Most of us don’t get to spend as much time with our close friends as we’d like, so when you’re all able to set aside your commitments and take a vacation together, it’s a good excuse to indulge. If you want to add a little extra glamour and elegance to your next girlfriend getaway, here are a few luxury hotels for girlfriend getaways that are worth the splurge.
Loews New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA
The chic hotel strikes the perfect balance between modern facilities and old-world New Orleans charm. The guestrooms are bright and spacious, with decor inspired by the city’s blend of Creole, colonial French and West Indies cultures. The local photography hanging on the walls, mixed-wood accents, and goose-down comforters are all selling points, but the real highlight of these rooms are the large windows that offer panoramic views of the Mississippi River or the New Orleans skyline.
The hotel also has an on-site spa, where you and your friends can unwind with massages, manicures, pedicures, or facials. Located three blocks away from the city’s famous French Quarter, this hotel is a great base for exploring the city. If you feel like staying close to home, you can still experience a little New Orleanian culture with live jazz in the lobby lounge on weekends (voted one of the prettiest places to get craft cocktails in NOLA) and Creole food at Café Adelaide. Loews New Orleans offers a special “Girlfriends Getaway” package for up to four people, which includes a two-night stay, welcome cocktails, as well as late check-out and some other goodies.
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Four Seasons Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
The Four Seasons Las Vegas is the best of both worlds if you and your friends want to experience a little of Las Vegas’s wild entertainment, yet also carve out some time to relax. Situated on the top floors of Mandalay Bay, the hotel’s location feels tranquil and removed, yet it’s only a short walk from the Strip. The hotel’s spa offers body bronzing, facials, manicures, pedicures, and other holistic treatments, and there are numerous upscale restaurants found on-site.
Located at the southern end of the Strip, many guestrooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows with dramatic views that stretch over the entire Strip. In addition to having access to the casinos, pools and other facilities of Mandalay Bay, there are private recreation areas for Four Seasons guests, including an 8,000-square-foot pool and two whirlpools, surrounded by lush landscaping.
Hotel Giraffe, New York
NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Hotel Giraffe is a boutique hotel located in New York’s Flatiron neighborhood. Its location between Midtown and Downtown gives your group access to numerous neighborhoods, with Union Square and Chelsea within walking distance, as well as Madison Square Park found only a block away. The guestroom decor is European-inspired, with velveteen chairs, black-and-white vintage photography, and French doors leading onto balconettes. During the summer, the hotel’s Rooftop Garden is a beautiful place to sip cocktails in the evening while enjoying views over the city.
All guests get to enjoy a complimentary breakfast spread every morning (which, of course, includes New York bagels with cream cheese), as well as wine and cheese in the evening. The hotel offers packages aimed at girls vacationing together, such as the Suite Escape package, which includes a suite with a separate living room, as well as a welcome gift of Prosecco and chocolates. There’s an added incentive for Sex and the City fans: The hotel’s Penthouse Piano Suite was featured in Sex and the City: The Movie as Mr. Big’s apartment.
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