A romantic getaway is better than a romantic keep-away, where lovers chase vainly after giggling cherub hooligans as they toss a significant other overhead. Keep sweethearts safe with today's Groupon: for $139, you get a romance package including a one-night standard stay, champagne, a long-stemmed rose, and a $25 dinner voucher to Vivace! Ristorante (up to a $229 value) at the Renaissance Denver Hotel on Quebec Street.
Nestled within the arrestingly angular architecture of the hotel's A-shaped frame, the Renaissance's commodious quarters make a play for the lovebird dean's list with a flock of romantic embellishments. Paired-up paramours receive the singular salutation of a single long-stem rose and bottle of bubbly. Escape persistent stressors with the luxury linens, custom duvets, and overstuffed easy chairs inhabiting each room's cushy chambers, or re-enact surfing cop movies with a plunge into one of the hotel's two pools. Weekenders overwhelmed by the amount of zen-like relaxation can also take advantage of in-room multimedia options, including a flat-screen TV and iPod dock ready to set the mood with sultry tunes or audio book versions of Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing.
When not gazing longingly into one another's eyes, admirers can fix peepers on plates of hearty Italian heartthrobs thanks to a $25 credit good for breakfast, lunch, or dinner at Vivace! Ristorante, located on-site. Pair a bruschetta caprese's ($7) flavor-doused crispness with the buttery citrus bite of the pollo oreganato ($17), or split sweets including caramelized bread pudding ($6) and italian gelato and sorbet ($5) featuring authentic, slow-churned flavors infinitely preferable to the speedily churned flavors of bargain basement ice cream.
- Staff is wonderful-very polished and yet warm. From the doorman to front desk to housekeeping, all were alert, engaging, treating you like the most valuable guest. – mexiaddict, TripAdvisor
- I liked how they have a business center and a great Italian restaurant with very affordable prices. I loved their Tortelini [sic] with grilled shrimp drizzled with truffle oil. – Rick K., Yelp, 03/11/09