NAYARA SPRINGS — ARENAL VOLCANO NATIONAL PARK, COSTA RICA
This back-to-nature hotel in the Costa Rican rainforest welcomes adults only, so it’s perfect for a romantic escape. Enjoy sustainable luxury at its finest at Nayara Springs, and take advantage of some of the many complimentary services that come with your hotel booking, including bird watching, daily yoga, and an outdoor spa.
THE BOWERY HOTEL — NEW YORK, NEW YORK
For a cozily bohemian hotel experience, look no further than the chic, warm Bowery Hotel in downtown Manhattan. Enjoy drinks in the beloved lobby bar and lounge, or check in to one of their beautifully appointed rooms to get away from it all with your honey.
AIA MATTONATA RELAIS — SIENA, ITALY
Aia Mattonata Relais, located outside of the beautiful Italian city of Siena, is paradise for lovebirds. Walk the grounds and relax in the infinity pool (with views of the undeniably romantic Tuscan countryside) or go into town to experience Siena’s famed art, architecture, and culture.
EDGAR HOUSE — CHESTER, UK
This quaint and serene refurbished Georgian home is tucked away in the town of Chester, in the UK. You might not get the full benefit of a glorious English spring around Valentine’s Day, but never fret — Edgar House has a charming winter garden where romance will certainly be in full bloom.
LANI’S SUITES DE LUXE — PUERTO DEL CARMEN, CANARY ISLANDS
Technically, Lani’s Suites de Luxe is in Spain, but you won’t find it on the Iberian Peninsula. It’s located in Puerto del Carmen in the Canary Islands, just off the coast of Morocco, and offers sun, surf, and total relaxation. The resort also has special packages for celebrating anniversaries, honeymoons, and other occasions with your beloved.
THE PLACE LUXURY BOUTIQUE VILLAS — KOH TAO, THAILAND
If you’re seeking privacy this Valentine’s Day, look no further than the Place Luxury Boutique Villas, on the coast of Thailand. Guests have the seclusion of their own villas, and vacationing couples even have the option of the ultra-romantic honeymoon villa. No matter which option you select, each villa has a private infinity pool and an ocean view.
THE KENTUCKY GRAND HOTEL & SPA — BOWLING GREEN, KENTUCKY
For a scenic and unexpected getaway, the Kentucky Grand Hotel & Spa might be just the ticket. The beautiful boutique hotel located in downtown Bowling Green comes complete with luxurious hotel suites perfect for a romantic getaway, not to mention a spa for those all-important couples’ massages. The region is also home to an extensive network of caves to explore, for a Valentine’s activity that’s anything but conventional.
COCO PLUM ISLAND RESORT — COCO PLUM CAY, BELIZE
Enjoy a peaceful escape to paradise at the Coco Plum Island Resort in Belize. This adults-only resort is perfect for celebrating a new romance, or renewing a longstanding love, especially if you and your partner enjoy adventure — the resort specializes in tours that take guests snorkeling, zip-lining, or into local Mayan ruins.
BELAMERE SUITES HOTEL — PERRYSBURG, OHIO
Located in Perrysburg, Ohio, the Belamere Suites Hotel specializes in peaceful, romantic seclusion. Each suite comes with its own private entrance and parking, and rooms are fitted with fireplaces and hot tubs — ideal for cozying up over a cold February weekend.
LA MAISON D’AIX — AIX-EN-PROVENCE, FRANCE
This boutique hotel is located right in the heart of the famously romantic French city of Aix-en-Provence. La Maison d’Aix is known for its exceptional customer service and attention to detail. This is the perfect getaway for feeling pampered, from the Hermès toiletries to the scenic Provençal countryside.
BULGARI RESORT BALI — BALI, INDONESIA
Bulgari, a brand most commonly associated with ultra-fabulous jewels, also has a line of similarly splendid hotels. If you ask us, an ideal Valentine’s Day features both! Check into the Bulgari Resort Bali to enjoy world-class luxury, spectacular scenery, and Valentine’s-ready bookings like their secluded cliff-side villas.
THE PALACE HOTEL — NEW YORK, NEW YORK
The high-rise hotel has picture windows with stunning views of St. Patrick’s gothic spires across the street, and inside, boasts thick carpets, mahogany bookshelves, and opulent crystal. Perhaps the most indulgent parts of the Palace – especially for space-starved New Yorkers — are the opulent, marble bathrooms in each suite, featuring soaking tubs (perhaps big enough for two?) and Molten Brownaccessories. The views aren’t half bad either.
BAUDON DE MAUNY — MONTPELLIER, FRANCE
The distinctive Baudon de Mauny hotel is a city chateau that has remained in the owner’s family for seven generations. Adding to the feeling of privilege and privacy, there are just five guest rooms — each named for its Cole and Son’s wallpaper pattern — along with a single pied-a-terre apartment with two bedrooms. In other words, you and your special someone will have plenty of space to yourselves. The owner’s wife, interior designer Nathalie Duroyon, enlivens the spacious rooms with a chic mix of modern furniture by the likes of Rietveld and Bertoia.
HACIENDA DE SAN ANTONIO — SAN ANTONIO, MEXICO
More than two hours into the tropical terrain beyond Guadalajara, the secluded Hacienda de San Antonio has been ingeniously reconstructed on ancient foundations. Large guest rooms conceived by New York-based designer Robert Couturier open to shaded courtyards brimming with leafy plants and exquisite folk art. Guests partake in fresh-caught seafood from the Pacific and an encyclopedic selection of exquisite artisanal tequilas. The hotel also specializes in excursion for two, like picnics in the country and side-by-side horseback riding.
CHATEAU MARMONT — LOS ANGELES, CA
Samuel Goldwyn advised his starlets that the Chateau Marmont was the place to look for love. And no wonder: from the outside, the hotel looks like a castle improbably planted on a steep slope above Sunset Boulevard. Inside, owner Andre Balazs has furnished the glamorous lobby and rooms with flattering lighting and sumptuous seating for snuggling up with your beau – not to mention sweeping views of Los Angeles from the private balconies.
LA MOMOUNIA — MARRAKECH, MOROCCO
Designer Jacques Garcia‘s lavish reimagining of La Momounia‘s 1920’s architecture is unabashedly sensual, featuring Arabesque keyhole doorways, traditional Moorish tilework, and Victorian velvets. The new spa riffs on the pleasures of a traditional North African hammam and the on-site perfumery, stocked with scents from French perfumer Serge Lutens, serves as another source of sensory pleasure — and a perfect Valentine’s gift!
THE FOUR SEASONS JIMBARAN BAY — BALI, INDONESIA
When Elizabeth Gilbert, the author of Eat Pray Love, returns to the island paradise where she rediscovered romance, she stays at The Four Seasons Jimbaran Bay. Dozens of thatched-roof villas in the style of traditional Balinese homes climb an oceanside hill opposite the most sacred mountain in Bali. Each villa offers ikat bed linens, an infinity-edge plunge pool, and its own cozy dining pavilion where the gracious local staff serves Balinese breakfast coffee and trays of tempting tropical fruit.
BLAKES HOTEL — LONDON, UK
Not far from London’s Victoria and Albert design museum in South Kensington, Blakes is a veritable cabinet of curiosities in its own right thanks to designer Anouska Hempel. Luxury suites include the Venetian, with its Murano glass-jeweled bed swathed in rich fabrics, the Dorian Grey chambers, fitted in soothing dove and taupe tones, and the Biedermeier Suite, which stars period antiques and a four-post bed. The Chinese Room and Blakes bar are equally lush, with deep hues and candle lit ambiance perfect for Valentine’s Day.
CROSBY STREET HOTEL — LONDON, UK
Like a pinch of London wedged onto a quiet cobbled New York lane, the Crosby Street Hotelfeatures a courteous staff and traditional English teatime in the hotel drawing room, for a refined romantic experience. London-based owners Tim and Kit Kemp built the place from the ground up, with light-filled guest rooms featuring oversized steel-framed factory windows. The interiors are an eclectic mix of vintage-inspired furnishings and wing chairs covered in cheerful fabric from Galbraith and Paul. The bathrooms themselves are handsomely outfitted in oak, and stock aromatic handmade soaps by London’s Miller Harris.
THE HOUSE HOTEL— INSTANBUL, TURKEY
The House Hotel‘s nearly all-white residence boasts panoramas of nearby Istanbul from its many balconies and terraces. The marble stairway and original plaster moldings inside were carefully preserved, while the De la Espada furnishings are sleek and custom-designed using natural walnut and neutral fabrics, all in deference to the spectacular setting. In the penthouse suite, the milk-white marble bathroom boasts a rainforest shower, a deep, oversized soaking tub, and lotions and potions from L’Occitane en Provence.
The Montage‘s interiors take cues from Spanish Colonial and Mediterranean styles, brining a worldly feel to a hotel with decidedly Beverly Hills-worthy amenities such as a beauty bar and children’s club. Suites are spacious but enveloping, thanks to sumptuous fabrics and an elegant color palette — not to mention the ease of adjusting the lights, drapes, and temperature from one device. As an added bonus, there are various getaways within the property. Both the Beverly Canon gardens and £10 bar make for picture-perfect backdrops for romantic evenings.
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