With Valentine’s Day falling on a Friday this year, replace the standard chocolates or long-stem roses with a short fairy-tale getaway at WorldHotels to enjoy their curated global offering of 300 luxury and upper upscale hotels and resorts. From romantic city escapades to dreamy beach retreats, WorldHotels invites weary couples to hit pause, take a breather from the daily grind and embark on an amorous yet rejuvenating trip with their Valentine.
Indulge in a mindful escape in urban Singapore
Surrounded by lush green foliage and exuding timeless colonial charm, Hotel Fort Canning is the perfect base for spending some quality time together in Singapore. Lovebirds can experience the “Crazy Rich Asian” lifestyle this Valentine’s – indulging in retail therapy at the popular Orchard Road shopping belt, savoring the very best of culinary delicacies from fancy restaurants to authentic street eats, and feeding the mind with knowledge at the city’s various racial, religious and cultural enclaves. Take it up a notch with the hotel’s Love Blossoms special, where couples are treated to a complimentary bottle of Prosecco, a box of chocolate pralines, premium bubble bath with floral petals, and a pair of Hotel Fort Canning Love Squirrels.
Enjoy a romantic tropical beach retreat on the coast of Da Nang, Vietnam
For corporate warriors who need some Vitamin Sea, the sunny coast of Da Nang, Vietnam is perfect for a weekend rendezvous. Renowned as a beach lover’s paradise, the city is home to countless beaches with crystal-clear waters and soft powdery sand. Furama Resort Danang offers the ultimate Valentine’s Day retreat with their Honeymoon package. The two-night experience includes a private candlelit dinner with a bottle of house wine on the pristine Bac My An Beach, 60-min spa treatment and two glasses of “Honeymoon Cocktail”. Guests are also entitled to complimentary round-trip airport transfers allowing for a sweet celebration in style. Other than a revitalizing time at the resort, WorldHotels recommends experiencing the magical underwater world at the Cham Islands, a beautiful spot off the Vietnamese coast teeming with marine life as well as diving and snorkeling activities as a couple.
Embark on an extraordinary wellness journey in Seoul, South Korea
Discover a different side of Seoul with a wellness itinerary that puts the spotlight on creating private and intimate moments for couples. Begin with a hike through Cheonggyesan Mountain on the scenic Wonteogol Trail, followed by a visit to Gangnam for Korean medicinal balance spa treatments at the flagship store of a well-known Korean beauty brand. For a memorable romantic experience, couples can immerse in beautiful sunset views while strolling along the Hangang River in the evening. Take the romantic wellness getaway a step further with the Promesse d’amour package at Lotte Hotel Seoul. Staying in the Executive Tower, guests will be greeted with a complimentary bottle of red wine, mini cookies and flowers when they step into the Junior Suite. The package also includes free access to the Le Salon executive lounge, as well as a private meal at Pierre Gagnaire à Seoul where the exquisite “Esprit” menu awaits guests.
Experience the ultimate pampering in Lugano, Switzerland
Nothing quite like Mother Nature to rest the body and soul – say goodbye to stress and embrace the tranquil glacial lake life in Lugano, Switzerland. Couples can hike or take a funicular up Monte Bre, a small mountain considered to be the sunniest spot in Switzerland overlooking a breathtaking lake. Adventurous couples with a thirst for thrills can traverse the clear waters via a motor or pedal boat, or even try out windsurfing and water skiing. After an exciting day of activities, enjoy a relaxing spa treat at Swiss Diamond Hotel Lugano. Overlooking Lake Lugano and offering stunning views of Monte Generoso, the hotel offers a Perfect Heaven spa package for couples, which allows 3 hours in the private Spa Suite. Guests can expect to be enveloped in total relaxation as they have a couple’s massage, unwind in the whirlpool tub or sauna, and sip on sparkling wine.