In North America, hotels are turning up the romance with packages and specials for Valentine’s Day, from lobster dinners to vow renewals on the beach.
Kennebunkport Resort Collection is offering a 2-night Five Shades of Red package throughout February at two of its boutique hotels in Maine.
The package includes a “Lazy Man’s” lobster dinner for two; a bottle of red wine and chocolate-covered strawberries upon arrival; and a red velvet whoopee pie and a red rose turndown in the evening. Rates start at $530 for a king room and daily deluxe continental breakfast at the Kennebunkport Inn and $560 for a king room and bag of savory breakfast treats each morning at The Grand.
The Kennebunkport Inn was formerly a tea merchant’s mansion and is located in Dock Square, and features an award-winning restaurant, One Dock, and a piano bar. Nearby in Lower Village, The Grand features 17 rooms with views of the Kennebunk River and downtown.
For more information, visit destinationkennebunkport.com.
In Santa Monica, the LEED Gold-certified Shore Hotel is offering the Pick Your (Love) Poison package, which includes accommodations in a room with a king bed or two queen/double beds; a tandem bike rental or Beach Barcycle bar tour; and a bottle of champagne or two “love shots” at the pool bar.
The hotel is located on Ocean Avenue and offers views of the Pacific Ocean and beachside amenities. It’s also close to a variety of restaurants, bars and the Santa Monica Place shopping center.
The package starts at $299 per night and is available throughout February. For more information, call (800) 599-1515 or visit shorehotel.com.
For couples looking to renew their vows, Outrigger Hotels and Resorts in Hawaii is offering a complimentary beachfront vow-renewal ceremony to guests staying at Outrigger Reef on the Beach or Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach.
“We want our guests to experience Valentine’s Day with all of the magic and romance that Hawaii and Outrigger Hotels and Resorts has to offer—and our Hawaiian vow-renewal ceremony is the perfect way to do just that,” says Patsy Narimatsu, director of sales and marketing for Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach and Outrigger Reef on the Beach. “We are also thrilled that Valentine’s Day 2013 will bring us our 10,000th couple to participate in this beautiful ceremony.”
Rates at Outrigger Reef on the Beach—which features redesigned guestrooms and suites in the Ocean and Pacific towers start at $235 per night. Rates at Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach—offering views of Diamond Head—start at $239 per night.