Not sure where to take your loved one this Valentine’s Day, we take a look at our favourite suites across the world
Shutters On The Beach, Santa Monica
White sand beaches, the sun reflecting off of the Pacific and a gentle ocean breeze, Shutters on the Beach is your seaside haven set in one of Southern California’s most desirable enclaves. A location perfect for a romantic getaway, both comfortable and luxurious, the acclaimed Santa Monica Beach hotel recalls the quintessential cottages of Cape Cod.
With shuttered doors opening onto breezy balconies and a sun-drenched pool deck replete with chaise lounges. The Shutters’ Beach House Suite is synonymous with staying in a coastal cottage, a picturesque and luxurious 1,400 square feet of space overlooking the ocean.
The Sacher, Vienna
Vienna is the epitome of elegance and style, with its unique charm and flair Vienna makes for the perfect intimate getaway. While staying in this romantic city, couples can relax at the legendary Hotel Sacher. Famous for the original Sacher Torte, Hotel Sacher has been standing for 45 years and is known as one of the cities most luxurious hotels.
Indulge in the spacious elegance of the Sacher’s Junior Suite, the combined living room and bedroom spaces allow couples to experience an elevated sense of comfort. Marble bathrooms with heated floors and separate bathtubs and showers add to the suites exquisite exterior. Couples can peak through their windows and enjoy the view of the famous State Opera and Albertina Gallery, right on the Sacher’s doorstep.
Amari Galle, Sri Lanka
Overlooking the sparkling Indian Ocean on Sri Lanka’s southwest coast, Amari Galle is surrounded by lush greenery on a beautiful beachfront site. The hotel is ideal for those wanting to have some alone time and enjoy this magical island in style and comfort. Sri Lanka is the best location for the beach bummer or the adventurer.
From jungle safari experiences to whale watching during the tropical sunrises, have a Valentines Day you won’t forget! And after a long day of activities or sun-lounging, retreat back to the lavish Presidential Suite at Amari Galle, and experience luxury in the tropics. The open space and walls of windows allow you to look out on to the panoramic views of the turquoise ocean, so you can feel one with nature beside your loved one.
In the heart of the Masai Mara lies Heritage Hotels Mara Explorer camp, offering 10 spacious tents, each with its own private river terrace and views over the River Talek’s wildlife-rich southern banks. The tents have been specially designed to open up to the sky and, on a deck on one side, a Victorian claw-foot bathtub offers secluded open-air bathing from where you can catch sight of herds of elephants, hippos and other wild animals – an unforgettable experience.
The ultimate romantic destination, couples can enjoy twice-daily game drives, bush breakfasts, dinner under the stars, hot air ballooning over the plains and romantic sundowners.
The Palms, Las Vegas
Epitomising luxury and style, the two-story Sky Villa at The Palms Las Vegas is guaranteed to make 14th February unforgettable. Spread over two floors, this state-of-the-art suite literally takes it to the next level, with a private pool on the balcony guests can swim out into the twinkling Vegas skyline and enjoy the best views of the city.
This luxurious suite is designed with everything needed to make this the dreamiest Valentine’s Day to date, decked out with jetted deep-soaking hot tubs, steam room, massage and fitness rooms, a game room, a bar and a 24 hour butler service, this is a suite that has it all and more. Designed to be different, the marble floors, curated art, and sleek furniture synergise to create the ideal atmosphere for Valentine’s Day. For more information please visit: www.visitlasvegas.com
Vintage Hotels’ Pillar and Post Inn, Niagara Falls, Canada
Follow in Meghan and Harry’s footsteps this Valentines and head to the romantic region of Niagara Falls, Canada – just 1.5 hours from metropolitan Toronto. Start the day on Niagara’s Maple Trail, with the Sugarbush Hill Maple Farm showcasing Taffy-On-Snow and Maple Creemees. Next up, head to Niagara-on-the-Lake, in the heart of Ontario’s wine region, and explore the Historic Centre with a horse-drawn carriage, before indulging in Icewine tastings and the Cabernet Chocolate Ganache Bar dessert, at Peller Estates Winery.
For lunch, stop by Riverbend Inn and Vineyard, for farm-to-table freshness and views of Niagara-on-the-Lake’s gorgeous vineyards. Visitors can then unwind at Niagara’s Healing Salt Caves, with the new pink salt flotation tank allowing lovers mind and body to drift away, under twinkling lights. For dinner, Niagara’s Skylon Tower offers an extraordinary dining experience, with a 360-degree view of the city. Niagara-on-the-Lake Romantic Getaway 3nts/4days departing LGW on 14th February 2020 staying at Vintage Hotels’ Pillar and Post Inn with their ‘Rekindle the Romance‘ package from £1,199pp. Price also includes transfers and seat selection.
Generator Paris, France
Famously known as the ‘city of love’, couples can stay in Paris’ most affordable but luxurious Deluxe King, where they will find their own private terrace offering sweeping views of one of Europe’s best looking cities, floor to ceiling windows, a bathtub and king size bed – the best room in the house. For those who want to save their pennies for those romantic valentine’s dinners with a view of the Eiffel Tower, Generator Paris offers a high-end holiday without the high-end price tag.
Located in the pulsing heart of hip Canal St. Martin, couples can immerse themselves in some of the best theatres, museums and entertainment the city has to offer. Generator Paris features a spectacular rooftop bar where couples can sit back and savour signature cocktails with views over Montmartre and Sacre-Coeur. Romantic French breakfasts await at Generator’s onsite Café Fabien, inspired by the brasserie-lined streets of the city serves the finest French delicacies and exquisite barista-style coffees. With its welcoming mix of cinematic design, sparkling reception unique social spaces, guest will feel like they’re on the set of a Parisian art-house movie.
The Hermosa Inn, Scottsdale, Arizona
Nestled in Paradise Valley, The Hermosa Inn, which was also named Best for Romance in the 2019 TripSavvy Editors’ Choice Awards, speaks the language of love 365 days a year. Comprising of just 43 luxurious casitas, the historic charm and tranquil ambiance make The Hermosa Inn the ideal place for a magical experience to cherish forever. With enchanting fireplaces, rustic benches and a private patio, the Inn creates a tranquil ambiance for a secluded valentine’s getaway.
The Love Lavishly Getaway also includes a private poolside cabana with exotic cocktails paired with the perfect aphrodisiac poolside snacks, Fireside Couples’ Massage in the Spa Suite, as well as a private five-course dining experience for two in the Inn’s award-winning restaurant LON’s. The Getaway must be booked 7 days in advance and costs $5,000 (including tax, resort fee and all gratuities). For more information please visit: www.experiencescottsdale.com
Lefay Resort & Spa Dolomiti – The ‘Exclusive Spa Suite’, Trentino, Italy
This new luxury eco-resort and spa is situated in the beautiful woodland of Pinzolo, on the edge of the Madonna di Campiglio ski resort in the Italian Dolomites. Home to one of the Dolomites’ largest spas at 5,400sqm, the hotel’s Exclusive Spa Suite is ideal for lovers of idyllic mountain wellness. The 100sqm suite is complete with its very own jacuzzi and bio-sauna for private spa sessions, a private terrace with views over the mountain valley, an electric fire, BOSE bluetooth speakers and more.
Following in the footsteps of Lefay’s first outpost, Lefay Resort & Spa Lake Garda, this luxury green property is carbon neutral with sustainably sourced materials, bio-architecture and an organic restaurant using local mountain ingredients.
Sanyo-so, Izunokuni, Japan
Sanyo-so is a traditional Ryokan style inn nestled in the depths of the Japanese countryside on the Izu Peninsula, just south of Tokyo. The ryokan features 36 individual guest outhouses designed in the traditional Japanese Sukiya style, with tatami floors and delicate sliding doors.
Those staying in the Sawarabi Room have their own private onsen (hot spring), which uses naturally hot water from geothermally heated springs and contains a wealth of minerals including sodium, chloride and calcium – perfect for couples wanting to relax. These elements are proven to naturally cure fatigue, digestive issues, nerve and muscular pain.
Originally built in 1929, Sanyo-So is set in a grand Japanese garden measuring 9,900 metres squared. Renowned for its year-round beauty, the hotel’s garden is alive with colours of the seasons, offering weeping cherry trees in spring, iris in summer, the changing leaves of maple in autumn and cherry trees and Japanese plum in winter. The hotel is also much loved by the Japanese Emperor and Empress, who enjoyed their honeymoon here with their private ryokan overlooking the entire garden.
The Mondrian is one of Doha’s most unusual, creative and decadent hotels, so it’s only right that The Opal Suite lives up to this. Enter through crystallized mirrors in a hallway of jewels and marvel in the crystal chandeliers that accent the suite’s four rooms, which include a dressing room and make-up room with a beautifully designed white-embellished mirror, a bridesmaid’s bedroom, a spacious living room, a walk-through closet and an en-suite master bedroom featuring a four poster bed with luxurious high-quality sheets.
Gaze over Doha’s glimmering skyline from the suite’s freestanding bath or enjoy the private sauna. Accessible via a 24K gold sculpted caged elevator, The Opal Suite offers the ultimate VIP experience.
The Ritz Carlton, Al Wadi Desert, Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirate
The Ritz-Carlton, Al Wadi Desert lies lavishly amidst the beauty of the Arabian Desert within the 1,235-acre protected Al Wadi Nature Reserve which invites guests to connect with nature and the rich culture of the northernmost Emirate in the UAE. Equipped with its very own Equestrian Centre, this luxurious resort offers couples private horse and camel rides to experience the tranquillity of the desert in true Middle Eastern style. This luxury resort offers a vast array of unique and locally inspired activities for guests including private archery lessons, desert biking or an evening of romantic stargazing.
Witness the majestic beauty of the falcon and understand the importance of falconry in Bedouin culture and history as well as seeing the desert eagle owl, barn owl and Harris hawk during spectacular displays at the five-star hotel. Luxury at this resort has no bounds, especially when it comes to the tented pool villa suits. The luxury private tented villa suites are inspired by Bedouin architecture featuring private outdoor pools and are the ideal place to escape with a loved one and detox in the desert. Perfect for Valentine’s Day, the breath-taking desert views from decadent bathtubs provide the perfect spot to relax and keep watch for the beautiful wildlife such as Oryx’ and gazelles in their natural habitat.
PGA National Resort & Spa, The Palm Beaches, Florida
Couples can unwind this Valentine’s with a luxury retreat at PGA National Resort. The ‘Be My Valentine’ package includes luxury room accommodation with a private terrace, access to the Waters of the World mineral pools, unlimited use of the Spa amenities and a choice of a select 50-minute spa treatment per day person or one couples service per day per room.
Prices start from $292 per person, per night double occupancy from 1-21 February 2020. Couples can also enjoy a complimentary breakfast each day in the Palm Terrace restaurant, as well as unlimited access to the Sports and Racquet Club (including fitness classes and tennis court time).