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Valentine’s Day is a weekend affair this year and with President’s Day in the United States on the following Monday, many couples will be traveling for the long weekend.
Luxury hotels are looking to accommodate guests’ short trips for the holiday with different packages, menus and special events within their properties. Taking advantage of a dual holiday weekend with interesting guest options will likely allow hotel brands to create a relationship with couples at one location that may carry over to other properties during future trips.
Couples taking the extended weekend, or even just the night, to be away from home and indulge in hotel offerings are looking for a relaxing and romantic experience. The experiences created allow guests to temporarily escape from their daily lives with their significant other.
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On Valentine’s Day, couples are actively seeking a truly special experience – and what could be more special than a romantic visit to a legendary resort?
At the Ritz-Carlton San Francisco, the in-house restaurant features a menu that includes a five course tasting menu and wine pairing options. This special typically attracts local residents looking for a special evening.
Other experiences include room packages like at the Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong where guests will be welcomed with Champagne and chocolates and hotel credit to the restaurants on the property.
At the Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach, United Arab Emirates, couples can choose from several options including the “Only You” package that includes exclusive access to the day villas, chauffeured service in a Mercedes-Benz or Bentley, Champagne and dinner with chocolate dessert as an opera singer performs.
The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas appeals to local island vibes with a sailing option on a 53-foot catamaran that sails at sunset as couples sip Champagne. Guests can also spend their days at the hotel in a seaside cabana receiving a massage or other spa treatments.
Waldorf Astoria’s Arizona Biltmore is focusing on food for the weekend with two restaurant dinner options, an in-room dinner service, a brunch and an afternoon tea option for guests.
New York’s The Mark Hotel is calling on lovebirds this Valentine’s Day with several meals and relaxing options for couples.
Chef of The Mark Restaurant by Jean-Georges, Jacques Grange will indulge guests in a breakfast, and after aroma relaxation and bubble baths, couples will be treated to a five course meal. The Mark Hotel will likely intrigue local guests to treat themselves and their significant others to a relaxing staycation.
In addition, The Peninsula Hotels is sending its own Cupid around Hong Kong this Valentine’s Day to locally spread love. A Mini Cooper is traveling throughout the city with red heart balloons encouraging Hong Kong locals to snap photos with the vehicle and share their love story on social media. Local events help hotels form relationships with neighbors likely creating a trust that will translate over to vacations.