Even if Valentine’s Day isn’t your cup of tea, what could be more romantic than whisking a loved one away for a luxurious, last-minute Valentine’s Day break? Here’s our pick of the best last-minute destinations for Valentine’s Day 2023.
Last Minute Destinations for Valentine’s Day 2023
Explore ancient cities, go fine dining and enjoy long, lazy lie-ins in luxurious hotels – what could be a more perfect way of celebrating your love for someone?
For inspiration, we wanted to share the best ways to spend Valentine’s Day in some of the world’s most romantic cities – London, Paris and New York (particularly if you’re going to propose!) with hotels that still have last-minute availability.
Valentine’s Breaks in London
Home House, London
From romantic menu specials to seductive members’ events, Home House, London’s most iconic private members club, is providing a great offering to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year.
Choose a daring cabaret show in the Font Parlour and Eating room, a romantic afternoon tea in The Drawing Rooms, the lobster and champagne special in The Restaurant or the secret ‘Loved up lock-in’ in The Vaults, there will be plenty to entertain both couples and singles. Non-members can enjoy the club’s celebrations and facilities by staying in one of the 23 luxurious bedrooms and suites.
Millenium Gloucester, London
Millennium Gloucester Hotel has created a charming experience for loved ones to spend Valentines like never before. With the Millennium Gloucester Hotel Valentine Romantic Package.
With South Kensington’s museums, tourist destinations and world-renowned shops just minutes’ walk away, the Millennium Gloucester Hotel London is ideally located for those wanting to enjoy a true London experience.
The romantic Valentine’s package includes: a double bedroom with breakfast, Valentine’s room décor, a bottle of Moet Chandon and chocolates and a delicious Valentine’s dinner at The Bugis Singapore Restaurant at The Bailey’s Hotel London.
The Lanesborough, London
Couples can enjoy a weekend of opulence at The Lanesborough thanks to a host of exclusively curated experiences in the hotel, Michelin-starred restaurant Céleste and the award-winning Lanesborough Club & Spa.
With the ‘Love Lanesborough’ offer, guests will be immediately immersed in luxury and romance, with a dedicated butler on hand 24/7 throughout their stay. Upon arrival, relax with a bottle of chilled Champagne in your room before delighting in the culinary expertise of Michelin-starred Céleste.
The Kensington, London
Kensington locals and visitors alike will be ‘love-struck’ by The Kensington’s brand new afternoon tea offer created with Valentine-themed delights.
Enjoyed best nestled in front of the log burning fires, in the restaurant’s beautiful drawing rooms, the Love-struck Afternoon Tea exudes romance, in the most intimate yet elegant setting.
The Love-struck Afternoon Tea is available from 11th – 14th February between 12pm – 5pm and the ‘Make a Night of it’ package treats guests to a sumptuous overnight with a la carte breakfast and an additional £75 food & beverage voucher. Plus, dogs are allowed!
Valentine’s Breaks in Paris
Le Bristol, Paris
With romantic walks by the Seine, across the bridges weighed with lovelocks and ending in a kiss on top of the Eiffel Tower – is it any wonder why Paris is called the City of Love?
Where better to spend Valentine’s Day than at the city of love’s first Palace Hotel, Le Bristol Paris? Among the quintessentially Parisian hotel’s grand surrounds, Le Bristol’s “Romance in Paris” package includes a one-night stay complete with in-suite Champagne and scattered rose petals, and an American breakfast the following morning.
Guests in residence over Valentine’s Day are also invited for a behind-the-scenes visit to the chocolate factory, where they can try their hand at crafting the edible jewels themselves as well as enjoying a delicious cocktail during the hotel’s iconic ‘Bristol After Dark’ evenings at Le Bar du Bristol.
Hotel Madam Reve, Paris
The incredibly chic Hôtel Madame Rêve will be marking its first Valentine’s Day with magnificent menus, and an unmissable deal for those looking for an escape to the undisputed city of love.
The Be My Love package – available from 1st to 28th February – is the ultimate way to celebrate with a significant other. Be welcomed like a VIP and, depending on availability, upgrade upon arrival.
The package also includes a €100 voucher to spend at one of the hotel’s stylish restaurants, where you can celebrate as a couple over delicious Valentine’s Day specials. The following day, explore the local area and take a short, romantic walk to the Louvre Museum, or enjoy a lazy morning together at the hotel.
Valentine’s Breaks in New York
The Lowell, New York
Really surprise your loved one with a last-minute New York city break – it’s also the perfect place to propose.
The Lowell is located in the heart of Manhattan in the affluent Upper East Side – perfect for impressing your special someone with a memorable romantic gesture.
The Lowell’s new ‘Happy Hearts Package’ includes an overnight stay in a Lowell One Bedroom Suite Deluxe and choice of gift(s) from Chopard. The curated selection of pieces to gift your loved one includes items from the legendary Happy Hearts Collection, featuring Chopard’s talisman heart and signature Dancing Diamonds.
Indulge in a 3-course dinner for two at the renowned on-property restaurant, Majorelle. Located on East 63rd Street, between Madison and Park Avenues, The Lowell is a short stroll from many New York highlights, including the iconic department stores on 5th Avenue and Central Park.
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