Roses are red, violets are blue.
Valentine’s Day is upon us, so try a romantic hotel getaway or two.
While the above refrain might not make us the next poet laureate anytime soon, we can’t help but feel a little bit of romance now that it’s February. Crackling fireplaces in a hotel suite, a cocktail or two or even a trip to the spa with friends are all favorites among TPG staffers.
We’ve gone out to find some of the best romantic packages offered up this Valentine’s Day, Singles Awareness Day or however you like to celebrate a certain day in February.
Some are romantic-themed dinners, some are loving getaways aimed at you and the four-legged member of the family, and others are getaways that likely cost more than your first car.
Some even extend through the end of the year — because why should those tingly feelings of love end just because Cupid and the Valentine’s Day display at your local CVS have flown away?
Four Seasons Hotel One Dalton Street, Boston
The “new” Boston Four Seasons (not to be confused with the Four Seasons Hotel Boston a mile away to the east) is offering up a variety of options for travelers looking to “Embrace Love” (whether that’s between couples, among family or just a friend getaway) over the next few weeks in this luxurious tower.
The hotel’s Trifecta cocktail lounge is offering an Embrace Love cocktail tasting experience through March 14 with three winter cocktails from Velo Vodka, a women-owned distillery from the city’s South Boston neighborhood.
Just the Two of Us, which runs this month through the end of the year, includes Champagne and a sweet treat upon arrival, in-room breakfast and two spa robes to take home with you.
Share the Suite Life is a good option for family or friends traveling as a group, as guests who book a suite (which includes a spacious living room, separate bedroom and bathrooms with stand-alone soaking tubs) get a guest room at 50% off.
Rates for the Just the Two of Us package start at $915 on Valentine’s Day. Call 617-530-1388 to take advantage of Share the Suite Life rates.
Four Seasons Hotel New York, Downtown
New York City, New York
Did someone say, “spa day?”
The Spa at the Four Seasons Hotel New York, Downtown, is offering the Downtown Duo Experience, which provides couples, friends or any pairing the opportunity to unwind over the course of several rejuvenating treatments.
Start with a welcome ritual and a wellness juice to settle in. Then, enjoy an infrared sauna session to slip into a true state of calm. It’s then time for a 60- or 90-minute massage with a signature oil blend personalized for your treatment. Afterward, relax by the pool with a glass of Champagne and sweets.
Those looking for overnight stays can check out the Just for Two or Discover Tribeca packages. Just for Two includes a floral arrangement from Amaranth, Jacques Torres chocolates, Champagne and a late checkout until 2:00 p.m.
The Discover Tribeca package includes a stay in a spacious suite, a winter-themed welcome amenity and a $200 credit to use toward things like in-room dining or a spa treatment.
Rates on Valentine’s Day for the Just for Two package start at $1,495. Rates for the Discover Tribeca package, which requires a two-night stay, start at $2,893.
Crowne Plaza HY36
New York City, New York
There’s literal puppy love to be had this month at New York City’s Crowne Plaza HY36, a 251-room hotel in Midtown Manhattan just outside Times Square.
The hotel launched Woof You Be Mine, a booking offering that includes Champagne for humans and a Champagne squeaky toy for Fido, in-room grooming services, a gift card to Sally Hersberger Salon at Hudson Yards and gourmet dog treats — treats for both the two-legged and four-legged guests at the hotel.
Pet getaway packages start at $290 on Valentine’s Day. Book here.
Hilton Los Cabos
Los Cabos, Mexico
Hilton Los Cabos offers a three-night Plunge into Love package throughout the year.
The package includes a stay in one of the resort’s 14 new plunge pool suites that feature a private patio, plunge pool and views of the Sea of Cortez. It also comes with a couple’s massage from the resort’s Eforea Spa, a floating breakfast in your private pool and a private cabana dinner.
Rates vary throughout the year.
Virgin Hotels Nashville
Virgin Hotels Nashville comes prepared for Valentine’s Day with a wide array of programming.
Couples can enjoy a four-course Valentine’s Day dinner in the Commons Club on Feb. 11 and Feb. 14. The hotel is also offering a Galentine’s Day Drag Brunch featuring local drag superstar Vidalia Anne Gentry.
Swifties will be most interested in checking out The Pool Club on Feb. 11 and 12 for “I’m The Problem It’s Me: A Singles Mixer” – a nod to the latest hit from Nashville’s Taylor Swift with $10 craft cocktails and a live DJ.
Valentine’s Day rates start at $279 and you can book them here. Events are available at an additional cost.
New York City, New York
Check into Brooklyn’s Wythe Hotel for a cinematic Valentine’s Day.
The boutique hotel will run a film series called A Picture of Love from Feb.13-19. The screenings include films like “Moonlight,” “Support the Girls” and “In the Mood for Love” and are meant to explore the ever-changing definitions of love.
Along with the Wythe’s industrial-chic accommodations, the hotel’s separate Love is in the Air Valentine’s Day overnight stay package (available Feb.12-14) includes a specialty cocktail or glass of champagne in your room, a dinner reservation at Le Crocodile or Bar Blondeau, in-room dining and a late checkout.
The Love is in the Air package starts at $325/night. Book here.
Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa
Few things are as romantic as gaining a sense of balance and well-being together.
Check into Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa for the Wine, Dine & Valentine itinerary to reconnect with your loved one and yourself.
The package includes unlimited gourmet meals, snacks and beverages daily, as well as luxurious accommodations. There are also unlimited wellness workshops and activities, as well as nightly credits to use toward spa treatments, culinary experiences and private sessions.
The Valentine’s Day experiences are “intended to help guests rediscover self-connection and connection with others” with activities like a Soften into Self-Love wellness counseling session, an Appreciating Chocolate culinary class or a Vedanta Mantra meditation that can be done as a couple.
Valentine’s Day rates start at $2,758 per couple per night. Book here.
Select Kimpton Hotels
Kimpton has always had a reputation for being a brand hospitable to man’s best friend, and Valentine’s Day is no different.
Select Kimpton hotels across the U.S. and Thailand are offering a Celebrate Your Furrrst Love package through the end of March to lap up the luxury (and maybe some water from a Kimpton-provided bowl at check-in).
The package includes loaner pet beds, food, water bowls and mats. There’s also a welcome amenity for your pet and a bottle of bubbly for the human companion checking in.
Rates vary. Click here for participating hotels
One of London’s hottest boutique hotels is offering up a special epicurean getaway for Valentine’s Day.
The Londoner’s main restaurant, Whitcomb’s, is offering a four-course menu that includes a glass of Billecart-Salmon Brut Rose, amuse-bouche bites and a few “culinary surprises” for 110 pounds ($123) per person.
Featured menu items include filet mignon with caramelized shallot puree, aged beef tortellini and Il Faggio truffle jus, as well as the vegan-friendly lettre d’amour made of dark chocolate mousse, caramelized pear, passion fruit and cocoa pain de genes.
The hotel’s rooftop Izakaya Lounge 8 is offering a Valentine’s Day omakase menu of seafood plates like lobster gyoza tacos with chili and cilantro and Chilean sea bass with shiso salsa. The Japanese-fusion menu is priced at 220 pounds ($270) per couple with two glasses of Billecart-Salmon Brut Rose or 350 pounds (about $430) per couple when paired with four curated sakes.
The Londoner also launched a Valentine’s Day collaboration with British fragrance house Miller Harris to add a unique cocktail and perfume pairing to the menu at The Stage, the hotel’s lobby champagne bar. The Stage Muse apéritif will be served from February 6 to 19.
Be sure to add on a stay in one of the Londoner’s elegant guestrooms or suites, so you don’t have to worry about traveling too far after dessert.
Valentine’s Day rates start at 362 pounds ($442) if you sign up for the Friend of the Londoner program. Otherwise, rates begin at 476 pounds ($581). Book here. Dinner at Whitcomb’s or Lounge 8 is an additional cost.
JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge & Spa
To celebrate its 20th anniversary and recent $80 million renovation, the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge & Spa is offering a romantic 20th-anniversary package for guests to enjoy over four nights.
The package includes four nights in the resort’s presidential suite, daily access for two to the JW Marriott’s Griffin Club, a private cooking class and dinner at the Tia Carmen restaurant with “Top Chef” alumni Angelo Sosa.
It also comes with a sunrise hot air balloon ride and Champagne breakfast, pickleball lessons, a round of golf, a lazy river suite at the resort pool and a day of pampering (including two treatments per person) at Revive Spa and pool cabana by the pool.
Additionally, the package includes a day trip to the Grand Canyon with Westwind Air Service, complete with an aerial flight as well as a ground tour with Pink Jeep Tours.
The 20th-anniversary package costs $20,000, and you can book here.
Hotel de la Ville
Sure, you can express love with flowers or poetry — but isn’t jewelry poetic in its own way?
Hotel de la Ville, a Rocco Forte hotel in the heart of Rome, partnered with Italian jewelry designer Pasquale Bruni this year for a two-night package offered through the end of the year.
After perusing the Eternal City, guests are invited to customize a piece of jewelry chosen from Bruni’s boutique and partake in a flower design workshop.
Afterward, guests are welcome to indulge in a couple’s wellness treatment at the hotel’s Irene Forte Spa. Cap the day off with a romantic dinner for two on one of the hotel terraces and take in incredible views of Rome.
Rates start at 1,950 euros (about $2,125). Book here.
You didn’t think we’d forget about Paris, did you?
Visitors to the City of Light in recent years likely spotted the TOO Hotel, part of Accor’s MGallery Collection, without even realizing it.
The Philippe Starck-designed hotel sits atop Jean Nouvel’s angled Tours Duo skyscrapers — now Paris’s third-tallest building after the Eiffel Tower and Tour Montparnasse, respectively — and offers dreamy views of the Seine and surrounding French capital city.
TOO Restaurant and TOO TacTac Skybar both feature panoramic views of the city and romantic spots to dine with a loved one.
For the hotel’s first Valentine’s Day, TOO Restaurant will feature a special Asian-inspired menu that includes Wagyu beef tataki with black truffle ponzu, while TOO TacTac Skybar’s Asian-inspired menu showcases dishes like tuna tataki with jalapenos and ponzu.
Rates start at 220 euros (approx $240) per night. TOO Restaurant’s special Valentine’s Day menu is only available on Feb. 14 and is 120 euros (approx $130) per person. TOO TacTac Skybar’s Valentine’s Day menu is only available on Feb. 14 and is 80 euros (approx $87) per person. Book rooms or restaurant reservations here.
Maison de la Luz
New Orleans, Lousiana
Head to the Big Easy for a romantic getaway amid the raucous lead-up to Mardi Gras.
Maison de la Luz, a sibling hotel of the Ace Hotel network, is in the chic Warehouse District of New Orleans. The hotel, steps away from the famed French Quarter, offers an Amour Fou package throughout the year.
The offering includes a complimentary in-suite couple’s massage, a bottle of champagne, rose petal turndown service, a bubble bath in the guest house’s standalone tubs and a $100 food and beverage credit.
Rates vary, but book with code AMOURFOU.
InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile
Those looking to go all-out this Valentine’s Day should look no further than Chicago’s Magnificent Mile.
The InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile’s Everlasting Love Valentine’s Day Package might set you back $16,000, but it comes with some impressive hardware as a take-home souvenir.
The package includes a stay in InterContinental’s two-story presidential suite, where a Cartier LOVE bracelet will await as a surprise for your special guest. In addition to being treated to complimentary breakfast and a couple’s massage in the InterContinental Spa, guests will enjoy dinner at Michael Jordan’s Steakhouse Chicago, complete with a special porterhouse and twin lobster tails.
While the Everlasting Love package starts at $16,000, the InterContinental offers a more approachable Pure Romance Package (which includes a suite, a $25 dining credit and a “permanent jewelry installation for two from Ellie K. & Co.”) that starts at $299.
Book the Everlasting Love Package by calling 312-321-8846, book the Pure Romance package here.