Spend V-Day Away
Roses and a bottle of Champagne? Yeah, right. Amp up Valentine's Day with these innovative hotel packages.
Valentine's Day hotel deals are starting to get a bit predictable. While chocolates, Champagne and roses are tried-and-true classics, couples are looking for a little bit of creativity to spice up that special Valentine's Day trip this year. Don't worry, these hotels have got you covered. Here are some unique hotel package options across the U.S. for your romantic getaway.
The St. Regis Atlanta
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Is there anything more romantic than the story of Romeo and Juliet? Sure, it could have had a better ending, but no love story has stood the test of time more than that of these two star-crossed teens. The St. Regis Atlanta is bringing their story to life through its A Legendary Love package, which includes luxurious accommodations in a St. Regis suite complete with its own Juliet balcony, two VIP tickets to the Atlanta Ballet's production of Jean-Christophe Maillot’s Roméo et Juliette, late check out and complimentary valet parking. If all that isn't enough romance for you, make use of the St. Regis butler service by organizing an in-room flower arrangement, a turndown amenity of Krug Rose Champagne and rose-scented macaroons, a customized bath menu or a couple's massage. Rates start at $750 per night, the package is available Feb. 7-15 and a three-day advance reservation is required.
Hotel Palomar Dallas
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Kimpton's Hotel Palomar Dallas has come up with a cute way to add some surprise to your Valentine's Day getaway, especially if you're a darts man (or woman). Guests who book a stay at the Hotel Palomar Dallas this Valentine's Day have the chance to up the romance with a Cupid-themed game of darts at check in. Those who hit Cupid's heart-shaped bullseye can win a room upgrade, complimentary parking, pampering at the hotel's Exhale Spa or other love-themed freebies. The "Aim for the Heart with Cupid's Dart" package starts at $189 per night throughout the month of February.
Bentwood Inn, Jackson Hole
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Fans of the outdoors will love a romantic getaway to the Bentwood Inn, recently voted the #1 overall ski resort in North America for 2013 by readers of SKI Magazine, because they can combine cozy nights by a fire with nature-filled activities during the day. Bentwood Inn has created a special Natural Valentine's Weekend Package for couples checking in on Friday, Feb. 14, to spend two nights in alpine luxury. On day one, guests go on a guided naturalist hike followed by a sleigh ride through the National Elk Refuge. Also included is one Bentwood Bistro dinner for two, a four-course meal of regional offerings like trout and bison, and a special breakfast in bed made to order and delivered on whichever morning you choose. If you'd rather ski, you can substitute the wildlife excursion for two 1-day lift tickets at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. The Natural Valentine's Weekend Package is priced at $599 plus tax.
Library Hotel, New York City
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If you can get past the slight cheesiness of it all, here's one Valentine's Day package that will force you to flex your creativity muscle. New York's Library Hotel, a (you guessed it) book and library-themed property, wants to help you bring out your inner poet with its Love Poems for Two: A Couple's Massage for the Mind and Soul package. As a result of booking this add-on to any type of stay, Karen Clark, the hotel's Poet in Residence, will conduct a private one-and-a-half-hour poetry workshop to help couples express their love in a unique way. The poetry workshop is $125 per couple and is valid from Feb. 1 through April, National Poetry Month.
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