If you’re looking to rekindle the love and passion of your wedding day, perhaps decades later (or even refresh the magic of a Covid-era wedding), these hotels have innovative options ready to go. employment. As Valentine’s Day approaches, travelers are looking for creative gift ideas to give to their loved one. From chocolate-themed spa treatments to the most romantic getaways, pent-up travel demand caused by the Covid-19 pandemic has people ready to get out and explore safely with their loved ones. Or maybe you just want to travel the world on your own with a year-long all-expenses-paid trip?
Whether you’re looking to pamper yourself or re-express your love to someone, here are some of the best hotels to renew your vows this winter.
Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas
Have you ever considered an underwater wedding or vow renewal ceremony? Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas can make it happen in heaven (actually, below). A private dive instructor guides the happy couple to a tranquil lagoon or other dive location of their choice for the ceremony, which can include a ring exchange and the signing of a marriage certificate. Also included is Anantara’s signature ‘Dining by Design’ dinner, prepared by the chef anywhere in the resort chosen by the couple. Professional hairstyling, a champagne toast, an intimate wedding party curated by the resort’s “sleep guru,” and a champagne breakfast in bed the next morning are all part of the package.
Conrad Bora Bora Nui, French Polynesia
Go totally tropical at Conrad Bora Bora Nui in Tahiti. Polynesian musicians and dancers can serenade you before, during or after any ceremony. Along with all the “expected,” like champagne toast, couple’s spa treatments, and private dinners on the beach, the happy couple can arrive at their ceremony in style. The resort can arrange a traditional outrigger canoe, beautifully adorned with flowers, to take couples to and from the special event. If you go, don’t forget to take advantage of the Hilton Honors Bonus Points promotion this winter.
Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo
If you don’t have time to venture to the Indian or Pacific oceans, Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo has its own underwater wedding and vow renewal packages. The staging under the waves is adorned with an altar decorated with amphorae. When finished, the happy couple enjoy cocktails and lunch on the beach. Thrill seekers or those who love diving will find a unique way to express their undying love here, which they can watch later as the underwater ceremony is filmed as a memorial keepsake. The property is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World, and guests can earn and redeem I Prefer Hotel Rewards points.
Sandals Resorts Free Vow Renewals
Couples who book at least five rooms to one Sandals complex for their group are eligible for a free vow renewal ceremony managed by on-site planners. The package includes music, flowers, cakes, decorations, cocktails, table settings, seating and the perfect setup in the gardens or on the beach. After a professional photo, the happy couple can celebrate with loved ones or head to Red Lane Spa for a discount on couple treatments.
Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita Riviera Maya, Mexico
This resort offers a traditional temazcal ceremony for the renewal of vows that allows couples to experience an ancient regional ritual. Led by an “intercessor” or healer, the hour-long offering begins with a blessing before guests enter the space filled with hot stones, aromas and herbal vapors. Although temazcal is not specifically related to weddings, it is a special way to renew your love with someone and in front of others in a distinctive way. The resort is part of World of Hyatt’s growing portfolio of all-inclusive properties, which means you can take advantage of the latest loyalty promotion when visiting.
Kimpton Nine Zero Hotel, Boston
A wedding cake and ceremony with an officiant are part of this bridal package at the Kimpton Nine Zero Hotel in Boston. It also includes a flower arrangement, one night in the Penthouse Suite, private dinner and breakfast for two, and a Prosecco toast. Customers can also book their own tailor-made elopement package.
The Post Oak Hotel in Uptown Houston
Climb to the roof for that special moment at The Post Oak Hotel in Houston. The 35th floor of the hotel is home to the helipad where guests can coordinate a special citywide vow renewal ceremony before taking to the skies in a private helicopter to celebrate the moment in style. Rose petals and a bottle of champagne are part of the romance on the top floor. Those afraid of heights, however, should probably stick to a ceremony on dry land.
Wave Resort, Long Branch, New Jersey
Wave Resort & Spa in Long Branch, New Jersey, offers a vow renewal program designed to give people an extra spark. The package includes ceremonies presided over by an ordained minister, flowers, a wedding cake and an on-site photographer. The renewal of vows would last half an hour with a 2.5 hour party and overnight stay to follow. I Prefer Hotel Rewards members will appreciate that this hotel is part of Preferred Hotels & Resorts.
$5 million buyout at the Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas
Perhaps the most luxurious vow renewal of all is at Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas where well-heeled customers can splurge on a $5 million hotel buyout. The deal includes the entire event coordinated by celebrity wedding planner, Andrea Eppolito. The couple and their guests will be flown in by private plane with an on-site meal run by a well-known chef. Designed as a wedding package, but available for vow renewals, the jaw-dropping price also includes a seven-night honeymoon at any Waldorf Astoria property worldwide with first-class flights to get there. return and a return visit to Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas on the couple’s anniversary. Don’t forget to earn Hilton Honors Points in the process; this one will rack up a lot!