Valentine’s Day ideas: The world’s most romantic hotels & resorts
This Valentine’s Day weekend, whisk your partner away for a sumptuous stay in one of the world’s most romantic hotels or resorts. We’ve handpicked five of the most luxurious packages you could ever wish for.
1. Spoil the special gentleman in your life with The Wellesley’s ‘Treat Him’ Valentine’s offering with Ushvani
To celebrate the 2016 Leap Year, The Wellesley is handing the reins to its female guests to whisk loved ones away for a weekend of ultimate romance and pure relaxation in the heart of London this Valentine’s Day.
In a year that traditionally offers women the opportunity to propose to a man on 29 February, partnering with luxury day spa Ushvani, The Wellesley’s ‘Treat Him’ Valentine’s offering promises an experience that every discerning gentleman will love. Boyfriends, fiancés and husbands can enjoy a haven of indulgence; from a relaxing facial treatment at the nearby day spa, to an exclusive Cognac tasting experience, followed by a special romantic dinner in the hotel’s sumptuous Jazz Lounge.
Guests choosing The Wellesley’s ‘Treat Him’ Valentine’s offering can enjoy:
– An overnight stay for two people in one of hotel’s luxurious suites
– A decadent full English breakfast
– Five-course Valentine’s dinner served in the Jazz Lounge
– Rolls-Royce transfer to Ushvani for The Men’s Signature Facial Treatment
– Male Ushvani product gift bag
– Cognac tasting experience with the hotel’s Cognac sommelier
Situated in Chelsea, Ushvani is one of London’s most luxurious day spas; the Ushvani Men’s Signature Facial is a 90 minute treatment designed to revitalise and renew tired and dull skin, drawing on active botanicals such as papaya, kemiri, mangosteen and jojoba oil. The skin is gently cleansed and exfoliated using the Ushvani Men’s Papaya and Bamboo Facial Scrub, followed by a powerful rejuvenating massage over the face, décolleté and scalp. A mask is then applied to purify and leave the skin hydrated, rejuvenated, refreshed and with a healthy glow.
After relaxing at the spa, male guests will be suitably impressed with a one-to–one Cognac tasting session with the hotel’s Cognac sommelier, learning about flavours and pairings from The Wellesley’s impressive and rare collection in the Crystal Bar.
To conclude a memorable day, couples will retreat to the intimate art-deco surroundings of the Jazz Lounge for a delectable five-course menu of fine dining and live jazz, curated by executive chef Michele del Monaco, with Krug Champagne.
Prices for The Wellesley’s ‘Treat Him’ Valentine’s offering start from £1,700 per suite for one night (£850 pp). The offering is applicable on Saturday 13 February and Sunday 14 February 2016. A room-only option is available from £285 per night. Subject to availability.
A dinner-only offering is available from £95 per person in the Oval Restaurant and £125 per person in the Jazz Lounge. A special offer of dinner for two including Krug Champagne is priced at £500. Subject to availability.
2. Celebrating Love at the St. Regis Bali Resort
The St. Regis Bali Resort invites one passionate couple to enjoy the weekend of a lifetime. Only one exclusive package is available for sale that includes accommodation in a luxurious beachfront Strand Villa for two nights. Included in the package is a sumptuous daily breakfast at Boneka for two, complimentary luxury transportation with a private driver during the entire stay, a bottle of Dom Perignon Champagne – Rose setup upon arrival, the ultimate pampering experience of a one-time Couple’s Honeymoon spa treatment at the award-winning Rèmede Spa and a gastronomic experience at the Astor Diamond Champagne Brunch with premium beverage package for two at 5-times Wine Spectator Award of Excellence winner, Kayuputi Restaurant. Lastly, and to highlight the weekend, an unforgettable private romantic dinner at Cloud Nine Chapel with wine pairing, served by a private Butler on Valentine’s Day, Sunday, 14 February 2016. As a token of love from The St. Regis Bali Resort, an exclusive gift from La Boutique is prepared for “her”. This specially curated package brings pure escapism and epitomizes an unforgettable romantic experience. The Extravagant Love Package is offer for one couple only, checking in on Saturday, 13 February 2016 and checking out on Monday, 15 February 2016, and is priced at IDR99,000,000 (ninety nine million Rupiah).
The St. Regis Bali Resort features 81 suites and 42 villas including 1 residence. Combining panoramic sea views as well as tranquil, colorful and lush gardens, the resort reflects a true element of style in the culturally rich and luxurious environment of Bali. Each suite and villa is infused with a residential feel and is intricately adorned with indigenous materials, cultural artefacts and fabrics. Each villa features a Butler Quarters with its own separate entrance for 24 hours personalized St. Regis Butler service. The St. Regis Bali Resort boasts two restaurants, a deli and two bars, Kayuputi, Boneka, Dulang, Gourmand Deli, King Cole Bar and Vista Bar while the Rèmede Spa provides a sanctuary for world travelers looking for rejuvenation.
3. Reconnect this Valentine’s Day with a Love Bathing Ceremony at The Andaman, A Luxury Collection Resort, Langkawi
Couples looking to reignite the fire in their relationship this Valentine’s Day can find the answer in the idyllic tropical setting of The Andaman, A Luxury Collection Resort, Langkawi. Tucked away between a 10 million year old rainforest, the tranquil Datai Bay and an 8,000 year old fringing coral reef, couples can escape the stresses of their daily lives, and rediscover their love through the resort’s unique V Soul Connection programme.
Resembling The Andaman’s ocean surroundings, every relationship experiences high and low tides, warm and cold waters. The V Soul Connection programme takes couples on an emotional and inspiring journey, encouraging them to reach out to one another and playfully explore their inner worlds through unique sessions and massages, making space for true understanding and intimacy.
With the V Soul Connection programme, couples can enjoy a number of intimate therapies including a Chakra Balancing Massage where long soothing strokes will relax the body, allowing the powerful substances of the carefully selected flowers, seeds and roots to unfold their healing properties. Following this, a Kahuna Wave Massage will transform the guests’ movements, breathing, thinking and feelings. Resembling the waves of the ocean, the gentle rhythmical strokes will release hidden memories, unweaving outdated patterns, and healing old wounds. Finally, once both the Chakra and Kahuna Wave massage are complete, couples will be left alone in their private villa to enjoy the Love Bathing Ceremony, complete with fresh rose petals, sparkling juice and fruit skewers.
The Andaman’s V Botanical Spa is the first spa in Southeast Asia to offer 100 percent certified organic food grade products and is a winner of multiple awards. Hidden in the rainforest hillside, this unique spa offers open-air spa villas with breathtaking views overlooking the Datai Bay, so guests can soak up the magnificent natural surroundings while experiencing a selection of the spa’s blissful treatments.
Starting from £367.71 (MYR 2,340) per room per night for double occupancy in a Deluxe Rainforest room. A minimum stay of 4 nights required. Offer is valid for booking from now and stays through December 19, 2016.
The V Soul Connection programme includes:
– Accommodation in a Deluxe Rainforest Room
– Welcome drinks upon arrival
– Daily breakfast
– Daily V Healthy Cuisine 3 course set lunch and dinner with 1 juice
– Holistic lifestyle consultation
– Isla Das Rocas Ocean Scrub for two
– Chakra Balancing Massage for two
– Kahuna Wave Massage for two
– Organic Anti-Aging Facial for two
– Love Bathing Ceremony with sparkling juice and exotic fruit skewers
– Tantric Meditation Session
– “Nurture Aromatics” for the heart chakra
– Seductive Body Elixir by Intelligent Nutrients™
– Daily fitness and body & mind activities
– Morning and/or evening Nature Walks (Subject to availability)
– 20% discount on additional spa treatments and salon services
– 20% discount on selected spa & hair retail products
4. Pulitzer Amsterdam
The new look Pulitzer Amsterdam launched this month following an extensive restoration. The new design concept is the vision of Creative Director, Jacu Strauss, and blends historical and modern Dutch craftsmanship through the hotel’s intricate maze of twenty-five connecting canal houses in the heart of Amsterdam’s historic city centre.
A highlight for couples and honeymooners is the beautiful Pulitzer Suite, a romantic, grand suite with free standing bath and Super King sized bed.
Exceptional craftsmanship has been demonstrated to enhance the 400 year-old canal houses set in the heart of the Amsterdam UNESCO World Heritage canal district. The buildings’ modern influences have been stripped back to reveal their hidden beauty and provide the canvas for the new design concept, which combines historical elements with contemporary style. From trade merchants to flamboyant Dutch aristocrats, past inhabitants of the canal houses have inspired the rich character of the hotel to bring through the traditional essence of the Dutch capital.
Pulitzer Amsterdam’s central location in one of the city’s chicest neighbourhoods right on the canal makes it ideally positioned for exploring the Dutch capital with a loved one. Pulitzer Amsterdam is within easy reach of the Rijksmuseum, Stedelijk Museum, the Van Gogh Museum and The Anne Frank House. The fashionable Nine Streets, the quaint shops of Jordaan, the flower market and the Royal Palace are also a short distance away.
Valentine’s Day Couples Packages at Sanderson
Located in the heart of London’s West End, couples are invited to celebrate this Valentine’s Day in the whimsical, luxurious surroundings of Sanderson. The newly renovated rooms will impress, offering state-of-the-art details and stylish touches at every turn. Sanderson is also currently host to Perrier-Jouët’s Winter Garden at Sanderson, where guests are invited to enjoy a bottle of Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut Champagne with a chocolate treat as part of the In Love package. The ultimate luxury of breakfast in bed and a late checkout completes the offering to ensure a truly memorable experience.
Sanderson’s ‘In Love’ package starts from £323 and is based on two people sharing.
A hedonist’s delight, Agua Spa at Sanderson provides a haven of tranquillity to all those who enter, miles of floating white curtains creating a serene, dreamy and almost cloud-like ambiance. For Valentine’s Day, couples can choose between a 50-minute NUXE Signature Facial or NUXE Signature Massage and then a 30-minute NUXE Signature Express Facial or NUXE Signature Massage, to enjoy alongside your partner. Following the treatments, couples can enjoy a glass of Champagne and strawberries in Agua’s special slumber pods, which come complete with duvets and hot water bottles – the ultimate relaxation!
Total treatment time is 80 minutes, and guests can choose which treatment combination they would prefer. The Couples Treatment at Agua at Sanderson is £130 per person.