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TRAVEL NOTES FOR VALENTINE'S DAY

Timothy Barber
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Fall in love in New York
You and your partner can enjoy some top quality pampering and fabulous food, along with the best of the Big Apple, at New York's famous slice of Upper East Side luxury, The Carlyle. In the swankiest city on Earth, it doesn’t get swankier than this Art Deco landmark on Madison Avenue. On Valentine’s Day, guests will enjoy a romantic aromatherapy couple’s massage at the spa, followed by a candlelit dinner at the Cafe Carlyle, where Tony Award-winning Broadway star Christine Ebersole will be giving an exclusive performance of some show-stopping numbers.
Valentine’s package from $1,395 (£860) per night, plus tax. www.rosewoodhotels.com.

Find romance in the countryside at the Four Seasons
Those celebrating Valentine's Day with a stay at the Four Seasons Hotel in Hampshre will enjoy a romantic gift from the hotel with a difference – a pair of red Hunter wellies. That’s to help with wandering around the acres of rolling countryside in which the hotel sits. Once you return you can kick the wellies off and enjoy an afternoon in the spa before an extravagant dinner. An extra bonus – there's a complimentary late check-out of 6pm on the 15th, so you can make the most of your time in bed.
From £195 per room. www.fourseasons.com/hampshire

Frolic in London’s fashionable boutique hotels
If you're looking to stay in London but still want a romantic place to stay, trendy boutiques The Soho Hotel and Haymarket Hotel have some tempting offers. At the latter, you'll find a complimentary bottle of bubbly and chocolate-dipped strawberries on arrival and enjoy a three course dinner for two, a champagne breakfast and a late checkout – prices from £415. At The Soho Hotel you can settle down for a screening of that classic lovers' film Breakfast at Tiffany's in the private screening room and enjoy dinner, breakfast and a bottle of champas also – prices from £460. To book visit www.firmdale.com