Love is in the air ... and at the hotel

Jeri Clausing
Jeri Clausing

Champagne, diamonds and a luxury hotel stay have become hallmarks of Valentine’s Day gift giving.

And as usual, hotels around the world have put together packages offering some or all of the above.

This year, the Trump International Hotel is including all three in what it calls the “ultimate over-the-top proposal package.”

Priced at $620,000, the four-day weekend starts with private luxury jet transportation to Las Vegas from anywhere in the U.S. by Cirrus Aviation.

Once in Vegas, guests are picked up in a Rolls Royce, the interior decked out with champagne, flowers and chocolate-covered strawberries, for a ring-shopping trip at Bellusso Jewelers. There, a team of experts will be hand to help select or create a custom Kwiat diamond engagement ring valued at $500,000.

Next, there's wining and dining at DJT inside Trump International Hotel Las Vegas, where Executive Chef Sydney Jones will create a personalized menu, complemented by a $7,000 bottle of Armand de Brignac Brut Gold Champagne.

This all leads to the main event: the proposal, which will take place inside the 3,000-square-foot, three-bedroom penthouse in the hotel, full of rose petals, chocolate and champagne. An onsite photographer will be available to capture every moment.

Looking for something a little less extravagant? For a mere $82,000, the website, in conjunction with Hurlingham Travel, is offering a trip to what they call the world’s seven more romantic wishing wells, complete with a special minted coin carrying each couple’s  portrait to throw into each.

The trip stops at the Qiangui Pavillion in Beijing; the Trevi Fountain in Rome; the Upwey Wishing Well in Dorset, England; Snow White’s Wishing Well in Disneyland in California; the Pone de l’Archeveche in Paris; the Fountains of Peterhof in Saint Petersburg; and Covandonga Sanctuary in Cangas de Onis, Spain.

The price includes business class airfare between the cities and two nights in each destination; accommodations include the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles, the Four Seasons in Saint Petersburg, Paris' Le Bristol and the Rosewood Beijing.

For a simpler, quick romantic getaway, Mr. C Beverly Hills (of the Cipriani family fame) is offering a Do Not Disturb overnight package that includes an overnight stay in the hotel, a bottle of prosecco, rose petals on the bed, continental breakfast in bed and a spa package for two, starting at $700.

For romance any time, Four Seasons Nevis is offering Spa Under the Stars and Romance Me. 

For an additional $250, the Spa Under the Stars treats couples to an evening in the spa’s outdoor garden and deck after it has been closed to other guests, where they can enjoy the hot tub and plunge pool and order spa treatments and a candlelit dinner.

The Romance Me package combines the Spa Under the Stars option with accommodations and additional experiences. With a minimum four-night stay, guests also get a day in a private, 200-square foot luxury beach cabana with a concierge; a candlelit dinner on the beach; roundtrip ground and sea transfers from the airport; and arrival and departure through the YU Lounge, a private terminal and VIP lounge at St. Kitts Airport.


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