They’re also doing an ice-wine/ice-skating combo that’s creative and fun. Either would be fine for a regular Valentine’s Day. But the James Chicago took our breath away with their James Propose Package, the highlight of which is a Van Cleef & Arpels ring. Private dinner…string quartet performance…penthouse digs. If it’s time for the big question, this one’ll get you a tres enthusiastic answer. Priced: too precious to print. Call if you’re serious.
Hot Getaway 5: Los Cabos
It ain’t the prettiest beach zone in the Mexico portfolio, but Los Cabos—made up of Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo, plus the hotel zone—is undeniably entertaining. Anything goes ( yes, we’ve road-tested this, and yes it is on YouTube), but unlike in similar destinations such as Vegas, you probably won’t wake up in the morning going, “How much do I regret last night? Let me count the ways.”
Where to Stay: Though there are wild spots like the ME and elegant getaways like Las Ventanas, we’re recommending a newcomer, Cabo Azul, for Valentine’s getaways. For one thing, it’s a villa property, with generously sized 1BR and up. For another, it’s in San Jose, which, though not by the beach, is infinitely more charming than Cabo. Finally, it’s new and as-yet undiscovered, and thus affords the serenity and privacy you need to achieve ultimate Valentine’s bliss. Which is, after all, the point.