Valentine’s Day: Make the day special

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Spend quality time with your loved one this Valentine’s Day by opting for a weekend getaway or a romantic dinner. Here’s a list of some of our favorites:

Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain (Scottsdale, Ariz.):
Couples can discover the “elements” of attraction over a romantic feast, or extend the affaire into a weekend rendezvous. Available Feb. 12-15 the Sweethearts Sanctuary Package provides ten percent off a two nights’ stay in a luxurious Casita, including one 60-minute spa treatment per person, Valentine’s Day dinner in elements, and a rose petal turndown. Rates for Friday through Saturday night start at $2,019, and $1,968 for Saturday through Sunday night, excluding gratuity and alcohol. For (almost) never-ending love, guests can extend their stay to seven nights, available Feb. 8-15 and starting at $4,713.

Whiteface Lodge (Lake Placid, N.Y.):
Bursting with rustic elegance at every turn, this award-winning all-suite Adirondack gem is a luxurious, romantic retreat for lovers. Views of snow-covered peaks, warm cast-iron fire places, exquisite dining at KANU, and an award-winning Spa, make the Lodge a natural choice for couples looking for an all-inclusive escape to the High Peaks. The Lodge’sUltimate Luxury Package for Two includes a two night stay with wine and cheese on arrival, daily breakfast, two 50-minute Traditional Lodge Massages and a three course dinner in KANU. Lovebirds can catch a movie at the Lodge’s 56-seat movie theater, skate amongst the snowflakes on its own private rink, or cozy up in one of its two outdoor lean-tos over cocktails and a fire pit. Rates start at $546 per night.

Renaissance Montreal (Montreal, QC, Canada):
Making its highly anticipated debut on Jan. 18 in one of the romantic cities in North America, Renaissance Montreal makes for an inspiring retreat with its unique design and the vibrancy of its surrounding city. For guests who crave “wow” inducing dining experiences, the hotel’s artful East Restaurant will serve sumptuous Pan-Asian cuisine as well as inventive cocktails from master mixologist Lawrence Picard. The rooftop lounge terrace – the only rooftop of its kind in Montreal – is the perfect spot to catch a glimpse of captivating city views or to take a dip in the heated plunge pool. At just $199 CAD, this is an incredibly affordable holiday escape (particularly for U.S. travelers).

The Betsy (South Beach):
The Betsy’s Poolside Candlelight Dinner for Two Package ($1,200) includes a customized three-course dinner on the pool deck, decorated with floating candles and flowers. The meal is accompanied with a chilled bottle of Laurent- Perrier, Brut, and a private violin trio serenade. As the pièce de résistance, a professional writer will teach you how to speak the language of love by assisting with the writing of a short romantic poem for your significant other.

National Hotel Miami Beach (Miami Beach):
Iconic and timeless, the National Hotel is located in the heart of Miami Beach and has offered luxurious oceanfront accommodations and remarkable entertainment since its opening in 1940. The National is offering the Timeless Romance Package.  Treat your special someone on your next vacation and receive chocolate covered strawberries, champagne and roses, one or two-night stay (complimentary ocean view upgrade based upon availability), private poolside, candlelight dinner (five-course chef pairing) for two, with private butler and live singer from The Cabaret and snuggle in a bit longer with a complimentary 4 pm late checkout.
*Above special concessions are subject to availability. Blackout dates apply. Promo Code: COUPLES

SLS South Beach (South Beach):
SLS South Beach is offering a Seductive Little Sleepover package valid now through February 29, 2016, complete with a “Love is Art” kit for in-room play (with plastic tarp and body paint included). Move over Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney, it’s time to recreate your own Interview magazine cover. The resulting love canvas is yours to keep (or frame, or stash!) Also included in the package is 29% off regular rates (in honor of Leap Year) for a three-day, two-night stay, a champagne toast, breakfast in bed and a complimentary late checkout.  PROMO CODE: ROMANCE

J&G Grill
Indulge in a four-course prix fixe dinner with the most seductive ingredients inspired by world-renown chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten and specialty desserts by award-winning Executive Pastry Chef Antonio Bachour. Sunday, February 14; Four course prix fixe dinner – $150 per person; advanced reservations required.

The St. Regis Bal Harbour
Go beyond expectation and celebrate Valentine’s Day with the most exclusive dinner experience in Miami! Allow a St. Regis Butler to serve you a private, romantic dinner overlooking the Atlantic Ocean from the comfort of an Oceanfront Day Villa. Start with a bottle of vintage Dom Perignon Champagne, followed by a four-course dinner inspired by chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. The luxurious Oceanfront Day Villa features an indoor relaxation lounge and an outdoor private terrace and dining table, and is yours to enjoy throughout the evening. Sunday, February 14; Limited availability; $1,200+ tax & gratuity; advanced reservations required.

The St. Regis Bar & Sushi Lounge
The St. Regis Bar will be offering an alluring menu of sushi and champagne pairings for the bold hearted connoisseurs, with music adding to the already-romantic atmosphere. Sunday, February 14; 6:30pm & 9pm seatings available; $275 per couple.

Bazi, a Miami Beach eatery known for Chef Michael Pirolo’s bold flavors and exciting Asian-inspired dishes, is offering a five course prix fixe tasting menu for $75 per person. The Valentine’s Day feast kicks off with Dressed Oysters served with white ponzu, blood orange, and cucumber, followed by Sweet Potato Dumplings, a popular dish with chicken, fermented black beans, and Thai basil. The dinner continues with Shrimp & Crab Udon topped with pea tendrils, ginger, and soy; while the fourth course offers a choice of Miso Marinated Grouper with bok choy & sake burre blanc or Grass Fed New York Strip Steak with miso butter & miatake mushrooms. Cap off the evening with a sumptuous Molten Chocolate Bowl prepared with passion fruit and Thai basil anglaise. Bazi is located at The Marlin Hotel, 1200 Collins Avenue on Miami Beach. The restaurant is open for dinner nightly at 6PM; the bar is open nightly at 5PM. For reservations, please call 305.695.0101.

Quattro Gastronomia Italiana
Lincoln Road’s upscale Northern Italian eatery will offer several dinner specials this Valentine’s Day, including Carpaccio di Tonno – tuna carpaccio with avocado sauce, lemon dressing, baby water cress, and radish salad ($26). Entrée selections feature Polenta ai Funghi con Tartufo – creamy truffle polenta with mix mushrooms, truffle sauce, and 2 grams of fresh black truffle shavings ($37); Gnocchi Pesto E Gamberi – white gnocchi with pesto, pine nuts, and shrimp ($27); Turbot con Vongole e Caviale  – pan fried turbot with manila clams, water cress fumet broth, and 3 grams of Calvisius caviar ($47); and Costate Di Agnello con Salsa ai Funghi – rack of lamb with beech mushroom sauce ($49). Quattro is located at 1014 Lincoln Road. For reservations, please call 305.531.4833.

Meat Market
Lincoln Road’s sizzling hot steakhouse, is getting into the spirit of Valentine’s Day with some special touches, including a rose giveaway for the ladies as they walk through the door and delectable MM chocolates for couples at their end of their meal. The restaurant will be offering their regular lunch and dinner menu save for a few romantic additions, such as “His & Hers” specialty cocktails ($14) and Lanson Pink Rose Champagne ($75) to mark the occasion. Lunch ends at 3:30 PM and dinner begins at 6 PM. Valentine’s Day specials will also be available at Meat Market Palm Beach. Meat Market is located at 915 Lincoln Road in Miami Beach. For reservations, please call (305) 532-0088 or book online at OpenTable. Meat Market Palm Beach is located at 191 Bradley Place. For reservations, please call 561.354.9800.

The Dutch
Award-winning Chef Andrew Carmellini’s roots-inspired American restaurant, is pulling out all the stops this Valentine’s Day with a three course prix fixe menu designed with couples in mind. Priced at $85 per person (excluding tax and gratuity), the dinner comes with a complimentary glass of champagne and features a variety of creative dishes and desserts.

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