Valentine’s Day is almost upon us. The one day set aside each year dedicated to celebrating love in all its hearts and roses glory. But nothing says ‘I love you’ more than a romantic escape. So here at HIP Hotels we’ve hand-picked a selection of hotels, with a little help from Cupid. These incredible retreats are guaranteed to sweep even the most love-shy off their feet. But if you don’t have a special someone to share it with, never forget the one person who should always top your list – you. So sit back, have a read and follow your heart onto its next rapidly-beating adventure…
A couple of hours from the Costa Rican capital of San José, sits the private resort of Casa Chameleon Las Catalinas. Each of the 21 villas feature their own salt water plunge pool, bubbling away to help you unwind and relax as you take in some of the most spectacular sunsets this side of the Atlantic. No matter where you look, beauty is always calling – from the vast blue Pacific Ocean, to over 1000 acres of rich tropical lands… this resort is the stuff of fairytales, transporting you to a magical place you’ll never want to leave. Indulge your taste buds with Costa Rica’s finest flavours, at their award winning restaurant, Sentido Norte, led by chef Jose Lopez. Or for a truly romantic experience, allow him to curate a special picnic basket for you and your significant other as you enjoy a private meal you will never forget. If you’re in search of romance, this chic resort has got all the ingredients you could possibly need. Just jump onto your saddle and ride horseback into the magnificent sunset, setting the skies ablaze with its vibrant shades of orange and gold.
Take advantage of Casa Chameleon’s special Valentine’s Day Flash Sale,with 20% off 3 nights or more if you book from February 11-15 for travel dates through until June 30th.
EALA My Lakeside Dream is where love and luxury meet. Eala, represented by the Celtic swan, is the ultimate symbol of not only elegance, but pure unadulterated love. Set beside the stunning shores of Lake Garda, this stunning hotel offers its guests an adults-only experience of utmost peace and tranquillity. Decorated in the most exquisite contemporary style, there are 67 rooms in total, with 5 outstanding luxury suites that go the extra mile (or 100). Enjoy your own private pool and spa both of which boast panoramas that will leave even the most seasoned of travellers, speechless. There is a 1,500 square metre spa just primed to transport you into a state of bliss… or several 5-star restaurants where you can expect your tastebuds will most certainly be seduced. A stay at EALA really is your lakeside dream just waiting to happen.
EALA is offering a very ‘My Happy Valentine’ to all lovebirds staying 2 nights between 11.02.2022 - 15.02.2022. Expect your suite to be given a total love makeover, along with a bottle of bubbly just waiting to be popped. There is also a €100 credit that can be used against any of the decadent spa treatments, and with a 2pm late check out, you’ll have even more time to bask in the glow of ‘amore’.
If you’re looking for a love that’s out of this world, the futuristic design of Viceroy Los Cabos is all you could wish for, and more. Designed by acclaimed self-taught architect, Miguel Angel Aragonés, this spectacular Mexican oasis, is unlike anywhere you’ve ever been before. The all-white cubes of this fantastical resort, perfectly offset the cobalt blue Sea of Cortés, with elevated walkways that will have you feeling like you’re almost walking on water. Make no mistake, Viceroy Los Cabos is 5-star luxury all the way, and the perfect palace for a modern day prince, or princess. With 5 taste-tantalising restaurants, a fully equipped state of the art gym and an 11,000 sq. ft. spa offering the most indulgent and pampering treatments you can imagine, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a reason to leave. Whether you come for the design, the luxury or the myriad of experiences to be had, one thing is for certain – this dream resort will forever hold a place in your heart.
Viceroy Los Cabos is offering the ultimate Valentine’s experience with their ‘Love Nest Package’. Enjoy 5 romantic nights in your own 3-bedroom waterside casita with a private rooftop sundeck and pool. You will be treated to a daily couple’s massage, a pelican yacht trip, a nightly rose petal turndown and a private beach dinner. All that’s left now, is to say, I do.
Dating back to 1851, Flemings Mayfair is not only one of London’s oldest hotels, but also one of its best kept secrets. Opulence and grandeur are par for the course at this upscale establishment, which underwent a multi-million pound refurbishment, restoring much of its 18th-century glory. Their in-house Ormer restaurant was voted one of the top five restaurants in London by the Harden’s restaurant guide, awarded three AA Rosettes, and features in the 2021 Michelin Guide. Under the impeccable direction of Chef Sofian Mseffi, it’s safe to say your romantic dinner will satisfy even the most discerning of palates. No stay is complete without sipping some divinely decadent cocktails at the hotel’s Manetta’s bar, in all its 1930s glamour. This opulent drinking hole, with a secret entrance, was a favourite amongst foreign spies, and as well as the literati, including Agatha Christie who took much inspiration from this clandestine destination!
Steal the heart of your loved one with Flemings own ‘Valentine’s Package’, which includes an overnight stay at this lavish boutique hotel. Indulge in an 8-course tasting menu at the highly-acclaimed Ormer restaurant, along with their signature wine pairing, and wake up to the finest full English, in one of London’s most prestigious neighbourhoods. Just please, don’t tell anyone.
As its name suggests, this deluxe 5-star resort truly is a blissful place. Set directly on its own private beach, adjacent to the Tombs of the Kings, Elysium stands majestically in all its Byzantine glory. Home to 5 outstanding restaurants, serving only the finest in gourmet dining, take your pick from Cypriot cuisine to Japanese. But if you’re looking to unwind or recharge, head for their world-class Opium spa where you can indulge in signature treatments such as Aphrodite’s Radiance Facial or the ultimate Opium Spa Ritual, where your body and mind can literally be rejuvenated, reinvigorated, and thoroughly revitalised. And the accommodation is no less than heavenly. Choose from Elysium’s luxurious Deluxe Bedrooms, Cyprian Maisonettes, Royal Studios or your very own Royal Garden Villa, with its own private garden and pool, and you can be sure that your dreams will indeed be sweet.
Treat your very own God or Goddess to Elysium’s special “Valentine’s Day Package’, which includes 2 unforgettable nights in one of the Deluxe Bedrooms. Your package includes a 5-course dinner at the stunning Italian Ristorante Bacco, a scrumptious breakfast in the Lemonia Piazza, nightly rose petal turndowns, and more. Love will most certainly be on the menu.
Set within the heart of Venice, somewhere between the Rialto Bridge and the breathtaking Palazzo Grassi sits a Venetian dream – Hotel Corte di Gabriela. This designer boutique hotel features 11 sumptuously decorated rooms, each boasting luxurious touches from parquet flooring to bathrobes and slippers. Beautifully fusing Frescoes from the 19th-century with modern day décor such as chairs by Mies Van der Rohe and Philippe Starck, the result is the history of Venice with all the comforts of today. Quite possibly one of the most romantic cities in the world, Venice will become the canvas upon which you can paint your own love story… and what makes this hotel even more special is its certification as an Eco-Sustainable Hotel – quite the feat, given water is one of Venice’s most precious commodities.
If music be the food of love, play on, but if chocolate is what you’re craving, Hotel Corte di Gabriela has a Valentine’s treat just for you. ‘Make your own chocolate with Vizio Virtu’. A 2,5 hours’ workshop where guests get to experience the history of chocolate, through stories, techniques and tastings. Learn how to make a ganache, melt in your mouth truffles, and create the best pralines in Venice. This experience is every chocolate lover’s dream. So treat your special lover to a chocolate explosion of their senses, and don’t be surprised if you get a repeat of When Harry met Sally. Or in this case, Romeo and Juliet.
If you’re in search of your own Roman Holiday, what could be more perfect than a stay at the magnificent Hotel de Russie. Designed by Roman architect Giuseppe Valadier between 1816 and 1818, this elegant hotel is surely one of the city's most beautiful hotels. Set between Piazza del Popolo and Piazza di Spagna, this Italian favourite was dubbed “paradise on earth” by the French poet Jean Cocteau, and it’s easy to see why. It is home to Le Jardin de Russie which is one of the most romantic secret garden restaurants’ in all of Rome, providing an oasis of green right in the heart of city, offering guests the opportunity to dine immersed in nature, whilst enjoying dishes by renowned Chef Fulvio Pierangelini. There are 86 beautifully appointed rooms, along with 34 luxurious suites to choose from. If all of that isn’t enough, the hotel’s Stravinskij Bar is the local watering hole for Rome’s celebrity and glitterati.
For the entire month of February, Hotel de Russie is offering a romantic package including 2 nights’ accommodation. Along with a three-course dinner for two and a daily breakfast, guests can choose between a soothing couple's massage or a two-hour tour in an e-tuk discovering Rome’s best squares.
Just steps away from Sant’Oronzo Square and the ancient Lecce Cathedral, this former fifteenth-century palazzo is today an elegant boutique hotel, brimming with Baroque charm. Minimalist in design, maximalist in style, Palazzo de Noha is the perfect hideaway for your romantic escape. Tucked away amid the picturesque lanes of the Old Town district of Lecce, known as “Florence of the South”, this adults-only property is every lover’s dream. There are 9 sleek soundproofed rooms to choose from or a private apartment with its own kitchen that can accommodate up to 5. The stunning Zaha Hadid sofa in the hotel’s reception sets the design tone from the moment you step through the door.
Treat your lover to a romantic Valentine’s Day at Palazzo de Noha. The package includes one night in a Suite or Junior Suite, a rooftop breakfast buffet and a couples relaxing massage. We have it on good authority that breakfasts here are a work of art, so revel in your Puglian masterpiece, and your partner.
Individuality is key at this Gustavian styled, elegant family-owned hotel. Each of the 94 rooms in this fully-renovated 18th century building, originally constructed for Countess Eva Bielke, have all been uniquely and sumptuously designed, right down to the finest bed linen, to ensure you have the most restful slumber. Located just 150 metres away from the Opera House, Stockholm Cathedral and City Hall, and right next to the King’s garden, Hotel Kungsträdgården boasts one of the most iconic courtyards in the whole of Sweden, and possibly Europe. Covered by a glass roof, the hotel’s Champagne bar is located under the most impressive chandelier, weighing more than 400 kilos and made up of over 11,000 hand-bound prisms, cascading the light across the whole courtyard. A glass of bubbly will never be quite as magnificent, or regal, again.
This elegant hotel is offering all love birds their ‘Month of Love’ where guests can enjoy special discounts throughout, along with personalised experiences put together by their team of concierges’, at your disposal to create the most memorable, and romantic stay possible.
© 2020 HIP Media Group Limited All Rights Reserved.