Last year I hosted a Singles Soiree and goodness did they come out of the woodwork. This Valentine’s Day, shockingly, I’m not single, yet I spent the majority of my adult life as a onesie. Somedays it was a good thing, somedays it was not so good.Â Many nights it was a great thing, other nights, meh. Not so great.Â Valentine’s Day ranks right up there with Halloween as one of my least favorite holidays and has earned that title for a several reasons. Let’s state the obvious: It is a holiday for lovers and couples and when you are the Princess of Singlehood, it’s not always easy to paint on a happy face when you are surrounded by television ads, retailers, and restaurants rewarding a plethora of twosomes for good behavior.Â As a single person, during the days and nights surrounding February 14th, you are often feeling left out and sometimes like you are a failure.Â The latter should never be the case, as it’s always better to be single and alone than in a relationship which is really just not meant to be.
And please do not, in any way shape nor form think that now that I am part of a dynamic duo, think that I love V-Day, because I still don’t.Â And actually, I think everyday should be treated like the Hallmark holiday.Â Realistically, I am aware that this is not the case for most and you have to take a moment to pay attention to each other, at least once a year, so to make it easier, let it beÂ on the most heartfelt pink and red rosey day of the year (and the anniversaries and birthdays, ok?).
Now that I’ve gotten that all out of the way, we at the Punch have received a slew of pitches and notifications on all that is sweet, soft, chocolate-filled and romantic in the metro area, so here’s the first of many to announce.Â We also will post a Roundup for you tomorrow.
Punch Partner Park Hyatt Washington, D.C.: Romance at the Park package
Couples will experience the ultimate in pampering as the hotelâ€™s exclusive â€˜bath butlerâ€™ creates a luxurious drawn bath complete with rose petals, bath salts, sparkling wine and truffles.
The Romance at the Park package offers spacious accommodations with a complimentary upgrade to a Premier Park Deluxe room, the largest deluxe rooms in the city at 618 sq ft.Â This delightful retreat also includes American breakfast for two, available in the Lounge or through In-Room Dining; dedicated in-house â€˜bath butlerâ€™ to provide a soothing drawn bath for two in the guestroomâ€™s spa-inspired, limestone tub, along with bath salts, tea lights and rose petals; decadent chocolate truffles; bottle of house sparkling wine; and a 2:00 pm late checkout.
Rates for the Romance at the Park package start at $259 per room, plus tax.Â For reservations, please call +1 800 778 7477 or visit www.parkhyattwashington.com.Â All hotel reservations are subject to availability and must be made in advance.
THE SUITE ROMANCE
For an extra sweet Valentineâ€™s Day, retreat to one of Park Hyatt Washingtonâ€™s expansive suites and indulge in a variety of lavish amenities.Â Available February 9 through February 19, 2012, The Suite Romance package celebrates the season of romance with a pampering coupleâ€™s massage, drawn bath, and hotel food & beverage credit.
With The Suite Romance package, enjoyÂ Valentineâ€™s Day with that special someone in a stylish Park Executive Suite, along with American breakfast for two in the Lounge or through In-Room Dining.Â Additional luxuries include the hotelâ€™s dedicated â€˜bath butlerâ€™to provide a calming, drawn bath in the suiteâ€™s limestone soaking tub with bath salts, tea lights and rose petals; amorous coupleâ€™s massage for two in hotel suite; decadent chocolate truffles; bottle of house sparkling wine; $150 food & beverage credit to use in the Lounge, Tea Cellar, award-winning Blue Duck Tavern restaurant or through In-Room Dining; complimentary overnight valet parking; and a late checkout of 2:00 pm.
Rates for The Suite Romance package start at $1,500, plus tax, for a Park Executive Suite.Â For reservations, please call +1 800 778 7477 or visit www.parkhyattwashington.com.Â All hotel reservations are subject to availability and must be made in advance.Â It is encouraged to book all spa appointments at least 48 hours in advance, by calling the hotel concierge at +1 202 789 1234.
Pamela Lynne Sorensen is the founder of Pamela’s Punch, a leading source of information for the “who, what, when, and where” of Washington, DC’s elite social, professional, and philanthropic scene, which she founded in November of 2006. In 2012 she launched Pacific Punch, based in Los Angeles. Pamela comes from an extensive background in sales and business development from a variety of industries, has been involved with charities and fundraising for a number of years and holds several Board and leadership positions. She currently resides in Arlington, Virginia and when she’s not out on the town, she’s reading or writing while sipping fine wine, or traveling the country and the world ISO adventures, beauty, fun, food, style, libations, music, and the good life. Follow her on Twitter at @pamelaspunch.