There’s no better time and place for romance than winter in New York City. With crisp air, the sparkling skyline, and plenty of cozy date night destinations from which to choose, the city provides a picture-perfect backdrop for a memorable Valentine’s Day.
Guests at Lotte New York Palace need not travel far in search of the city’s most intimate Valentine’s Day options. Midtown East is bustling by day but refined and quiet by night, providing a reprieve from the city’s always-on atmosphere. The neighborhood features a number of romantic destinations, including only-in-New York activities and acclaimed dining spots.
Plan your romantic evening with Lotte New York Palace’s list of the best Valentine’s Day ideas in NYC.
Ice Skating at Rockefeller Center
It may sound cliché, but a trip to The Rink at Rockefeller Center is classically romantic way to spend an evening in New York City. Once the holiday season is over, the crowds migrate away from Rockefeller Center, leaving the rink and the surrounding Art Deco buildings as a calm oasis in the heart of the city. The easiest way to ensure you avoid lines and delays at the rink is to make skating reservations online through the VIP Igloo program.
After your romantic time on the ice, head indoors to The Sea Grill for one of the city’s best high-end dining experiences. The restaurant provides signature New York refinement with a contemporary polish, compliments of Adam Tihany’s airy interior design and executive chef Yuhi Fujinaga’s memorable menu. After-dinner drinks are just a short walk away at Trouble’s Trust, a sleek cocktail bar tucked beneath Lotte New York Palace’s Lobby Grand Staircase.
Tasting Menu Indulgence in Midtown
Some of New York City’s top restaurants pull out all the stops on Valentine’s Day to provide a dining experience that is intimate, unique, and above all else, romantic. Midtown Manhattan is home to many of the city’s best-regarded restaurants, many of which offer special tasting menus on Valentine’s Day.
Lotte New York Palace recommends considering the following Midtown Manhattan restaurants for Valentine’s Day dinner:
- Le Bernardin
- Gabriel Kreuther
- The Modern
- Sushi Yasuda
A Simply Special Evening at Lotte New York Palace
Featuring beautiful views and elegant, contemporary design details, Lotte New York Palace is the perfect place to reignite the spark and enjoy an evening with your most special someone.
The hotel’s three romance packages provide Valentine’s Day essentials such as macarons and champagne, along with luxurious extras like sweeping skyline views and complimentary room upgrades. The Sweet Valentine’s Retreat offer supplies delectable macarons, sparkling champagne, and spectacular views of St. Patrick’s Cathedral and the NYC skyline, along with a free room upgrade and 20% savings at the Lotte New York Palace Spa. View our February Month of Love Specials Here.
For an even more exclusive evening, consider Lotte New York Palace’s romance packages specially curated for the Champagne and Jewel Suite.
The Suite Escape offer provides the perfect setting for a toast to your love: the hotel’s Champagne Suite, a 5,000-square-foot triplex suite with curated art, luxury finishes and stunning skyline views. The package includes a special bottle of Dom Perignon champagne, a chef-prepared dinner for two, and an 80-minute couples’ aromatherapy massage – all in the comfort of your suite.
The Reignite the Spark(le) package offers the most romantic backdrop in New York City: Lotte New York Palace’s Jewel Suite. This 5,000-square-foot triplex penthouse suite, created in collaboration with acclaimed jewelry designer Martin Katz, comes with floor-to-ceiling city views and a private dinner with sommelier-chosen wine pairings in the suite’s grand parlor. To top it off, the Reignite the Spark(le) package includes the most romantic punctuation of all – an original Martin Katz-designed diamond microband ring of your own to take home.
For more information on the above packages please contact The Towers Suite Desk at +1 844-869-3769 or submit a specialty suite RFP form.
Have Ideas of Your Own?
Whether you’ve celebrated many Valentine’s Day holidays in New York City or are planning your first, we’d like to hear your favorite NYC Valentine’s Day date ideas! Leave a comment below to contribute to the conversation.