Diamonds Are a Couples’ Best Friend

AAA showcases romantic getaways  and delicious dining at Four Diamond properties

Phoenix. Feb. 4, 2013. There’s no better way to surprise your loved one this Valentine’s Day than with a diamond - a AAA Diamond-rated getaway, that is. Arizona is home to nearly 70 AAA Four Diamond properties, many of which are offering special packages for one of the most romantic days of the year.

“From having a director of romance on staff to preparing aphrodisiac menus, Arizona’s Four Diamond properties are known for pulling out all the stops,” said Linda Gorman, director of communications and public affairs for AAA Arizona. “AAA has taken the work out of planning a Valentine’s Day surprise by highlighting offerings at some of these properties perfect for a romantic rendezvous.”

The following are AAA’s picks for local Valentine’s Day packages* that are sure to get your heart racing:

  • Be Mine Valentine Package at Royal Palms Resort, Phoenix. Celebrate the one you love with a royal “Romantication” to remember. This package starts at $575 per couple and includes one night’s accommodations, a special three-course dinner for two in T.Cook’s, a rose-petal turndown, Champagne, chocolate-covered strawberries and truffles. Valid Feb. 14-16, 2013. For reservations call 800-672-6011.
     
  • Love at Loews Ventana Canyon, Tucson. Nestled against a backdrop of the Santa Catalina Mountains, this resort offers a picture-perfect escape for romance. This package starts at $209 per couple per night and requires a three-night stay. It includes: room accommodations, a $100 food and beverage credit for room service or at the resort’s restaurant, Champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries. Valid for guests arriving Feb. 14-16. For reservations call 800-234-5117.
     
  • Amour Package at L’Auberge de Sedona. Cozy up together indoors with the resort’s in-room fireplaces while taking in the surrounding views. This package starts at $300 per couple per night and requires a two-night minimum booking. It includes: lodge or cottage room accommodations, a $170 dinner credit and $36 breakfast credit for L’Auberge Restaurant on Oak Creek, Champagne, strawberries and an outdoor shower butler service. For reservations call 855-905-5745.
     
  • Andalusia Package at the Sedona Rouge Hotel and Spa, Sedona. Enjoy red rock views in this luxury hotel with a Mediterranean design. This package starts at $810 per couple and includes: two nights’ accommodations in a premier guest room, Champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries, a 60-minute couples massage, $100 dining credit and one-hour yoga class for two. Valid through Feb. 28, 2013. For reservation 928-203-4111.

If a weekend away is not written in the stars this Valentine’s Day, consider wining and dining your sweetheart at one of these Four Diamond restaurants**

  • Cork, Chandler. Savor the New American Cuisine with a four-course, pre-fixe Valentine’s Day menu for $75 per person. For reservations, call 480-883-3773.
     
  • Il Terrazzo, Scottsdale. Enjoy a three-source, pre-fixe menu for just $49 per person at this restaurant located at The Phoenician. For reservations, call 480-423-2530.
     
  • Quiessence, Phoenix. Quiessence is for lovers this Valentine’s Day. And for $79* per person, you can indulge in a four course pre-fixe menu with your one and only. For reservations, call 602-276-0601.

AAA is a full service travel agency and the largest leisure travel agency in the U.S. For more information on AAA’s Diamond rating system, visit AAA.com/diamonds.

AAA Arizona, the Arizona affiliate of AAA, provides automotive, insurance and travel services to more than 825,000 Arizona members. Annually, AAA’s Roadside Assistance responds to more than 450,000 calls for help on Arizona roadways. The auto club also provides insurance, travel, auto repair, discounts and financial services to AAA members. Since its founding in 1927, AAA Arizona has been a leading advocate for the safety and security of all travelers.

*All rates subject to change and availability.
**Reservations required. Tax and gratuity not included.