A Little Much

Break the Bank in the Name of Love with a $20K V-Day

In February, the Post Oak Hotel offers the staycation of a lifetime—with a price tag to match.

By Abby Ledoux January 30, 2019

The 5,000-square-foot Presidential Suite, plus much more—yours for $20,000.

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.

The Post Oak's "Women's Vitality Lounge" 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.

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