Su­per-luxe Valen­tine’s get­aways

HK Magazine - - PAGE 3 - Edited by Daniel Cr­effield

Who said money can’t buy you love? Here are a bunch of fab­u­lous op­tions drip­ping with cham­pagne and choco­lates for those with swelling hearts (and wal­lets).

Rock My World

Talk about ex­clu­sive—Phuket’s bou­tique ho­tel Kata Rocks is of­fer­ing a Valen­tine’s Day pack­age priced at $30,000 all in—for just one cou­ple. What do you get for those big bucks? It sounds pretty sweet: af­ter your chauf­feur pick-up from the air­port you’ll re­ceive a cou­ple’s spa treat­ment be­fore a din­ner of oys­ters, foie gras, wagyu beef, lob­ster and Valen­tine’s cake at a pri­vate ta­ble for two over­look­ing the coast, sur­rounded by can­dles and bouquets of fresh flow­ers. A bot­tle of Dom Pérignon 2004 will fur­ther loosen things up.

You’ll share in set­ting off a ro­man­tic Chi­ang Mai lan­tern for luck un­der a fire­works dis­play es­pe­cially for you, be­fore re­treat­ing to your Ocean Loft villa’s seven-me­ter in­fin­ity pool, a bed of rose petals and a sen­sual oil-in­fused bath. The rest is up to you.

The pack­age is avail­able for one cou­ple only on Fe­bru­ary 14. 186/22, Kok Tan­ode Rd., Kata Beach, Phuket, Thai­land, (+66) 76-370-777,­ury-re­sort. Love in the City

Along the same lines, but even more love-tas­tic: just one lucky and deep-pock­eted cou­ple will have the chance for a ro­man­tic long weekend of a life­time at the Man­darin Ori­en­tal, Bangkok over Valen­tine’s. The two-night stay, be­tween Fe­bru­ary 13-15, is $95,000 in­clud­ing ser­vice and taxes, in the leg­endary Ori­en­tal Suite—which has hosted roy­alty, heads of state, in­ter­na­tional celebri­ties, and this Valen­tine’s per­haps you, you ro­man­tic fool.

The Valen­tine’s Weekend Ori­en­tal Suite of­fer in­cludes a pri­vate but­ler, re­turn chauf­feur-driven trans­fers and a daily bot­tle of Louis Roed­erer Cristal cham­pagne. A pri­vate in-suite Valen­tine’s din­ner on Fe­bru­ary 14 comes com­plete with vi­o­lin­ist and cock­tails and more cham­pagne, while fire­works over the Chao Phraya River will add some ce­les­tial glit­ter.

Also on of­fer is an af­ter­noon tea with yet more bub­bly, and a four-hour spa treat­ment that in­cludes a can­dlelit ro­man­tic bath and four-hand mas­sage.

48 Ori­en­tal Av­enue, Bang Rak, Bangkok, Thai­land,

(+66) 2-659-9000, man­dari­nori­en­

Rose Rose I Love You

If “Valen­tine’s Day in China” has a ro­man­tic ring for you, Rose­wood Beijing is of­fer­ing some tempt­ing-look­ing pack­ages. “Love Suite Love” in­cludes a night in a Premier Spa Suite with a per­sonal but­ler and Manor Club ac­cess, Dom Pérignon cham­pagne, choco­late-dipped straw­ber­ries and 30 red roses, a pool­side foot mas­sage and can­dlelit cou­ple’s mas­sage, five-course din­ner plus a ro­man­tic bath with per­son­al­ized yukata robes, all for $8,160+.

Mean­while if you’re re­ally try­ing to make an im­pres­sion, the “Ul­tra-luxe Love” pack­age for just one lucky cou­ple in­cludes a night’s stay night in Beijing House (the ho­tel’s top suite), 24-7 per­sonal but­ler, Manor Club ac­cess, limou­sine trans­fers with cham­pagne and choco­late straw­ber­ries en route, caviar and oys­ters, 100 roses and a Tif­fany & Co. de­signer jew­elry gift. To fol­low there’s a 2.5-hour cou­ple’s spa treat­ment and in-room Valen­tine’s din­ner. Day 2 of­fers breakfast in bed,a pri­vate yoga ses­sion and pool­side foot mas­sage for two. The pack­age is priced at $58,000+ per night, per cou­ple.

Jing Guang Cen­tre, Chaoyang­men Outer St., Chaoyang, Beijing, China, (+86) 10-6597-8888, rose­wood­ho­ Dirty Weekend

A ho­tel book­ing web­site with an em­pha­sis on ro­man­tic es­capes, Mr and Mrs Smith have sev­eral rec­om­men­da­tions for cou­ples look­ing for a spe­cial get­away. Their top three sex­i­est bed­rooms in South­east Asia for a Valen­tine’s re­treat start with the Six Senses Ninh Van Bay, Nha Trang, Viet­nam. From $5,540+ per night, this se­cluded col­lec­tion of teak­wood vil­las (each with a pri­vate pool, should the urge to skinny-dip strike you), is reach­able only by boat. They’re also throw­ing in a 30-minute foot mas­sage or body scrub for two peo­ple.

Mean­while the Alila Vil­las Soori (from $3,255+ a night) on the shores of south­west Bali of­fers min­i­mal­ist vil­las be­tween rice pad­dies and a black sand beach, also with pri­vate pools. Early check-in and late check-out (sub­ject to avail­abil­ity), plus a 90-minute Ba­li­nese mas­sage, is in­cluded.

Fi­nally, Co­coa Is­land by Como, Mal­dives, has over­wa­ter tra­di­tional-boathouse-style lodges from $8,410+ per night. While away your days scuba div­ing or in the Como Shamb­hala spa to­gether. There’s a free aro­mather­apy gift and daily fruit bas­ket for all guests book­ing through Mr and Mrs Smith: in ad­di­tion, stay five nights or more and you’ll get a bot­tle of cham­pagne on ar­rival; stay seven or more and sun­set fish­ing is in­cluded.

Call the Smith24 team toll-free on 800-905-326, or visit mrandmrs­

Have a rockin’ ro­man­tic time cour­tesy of Kata’s awe­some Valen­tine’s Day pack­age

Splash out: Kata Rocks’ Ocean Loft villa doesn’t come cheap but it could be the ro­man­tic trip of a life­time

Sleep with the stars (in spirit) in the Man­darin Ori­en­tal, Bangkok’s Ori­en­tal Suite

Pri­vate pool at Six Senses Ninh Van Bay— skinny-dip­ping op­tional

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