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Retreat with Romance: Special Valentine's Day Travel Packages Across the U.S. and Abroad

CHARLESTON, S.C.January 7, 2014 – Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and now is the time for travelers to prepare unforgettable vacations with their significant others. This year, the holiday falls on a Friday, turning a weekend getaway trip into a fun, convenient way for couples to treat themselves. Hotels and resorts across the U.S. and abroad are offering incredible accommodations packages with special romantic touches that take all the work out of planning. Below is a listing of packages in some of the world’s top destinations for love.

Amor and more this Valentine’s Day – Mokara Hotel & Spa, San Antonio, TX

Retreat to the romantic San Antonio Riverwalk and enjoy you and your plus one along the famed banks. With luxurious room accommodations, treat yourself and your loved one to breakfast and indulge in a bottle of champagne and an assortment of gourmet chocolate truffles. A special turndown service featuring a yellow rose is available for guests who book over the Valentine’s Day holiday. Rates for this package start at $344 per night, based on availability through December 2013. For additional details or to book, visit www.mokarahotels.com/sanantonio or call 866-605-1212.

Celebration Retreat package – Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong

Offering luxurious rooms that overlook either Victoria Harbour or the city’s skyline, an array of romantic restaurants and a pampering spa, Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong now offers a romantic “Celebration Retreat” package for this Valentine’s Day. Offer includes in-room breakfast or breakfast in the Clipper Lounge or Café Causette, welcome bottle of Champagne and chocolates, credit to use in the hotel’s award winning restaurants, The Mandarin Spa or The Mandarin Barber as well as upgrade upon arrival and late check-out. Rooms start at 651 USD, and the package is valid for all nights between Jan. 20 – Feb. 16. After Feb. 16, the offer will be valid for Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights until Dec. 30, 2014. For reservations, call +852 2820 4202 or visit www.mandarinoriental.com/hongkong.

Cooper’s Landing is for Lovers – Cooper’s Landing Inn & Travelers Tavern, Clarksville, VA   

Escape to this cozy bed & breakfast for a romantic getaway with that special someone, including queen or king accommodations with claw-foot tub and gas fireplace. Guests will be greeted with long stem red roses, bottle of red or white wine, silk rose petals on bed and chocolate covered strawberries in-room upon check-in. Couples continue the bliss with daily candlelight breakfasts, a four-course dinner for two at the Inn’s restaurant and a one-hour massage. Rates for this package begin at $525 for two nights, based on double occupancy, available through February 2014. For additional details or to book, visit www.cooperslandinginn.net or call 434-374-2866.

Engagement Celebration Package – Rosewood Tucker’s Point, Hamilton, Bermuda

Enjoy a romantic getaway in Bermuda this winter with this package including 80 minute couples massage either in Sense Spa or the outdoor Coffee Chine , daily breakfast on a private balcony and enjoy a private Romantic dinner customized by Chef Gudio. Guests should be sure to visit to the Bermuda Perfumery, where they will be treated to an exclusive four-hour perfume workshop and receive a 50ml of their customized fragrance.  Additionally, couples can have a two-hour engagement photo session with Professional Bermudian photographer, Alex Masters, prints delivered in a hand Japanese silk Cypress box, a USB with high-resolution images and a link to a private online gallery. This package is priced at $3395 for the first night of stay ($295 for subsequent nights). For more information and reservations visit http://www.rosewoodhotels.com/en/tuckers-point-bermuda or call 444.289.4010.

For the Love of Spa – Lansdowne Resort, Leesburg, VA

Escape to Northern Virginia for the ultimate spa and dining retreat with romantic pampering at Spa Minérale and fine dining options to select from. Located just 40 minutes from Washington, D.C. and just minutes from some of the most beautiful wineries the region has to offer, this package includes overnight accommodations, Champagne and chocolate covered strawberries, complimentary round of drinks for two in Stonewalls Tavern, $100 of dining credit for lunch or dinner, $200 Spa Minérale credit and breakfast for two Riverside Hearth. This package is available through February 2014 with rates beginning at $464. To learn more or to reserve a room, visit www.lansdowneresort.com or call 877-419-8400.

Hopeless Romantic package – Hotel Ella, Austin, TX

Perfect for couples looking to getaway, the Hopeless Romantic package at Hotel Ella offers everything needed to light a spark or rekindle the fire. Bookable year-round, the package is ideal for Valentine’s Day. It features two-night accommodations for two in a luxurious guest room, a bottle of Champagne and flowers delivered to room on arrival, daily breakfast and a three-course dinner for two in signature restaurant, Goodall’s Kitchen & Bar. Package pricing begins at $1,016. For more information and to make reservations, visit www.hotelella.com or call 512-495-1800.

Lights, Limos and Love – Harrah’s Resort, Atlantic City, NJ

Do AC this Valentine’s Day for one you’ll never forget. With this package, guests can place their larger-than-life message – written in lights – on the façade of Harrah’s stunning Waterfront Tower. Enjoy all Harrah’s Atlantic City has to offer with complimentary valet or self-parking, VIP check-in and overnight accommodations in the Waterfront Tower. Start a romantic night with a $100 dining credit followed by an elegant limo ride to your personal light show and a bottle of Etoile Rose Brut Champagne to toast to your occasion – late checkout is available the following day. Rates for this package start at $899 per night, available through February 16. For additional details, visit www.harrahsresort.com. To book call Beth Devenny at 609-441-2330. Note, a two-week notice is needed to book package.

Love in Paris package – Mandarin Oriental, Paris

To honor the holiday of love, Mandarin Oriental, Paris invites guests to celebrate romance with the “Love in Paris” package, available Feb. 1-28. In addition to this special, limited-time package, the hotel is offering a seasonal “Exotic Passion” cocktail as well as Valentine's Day dinner at the hotel’s famed restaurant, Camélia. From the intimate environment and luxurious accommodations to gourmet delights and a sexy spa treatment for two, Mandarin Oriental Paris captures the essence of true luxury and romance for couples looking to indulge for this special holiday. Rates start from 1,680.95 USD, based on double occupancy. For more information and to book, visit www.mandarinoriental.com/paris or call +33 1 7098 7333 / email mopar-reservations@mohg.com.

Over the Dune, Over the Moon Be My Valentine Package - Wild Dunes Resort, Charleston, SC

This Valentine’s Day, sweethearts can upgrade from the standard bouquet of flowers or box of chocolates to a romantic getaway at Wild Dunes Resort, Charleston’s barrier island resort. Falling on a Thursday, Valentine’s Day is the perfect time for couples to rekindle romance with this package, including overnight accommodations in a Village at Wild Dunes studio, bubbles and bliss champagne and chocolate covered strawberries amenity, couples warm seashell massage at the Sand & Sea Salon and breakfast for two at the Sea Island Grill. The Over the Dune, Over the Moon package starts at $349 per night, based on a two-night stay and double occupancy. For more information and to book, visit www.wilddunes.com or call 1-888-778-1876.

Reconnect your Love in the Red Rocks – Red Mountain Resort, St. George, UT

Red Mountain Resort is offering couples the ideal retreat to recommit their love, unwind, and enjoy each other’s company this Valentine’s Day.  With Southwest Utah’s stunning backdrop and the perfect blend of adventure, luxury, and relaxation, couples can grow closer as they experience a romantic getaway to remember. This year, the resort is offering a $150 resort credit per person, when guests book the popular Essential Retreat Package for three nights or longer by Jan. 20 for travel through Mar. 15. Rates begin at $200 per night, and are based on double occupancy. Over at the award-winning Sagestone Spa & Salon, guests can feel the love with the limited-time Cupid’s Cocktail Pedicure, a cinnamon and butterscotch caramel treatment which includes a foot soak, butter rum scrub and honey-glaze wrap, finished with a warm citrus-vanilla massage. This 50-minute treatment is $45 and is available now through Feb. 28. Does not include gratuity. For more information or to book, visit www.redmountainresort.com or call 877-246-4453.

Romance for Two Package – Bristol House Bed & Breakfast, Bristol, RI

Enjoy a quaint Valentine’s Day in the charming seaside town of Bristol, RI with this romantic getaway package. Available through February 2014, this offer includes two nights’ accommodations, daily gourmet breakfast, two one-hour massages, $50 dining certificate to local restaurant, and fresh flowers and chocolate truffles in-room upon check-in. Rates for this package begin at $558 and are based on double occupancy. For reservations or additional information, visit bristolhousebnb.com or call 401-396-9066.

Romantic Escape Offer – Palais Namaskar, Marrakech

Celebrate Valentine’s Day in an inspirational and picturesque setting between the magnificent Atlas Mountains and Djebilet hills, with this romantic package from Palais Namaskar. Available year-round, this package includes: two nights’ accommodations; round-trip airport transfers in private car; romantic in-room amenities upon arrival including two glasses of Chamapagne, sliced fruits with cream and a romantic bath with petals and candles; ‘breakfast-in bed’; Glorious Sunrise Retreat  which includes five hours in the VIP cabin with a private hammam and two Namaskar Signature massages as well as a traditional oriental ritual followed by specialized stretching technique’; and a “One Thousand and One Nights” dinner in the Palais Namaskar gardens or on private terrace with courses tailor-made by Executive Chef Antoine Perray. Optionally available is a ‘Marrakech Lights’ magic experience which includes a romantic ballad at sunset on a horse-drawn carriage and an extraordinary dinner in a traditional Riad of “One Thousand and One Nights.” Package rates start at $1,344 per night based on double occupancy for a minimum of two nights. For more information or for reservations, visit www.palaisnamaskar.com or call +212 (0)5 24 29 98 00.

Romantic Island Escape – Deep Water Cay, The Bahamas

Deep Water Cay, a private island resort in the Bahamas, is launching its first Romantic Island Escape package for couples who want to show each other that they are “the perfect catch.”  This special package offers a number of intimate activities including a one-bedroom cottage, private beach picnic for two and beachside cooking class where couples create local dishes said to be aphrodisiacs.  Ownership of a new beachfront West End Cottage can be added to the package for the ultimate surprise celebrating a milestone including proposal, honeymoon or anniversary.  Fully inclusive fares for the Romantic Island Escape package begin at $5,308, based on double occupancy for a three-night stay.  For more information and to book, visit www.deepwatercay.com or call 888-420-6202.

Romantic Rendezvous package – Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta, GA

Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta, located in the popular Buckhead neighborhood, is offering the ultimate getaway of luxury and romance this Valentine’s Day with its “Romantic Rendezvous” package. The offer includes luxury accommodation, rose-petal turn down with sweetly scented flowers, sweet chocolate “love note” treats, a bottle of Veuve Clicquot champagne and American breakfast for two.  Rates start from USD 385 per night. This package is valid for the month of February 2014. For reservations, visit www.mandarinoriental.com/Atlanta.

Sip wine in Sonoma – Sonoma Coast Villa & Spa, Sonoma, CA

An elegant luxury hotel in the south of California’s Wine Country, lovers can experience the ultimate weekend getaway with the Valentine’s Day package. Bookable for the nights of February 14 and 15, this offer includes two night’s stay in a deluxe room with fireplace, roses and chocolate truffles upon arrival. A private three-course romantic dinner is also part of the package in the on-site dining room, in addition to one 75-minute Couples’ Massage with complimentary champagne and breakfast for two each day. Fully inclusive fares begin at $1,150, based on double occupancy. Rates subject to change.  For more information and to book, visit www.scvilla.com or call 707-876-9818.

Valentine’s Day Special – Hotel Santa Fe The Hacienda and Spa, Sante Fe, NM

With its old world charm, narrow streets and relaxed vibe, Santa Fe has been a top romantic destination for decades. This year, Hotel Santa Fe The Hacienda and Spa, located in Historic Downtown Santa Fe and in the heart of the new Guadalupe Railyard District, is offering visitors a unique and romantic cultural experience with their Valentine’s Day Special. Included in the package is breakfast for two, fresh flowers in the room, chocolate dipped strawberries, champagne and accommodations in the Picuris Junior Suite. This package starts at $259 for one night, is based on double occupancy, and is available from February 7-22, 2014. Visitors can book the Santa Fe Indulgence Spa Treatment at the special Valentine’s Day price of $199, which includes aromatic cinnamon brown sugar body scrub, followed by a rich and revitalizing anti-oxidant chocolate cream mineral masque. The customized cielo massage completes this delightful experience. For more information and to book, visit www.hotelsantafe.com or call 877-358-4224.

Valentine’s Day Package Le Bristol Paris

Spend Valentine’s Day in the romantic City of Lights with this package from Le Bristol Paris. Valid through February 2014, this package includes one night’ accommodations, welcome amenity consisting of a bottle of Champagne, chocolates and a special surprise, continental breakfast and a cocktail for two in the intimate Le Bar du Bristol. Rates begin at $1200 and are based on double occupancy. In addition to the accommodations package and special menus at its two restaurants, Le Bristol will also offer a “Romance in Paris” spa program for the occasion which lasts for a total of 2.5 hours and includes two welcome rituals (for him and her), a Deluxe Aromatherapy Massage, Le Prairie facial, special treats from Pastry Chef Laurent Jeannin, glass of Champagne or Passion Cocktail prepared by Le Bar du Bristol Head Bartender Maxime Hoerth and a scented limited-edition Diptyque candle to take home. Spa package starts at $1,064 for two people. For more information or for reservations, visit www.lebristolparis.com or call +33 1 53 43 43 00.

Valentine’s Day Package at the Jefferson – The Jefferson Hotel, Richmond, VA

Romanticize in Richmond with this dreamy package including superior accommodations, one dozen red roses, breakfast for two in hotel’s restaurant with gratuity included and valet parking. This package is valid for the evenings of Friday, Feb. 14, Saturday, Feb. 15 and Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Rates begin at $305 and are based upon double occupancy. For more information on this experience or to reserve a room, visit www.jeffersonhotel.com or call 804-788-8000.

Valentine’s Getaway Package – Orchard House Bed & Breakfast, Lovingston, VA

Nestled in the breathtaking Blue Ridge Mountains, the five-bedroom Victorian farmhouse is an ideal escape for romance in Virginia’s countryside. With rates beginning at $250, this romantic package is based on double occupancy and includes two nights’ accommodations, daily country breakfast, gourmet snack basket, chocolates and bud vase in-room. Guests may explore the picturesque area at own leisure, or purchase add-ons including Wine Lover’s package and Chauffeured Wine Tours. This package is available for booking Feb. 13 through Feb. 17, 2014. For further details and reservations, visit www.orchardhousebb.com or call 434-263-7747.

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