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Surprise a Sweetheart with an Elegant Experience at The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge

January 18, 2012

Enjoy Overnight Packages, Special Menu at Gallery Restaurant, Champagne Tasting & Decadent Spa Treatments

The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge, a Luxury Collection Hotel, offers a romantic escape for Valentine’s Day. With overnight packages, a special prix fixe menu at Gallery Restaurant, a champagne tasting and a decadent pedicure at The Spa at Ballantyne, the hotel features memorable ways to treat someone special to an unforgettable experience.

Stay in a luxurious guest room with an upgrade to the next available room category (subject to availability at check in), and enjoy dinner in Gallery Restaurant, a 4pm late check-out and complimentary valet parking. Pricing starts at $279 for double occupancy. For reservations, please call 800-325-3589 (valid Thursday – Sunday).

Luxury Romance
This two-night package includes elegant accommodations, champagne, floral arrangement, daily breakfast in bed or in Gallery Restaurant and complimentary valet parking. Pricing starts at $249 inclusive for double occupancy. For reservations, please call 800-325-3589 (valid Thursday – Sunday).

Four-Course Menu at Gallery Restaurant
From Friday, February 10 through Tuesday, February 14, enjoy an intimate dinner at Gallery Restaurant. The four-course prix fixe menu features an entrée choice of Gallery’s flavorful filet mignon or Georges Bank lemon sole and for dessert, chocolate mousse cake or passion fruit crème brûlée. The menu is available for $65 per person (plus tax and gratuity). For reservations, please call 704-248-4100 or visit www.gallery-restaurant.com.

Champagne & Truffle Tasting
Savor different champagnes paired with decadent truffles on Friday, February 10 at 6pm. The cost is $30 per person. Space is limited and reservations are recommended at 704-248-4100.

Chocolate Indulgences at The Spa at Ballantyne
Throughout the month of February, chocolate inspired spa treatments are the way to spoil a sweetheart. The Coco-Luscious Facial uses the healing and repairing qualities of coconut milk and chocolate to reduce the appearance of fine lines and redness. This lavish facial is $115. Unwind with the Pure Decadence Massage, which incorporates chocolate serum and vanilla body oil for maximum bliss. This enriching massage is $125. The ultimate sweet indulgence for the feet, the Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Pedicure features a butter brulee soak, a sweet cream salt scrub, chocolate serum and the perfect nutrient mixture of strawberry fruit cells and whipped shea butter. A specialty cocktail adds to this multi-sensory experience. The cost of the pedicure is $70. Pricing does not include tax and gratuity. To make a reservation, please call 704-248-4141 or visit www.spaballantyne.com.

Gift Cards
Looking for the perfect present for Valentine’s Day? From a romantic getaway to a day of pampering at The Spa at Ballantyne, give the gift of an unforgettable experience with a gift card to The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge. This thoughtful and versatile gift card can be used for accommodations, spa, salon, golf, Dana Rader Golf School, dining and retail. Gift cards can be purchased for any amount at the hotel or online at www.theballantynehotel.com.

About The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge
The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge, part of Starwood’s The Luxury Collection, is a Forbes Four-Star and AAA Four-Diamond award-wining hotel located in Charlotte, NC. Featuring 214 elegant guest rooms, The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge also offers a four-bedroom Cottage and a Lodge group retreat with 36 spacious guest rooms. Guests can enjoy meeting and event facilities, spa, fitness, indoor and outdoor pools, golf, Dana Rader Golf School, tennis and dining at Gallery Restaurant. For the past two years, The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge has received the Tiffany Trophy, an annual award presented by The Luxury Collection to the hotel or resort with the highest overall guest satisfaction score in North America. The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge is owned by Bissell. For information and reservations, please contact The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge toll-free at 866-248-4824, or visit www.theballantynehotel.com. Like The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge at www.facebook.com/ballantynehotel or follow The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge at www.twitter.com/ballantynehotel.

About The Luxury Collection
The Luxury Collection® is a selection of hotels and resorts offering unique, authentic experiences that evoke lasting, treasured memories. For the global explorer, The Luxury Collection offers a gateway to the world’s most exciting and desirable destinations. Each hotel and resort is a unique and cherished expression of its location; a portal to the destination’s indigenous charms and treasures. Magnificent décor, spectacular settings, impeccable service and the latest modern conveniences combine to provide a uniquely enriching experience. Today, The Luxury Collection is a glittering ensemble of more than 75 of the world’s finest hotels and resorts in more than 30 countries in bustling cities and spectacular destinations around the world. The Luxury Collection includes award-winning hotels that continuously exceed guest expectations by offering unparalleled service, style and class in some of the most desired destinations in the world. All of these hotels, many of them centuries old, are internationally recognized as being among the world’s finest. For more information, please visit www.luxurycollection.com.