Switzerland is the top Valentine's spot this year, according to American travel blogger "Adventure Girl," aka Stephanie Michaels.
Adventure Girl has 1.5 million Twitter followers and has become a surprise hit in travel writing over the past year. After travelling exhaustively throughout 2009, she picked Swiss resorts in Zurich, Lucerne and Lausanne as the best places for Valentine's getaways, alongside properties in Germany, Mexico, China, Tahiti and the US.
Celebrity hotel Baur au Lac, which has hosted Michael Jackson, Elton John and Barbra Streisand was a favorite, as was Hotel Weggis and Ipare Spa on the banks of Lake Lucerne. Finally, the spectacular Beau Rivage Palace on the shores of Lake Geneva was praised, with Michaels praising the cuisine of Anne-Sophie Pic, the only female French chef to be awarded three Michelin stars.
Other picks include Bora Bora Nui, at the foot of Tahiti's Mount Pahia and complete with its own chapel. Asian hotels in Hong Kong and Macau are praised for their beautiful décor, amenities and technology, whilst Berlin's Hotel de Rome is described as a "place for sparks to fly all over again."
Romantic Hotspots for Valentine's Day
Chosen by Adventure Girl (Stephanie Michaels)
Hotel de Rome- Berlin, Germany - http://www.hotelderome.com
Hotel Baur au Lac- Zurich, Switzerland - http://www.bauraulac.ch
Hotel Weggis and Ipare Spa- Lake Lucerne, Switzerland - http://www.phw.ch
Beau-Rivage Palace- Lausanne, Switzerland - www.brp.ch
Dakota Mountain Lodge- Park City, Utah, USA - http://www.dakotamountainlodge.com
Bora Bora Nui- Bora Bora, Tahiti _ http://www.boraboranui.com
The Mira Hotel- Hong Kong, China - http://www.themirahotel.com
Hotel Sofitel at Ponte 16- Macau, China - http://www.sofitelmacao.com
Milliken Creek Inn & Spa- Napa, California, USA - http://www.millikencreekinn.com
Marquis Los Cabos Resort- Los Cabos, Mexico - http://www.marquisloscabos.com