Abrams Top 10 Hotels for Sweethearts

1) Le Meridien At Beverly Hills, LA, CA.

For those looking for a romantic spot in the US, Abrams' number one choice is Le Meridien at Beverly Hills. Formerly the Hotel Nikko, Abrams describes the hotel as exuding European sophistication blended with Japanese serenity with the added romantic enhancement of Japanese-style "soak-tubs "in every room for secluded moments of complete relaxation. "Apparently, the producers of the film, 'Indecent Proposal,' starring Robert Redford and Demi Moore, and the television show, 'Sex and the City' agree since they both chose to shoot scenes for their productions at this hotel," Abrams notes. Click here to visit their web site

2) The Orchards, Williamstown, MA

The Orchards in Williamstown, Massachusetts, a 49 room European-style treasure, nestled in The Berkshire Mountains, Abrams describes as a "year 'round Valentine which abounds with in-room fireplaces, impeccable service from its European-trained staff, and romantic atmosphere that begins at the great stone gates at the entrance driveway.

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3) The Castle in Tarrytown, Tarrytown, NY

Abrams describes The Castle in Tarrytown as, "a step into Camelot. All that is missing is pageboys in silk tunics trumpeting the announcement of your arrival. Everyone who stays here will feel as if they are King Arthur and Guinevere!" Abrams concludes. Click here to visit their web site

4) Windjammer Landing, St. Lucia, British West Indies

Windjammer Landing in St. Lucia, BWI, is an easy favorite for those seeking romantic privacy in a tropical environment, according to Abrams.
Individual villas include private plunge-pools, sundecks, verandas, and every amenity. "The management will send a chef to your villa's kitchen to prepare and serve your romantic dinner if you opt to dine in rather than at the hotel's gourmet seaside restaurant," Abrams explains. "You could literally be there in total seclusion." Click here to visit their web site

5) Le Meridien Cancun, Cancun, Mexico

For those seeking total relaxation as a prelude to romance, Abrams lists Le Meridien Cancun, "where the pampering starts in the lobby!" Abrams states. "Even the décor is designed to relax your body, energize your spirit and capture the romance of the sun, sea, and sand. The spa services at the hotel are state-of-the-art and the multiple pools that terrace the property overlooking the sea provide opportunities for sweethearts to find their own quiet space. Click here to visit their web site

6) Le Meridien L'Habitation, St. Martin, French West Indies

St. Martin's Le Meridien L'Habitation , a sprawling seaside plantation-style hotel with 396 deluxe rooms and suites, is surrounded by acres of lush tropical gardens. "Just walking to breakfast is a romantic interlude," Abrams notes. Click here to visit their web site

7) Royal Solaris Caribe, Cancun, Mexico

For those looking for nightlife in an all-inclusive hotel with beachfront location and excellent dining, Abrams lists Cancun's 500 room deluxe Royal Solaris Caribe resort. "Every night, a Broadway-style show adds that sense of 'big date tonight' to a couple's romantic plans," Abrams explains. Click here to visit their web site

8) Avalon Reef Club, Isla Mujeres, Mexico

Avalon Reef Club, a brand new resort debuting on January 25, 2002, is on the tip of Isla Mujeres, Mexico where the condo style accommodations are on their own reef-front peninsula surrounded by the Caribbean Sea. Abrams states, "It's no wonder that this idyllic spot is perfect for sweethearts and honeymooners."

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9) Cap Caraibes, St. Martin, French West Indies

The 12-villa Cap Cariabes Hotel on Orient Bay, the most celebrated of St. Martin's 37 beaches, provides sweethearts with privacy in intimate surroundings and offers one and one-half miles of calm beach which is considered the St. Tropez of the Caribbean.

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10) The Arnos Vale Hotel, Tobago

The 29 rooms and suites of the Arnos Vale Hotel in Tobago, West Indies, has seen such distinctive honeymooning brides as Her Royal Highness Princess Margaret. The resort is nestled on the gentle slopes of a 450 acre tropical paradise resplendent with rare tropical birds and plants, secluded beach and coral reef. The property is steeped in history having once been a sugar plantation. The Old Plantation House serves as the hub for their traditional afternoon tea service which attracts unique tropical birds which come to be fed by hand. Click here to visit their web site

Stephanie B. Abrams