How To Live Your Best Valentine’s Day at The St. Regis Abu Dhabi

By GQ Middle East
10 February 2019
The St. Regis Abu Dhabi
The St. Regis Abu Dhabi
Your key to success on February 14 is to cover all the classic romantic bases. Here’s how – and where – you can do it

Valentine’s Day is a tricky celebration at the best of times. Exhaustive research has told us that a card and some supermarket flowers no longer cut it, so whether a first date or a 21st, much rests on getting this one right. Thankfully, GQ Middle East is here to help.

To our mind, there are four main pillars when it comes to February 14 success. Hit just one of these key points and your good grace is assured – at least until the next birthday pops up (best get that one in your diary now).

Thankfully, it just so happens that you can achieve a major Valentine’s Day victory at The St. Regis Abu Dhabi. Cover one for solid success, hit all three for sheer amazement.

Azura Upper Deck The St. Regis Abu Dhabi

1. The date with a view
Your Valentine’s Day go-to is traditionally a romantic meal, but the way we look at it, if you add an amazing view into that bargain then you’re golden. Also, if the conversation runs dry, you’ve got something to talk about (see, all eventualities covered). The St. Regis Abu Dhabi has a number of options that excel here. Whether a Glittering Valentine’s Day on the Beach (a four-course dinner in a beach igloo on a 200-metre private beach to the backdrop of the AD skyline) or a Rosé Night at Azura Panaoramic Lounge (a four-course set menu, free flowing rosé, grape, bubbly and a sunset view of Abu Dhabi Corniche), it’s your perfect evening home run.

Abu Dhabi Suite Spa - The St. Regis Abu Dhabi

2. The spa treat
Another classic, the spa date is a thoughtful touch that allows for a well-earned spot of R&R. There are two great options at The St. Regis Abu Dhabi that range from an amazing Luxury Couples Massage at Remède Spa overlooking the Arabian Gulf – followed by a bottle of bubbles and some chocolate strawberries, to an all-out VIP Spa in the Sky experience. Here, you’ll arrive in the hotel’s Bentley before spending the day in the stunning Abu Dhabi Suite – the world’s highest suspended suite – enjoying a whole host of tailor-made treatments by a team of wellness experts. Once sufficiently pampered you’ll enjoy a three-course meal in the suite… all of the while 255 metres off the ground.

The Terrace -  The St. Regis Abu Dhabi

3. The romantic meal
The classics are so-called for a reason, so if you’re looking for some old-school style then try the four-course dinner at Villa Toscana. Here you’ll enjoy some great food and drink in one of the most romantic restaurants you can find. If you’d prefer to try some of the finest seafood in the region, perhaps go for the Eros Seafood Supper at The Terrace on the Corniche.

Supper on the helipad -  The St. Regis Abu Dhabi

4. The unexpected gesture
So, while it might sound tough to top the VIP Spa Experience in the Sky when it comes to all-out effort, how about you take things up a notch – literally – by enjoying a Valentine’s Sunset Supper on the Helipad. Live music, free-flowing bubbles and canapés and the best view in the city. Now if that doesn’t impress…

For more details on all Valentine’s Day experiences visit: marriott.com