Top 10 Romantic Pink Palace Hotels

Top 10 Romantic Pink Palace Hotels
THE DON CESAR, A LOEWS HOTEL "The Don" as it is known locally, was instantly known as Florida's "Pink Palace" when it opened back in 1928. Rising from sugary-white sands of St. Pete Beach above the azure-blue Gulf of Mexico, this pink palace made up of Mediterranean and Moorish architectural motifs is a world of supreme luxury, grand tradition and landmark charm, with awe-inspiring views and the beautiful Spa Oceana to invigorate your soul. With two beachfront pools surrounding a pool bar, 11,000 square-foot spa and salon, and beautiful public spaces, the legendary "Pink Palace" is a perfect destination wedding venue or great for a relaxing beach vacation. (above right)

ROME MARRIOTT GRAND HOTEL FLORA Immerse in your personal "Dolce Vita" at the Rome Marriott Grand Hotel Flora, right on top of the noble Via Veneto next door to the Villa Borghese gardens. This gracious edifice with the classic decor capturing the grandeur of the Liberty period is exclusively designed for those looking for refined luxury in an atmosphere of sophistication. Just sink back in the timeless elegance of the superbly appointed rooms and relax, or delight in the culinary highlights of the Mediterranean cuisine at the restaurant Cabiria. The famous Harry's Bar is just across the street -- the ideal place to meet, to see or be seen, or to take in the flamboyant atmosphere of Via Veneto. The rooftop Ailanto is the perfect setting for wedding receptions and exclusive celebrations, or simply for admiring the enchanting view over the roofs of the eternal city. (below left)

CA'SAGREDO - VENICE, ITALY Ca' Sagredo is so steeped in history that you will feel as if you've lived in the Republic of Venice all your life. To sleep at Ca' Sagredo is to go back five centuries in history. The hotel is a true gem, skillfully and faithfully renovated to enhance its original noble features, a true delight to behold. Most of the 42 bedrooms and suites still retain many signs of a glorious past, including superb masterpieces by important 17th and 18th century Venetian artists such as Nicolò Bambini, Giambattista Tiepolo, Sebastiano Ricci and Pietro Longhi – a rare example of time having stood still. Each room, boasting a view over the Canal Grande, the roofs and squares, is quite unique and decorated differently in a style of subtle yet highly refined elegance. You will feel like an 18th century Venetian noble for as long as you stay at Ca' Sagredo. (below left)

THE ROYAL HAWAIIAN, A LUXURY COLLECTION RESORT Built in 1927, the iconic Royal Hawaiian Hotel, known as the "Pink Palace of the Pacific," ushered in a new era of luxurious resort travel to Hawaii. Located on breathtaking Waikiki beachfront, the Royal Hawaiian is an exclusive enclave for luxury and romance. Unforgettable epicurean experiences await you at Azure – a world-class seafood restaurant perched along the beach under the canopy of the resort's dramatic architecture. The celebrated Mai Tai Bar sets the stage for world-class romance and elegant relaxation. Mingle with international jetsetters and Hawaii elite while sipping in refreshing cocktails and contemplating the breathtaking panorama of Waikiki Beach. (above right)

THE BEVERLY HILLS HOTEL & BUNGALOWS is a luxury, five-star hotel, located on Sunset Boulevard in the center of Beverly Hills and surrounded by 12 acres of lush, tropical gardens, exotic flowers, and private walkways. Providing privacy and tranquility in a truly residential setting, The Beverly Hills Hotel is within easy access to the shopping and entertainment centers of Los Angeles. Referred to locally as "The Pink Palace" The Beverly Hills Hotel is a place to see and be seen, to catch glimpses of famous faces, or to revel in splendid luxury. What makes The Beverly Hills Hotel stand out is its superlative combination of service, a location that offers guests privacy, yet in the heart of a city, and a refreshed facility that, while faithful to the hotel's architectural and interior design traditions, is more dramatically beautiful than ever. (below left)

AMANJENA "Morocco's Moorish rose" Amanjena is a luxurious resort secluded in a lush private haven with the Atlas Mountains as a backdrop. Amanjena's 32 sunset-rouge-colored private pavilions are exquisitely designed for romance with multi-faceted high domes with dimmer switches to highlight or lowlight the occasion and wood-burning sunken fires appealing to primal desires. Eight pavilions feature private pools, and all offer terraces with pillared gazebos, cushioned seating areas and candle lanterns creating a secluded area to relax or dine, from sunrise to sunrise. Essential oil massages are skillfully carried out in inviting candlelit rooms with burning incense, floating rose petals and warm mint tea. The magic here is for those who wish to be a pampered Pasha in a tranquil paradise. The beauty of the surroundings serenades with olive groves and fruit trees, snow-capped Atlas Mountains, authentic Berber villages and the intriguing Medina of Marrakech. (above right)

GRAN HOTEL SON NET - MALLORCA, SPAIN An exquisite, breathtaking 17th century Finca, lovingly restored into an elegant sanctuary amid the rugged Tramuntana mountains - a mere 25 minutes from Palma de Mallorca - a boutique hotel offering the essence of Mallorcan classicism; rooms are spacious and light-filled, with glorious vistas, augmented by elegance and style. Gran Hotel Son Net offers 31 luxurious bedrooms and suites, 30m swimming pool surrounded by private cabanas, Zen Zone beauty centre offering a comprehensive range of beauty and wellness treatments, and two gourmet restaurants, poolside Gazebo serving lunch and the fine dining Oleum Restaurant. (below left)

PALAZZO SASSO - RAVELLO, ITALY This charming hotel on Italy's famous Amalfi coast is a 12th century Italian villa tucked away in the hilltop village of Ravello perched high on the cliffs, 1,000 feet above the sparkling Mediterranean and overlooking some of the coast's most picturesque fishing villages. Imagine yourself sitting on one of Palazzo Sasso's sun kissed terraces, or relaxing by the swimming pool, sipping some of Italy's finest wines without a care in the world. The rooftop also features a magnificent sun terrace with hydromassage plunge pools. Relax while looking at the sea and the wild, stunning mountain that falls so abruptly into it. (above right)

LA VALENCIA HOTEL - LA JOLLA, CALIFORNIA Overlooking the Pacific since 1926, La Valencia is a charming boutique hotel offering a tradition of elegance and unparallel service. Situated atop La Jolla Cove and just steps from miles of stunning coastline, world-class museums, shopping and galleries, La Valencia is a perfect blend of location and recreation. The Mediterranean inspired architecture and décor, including beautiful courtyards, hand painted murals and exquisite Spanish mosaics, evokes old-world charm. Boasting perfectly appointed accommodations, the 113 luxury guest rooms, suites and Ocean Villas are decorated using warm tropical hues, luxurious textiles, custom furnishings and feature stunning views of the Pacific Ocean, the lush tropical landscaping, or the picturesque La Jolla village. (below left)

BOCA RATON RESORT, THE WALDORF ASTORIA COLLECTION For more than 80 years, Boca Raton Resort has celebrated its idyllic location and uniquely glamorous history. It was famed Palm Beach architect Addison Mizner who envisioned "the world's most architecturally beautiful playground," a dream that took form in 1926 with the opening of the Cloister Inn. A splendid building in the gracious Mediterranean style, the Cloister Inn acted as a residence for Mizner and his beloved pet monkey Johnnie Brown, as well as a haven for its illustrious roster of guests. Over decades, the Cloister Inn evolved into the Boca Raton Resort, a quintessential Florida retreat that has played host to countless celebrities and public figures seeking a private enclave of luxury. (above right)