Since it’s the middle of winter, thoughts of vacays tend to conjure up images of idyllic tropical islands or sparkling ski retreats. But considering that so many luxe city hotels are offering glam Valentine’s Day packages, you might want to opt for a quick trip over the pond to celebrate in high Euro style. Here are five super Valentine’s Day getaways for New Yorkers to consider, from London to Berlin.
Le Bristol Paris has a Valentine’s Day package available throughout the month of February. It includes one night in the Terrace suite (with jacuzzi), American breakfast for two and a three-Michelin star dinner for two, paired with Krug Grande cuvée champagne, served in suite. The Terrace suite, considered the most romantic at the property, includes a spacious garden terrace offering sweeping city views. The Terrace suite package starts at 6990€.
LONDON FOR LOVERS
For Valentine’s Day the Ritz London offers a Romantic Escape Package that includes a one-night accommodation in a Lous XVI-styled guest room and lots of festive goodies—like a bottle of Ritz Rosé Champagne presented on arrival, a four-course dinner for two in the Michelin-starred Ritz Restaurant or The Marie Antoinette Suite and English breakfast (for two). The Romantic Escape Package starts at £1,075 for a Superior King room
FILM & FIZZ AT ONE ALDWYCH, LONDON
A competitively priced package (rom £486), the Film & Fizz experience at One Aldwych starts in the hotel’s private screening room with a showing of the Audrey Hepburn classic, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, with Lallier Champagne and popcorn on offer. After a British-style three course dinner (the menu is gluten- and dairy-free) in the Indigo restaurant, couples can settle in to one of the hotel’s sumptuous suites—a super romantic one is Suite 500 which includes a garden balcony with spectacular views over London. The next morning explore the surrounding Covent Garden area, a long-time mecca for great dining and shopping.
ROMAN HOLIDAY AT THE HASSLER ROMA
What more romantic and evocative place to stay in Rome than than at the Hassler overlooking the Spanish Steps? The hotel’s My Roman Valentine Package includes two night accomodations (in a grand or Grand Deluxe room), Champagne and flowers upon arrival, daily in room breakfast, chocolate covered strawberries and a Saint Valentine Dinner at the panoramic Michelin-starred, refurbished restaurant Imàgo. The My Roman Holiday package starts at €1.345 for a Deluxe Double and €1.545 for a Grand Deluxe Double.
RIVER ROMANCE IN BERLIN
Set against the backdrop of Berlin’s historic Gendarmenmarkt Square, Regent Berlin offers a Romance Package that includes a very special way to see the German capital–on a two-hour ride through the Spree in a Bellini water limousine. The ride will include a gourmet picnic basket lunch for two and a bottle of Champagne. Included in the package is a curated four-course meal at the hotel’s Michelin-starred restaurant, Fischers Fritz, accommodations in a Superior room, as well as à la carte breakfast and return limousine transfers to the airport. Romance package rates start at $1,815 for two nights.