This week is all about LOVE, and one of the best ways to celebrate it is by checking into a gorgeous hotel with your special someone. Our Virtuoso hotels and resorts team helped select 13 properties where partners can reconnect, renew, and relax together.
Top Romantic Luxury Hotels
A destination spa in Pennsylvania’s beautiful lake region, The Lodge at Woodloch hosts fitness and cooking classes, wine tastings, creative workshops, and more in pristine natural surroundings. Watch the sun rise over its private 15-acre lake, enjoy locally grown produce from the resort grounds, and escape from your everyday routine. Watch the sun rise over its private 15-acre lake and escape from your everyday routine – it comes highly recommended for babymoons too. Virtuoso amenities include daily breakfast for two and a complimentary personal training session.
One of L.A.’s dreamiest hotels, Hotel Bel-Air is secluded on Stone Canyon Road, minutes from Beverly Hills, with hidden grottos, foot bridges, and stone fountains. For couples seeking a getaway, Canyon rooms and suites feature private patios with spa plunge pools and outdoor fireplaces. Tip: Ask the hotel to arrange a candlelit dinner on your private patio. Virtuoso amenities include daily breakfast and a $100 spa credit.
Located on a sophisticated Upper East Side block steps from Central Park and Madison Avenue, The Mark is a romantic urban hideaway with a top culinary program by Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Our hotels team recommends The Mark’s new suite, 1402, with a large private balcony, and décor that reminds you of a wealthy friend’s private apartment. Virtuoso amenities include daily breakfast, a round of cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at the bar, and a picnic basket filled with goodies.
Our hotels staff loves the design of Curaçao’s 23-room Baoase Luxury Resort – silks and Thai fabrics, Buddhas, waterfalls, and private plunge pools. They’re proposal pros, increasing the possibilities for an affirmative response. Virtuoso amenities include daily breakfast and a $100 resort credit.
Every room and suite sits directly on the beach at Puerto Rico’s Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve property. Built on the former Rockefeller estate that was popular with 1960s Hollywood elite, the resort is surrounded by tropical forest, with restaurants by chef José Andres and secluded private plunge pools. Tip: This property has one of the best spas our team has seen in the Caribbean. Reserve a massage for two. Virtuoso amenities include daily breakfast and a $150 resort credit.
Italy’s Villa d’Este is all about the views. Situated in Cernobbio on Lake Como, a former sixteenth-century summer residence, has 25 acres of gardens to wander, beautiful outdoor dining facilities, gorgeous pools, and, yes, views from every angle. On another corner of the lake, family-owned Grand Hotel Tremezzo has what one hotels team member deems “the most comfortable beds and linens in the world,” and a romantic sense of arrival. Villa d’Este Virtuoso amenities include daily breakfast, a complimentary minibar, and a three-course lunch for stays of three nights or more. Grand Hotel Tremezzo Virtuoso amenities include breakfast daily, a 25-minute spa treatment, an Italian wine tasting, and complimentary entrance to Villa Carlotta.
Glencoe, Illinois-based Virtuoso advisor Karen Howland offers this tip for Grand Hotel Tremezzo: “Open your shutters early in the morning and drink in the view of the rising sun shining on the Bellagio across Lake Como.”
One of the most talked-about hotel debuts in recent years, the Peninsula Paris is housed in a meticulously restored nineteenth-century building. The Virtuoso hotels team recommends their top suites and restaurants – L’Oiseau Blanc on the rooftop is a standout. Virtuoso amenities include daily breakfast, a $100 dining or spa credit, and a complimentary soft drink minibar.
Located on southern Brazil’s Emerald Coast near the city of Florianópolis (a 90-minute flight from Rio de Janeiro), Ponta dos Ganchos is the ultimate honeymoon spot, with private Jacuzzi tubs, extra-large hammocks, and panoramic water views. Couples will find private beaches, nature trails, and plenty of shoreline to kayak or sail. Hotels team tip: Make sure to request a private dinner for two on the small island facing the property. Virtuoso amenities include daily breakfast and a $100 resort credit.
After exploring Cambodian temples and Angkor Wat, you want a stylish hotel hideaway for a break from the crowds. Siem Reap’s Belmond La Residence D’Angkor is located on lush grounds with a beloved central swimming pool, and the entire property was extensively renovated last year. Virtuoso amenities include daily breakfast and a 50-minute massage for two.
Housed in a former convent, Belmond Palacio Nazarenas in Cusco, Peru, has five courtyards, an earthy yellow-and-blue interior design scheme, and grand sixteenth-century fountains. Start your romantic Peruvian adventure and spend a couple of nights in a city known as the “Florence of South America” for its magnificent architecture and walkability before continuing on to the Sacred Valley of Peru and Machu Picchu. Virtuoso amenities include daily breakfast and a $100 spa credit.
Palm Coast, Florida-based Virtuoso advisor Pam Walker offers this tip: “Ask for a room in the light and airy new section of the hotel. Rooms in the older section, although still beautiful, tend to be darker.”
One &Only Ocean Club in the Bahamas channels peaceful romance with fragrant gardens, tucked-away rooms, and private hammocks throughout the property. The best sunset view is from the restaurant, Dune by Jean-Georges Vongerichten, high above the water on a white sand bluff.Virtuoso amenities include daily breakfast and a $100 resort credit.
Discover sophisticated, sleek suites and villas designed by Christian Liaigre at Le Sereno on Saint Bart’s, located on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. This sexy French island is guaranteed to ignite the spark. Virtuoso amenities include daily breakfast and a $100 resort credit.
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