Friday, February 10, 2012

Valentine's Day Getaways

Whether you are looking for some R&R, special spa time or gal pal time, here are some fabulous retreats for this Valentine's Day!

San Diego, CA

This Valentine’s Day, romance seekers do not have to travel far to experience one of Venice’s most magical spa treatments. Loews Coronado Bay Resort in San Diego proudly presents the Voga Voyage, a unique spa experience that is enjoyed while cruising in an authentic Venetian gondola.
Designed for couples, the Voga Voyage takes place on a 33-foot gondola equipped with two professional massage beds. After departing from the resort’s private marina, couples enjoy a soothing sunscreen application and a relaxing 40-minute massage. Cool sea breezes and the gentle rocking of the gondola as it cruises the canals and waterways of the Coronado Cays add an unforgettable element to the already unique experience. Complimentary champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries are enjoyed during the final 10 minutes of the scenic cruise.
The Voga Voyage starts at $400 per couple; prices vary depending on the season. For reservations or more information, please contact Sea Spa at Loews Coronado Bay Resort at 619-628-8770 or

Ft. Lauderdale, FL
This year at the W Fort Lauderdale, ladies and ‘gents can show that special someone in their lives a little grooming love with a head-to-toe makeover that will help them both put their best foot (and face) forward. Just in time for Valentine’s Day this blissful package titled Crazy Love, with W Style, includes a couple’s style consultation with a W Store stylist, his/her spa treatments (including a lip facial to tone up the kisser!) and a credit toward date night.

What else could one expect from the only W Hotel in the country that crowns its very own “Bliss Guy” each year? Known for putting the “man" in manicure and the “G” in grooming, Bliss Guy Fort Lauderdale hand-selected a sensual spa package to ensure these couples are loving in style this Valentine’s Day. This package is based upon the hit movie Crazy, Stupid, Love – which proves that guys need grooming love too, and includes:
-Suite Love – settle into a room to call home while the makeover takes place; and a romantic retreat to rendezvous once the transformation is complete
-Say Spahhh – indulge in a series of His/Her spa treatments at bliss® spa:
*For Him – ‘Homme’ Improvement, an absolutely masculine version of bliss’s famous triple oxygen facial; The Manly-cure, a manicure for men that makes guy-grooming groovy; and a He-Wax Basic Brief to take a little off the top and sides
*For Her – a Fabulips Treatment, think of it as a facial for the kisser; a Head Over ‘Peels’ Pedicure, a sole-stimulating, citrus-scented pedi that will leave feet looking seriously a-‘peel’-ing; a Hot Cream Manicure, a signature finger fixer-upper; and a Poetic Waxing® Basic Bikini
-Dress to Impress – a His/Her Style Consultation a W The Store Stylist to learn just what suits their body type and hand-select the perfect look.
-A Night Out (or in) – guests can test their all new style (and flirting skills) during a night out. Enjoy a $50 resort credit to be used at any of the Hotel’s partners (Steak 954, WET, or Gerber Bar’s Whiskey Blue and Living Room) or spend the night in and order a scrumptious spread for in-room dining
-Inspiration and Entertainment – take in the flick that inspired this style makeover. Enjoy Crazy, Stupid Love and take a copy of the movie home for style-must refreshers.

The Crazy Love, with W Style package starts at $899 and is now available for booking. All packages must be consumed by February 29, 2012. Package is based on availability and regulations may apply. Visit to learn more or to make a reservation.

Los Angeles, CA
This candy-coated, heart-shaped holiday comes around every year, laughing in the face of singles, but at The Orlando Hotel-- in Los Angeles’ vibrant dining, shopping and nightlife district on West Third Street – single gals have something to celebrate too! So, grab your best girlfriends and make your own holiday escape with the relationships you know will stand the test of time. Hand stirred cocktails, adorable p.j.’s, in-room mani-pedi’s and a chance to learn a new skill – The Orlando’s new Girlfriends Getaway package gives single ladies a great excuse to fall in love with their lives this Valentine’s Day.

Since we all know that girls just want to have fun, The Orlando on Third is offering a Girlfriends’ PJ Party Valentine’s Getaway for up to four friends from February 1-28. Who needs champagne & chocolate? Start off your stay with hand-crafted cocktails at uber-hip eatery, The Churchill. To help create the perfect slumber party, the package includes in-suite manicures & pedicures and even 15% off at famous Los Angeles sleepwear designer Bed Head (named “Best Overall” by The Wall Street Journal) on any of their cozy p.j. creations! And nothing helps you forget the one that got away like expanding your mind and your skill set. You and your gal pals can try your hand at skills ranging from jewelry making to silk screening, from mosaics to “fascinator” hat creation at the chic little neighborhood craft studio just across the street called Hands on Third.

Specifics of this new kind of Valentine’s Day Package include:
o One night’s accommodation for up to four friends in a two-bedroom suite.
o Four hand-crafted cocktails at The Churchill
o Four in-suite mani-pedi’s
o 15% discount at Bed Head Pajamas
o Four, $50 gift certificates for classes at Hands on Third craft center.

The Orlando’s Girlfriend’s PJ Party Valentine’s Getaway for four is priced at $1450 – a savings of $230 or $362.50 each. Additional nights are $850. The Girlfriends’ Getaway can be booked online or by calling 1-800.62.HOTEL.