‘Tis the season of love and romance. No wonder, then, these luxurious hotels across India are doubling as cupid to make your Valentine’s Day celebrations more special. Take a look at their stellar offers and pamper your partner. By Bayar Jain
Understanding that love is best experienced unhurried, ITC Grand Bharat is offering lovebirds a laidback escape amid Aravalli mountains. When here, you can pamper your partner with gourmet dishes crafted by expert chefs at an exclusive gazebo overlooking the Ghats of Yamuna. Expect a four-course Table d’hôte menu, paired with select beverages for added indulgence. All this—and more—starting at a discounted rate of INR 20,000 plus taxes, per couple.
Whether you choose to treat your beloved with a personalised dinner at private locations (think spa gardens, Haveli terrace, Kachchawa deck, or even under the stars by the poolside), or opt for romantic activities such as safaris, helicopter adventure, or sunset cocktails, be assured of a memorable Valentine’s Day at Alila Fort Bishangarh. For a truly romantic escapade, however, consider staying at their Regal Suite, complete with spacious interiors, large bay windows, and a private round bathtub in the middle of the room.
Hyatt Regency Delhi’s new restaurant Syrah is designed to fill the air with romance and sweep you with delicious dishes; this alfresco diner by the pool is ideal for a cosy brunch or evening meal. The menu will feature refreshing salads, expansive mezze platters, and smoky grills infused with spices in abundance. The best part? The Valentine’s Day package here starts at INR 4,300 plus taxes per person.
4. W Goa
Being in Goa for Valentine’s Day is considered romantic for many. This year, W Goa is elevating that experience further, courtesy a bouquet of special offers. The in-house pan-Asian restaurant, Spice Traders, will be offering a six-course menu paired with the ever-dependable aphrodisiac—wine. On the other hand, you can even opt for a candlelight dinner at a private room at the same restaurant, or The House of Red. Either way, a six-course meal paired with champagne and personalised decor is sure to make it a night to remember. Alternatively, lovers of the outdoors can sip on champagne, devour hors d’oeuvre, or gaze at the melting sunset with a romantic flick and unlimited popcorn atop Rock Pool, an outdoor bar above Vagator beach.
To step into the season of love, Four Seasons Hotel Bengaluru at Embassy ONE is offering couples a five-course dinner followed by an overnight stay and breakfast. For dinner, you and your partner can dig into scrumptious Indian and Western delicacies—paired with sparkling wine—at the outdoor Pergolas, or the Butterfly Garden. Alternatively, you can enjoy a lavish Asian affair at Far & East, courtesy Chefs Leong and Yonaha, or enjoy sweet nothings over tea and dainty lite bites like vanilla scones, beetroot salmon gravlax, macarons, and more at The Lobby Lounge. Post an indulgent meal, slip into a cosy slumber together with the hotel’s special stay offer paired with breakfast at INR 5,000 plus taxes.
An ideal romantic getaway is one among serene hill views, and Kasauli’s Baikunth Resort offers just that. Nestled within five-and-a-half acres of pines, this retreat creates the perfect ambience to soak in magnificent sunsets with your valentine. For a truly memorable getaway, opt for their Valentine packages that come with breakfast and dinner buffets, wine, bonfire, live music, and a special Special Valentine’s Day curated dinner buffet.
This Valentine’s Day, it’s going to be a weekend full of love at InterContinental Chennai Mahabalipuram Resort. The two of you can usher in the special weekend with a limousine drive to the scenic Eastern Coast Palm Shores followed by a rejuvenating spa session at the Amrtam spa here. Follow this with a walk to Tao of Peng, via a Kanchipuram sandstone bridge. Here, you can enjoy a seven-course meal—inspired by Yin and Yang—complete with a bottle of bubbly, before retiring to your private quarter.
This year, plan a romantic escape not too far from the bustling capital city. You can raise a toast to your love with a lavish offering, courtesy the stellar culinary team at Radisson Blu MBD Hotel Noida. When here, both of you can enjoy a romantic dinner, breakfast buffet, and a luxurious stay at INR 12,999.
Be pampered to an all-encompassing romantic getaway at The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel. Priced at INR 9,999, their Valentine’s Day Staycation comes paired with a couple’s accommodation, personalised in-room amenities, an à la carte dinner at Dilli 32 or Mei Kun, and a choice of two glasses of wine or pints of beer. If a formal meal isn’t your calling, you can enjoy a fun sundowner at Club Cuba Poolside.
K3—New Delhi’s Food Theatre at JW Marriott Hotel New Delhi Aerocity will be offering a lavish dinner buffet along with beverages for your special day. When here, you can choose to dine while watching the interactive live kitchens in action or under the stars at the restaurant’s alfresco space. For added romance, consider opting for rose champagne, premium spirits, and a special set up for the big night. If you’re hoping for opulence in abundance, the JW Cabanas have just what you’re looking for. The limited spaces will be offering a five-course gala dinner with a bottle of Dom Pérignon, free flow of premium spirits, and a special set up.
When at Ramada by Wyndham Chennai Egmore, you can create everlasting memories with a Valentine’s Day special package starting at INR 5,999 per night. Complete with an overnight stay at a deluxe room, complemented by a five-course meal at the elegant poolside restaurant, Boardwalk, you and your valentine are sure to have a great time.
Priced at INR 4,999, Wyndham Ahmedabad Shela’s Valentine’s Day package covers it all. You can start your day with a spa session worth INR 500, and follow it up with a romantic evening with a poolside candlelit dinner overlooking the city. The package also includes an overnight stay at a deluxe room or executive suite, paired with a breakfast buffet, fruit basket, and cookie platter.
By booking a stay at Delhi’s The Metropolitan Hotel & Spa on February 13 and 14, you and your valentine can enjoy a romantic sojourn complete with a special breakfast, gourmet dinner, a bottle of wine, special room amenities, and late check-out. Plus, you’ll also be eligible for a 20 per cent discount on food and beverages, all at a discounted rate of INR 7,495 plus taxes.
14. Trident Hotels
It’s raining staycations at Trident Hotels this Valentine’s Day. Understanding that you and your partner would like to spend some quality time together, the hospitality chain has unveiled stellar deals across its properties in India. Mumbai’s Trident Hotel, Nariman Point will be offering personalised experiences along with dedicated experiences for younger guests, as well as countless delicacies and spirits at Frangipani, The Opium Den, and The Verandah café. A similar all-encompassing affair awaits at Trident Hotel Gurgaon where—apart from the delicious dishes and rooms—you can also indulge in a 75-minute long Trident Signature therapy at their in-house spa.
At the brand’s Bandra Kurla counterpart, however, this romantic experience can be elevated by dining under the stars. For the special night, the team will curate a candle-lit dinner featuring a four-course degustation menu and a glass of champagne under the open skies. Alternatively, the two of you can opt for a high tea experience by the poolside.
At Trident Hotel Hyderabad, Valentine’s Day will be earmarked by scrumptious food. Expect an authentic Nizami fare at Kanak, world cuisine at Amara, gourmet Italian at Tuscany, and a laidback evening at Ninety Six, the Bar and the Cigar Lounge.
Irrespective of the city you choose, you can avail a 25 per cent discount on food and beverage, while also enjoying a complimentary breakfast on each day of your staycation.
At Amanbagh in Alwar, Rajasthan, consider toasting to your love by dining under the stars this Valentine’s Day. Picture innumerable candles blending with the sunset while a white curtained shamiana (tent) doubling as your canopy under the stars. Add in a private chef and personal musician for a whole new level of romance.