A romantic escape may be a tried-and-true Valentine’s Day activity, but we found eight hotels that are taking love to the next level come February 14. From a private jet ride to a luxurious mountain retreat and a candlelight dinner in Bali, these offerings are worth falling for.
The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe
Perhaps the most decadent package we’ve seen this year, this Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star mountain escape’s Romance in Lake Tahoe is something to splurge on if you’re looking to impress someone special.
The extravagant two-night promotion spoils you with private round-trip jet transportation from San Francisco or L.A., a romantic meal for two at the resort’s exclusive Lake Club, a chef’s table dinner with sommelier service, brunch, a lakeside photo shoot, a couples massage at the Four-Star spa and much more.
This over-the-top offering will set you back a cool $38,999, but can you really put a price on love?
While it may be tempting to explore the city’s culinary delights or visit with the region’s famous pandas, you might have a hard time ripping yourself away from the high-end accommodations at this sophisticated Chengdu address — think 500-thread-count sheets and automated blackout curtains.
The Experience The Fastest Way to Chengdu package is a great way to do both: when you present your ticket from Xi’an and Chongqing on the new high-speed railway, you will score a dining voucher, daily breakfast for two, early check-in and late checkout. And you don’t need us to tell you that few things on earth are more romantic than not having to get out of bed before noon.
L’hotel Island South
Hong Kong can be a frenetic, albeit exhilarating, locale. To find a lovely reclusive spot on the quieter tip of the island, book a room at this stylish Forbes Travel Guide Recommended spot.
With the Romantic Getaway in Southside offer, you’ll enjoy a bottle of wine upon arrival, complimentary breakfast, a buffet dinner and a 2 p.m. late checkout so you can sleep off your exciting night in the city.
Plan an extra-special Valentine’s Day getaway to also receive a few bonus treats, such as a gratis glass of sparkling wine, a dessert platter and a box of chocolate to share (or not).
It doesn’t get more intimate than a stay at one of the secluded villas at this hillside hideaway. Each unit comes with jaw-dropping jungle views and a private pool. Make the most of it all with this Bali property’s three-day romance package.
In addition to a one-way airport transfer to the breathtaking resort, you and your special someone will partake in a five-course candlelit dinner and a two-hour couples spa treatment that includes a massage, a body wrap and private use of the steam room and Jacuzzi to cap off your relaxing, rekindling trip.
The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua
From the bevy of luxury hotels on Maui, this Four-Star retreat stands out for its exclusive location (within the tucked-away Kapalua Resort), three-tiered pool surrounded by cushy cabanas, serene spa and other extravagances.
Let your significant other indulge in it all with the Island Paradise Luxury offer, which comes with a $500 hotel credit and your fifth night free. Make good use of that extra time (and cash) with a private dinner at one of the property’s six eateries, or a round on one of the resort’s two championship golf courses.
Casino Del Sol Resort
You might be surprised at how romantic the desert can be, especially in sun-dappled Tucson, Arizona. With a Native American-inspired spa, one of the largest gaming floors in the state and stunning mountain views, this Four-Star Southwestern resort offers a plethora of perks to keep you and your loved one entertained.
For an extra indulgence, opt for the Hiapsi Romance Package. The sumptuous offering includes a unique couples massage at the spa, a bottle of champagne, chocolate-covered strawberries and a $100 resort credit you’ll use to spoil your table with prime cuts and fiery sides at Four-Star PY Steakhouse.
Hotel Nikko San Francisco
Add a little adventure into your romantic rendezvous with the Black & White Rent A Car Package from this ultra-modern Four-Star stay. Upon arrival at San Francisco International Airport’s baggage claim, a representative will hand over keys to one of four luxury vehicles (Porsche Cayenne, Porsche Boxster Convertible, Range Rover Sport or Lincoln Navigator), which you can use during your trip.
You won’t need the car when you go shopping at Union Square — the famed area is only two blocks from the hotel, after all — but if you all decide to hit the road for a quick, scenic jaunt to Napa, you’ll be all set.
The Langham, New York, Fifth Avenue
When you just want to hole up with your honey, book the Double Feature Film Fridays offer at Midtown Manhattan’s Four-Star stay. The popular package is usually only available on Fridays, but for V-Day this year, the Fifth Avenue hotel is extending the special from February 14 through the weekend.
Cuddle up in bed and enjoy two free on-demand movies, a $50 credit to splurge on minibar goodies, a half bottle of champagne and some chocolate-covered strawberries for an amorous night in.