Romantic Escapes with Hilton's Most Luxurious Properties
PHOTO: View from Conrad Maldives courtesy of Conrad Maldives
While the Hilton brand usually veers towards practical simplicity, two luxury hotel groups not known for bland basics fall under this corporate parent: Waldorf Astoria and Conrad. Waldorf Astoria’s classic elegance adds worldly sophistication and unparalleled guest service to Hilton’s portfolio while the Conrad line focuses on the modern traveler through more contemporary decor as well ascurating quintessential itineraries.
For Valentine’s Day, two standout properties from both luxury hotel groups are offering exquisite experiences to tempt lovers to travel thousands of miles for quality rest-and-relaxation.
PHOTO: Rooftop jacuzzi at Rome Cavalirei courtesy of Waldorf Astoria
Rome Cavalieri opened its doors to international travelers over 50 years ago and has become one of the Eternal City’s leading hotels. La Pergola Restaurant & Bar, under the direction of Chef Heinz Beck, is the only hotel restaurant in Italy to boast three Michelin stars. The hotel also has a prized private art collection throughout their public areas and suites including three of Giovanni Battista Tiepolo’s most important masterpieces plus Andy Warhol and Robert Indiana paintings.
PHOTO: Poolside at Rome Cavalirei courtesy of Waldorf Astoria
For Valentine’s Day at Rome Cavalieri, private chauffeurs will take guests on a treasure hunt throughout Rome with clues that direct those guest to the best kept, romantic secrets of this ancient city.
PHOTO: Exterior of Ras Al Khaimah courtesy of Waldorf Astoria
Located in United Arab Emirates, the Waldorf Astoria Ras al Khaimah is one of the brand’s most recent properties, having just opened in 2013. The 346 deluxe rooms and suites reflect the palatial surroundings of this oil-rich country with each room extending over 602 square feet. Panoramic views of the Arabian Sea, championship golf course, the majestic Hajjar Mountains and long stretches of white sandy beaches are offered in every room.
PHOTO: Entrance to Ras Al Khaimah courtesy of Waldorf Astoria
For Valentine’s Day, guests will be swept off their feet into a private helicopter for their trip from Dubai to Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah. On this incredible tour, they’ll see the formidable Jebel Jais Mountains, lush greenery, and stunning red deserts. Upon returning to the hotel, guests choose from three relaxing, romantic experiences: a Calm Waves Couples Massage, a rose petal bath drawn by the hotel’s bath master, or a private dinner in the calm of the evening desert.
PHOTO: Exterior of Conrad Seoul courtesy of Conrad Seoul
With a vibrant culture, delectable food and a hospitable nature, South Korea is primed as one of the best countries to visit in 2016, and the five year old Conrad Seoul has positioned itself as the new icon in the Yeouido Business District. Conrad Seoul offers 434 stunning, spacious guest rooms with panoramic views of the Han River and the magnificent skyline.
PHOTO: Indoor pool with skyline views of Seoul courtesy of Conrad Seoul
For Valentine’s Day, Conrad Seoul is offering a special couple the unique opportunity to dine in the sky. For Valentine’s Day only, a table will be arranged on the fifth floor landing of the largest stairway in Korea, where guests will be surrounded by exotic flowers and a candlelight setting for a truly romantic evening.
PHOTO: Underwater Restaurant at Conrad Maldives courtesy of Conrad Maldives
Situated on two islands linked by a 500-metre bridge and surrounded by a blue lagoon and vibrant coral reef, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is world-famous for Ithaa, the world’s first all-glass underwater restaurant serves contemporary European cuisine in a six-course set dinner menu. The property also attracts visitors from all over the world with their unique Over Water Spa, which is comprised of four thatched-roof treatment rooms set on stilts over the Indian Ocean. Three of these treatment rooms have glass floors, providing entrancing views of the colorful coral reef below, whilst a secluded serenity deck with open-air Jacuzzi provides the perfect finale to the spa rituals on offer.
PHOTO: A villa at Conrad Maldives courtesy of Conrad Maldives
For Valentine’s Day, Ruinart, one of the world’s most venerated champagne manufacturers, will be joining Conrad Maldives Rangali Island to infuse some spark into guests’ stay during the holiday. Guests can book a champagne tasting or picnic lunch on one of the island’s many beaches.