With Valentine's Day just around the corner, the NH Hotel Group rounds up what's happening at some of its five-star properties in Northern Europe for a Valentine's escape to remember. From love-inspired menus and complimentary gifts to couples' massage packages, here is why these NH Collection properties (the Group's upper upscale brand) offer the perfect base for a relaxing mini break.
The Czech capital, with its charming alleyways and centuries-old landmarks including Prague Castle (the world's oldest castle) and its adjacent Golden Line dotted with tiny fairy tale-looking houses, makes a great background for a romantic stroll this Valentine's. The five-star NH Collection Prague Carlo IV, set in a Neo-Renaissance palace on the border of Prague's Old and New Town, with Old Town Square and other major sights just a few minutes on foot, is conveniently located for relaxing after exploring.
The hotel boasts one of the biggest wellness spas in the city and, for the whole month of February, there is a special couples' spa package giving romantic duos three massages to choose from (aroma, lava or Swedish), plus prosecco after their treatment. Additionally, at the hotel's 1890 Restaurant & Bar, there will be a love-inspired seasonal menu from February 10 to February 19 with dishes including Lobster Bisque and Duck Foie Gras.
From scenic rides on a tandem bicycle along the canals to cosying up in the small, hidden 'hofjes' courtyards, there is so much to see and do in Amsterdam for a Valentine's Day to remember. Dating back to the 16th century, the five-star NH Collection Amsterdam Doelen is the oldest hotel in Amsterdam and perfect for couples looking to combine romance and history.
Located on the banks of the Amstel river in the heart of the historic centre, the property has seen its share of renowned guests including The Beatles, Queen Victoria and Empress Elisabeth of Austria (Empress Sisi), who was a regular guest at the hotel and has a suite named in her honour. Those staying at one of the hotel's suites on Valentine's Day will receive a complimentary package including flowers to set the ambience for celebrating with their other half, as well as details of the romantic story of Empress Sisi in Amsterdam.
There will also be a special three-course Valentine's Day menu available for €54 per person and a selection of Valentine's cocktails at the bar, including Kir Royale and Passion Fruit Martini. Winter in Copenhagen is all about 'hygge'. There isn't a direct translation, but it is best described as spending time in a cosy atmosphere with those you love… ideal for a romantic escape!
The five-star NH Collection Copenhagen is perfectly located next to the harbour, with easy access to the rest of the city. This captivating hotel, in a sustainable gold-certified building, maintains many of the modernist flourishes from its 1950s design, with most rooms decorated with Scandinavian elegance and offering beautiful views of the city or harbour.
For Valentine's Day, the hotel is offering a package that includes an assortment of seasonal homemade sweets by the Pastry Chef, snacks and fruits, a bottle of cava, a personalised card, a bouquet of flavours and preserved rose petals for guests to take home.