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The Most Romantic New York City Valentine’s Day Staycations


With the pandemic still looming across the globe, many couples are feeling like they’ve overdosed on the “cocooning” at home. 

If you live in the New York City metropolitan area, Valentine’s Day offers a perfect escape: an opportunity to be pampered, relax, and express your love in a sybaritic setting without the hassle of taking a plane to get there. If you stay an extra day or two, you can enjoy nearby museums, entertainment, shopping, and other attractions.

The hospitality industry has had a rough time, too, so they are especially eager to welcome guests with a smile (behind their masks) and to go the extra mile to make sure they feel safe. 

Here are some pretty spectacular Valentine’s Day packages with a high likelihood of either rekindling romance or jumpstarting a new relationship. These offerings are only a sample of the many available at different price points throughout the city.

Baccarat Hotel New York City

Located in the heart of midtown, the Baccarat Hotel New York City is across the street from the Museum of Modern Art and steps from Fifth Avenue. Each of the 114 guest rooms and suites is tastefully appointed with romantic decor and other lavish flourishes, including a memorable “champagne button” on the phone.

The extravagant Romance & Style Valentine’s Day escape includes a professionally styled couple’s photoshoot set in sparkling surroundings (yes, the hotel is associated with the iconic crystal brand); a relaxing, 60-minute couples treatment in the Spa de La Mer; a romantic five-course dinner served in the Grand Salon; crystal keepsakes (both Baccarat Mille Nuits Flutes and a Baccarat Keepsake Box filled with rose petals) to take home, and breakfast in bed the following morning. Priced at $10,000 per night with a Grand Classic King room or higher.

The More Amour package pairs a luxury stay at this boutique property with champagne, chocolates, and more. It includes a stay in this intimate hotel, daily breakfast in bed, Bollinger Champagne Brut Special Cuvee, Gabriel Kreuther Handcrafted Chocolates, a Baccarat Crystal Keepsake in a signature red gift box, and complimentary late check out. Rates begin at $1,450.

For additional information, see the Baccarat Hotels special offers page

The Lowell

Open since 1927, The Lowell is located in a residential neighborhood on New York’s Upper East Side, close to Central Park and steps from Madison Avenue. This intimate, boutique property with 74 rooms and suites is one of the city’s last privately-owned hotels. The spacious suites are furnished with all the comforts of a pied-â-terre, including kitchens, wood-burning fireplaces, and terraces. 

The Happy Hearts Package couples the beauty and artistry of Swiss jewelry and watch maison, Chopard, with the indulgent comfort and warmth of The Lowell. It includes overnight accommodations for two in a One Bedroom Suite Deluxe and a gift from a curated selection of items for women and men (including items from Chopard’s Happy Hearts Collection, featuring Chopard’s talisman heart and signature dancing diamonds). The gift is beautifully presented with flowers, champagne, and a personalized note from you, waiting in the suite upon your and your loved one’s arrival. It also includes an elegant three-course dinner for two excluding beverages at Majorelle (located in the hotel) and a full American Breakfast for two the next day. 

Package rates begin at $4,260 for a one-night stay (which can be booked all through February 2022) and include a Happy Hearts ring. The rate for a one-night stay and a gift of the entire Happy Hearts collection (the pendant, earrings, ring, bangle, and cufflinks) is $13,082. To make this stay over the top, prospective guests can upgrade to the stunning Penthouse Suite, which includes the entire Happy Hearts collection, at a rate of $28,000 for a one-night stay. 

For additional information and booking, call 1-212-838-1400 or email: reservations@lowellhotel.com 

Conrad New York Downtown

This contemporary, all-suite luxury hotel has 463 one- and two-bedroom units. Located alongside the Hudson River, it is just minutes away from Tribeca, Wall Street, the World Trade Center, Brookfield Place, and the Oculus. 

Between February 12-14, 2022, guests can book a romantic, three-hour, in-suite dining experience that will afford them total privacy. If they can’t bear leaving their nest after dessert, they can add on an overnight stay for a charge of $100. 

The price for this private dinner starts at $450 per couple. The four-course gourmet menu includes an amuse-bouche (Lobster Crostini with American Caviar and Meyer Lemon Custard); a choice of Port Wine Poached Pear Salad with Sheep’s Milk Ricotta, Crouton, Almonds, Rose Honey and a Winter Truffle vinaigrette or Jerusalem Artichoke Soup with Forest Mushroom Flans; either Pan Roasted Branzino with Bergamot Gnocchi, braised Tuscan Kale and a Champagne Sauce or Prime Beef ‘flat iron steak’ with Kabocha Squash, Oyster Mushrooms and a Truffle-Miso Jus; and a Warm Chocolate Lava Cake with Vanilla Ice Cream and Edible Gold.

For additional information and booking an in-suite experience, email Guest Relations at NYCCI.GR@ConradHotels.com  

InterContinental New York Barclay

Conveniently located in the heart of midtown Manhattan, steps away from Park Avenue and Grand Central Terminal, the InterContinental New York Barclay opened in 1926—initially for long-term rentals. The hotel’s legendary guests have included Ernest Hemingway (while putting the finishing touches on For Whom The Bell Tolls), socialite Perle Mesta, and President Bill Clinton (who made it his campaign headquarters in 1996). The property reopened to its current splendor in 2016 after an extensive renovation.

The B My Valentine romantic getaway package offers a two-night stay at one of the suites in the hotel’s B-Suite Collection.; these include four residential suites and the Harold S. Vanderbilt Penthouse. The couple will also enjoy complimentary dinner and drinks at The Parlour restaurant and bar, a private car for Valentine’s Day shopping on Fifth Avenue, and breakfast in bed on Sunday before check-out. The suites vary in size, but all include sleeping, dining, and living areas with luxurious amenities and great views. Rates start at $1,430 per night. Subject to availability, the package is available now through the month of February.

Another option for lovers: The InterContinental New York Barclay’s hotel’s expansive Penthouse Terrace overlooks the Chrysler Building, offering dazzling city views. The terrace has a fully equipped dining table and lounge area. Connecting to the Penthouse with wide double French doors, it’s the perfect place for two, or to invite friends and family for a post-proposal celebration. The Pop The Question proposal package includes two hours on the terrace, a professional photographer to capture the moment, and a champagne toast for two. The package starts at $3,500 and can be booked throughout the year. 

For additional information and booking, email barclaygs@ihg.com or call 1 (212) 906-3100

The Mark Hotel

Housed in a 1927 landmarked building, this five-star hotel is located in a residential neighborhood in Manhattan’s Upper East Side just a block from Central Park and close to some of the city’s premier museums. It combines classic French elan with modern sensibilities.

The  “Ignite Your Spark” package offers an urban couples’ retreat. To kick off this indulgent getaway, guests receive Bellinis and chocolate-covered strawberries. They’ll also be treated to breakfast in bed by Chef Jean-Georges; an in-suite 60-minute couple’s massage to relax and unwind in the comfort of their Upper East Side oasis; a romantic three-course dinner for two at The Mark Restaurant by award-winning chef Jean-Georges; a chauffeured pedicab ride through picturesque Central Park; and a floral arrangement by FLOWERBX to “celebrate their blooming love.”

The package, available for booking between January 24 and February 13, 2022, starts at $3,260.00 for standard guest rooms and $4,460 for suite categories, with a required two-night minimum length of stay. 

For additional information and booking, call Mark Hotel at 212-744-4300 or email: reservations@themarkhotel.com

Mandarin Oriental, New York

Located in the Deutsche Bank Center at Columbus Circle, Mandarin Oriental, New York is ideally located just steps away from world-class dining, shopping, and entertainment—including  Broadway theater, Lincoln Center, Central Park, and the luxury retail stores and restaurants at The Shops at Columbus Circle. A fusion of modern design with stylish oriental flair, all of the elegantly appointed guest rooms and suites have breathtaking views of Manhattan. The MO Lounge offers an all-day menu of elevated comfort food and well-crafted drinks with views of the park and the Manhattan skyline. 

The Romantic Retreat Valentine’s Day Package includes a romantic welcome amenity including champagne, strawberries and cream, and chocolates; daily breakfast available via in-room dining or at MO Lounge, two gift cards that can be redeemed for a 50-minute treatment at the hotel’s 14,500 square-foot, five-star Mandarin Oriental Spa, and 20% discount at Danielli Fine Jewelry, located at the hotel. A minimum two-night stay is required with rates starting at $1,230, valid between February 11-15. 2022.

For additional information and booking, see the hotel’s special offer page.For additional information and booking, see the hotel’s special offer page

The William Vale

The William Vale is located in hip Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Each guest room has floor-to-ceiling windows and a private balcony with sweeping views of Brooklyn and Manhattan. Interiors feature custom decor and contemporary artwork celebrating local artists. In winter, guests can enjoy the hotel’s Winter Spa, Vale Ice Rink, and Winter Village at Westlight, located on the 23rd-floor rooftop. To celebrate the month of love, the hotel has designed two unique packages.

The Choose Your Own Love Story package offers a menu of add-on celebratory amenities: a bottle of Gosset Champagne and Fine & Raw truffles ($100 per stay), sexual wellness kits from Maude, and a romantic set up with rose petals and tea candles ($60 per stay).

The Over the Top Love Package features an overnight stay at the romantic Vale Garden Residence, a two-story penthouse suite featuring a spacious outdoor terrace with a heated jacuzzi and sweeping views of the city. An ideal backdrop for photos, this spectacular package begins at $15,000 and includes: an al-fresco spa experience for two featuring private, red cedar outdoor saunas and hot tubs in a Scandinavian-inspired wellness activation; a rooftop skating session for two, including a private winter chalet to enjoy fondue with a $100 dining credit; a Bubbles & Bubbles set up with bubbles and a bottle of Gosset champagne enjoy at a private, open-air jacuzzi, a Maude love kit, an In-room massage for two; Fine & Raw truffles, and car service to the hotel.

For inquiries and bookings, visit the hotel website or call is 1-718-631-4800


Most hotels have their COVID health and safety policies posted online. If you can’t find them, call the property to make sure you know what to expect.



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