Love is in the air today. If you’re taking a Valentine’s Day trip to the hotel, don’t just think about rose petals on the bed and champagne on ice. Design can be seriously sexy. In honor of the month of love, Luxe Lavs contributors Angela Fairhurst and Natalie Compagno share some of the most romantic hotel bathroom designs.
Whether prepping for a night out, waiting for a lover, or simply enjoying a giant tub alone, these hotel bathrooms are sleek, sexy, and romantic to fit any desired experience.
Standing tall above the quaint, gingerbread buildings of Tallinn, Estonia is the Swissotel Tallinn, with magnificent views of the Baltic Sea and the twisty streets of Old Town. Music is Tallinn’s calling card. Grab your partner’s hand, duck into the Depeche Mode bar or disappear alone into the crowds at the Bach Music Festival where romance awaits. Whatever your music taste, you’ll find a controlled sound system in the bathrooms of the Swissotel for guests who prefer their melodies indoors, while soaking in a deep tub. We do. Bathroom waltzing apres tub anyone? The sensual bathroom design has warm brown mosaic tiles on the walls that makes skin glow off its reflection. The lighting is perfect—soft yet clear—and the vanity mirror is well-situated for preparing for an evening out. The floors in the bathroom are heated, as is the towel and bathrobe rack. A walk-in rain shower, sleek egg-shaped tub, and Pürovel Swiss bath products are also there for your indulgence.
Who doesn’t think great bathtubs are sexy? We found not one, but three stand-alone metal tubs at the Coworth Park Country House hotel. When you want to visit England without staying in the city, consider staying at this romantic Dorchester Collection hotel in Ascot, England. It’s high-end without the stuffiness . We fell in love with the estate, not because of the charming converted Stables or Cottages, but rather those copper bathtubs. What could be more out of a painting then a bare limb dangling out of a golden-hued tub? Built in 1775, the Dower House has views through high Georgian windows over trees, gardens, and parkland from the bath. Kent-based farm growers, Mitchell and Peach bath and body products are provided. The best luxury of all—you can hire a private butler upon request.
Role playing is always sexy. The Ciragan Palace Kempinski‘s Sultan Suite bathroom in Istanbul is the perfect place to feel like the ruler of Turkey for a night. The room itself is a palace; it’s one of the largest suites in Europe. The master bedroom has its own hand-made marble hamam with a private steam room, rain shower, and gold-plated crystal bath faucets fit for a king. We actually prefer the guest bedroom’s bathroom for romance. Ornate but cozy, this room is part boudoir, part bathroom. Slip into the stand alone porcelain tub with gold antique fixtures. Marble floors and walls surround the tub, and the thick lapis tapestry drapes held back by gilded ropes give a view of the Bosphorus. Call for your “servant” to help draw the bath, close the mahogany doors, and let the magic of Ottoman’s past inspire you.
Primland Resort in Dan, Virginia is deep in the Blue Ridge Mountains. It was the vision of Primland’s founder, Didier Primat, who created a place of immense beauty that offered guests a return to simple human pleasures of grace and sensuality. Our personal favorite bathrooms are in Blue Ridge Suites. The master baths feature imported European glass mosaic tile, finished with clean lines of Dornbracht fittings, plus BVLGARI bath products, plush robes, and slippers. The bathroom and lighting fixtures were specifically selected to be eco-conscious and energy and water efficient. After a day spent exploring and spotting the abundant wildlife of whitetail deer, wild fowl, songbirds, and stunning wild flowers, light some candles, slide into the deep soak, and…well, let’s just leave it to your imagination.
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By Angela Fairhurst and Natalie Compagno for PeterGreenberg.com