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Luxury Valentine's getaways keep body and mind in perfect health

The Four Seasons, New York
The Four Seasons, New York

For a sweet special treat on Valentine’s Day, you may want to consider a getaway to one of the nation’s top hotels. Here are some extraordinary packages from across the country. All hotels are on Travel & Leisure magazine’s list of the world’s best hotels. General descriptions come from T&L. Details of the romantic holiday specials come from the hotel websites themselves.

Valentine's Getaways at The Peninsula, Chicago.

Four Seasons, New York

57 E. 57th St.
New York, NY, 10022
(212) 758-5700
(800) 332-3442

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Visitors to New York over Valentine’s Day couldn’t do much better than staying at the world-renowned Four Seasons on Central Park. This soaring, sleek, I. M. Pei-designed tower epitomizes the cool high life in the coolest of American cities. The spare stone façade leads to a cavernous marble lobby, where the voices of arriving guests echo among angular stone columns and vaulted skylit ceilings. Fifty-two stories high, the hotel has 368 rooms with views overlooking the midtown skyline (if you're facing south) and Central Park (to the north). All rooms are kitted out with clean-lined wood furniture; velvety fabrics in shades of champagne and cream; and spacious marble baths, many with soaking tubs. The amenities include a spa offering rose-petal foot soaks.

Always And Forever Valentine’s Day Package

The Four Seasons offers a couple's getaway to remember with its Always And Forever Valentine’s Day Package. The package includes luxurious (and upgradable) accommodations, a bottle of Veuve Clicquot and chocolate truffles, one dozen long-stemmed red roses, breakfast in bed for two, and complimentary late check-out until 3:00 pm.

Post Ranch Inn

47900 Hwy. 1
Big Sur, CA, 93920
(831) 667-2200
(888) 524-4787

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One of the finest Big Sur resorts. Post Ranch is a perfect California getaway for couples who want to relax and spend time together. The hotel opened in 1992 and is made up entirely of small buildings set on a ridge high above the Pacific. These include spiraling Pacific Suites, cantilevered Peak Houses, and Richard Serra-esque Cliff houses clad in torques of rusted steel. Sierra Mar, the hotel restaurant, will pack you a lunch to take down the Pacific Coast Highway in a Lexus convertible that guests can borrow for free. The mini-bar is also complimentary. Mountain House rooms have views of the Santa Lucia mountain peaks from the bed, couch, tub, and terrace. Weather permitting, join the resident amateur astronomer in a star-gazing session.

Romance At The Ranch

Experience romance in a stunning, serene, intimate setting at one of the finest Big Sur resorts. Post Ranch is a perfect getaway for couples who want to relax and spend time together. The Romance package at The Ranch includes champagne with complimentary crystal flutes, three nights’ accommodations in a Pacific Suite, Ocean House, Peak House or Tree House, featuring wood-burning fireplace, large soaking tub, and mini-bar, two four-course dinners for two at Sierra Mar, choice of two one-hour spa treatments in your guest room or one two-hour Couple’s Shamanic Session, daily gourmet breakfast at Sierra Mar.

The Greenbrier

300 W. Main Street
White Sulphur Springs, WV 24986

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The Greenbrier is widely regarded as one of the finest luxury resorts around the world. Surrounded by the wondrous Allegheny Mountains, The Greenbrier offers exclusive services and amenities such as championship golf, fine dining, more than 55 activities, designer boutiques, our world-renowned mineral spa and a 103,000 square foot gaming and entertainment venue. As a National Historic Landmark, The Greenbrier Resort's classic architecture, exquisite interior design, carefully sculpted landscape, impeccable service, and outstanding amenities have hosted distinguished guests from around the world since 1778. This renowned property offers 710 rooms, including 33 suites and 96 guest and estate houses. The Greenbrier has 10 lobbies, 40+ meeting rooms and a complete conference center facility.

Most Romantic Date Destinations in America

Recently named one of the "Most Romantic Date Destinations in America" by Redbook Magazine, The Greenbrier is the perfect escape for you and your loved one to celebrate Valentine’s Day! Make the most of your precious time together by letting the famous resort pamper you with romantic touches during your stay, spend time cozying up on a horse-drawn carriage ride, enjoy an elegant dining experience together, and relax in the world-renowned mineral spa! Package includes overnight accommodations & a flexible $100 resort credit per night!

XV Beacon

15 Beacon St.
Boston, MA, 02108
(617) 670-1500
(877) 982-3226

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One of Boston’s first modern design hotels when it opened in Beacon Hill in 1999, the surprisingly homey 63-room XV (call it “Fifteen”) has stylish, bold interiors that contrast nicely with the 1903 Beaux-Arts building. A svelte scheme of dark wood, brushed steel, and cream-colored fabrics prevails, but it’s punctuated by bold abstract paintings and vintage touches like a cage elevator, marble busts, and canopy beds in many guest rooms. The rooms are spacious. All have gas fireplaces and mini-bars, and you’re welcome to take the complimentary car service around town.

Be Mine?

For the Valentine's holiday, Fifteen Beacon offers chocolate-covered strawberries and champagne, a rose petal turndown, breakfast in bed, late check-out of 2 PM, and upgrades on arrival (based on availability).

The Peninsula Chicago

108 E. Superior St.
Chicago, IL, 60611
(312) 337-2888
(866) 288-8889

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As you walk into the Peninsula, the concierge and receptionist greet you by name; classical music plays when you enter one of the 339 rooms; and your bedside table has a control panel to manage the lighting, deactivate the doorbell for privacy, and alert housekeeping when you want service. The luxury extends to the hotel’s spa: it includes an outdoor sundeck, spa cuisine, eight treatment rooms, a steam room, and a lap pool. Splendid location—Chicago’s Magnificent Mile. And be sure to dine at Shanghai Terrace, voted one of the top 100 Asian restaurants in the U.S. by Food & Wine magazine. The Grand Deluxe Suites have the best views in the hotel—they all overlook Water Tower Park—and were just updated with Art Deco-inspired accents (lacquer tables, brocade-covered chairs).

Pampering Valentine's Day Offers

This Valentine’s Day, romance is in the air. Enjoy an extra night of luxury when you book the Peninsula’s Suite Life package. Treat yourself to valet parking, a decadent breakfast, and a second night all with our compliments. The Spa has many special day surprises. The Pierrot Gourmet at The Peninsula offers a three-course menu, starting with Aphrodisiac Shooters and followed by a choice of french onion soup with gruyere gougere, cipiolini and chive or chestnut bisque with cassis cranberries, sage and charred meringue. For the main course choose between butter-poached lobster and a lamb rack or rotisserie chicken. For dessert it's a choice between "his" and "hers" sweets. You can also enjoy Chocolate at The Pen every Friday and Saturday from 8:30 p.m. to midnight with a string quartet and unlimited selection of sweets ranging from chocolate-dipped strawberries to chocolate tiramisu.

L'Auberge de Sedona

301 L'Auberge Lane
Sedona, AZ, 86336
(928) 282-1661
(800) 272-6777

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Within easy reach of the heart of Sedona's fabulous Red Rocks, this cozy English country-inspired inn and cottages in a wooded, creekside setting are a refreshing change from the desert. Staffers gladly arrange romantic creekside dinners and couples-only treatments at its spa. Creekside Cottages are in an idyllic waterfront setting. Daily duck pond feeding is available every morning at 8:00 a.m. on the banks of Oak Creek.

The Amour Package

Upon arrival, chilled champagne and chocolate covered strawberries will greet you in your room. Accommodations for two in either a Lodge Room or Cottage Room. That evening, enjoy our chef's nightly seasonal menu selections in our award-winning L'Auberge Restaurant on Oak Creek. Wake up to breakfast in L'Auberge Restaurant. This package is a wonderful way to create a magical memory.

The Breakers Palm Beach

1 S. County Rd.
Palm Beach, FL, 33480
(561) 655-6611
(888) 273-2537

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Unsurpassed in terms of luxury when oil tycoon Henry Flagler built it in 1896, the Breakers outdid itself in a 1926 renovation modeled after various Italian renaissance palaces and gardens. Still the Grande Dame of deep-pocketed Palm Beach, the 540-room resort, set on 140 beachfront acres, is pure drama, its palm-lined drive leading up to the twin-spired towers. Money seems to have been no object with the lobby and sitting rooms, decorated in gold leaf, Venetian chandeliers, tapestries, and hand-painted ceilings. The modern day intervenes in breezily tropical rooms, newly redesigned in white and sand tones, and in the private poolside cabanas with flat-screens and concierge service. The full tally: five oceanside pools, nine restaurants, two golf courses, a spa, and luxury shopping.

The Breakers Valentine’s Day Guide

Treat your love to an unbelievable weekend in the heart of Palm Beach: The Breakers. After an incredible evening, enjoy a sensational view of the Atlantic and rest your heads on a feather pillow in one of our fabulous Signature Suites. Treat your Valentine to a special dinner at the newly re-imagined Flagler Steakhouse. A modern spin on the iconic steakhouse concept, Flagler offers a luxurious lair where food, drink, music and stunning new interiors all come together to satiate the senses. There are eight other restaurants at The Breakers to choose from. The Spa offers a serene sanctuary for relaxation, pampering and renewal. A 90-minute Moonlight Massage (February 13-15) or 80-minute Couples Personal Retreat Massage are holiday treats.

The Hay-Adams

800 16th St. N.W.
Washington, DC, 20006
(202) 638-6600
(800) 853-6807

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One of our capital city's finest hotels, the Hay-Adams also boasts what is arguably Washington's best location: directly across Lafayette Park from the White House, with knockout views of the famous mansion from the sixth, seventh, and eighth floors. The 145 impeccable guest rooms glow with sunlight from oversize windows; understated soft-beige furniture and beds swathed in Italian linens and pale Asian-inspired toile get a graceful lift from original and unique 1920's plasterwork on the ceilings. Downstairs, the elegant Lafayette Room restaurant overlooks the park—although watching power lunchers inside may be even more interesting. The city views from the rooftop terrace are incredible.

Sweet, Sweet Valentine's Package

Expect the extraordinary with The Hay-Adams Sweet Valentine's Package. Washington DC's most storied hotel offers a Valentine's evening filled with romance. Flowers and champagne await you and your sweetheart in a luxurious room, followed by an exquisite dinner with wine served on our Top of The Hay, our rooftop venue offering an unrivalled view of the White House. Complete your weekend with a relaxing signature breakfast served in the privacy of your room.

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