Travelers looking for a romantic getaway have plenty of options for spending time with that special someone or giving the vacation as a gift. Hotels are doing all they can to put more heads in beds and show off their restaurants, spas (chocolate massage, anyone?) and leisure amenities after travel was partially halted for the past two years. Whether you’re planning a getaway or looking to take a big trip with the love of your life, these romantic hotel packages around the world might just be the spark you need.
Fairmont Copley Plaza, Boston
Do you want a pizza sweetheart? That’s the question the Fairmont Copley Plaza in Boston asks romantics in February. Her Valentine’s Day-themed package includes a heart-shaped pizza baked in the hotel’s pizza oven as well as a “love potion” cocktail including Gray Goose vodka, lemon, honey and Prosecco. The special rate package includes an upgrade of available space at check-in, and guests can earn ALL loyalty points during their stay.
Hotel W in Bogota, Colombia
Whether joining the hotel’s “nightly brunches” or taking advantage of the romance package featuring a variety of intimate in-room surprises, couples will find new love at W Bogota in Colombia. Nightly brunches include bottomless drinks, plenty of live cooking stations with dishes from around the world, and DJ entertainment. Relax the next morning in the spa, at an affordable price, or in the indoor swimming pool with massage jets. The hotel hasn’t forgotten singles either, with an “anti-Valentine’s Day” event planned for solos looking for an evening with friends or to make new ones. Even better: you can earn and redeem Marriott Bonvoy points for your stay.
Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
Fly over a frozen, heart-shaped pond in a private helicopter with that special someone. Grand Geneva Resort & Spa’s Love is in the Air package includes a stay in the property’s largest suite, a chef-prepared brunch for two in a private igloo accompanied by unlimited mimosas and Bloody Marys, and a credit of $200 valid for the spa, gift shop and salon.
HarbourView Inn, Charleston, SC
In the historic district of town, the HarbourView Inn offers a romantic package for ages. Inspired by a regional love story, Allie & Noah’s Timeless Romance package includes visits to historic sites that are part of history (like Magnolia Plantation and Gardens). In the room, a dozen red roses welcome newcomers. Part of the package includes a horse and carriage ride that heads to a local theater where a personalized message of your choice can be displayed on the street marquee. Other perks include turndown service sprinkled with rose petals, a bottle of champagne, and dining credits at area restaurants.
The Robey Hotel, Chicago
How about a raclette for two at The Robey, a member of Design Hotels? This one-of-a-kind Swiss-themed offering is both fun and delicious. A raclette cart arrives at your door at your chosen time in your corner suite with special grill and all the fixings including, of course, tons of cheese, bread, prawns, vegetables, sausages and olive oil. If you’re looking for something new to try, this might be the cheesiest package (in a good way).
Hotel Valsana, Arosa, Switzerland
Not to be outdone by the masters themselves, Hotel Valsana, based in Switzerland’s Alpine region, offers its own nerdy romance package. You can enjoy your own cheese fondue on the mountain-view balcony with a glass of wine in hand. Afterwards, they can retreat to the hotel’s 8,600-square-foot spa and wellness center with pool, saunas, and relaxation areas set aside entirely for the couple’s use (an addition to the fondue offering).
The Equinox Golf Resort & Spa, Manchester, Vermont
Embark on an adventure with the “Peak Love” offer at Equinox Golf Resort & Spa in New England. This addictive package includes a three-night stay with welcome champagne and local chocolate, plus a six-course Valentine’s Day dinner with wine pairing. The romance continues with an in-room couples massage, breakfast in bed each morning, and a private sleigh ride followed by hot toddies. Couples can really speed things up with a half-day Land Rover experience through the wilderness and a dog sledding experience.
Sheraton Gateway Hotel, Toronto
Before wondering why an airport hotel would make the list, read on. The Sheraton Gateway Hotel Toronto’s “I’ll Give You the World” package includes two nights in an Airport View Suite (perfect for aviation enthusiasts or those with a sense of travel) and dinner for two. Your partner may think the staycation is the gift, but the package includes a surprise of two plane tickets to their dream destination (pre-arranged) delivered on a silver platter. Refundable tickets are valid for one year. The package also includes VIP airport services, PCR tests and a bottle of champagne to celebrate. Guests can also earn Marriott Bonvoy points during their stay.
Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa, Cape Town, South Africa
The Art of Flight package starts off on the right foot with a helicopter flight over beautiful Cape Town, departing from the V&A Waterfront. While staying at the resort, guests enjoy a candle and rose petal make-up experience, a multi-course dinner for two, and a couples spa treatment. If that wasn’t enough, the oyster and sparkling wine breakfast will get your day off to a great start. Other perks include afternoon “tea by the sea” for two, spa boutique credit, and use of the saltwater flotation pool at this Red Carnation member hotel. .
St. Regis Abu Dhabi
Enjoy champagne, canapes and live music on the rooftop of the St. Regis Abu Dhabi Heliport in the United Arab Emirates. This exclusive experience is only open to ten couples. The package also includes a couples massage in the Abu Dhabi Suite, which is the highest suspended suite in the world (over 600 feet above the ground) and has its own private elevator.
Le Méridien Nice/Le Méridien Beach Plaza, Monte Carlo
Try your luck to win a necklace from Maison Cellini’s Pure collection in white gold with a 0.5 carat diamond worth nearly $3,000 at these two Mediterranean resorts. Valentine’s Day dinner at Le Méridien Nice and Le Méridien Beach Plaza in Monte Carlo will be accompanied by a fake diamond served with dessert. One of them will be the real deal though, and the winning couple can take it home. A jeweler will be on hand to hand over the magnificent necklace.
Grand Universe Lucca, Italy
Having your own “Prelude to Existence” written by a classical composer and serenaded to a loved one might be one of the most romantic gifts of all this year. At Grand Universe Lucca, part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection and Marriott Bonvoy, the experience is curated specifically for your companion following a questionnaire about their personality traits. You’ll enjoy regional bites and coffee during the bespoke performance with the written masterpiece etched forever in notes and wrapped as a gift to follow.
Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas
The ‘time for romance and wonder’ star gazing package at Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas includes a guided explanation of the stars by the resort’s resident expert, the chance to name a star for your loved one, and a toast with champagne. Anantara’s ‘Dining by Design’ private dining concept follows, with guests choosing attire on the island property where they wish to spend their romantic evening. The package also includes a four-night stay with daily breakfast and dinner, a welcome bottle of champagne and a celebratory cake.
The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs
The Recipe for Romance package at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs includes many tasty experiences for foodies. Guests arrive to find sparkling wine and strawberries in the room and receive a daily breakfast credit of $50 per person. What makes the package unique, however, are the two cooking classes that guests enjoy with the property’s culinary team focusing on different international recipes. February focuses on Italian menus while March offers Spanish cooking classes.
Omni Grove Park Hostel, Asheville, NC
Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville wants to lure lovers to the hotel with a Valentine’s Day package that includes a $75 credit for each registered guest as well as valet parking. The resort is a favorite for its substantial spa facilities, mountain views, and Donald Ross-designed golf course. Several other Omni Hotels & Resorts offer a “romance deal” package that includes perks like in-room sparkling wine and a box of artisan chocolates.