Picture it: The wind whips your hair as you stand, hand-in-hand with your beau, on the Post Oak Hotel's private helipad, soon to be whisked away on an aerial night tour of the city. Downtown's distinct skyline glitters at eye-level, and for 45 minutes, you're taking it all in.
Before that, back at the hotel, you repose in a monogrammed robe at the palatial, just-opened spa (aptly called The Spa), where a Rituals of the Five Worlds couple's treatment—two hours of massage, body stretching, muscular tension release, cranial acupressure, foot reflexology, and aromatherapy—awaits you.
Later, it's up to the 5,000-square-foot Presidential Suite, where visiting celebrities and dignitaries before you have doubtlessly laid their heads. The luxe, two-bedroom retreat has its own living and dining areas, a fitness room, outdoor terrace, and—for the discreet—private elevator access.
It's that terrace where you'll sup at sunset on a private dinner and wine pairing from award-winning Executive Chef Jean-Luc Royere and Master Sommelier Keith Goldston. In the morning, breakfast in bed is a must, accomplished with your $100 credit for room service—or, should you rather show off your date, a meal at Bloom & Bee.
Of course, you won't leave empty-handed. A hand-drawn script "Love" necklace in 14-karat white gold with white gold pavé-set diamonds is the ultimate party favor.
All told, your night of passion cost you $20,000—nearly the price of a year at UH or a seven-week stay in a standard Post Oak room—but what's a little splurge in the name of romance?
The over-the-top lavishness that is the Post Oak's Valentine's Package is available throughout February only and can be booked by calling 362-227-5002. And, if you need a date, this writer humbly offers herself for the cause.