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Extraordinary Last-minute Valentine’s Day Escapes

3rd February 2020 // By Alex Martin

Valentine’s Day 2020 is just around the corner, but the most romantic adventures are surely those that are taken at the last minute. To celebrate the most romantic day of the year, we are rounding up the most extraordinary Valentine’s Day escapes that are ready to sweep you off your feet at a moment’s notice.

The Peninsula New York

Chalet de Ning at The Peninsula New York / ©The Peninsula

For one night only, The Peninsula New York will transport besotted couples to the snow-capped peaks of the Swiss Alps, all without leaving Manhattan. The hotel will transform its popular Chalet de Ning (two chalet-inspired domes on the roof terrace) into a cozy and sumptuous private room for two. The chalets will be filled with all of the trappings of a luxury ski lodge and decorated with a one-of-a-kind floral creation by McQueens Flowers for a romantic touch.

This over-the-top experience includes copious amounts of fine champagne and Petrossian Caviar, which will be delivered upon request by a dedicated personal butler. Guests will also enjoy a private dining experience with a menu hand-crafted by the hotel’s executive chef Jim Reutemann. The dinner will conclude with a specially created dessert paired with hand-selected champagne by the hotel’s own sommelier. Then, the couple will retreat to their cabin for a night sleeping under the stars.

$48,000, peninsula.com

The Post Oak Hotel at Uptown Houston

The Presidential Suite at The Post Oat Hotel

Like the rest of Texas, The Post Oak Hotel at Uptown Houston knows how to go over-the-top. It’s $20,000 Valentine’s Day package incorporates a number of different aspects over a one-night stay. Guests experience a night in its stunning Presidential Suite (One of our Top 100 Suites in the world) and enjoy a private dinner overlooking the skyline on its private terrace. There is also the option for a nighttime helicopter tour of Houston and two treatments and massages at The Spa. Guests are given $250 credit to redeem towards room service (is there anything better than breakfast in bed?) and $500 shopping credit to 29° North, the property’s luxury multi-brand boutique, to find the perfect gift for that special Valentine.

$20,000, thepostoakhotel.com

Four Seasons Resort Lanai, Hawaii

The Lanai V at Four Seasons Resort Lanai / ©Four Seasons

If you are growing weary of winter by mid-February, jump straight back into a summer vibe at Four Seasons Resort Lanai. The Hawaiian island is at its best in the winter months with warm temperatures and the potential to see migrating humpback whales. The resort offers a range of activities for two with a special Valentine’s Day twist, many of which can be arranged on arrival. Couples can enjoy a special menu at the resort’s ONE FORTY restaurant or, for something really special, set sail on the Lanai V, the hotel’s luxurious 45-ft catamaran. Couples can snorkel, fish, go scuba diving or simply enjoy a beautiful ride along the stunning cliffs of the island.

From $1,400 per night, fourseasons.com/lanai