It is that time of the year again. Do you dread February, or look forward to it?
Chocolates hearts, greeting cards, lingerie, teddy bears, roses, wine, oysters, strawberries, love potions, ribbons and an overdose of pink and red!
Yes, it is that time of the year when Cupid plays havoc; and the entire world– from Tokyo to Timbuktu turns into a whole big, mushy Carnival.
The holiday’s roots lie in the ancient Roman festival of Lupercalia- a feast for fertility commemorated on February 15. It was Christian Pope Gelasius I who recast this pagan festival on February 14 as St. Valentine’s Day. Other stories extol the virtues of a priest who attracted the disfavor of Roman emperor Claudius II and was put to death. In a most ironic twist of fate, the story of St. Valentine is one not based on passionate or physical love, Eros (incidentally, he’s Cupid) but on agape (Christian love). St. Valentine was martyred for refusing to renounce his religion. Geoffrey Chaucer linked St. Valentine’s Day with romance in one of his poems:
“For this was on St. Valentine’s Day,
When every fowl cometh there to choose his mate.”
Let us not ramble on with the history. The bottom line is today Valentine’s Day has evolved from a day honoring a Saint to a day that celebrates love. Weather you like it or not, Valentine’s Day takes over as any festival.
By the way, fun fact, the Italian city of Verona, where Shakespeare’s lovers Romeo and Juliet lived, receives about 1,000 letters addressed to Juliet every Valentine’s Day? Phew, that’s a lot of letters to write by hand; thank god for emails and SMS!
Some people are funny about Valentine’s Day. They say it’s commercial and silly and propaganda, that you don’t need one day to show that you care etc. But there’s no taking away from the fact all this Valentine Day schmoodle lets you do one thing- to show the person you love that you think about more than any other. So in our busy calendar, there is this is one silly little day where you can make a fuss of someone who just makes your world that little bit better; acknowledge how much you appreciate having her/ him in your life. What’s so wrong with that propaganda on your agenda?
If you’re single with no strings attached, all this mushy mushy stuff does suck a bit, doesn’t it? Not anymore! Valentine isn’t restricted to the “mysterious” one. Grab your friends; get some great food and go out dancing– get set to paint the town red!! It is the theme colour anyways! Enjoy the chocolates, champagne, cheese and crackers. Have fun- it is meant for everyone!
For those bonded in holy matrimony, there’s really nothing wrong with keeping that spark of romance alive in your marriage. So why not show your partner that they’re still the stuff your dreams are made of?
Yup, it takes two to tango… but some practice to get the perfect arrangements in place. And yes, we’ve done it for you. So that Your Valentine woos don’t become Valentine woes! So for all the besotted, beloved or even the bereft, The Lalit presents a host of ‘wow’ Valentine options across all our properties. Take a peek and start planning…
Who wouldn’t want a romantic staycation in the same city? The Lalit New Delhi offers stay packages to suit every taste and wallet. Serenade your sweetheart under the stars at 24/7 Al fresco with unchained melodies of the violin, in a private Cabana and personalized butler service. Or treat your doting darling to a four-course Aphrodisiac menu at The Grill Room. Go the bold way, and do it with panache with poolside pyar! Opt for our pre-booked champagne and roses stay package– complete with bubbly, blooms and butler. And, of course, with these we’ll pour out so much wine, you can bathe in it if you want! With such an ambience, gourmet foods, and boundless pampering, believe us- your loved one will be talking about “the wonder of you” for a long time to come!
Aaaannd, while you’re at it, do NOT forget to take that purrrfect Valentine selfie with your loved one and post it for all your friends to see and ‘like’… or well, feel a tiny bit envious!
We’ll tell you why. Because we at The Lalit want to make sure your special moments are winnings moments with our SpecialMoments@TheLalit #Allforlove #Valentine contest. So log in and upload on Instagram or Facebook or both with hashtags galore, a selfie that captures the essence of that special moment of your Valentine date at any of our properties! Tag us on Instagram #Trending #fun, and the three couples that gets the maximum likes will be announced #winners! The first two winners get dining vouchers from The Lalit. The runner-up gets Rs. 1,000 voucher of Pastry Shop at The Lalit.
#selfie #hurry #date #ValentinesDay #planyourdate #win #Allforlove!
If party is your poison, make the most of the Valentine weekend. Make it a lucky Friday the 13th and start off the Valentine party early with dance, DJ and your darling! The uber-chic Kitty Su welcomes and entertains you and your betrothed with style; with some crazee love potions and portions menu. Not to mention some crazeee partying to take your breath away! Kitty Su’s famous for mood changes, so suit yourself. Make the most of mood services that Kitty Su offers through the many different rooms, each set with a separate tone- the Common Room, Salon, The Dressing Room or The List. So, if you’re looking for some serious partnered moves, or just living it up being fabulously single and dance the night away, Kitty Su is the hippest party destination to land!
The Lalit Ashok Bangalore offers a Moonlight Dinner and even a Love Cage for starry-eyed lovers… An intimate dinner in the secluded setting of a private cabana by the poolside, with five course decadent meal, starry skies because “you say it best when you say nothing at all” …need we really say more? And to capture this memorable Valentine for posterity, we’ve even arranged for on-the-spot photograph, presented in an exclusive The Lalit Frame for you to carry home.
You really “can’t help falling in love” with our Romantic Rendezvous Valentine dinner. And if you want to linger longer, the Valentine Stay Package also entitles you and your precious to a couple treatment at Rejuve – The Spa. Now, that’s a wonderful opportunity with steam! Wink wink!
And at Sutra, get love stung as the spirit of love takes over…you can feel it in your fingers, you can feel it in your toes, love is all around you, so come on and let it show…
Get it buzzing; and make it a night to remember with mocktails, music and masti! Escape into a phantasmagoria of music; lose yourself in the arms of your special loved one for a terrific tender twosome…
Reign with champagne at The Lalit Chandigarh!
A quintessential Valentine Date is never complete without sweets for your sweet. And we have just the thing. Rich red strawberries dipped in glistening ribbons of creamy smooth chocolate- so that you can savour the sweet, sour and tangy…much like relationships, don’t you think?
It comes with lavish buffet dinner at 24/7; accompanied by champagne, mocktails or wine, and our very own sparkling strawberry concoction on arrival. Wear your heart on your sleeve as you woo your Valentine with our four-course Prix Fixe Dinner at 24/7. Check out our bill of fare to accompany your billet-doux – after all, it is all about expressing love, isn’t it?
Alpha couples, this one’s for you.
This year, forget the clichéd red rose and heart-shaped candy (though we’ll arrange for those, too if you wish). Do something different that will leave more than empty chocolate wrappers and wilting flowers in its wake. Cruise out on the waves on a couple Jet Ski ride; head out on the swelling waters of the Arabian with a ‘cosy twosome’ day under the sun. Sure to earn you brownie points for an original idea! The Couple Jet Ski ride is part of our 2 nights stay package that also includes romantic Valentine’s Dinner at Sirocco Restaurant and access to DJ Night at Veri Feni.
Now isn’t’ that a truly exhaustive list?
Take your pick. Whether it is your first ‘Be mine, Valentine’ or your fiftieth ‘Forever mine, Valentine’, make your beloved feel extra-special with our impeccable arrangements!
So what are you waiting for? Pick up that phone and book right away.
We promise it will not be a hit and miss Valentine, but a hit with lots of kisses Valentine!!! 😉