What's Floating Around

11 February 2019


Welcome to another week and yes, love is all around us this week, in anticipation of  14 February  and Valentines Day. Before those of an allergic nature start rushing off to ditch this festival of love and romance (singletons we salute you), there are some venues that really go that extra mile to mark the occasion, although if you have yet to book, you might struggle to get in!

Valentine’s Day is normally a time when hotels bump up prices to take advantage of one of the most commercial holidays of the year, and as the nation’s restaurants and hotels get booked up for the big day,  a few chains have launched special Valentine’s Day deals for couples looking to take a break –  they include the likes of Malmaison’s annual great bed, bubbles and breakfast offer and now another chain has got in on the act. Village Hotels has revealed a Valentine’s Day deal for couples looking for a last minute overnight stay which is available at over 30 hotels dotted across the UK and the deal includes a stay, meal and cocktails all from just £89 for two.

 However, if you are looking for something a little more quirky, then there’s a Valentine’s Day party happening at the stylish Radisson Clydeside hotel… and your dog is invite! Radisson RED Glasgow is teaming up with Dog Furiendly to host the event – which celebrates that special bond we share with our pooches.The evening  will be inspired by the romantic TAIL of two dogs in love, Lady and the Tramp and this of course  means spaghetti and meatballs (veggie options available) along with a glass of prosecco and possibly a water bowl for two!

The fabulous Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa, Newmarket’s luxury Hotel, restaurant and wedding venue, is also offering the perfect romantic experience for couples this Valentine’s Day. The Hotel’s award-winning restaurant, Squires, will be serving an exquisite 3-course set menu, complete with a complimentary glass of champagne on arrival, and for those looking to extend their Valentine’s getaway, the Hotel is introducing two luxurious Valentine’s Day packages which will be available throughout February ( so if you can’t book for the big day, don’t despair).  

The first of the Hotel’s offers is the Valentine’s Day package, which includes a 3-course dinner, an overnight stay in a Superior Room, a complimentary bottle of chilled Champagne and a box of luxury chocolates in your room on arrival, plus a full English breakfast. The Ultimate Luxury Valentine’s Day package features an upgrade to a Luxury Suite, chocolate dipped strawberries on arrival, and the inclusion of a bouquet of six red roses – how wonderfully decadent!

If you want to look at the stars, then the Bōkan, which means lighthouse in Old Saxon apparently,  is a nifty opener to impress a prospective date while dining at Canary Wharf’s namesake restaurant. Bōkan occupies the 37-39 floors of the Canary Wharf Novotel, a feat that surpasses any restaurant at The Shard, and, makes it one of London’s highest dining destinations. Far from your average hotel diner, this award-winning 2 AA Rosette restaurant towers above Canary Wharf and offers panoramic view over London, visible from almost every angle.

 Sending you all love, and have a great week – and please don’t forget if you need a venue for something a little more formal, our free venue finding service is available to help 24/7

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