beautiful light installations complete the atmosphere at this exclusive restaurant. (below left)

VILLA SAN MICHELE, FLORENCE The hotel's Loggia Terrace Restaurant overlooking all of Florence provides one of the most unique and romantic dining spots in Europe. Savor Tuscan cuisine -- homemade pasta, mushrooms and meat are house specialities. The adjacent Terrace Bar offers evening piano music until midnight. (above right)