With one of America’s favorite (or sometimes dreaded) romance holiday almost here, many hotels are gearing up for activities and packages that outdo each other. Traveling somewhere special for the holiday, or even giving the future gift of travel, is a great way to express your affection for that special someone. From private-island sleepovers to all-day spa packages, these are some of the most romantic hotel packages for couples this season.
The “sweet or spicy” package at NoMo SoHo in New York lets guests choose their preferred path for romance during their five-night stay. The sweet offer includes a professional photo shoot, helicopter ride with Champagne toast, couple’s massage and rooftop dinner. It is all capped off with an afternoon in the hotel’s Penthouse where couples will share a love note that they wrote to each other during the helicopter ride. The spicy package takes things in a different direction with a selection of lingerie and bedroom toys, a private car to a visit to the Museum of Sex, tickets to a local Burlesque show, a boudoir photo shoot in the hotel’s Penthouse and an aphrodisiac tasting dinner. The five-digit price tag for this offer is only available between Feb. 11-18.
The Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Bungalows has quite a romance-inducing package in time for Valentine’s Day. The “Let’s stay in (the shower) tonight” offer includes Body Bliss Sensuous scrubs and oils to use beneath the in-room, dual-head showers. There’s even a DJ-curated shower playlist to set the mood. Also part of the deal is a bottle of Champagne, strawberries and edible chocolate body butter. Guests can rack up World of Hyatt points, too, when booking this offer.
Fans of IHG One Rewards points can earn plenty of them with this romantic package. The Love is in the air deal includes a two-night stay in the Presidential Suite, breakfast in bed one morning, welcome gifts from Kerstin Florian, a helicopter tour over Malibu or downtown Los Angeles with a dramatic rooftop landing, chocolate truffles and Champagne, and a photo shoot in downtown Los Angeles. The $8,000 package is available between Feb. 11-19.
At the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa, guests can pay for a private S’mores experience on the beach. Set up by a personal S’mores assistant, guests arrive to find a bonfire surrounded by chairs with blankets and all the fixings for the perfect gooey and chocolate-coated treat. who sets up a cozy fire, chairs, blankets, and a decadent S’mores station. For those that don’t want to put their toes in the sand, guests can enjoy complimentary S’mores around the fire at the resort.
Two custom cabanas on a private island is the ultimate in romance, and this Valentine’s Day, the Renaissance Aruba Wind Creek Resort is offering just that. Its own private Renaissance Island can be set up for this lover’s retreat with a five-course dinner, wine, choice of music, deluxe accommodations and S’mores for a private getaway on “Lover’s Island.” The next morning, guests are whisked back to the main resort via boat transfer for complimentary breakfast. The hotel participates in the Marriott Bonvoy loyalty program, which includes its own perks for elite status members and co-branded credit cardholders.
The Valentine’s Day package from the St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort includes overnight accommodations in an overwater villa with private pool, daily breakfast for two, spa treatments including massages and facials, a rose petal bubble bath and a guided snorkeling tour around the reef. Also part of the package is roundtrip seaplane flights to the resort, an in-villa Champagne sabering experience (a St. Regis staple) and romantic, six-course dinner with Champagne, a bouquet of roses and a box of chocolates. The resort is a popular spot for Marriott Bonvoy members to earn and redeem their points.
This package includes four nights at two Waldorf Astoria hotels in Southern California, Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Resort & Club and Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills. Getting between the two resorts is a cinch thanks to transportation via a 40 ft. yacht. Guests enjoy spa treatments, a round of golf, a $500 credit for dining at the celebrity chef outlets of each property and overnight accommodations. A guest experiences coordinator can also organize a romantic photo shoot. Waldorf Astoria is one of the many Hilton Honors-participating brands.
Limelight Aspen is working with AspenX Beach Club, a private spot at the top of Aspen Mountain, in an ongoing art project with photographer Gray Malin to create a Valentine’s Day beach club...in the snow. Striped cabanas, plentiful cocktails and a combination of sand and snow welcome revelers to the top of the mountain. DJs will keep the 11,000 sq ft location thumping throughout the day. The package includes a cabana, two lift tickets, rental equipment for two and discounted accommodations at the recently renovated Limelight Hotel.
The Finnish capital hotel is known as the unofficial romance hotel of Helsinki thanks to its regular passionate program offerings like the “Love Vacation” package. It includes the opportunity to work with a sexual therapist for private workshops and a “Love Concierge” to perfect ones’ stay. Therapist and media personality Marja "PuhuMuru" Kihlström uses relationship activities and special videos to bring guests together. She can also provide a “pleasure map” of the city as well as access to an “adults-only tour” and “an adult phone park.” More traditional perks include breakfast for two and all-hours access to the gym.
This Accor All Live Limitless loyalty program member hotel is offering a fashion-inspired wedding package to couples in love. The offer includes wedding day portraits by renowned photographer Nigel Barker and a private helicopter flight for two over the Windy City. Also part of the deal is a two-night stay in the 21c Suite, a Champagne breakfast in bed the morning after the wedding, event space, premium catering and a special bar package for the rehearsal dinner and reception. With only two packages, the $100,000 price tag may not be as heavy as it may seem for couples looking to express their love in the most dramatic way this February.
The Discover Sicily with Villa Igiea package includes overnight accommodations in the Rocco Forte hotel as well as the option for one of three local tours. Among the options aree a Palermo city tour in a vintage Fiat 500, guided tours of two, family-owned wineries or a street food tour through the old town of Palermo. To make the stay even more seamless, the package includes breakfast for two and roundtrip airport transportation.
At INNSiDE by Meliá New York Nomad, guests can treat their loved ones, and themselves, to a special experience beginning Feb. 10. Through a partnership with Floracracy, guests can personal design a floral arrangement to be delivered to the hotel and have it waiting in the room. Also part of the fun is the option to write personal notes or postcards to have them delivered to the hotel, hung on an interactive flower wall or mailed home at a later date. This includes mailing postcards home to yourself for a little feeling of self-care, which can be a nice way to perk up your day if Valentine’s Day is not your favorite holiday.