Many couples who have not planned a mini–vacation during Valentine’s Day will be spend in clubs or in a restaurant, mentioned representatives of FPTR.
1. Royal Penthouse Suite, Hotel President Wilson, Geneva
US$65,000 per night
The Royal Penthouse Suite at the Hotel President Wilson Hotel, which has panoramic views of Lake Geneva and Mont Blanc.
With bulletproof doors and windows, it’s the perfect safehouse for visiting heads of state, or privacy-conscious celebs.
Taking up the entire top floor of the hotel, the suite has its own private elevator to whisk guests to an apartment with 12 rooms, which hold a Steinway grand piano, billiard room, library and private fitness center.
2. The Presidential Suite, The Raj Palace Hotel, Jaipur, India
US$45,000 per night
This positively palatial suite was a former Maharaja’s residence. At nearly 1,500 square meters, the suite is one of the biggest in Asia, and comprises a four-floor apartment lavishly decorated in gold leaf, stucco, ivory and mirror work.
With a private roof terrace and swimming pool offering panoramic views of the pink city of Jaipur, and its own private museum, there seems little reason to leave.
3. Ty Warner Penthouse Suite, Four Seasons Hotel, New York
US$41,836 per night
This 400-square-meter penthouse tops the entire top floor of this magnificent hotel, offering a 360-degree view of the Manhattan skyline.
The nine-room suite is the brainchild of designer Peter Marino, architect IM Pei and the hotel’s owner Ty Warner (the billionaire creator of the Beanie Babies).
It sports fabrics woven with platinum and gold, an indoor-outdoor Zen garden, a stupendous chandelier, the services of a personal butler, personal trainer/therapist and private chauffeur.
4. Penthouse Suite, Hotel Martinez, Cannes, France
US$37,500 per night
On the Croisette, Hotel Martinez has a Michelin-starred restaurant, piano bar and huge private beach.
Decked out in art deco style, you’ll have a sitting room, dining room, two bedrooms, two bathrooms with hammam, shower, spa bath, dressing room and sauna at your disposal, as well as a huge terrace overlooking the Bay of Cannes.
5. Hugh Hefner Sky Villa Palms Resort, Las Vegas
US$35,487 per night
The Hugh Hefner Sky Villa, high in the Palms’ Fantasy Tower, is fitted out with everything Playboy: racy artwork selected by Hef himself, a huge, rotating circular bed and an indoor pool, branded with the Bunny logo, leading to a hair- — and libido- — raising cantilevered spa bath high above the Strip.
This 836-square-meter, two-bedroom pad also includes an orgy-sized bathtub, bar and poker table and an indoor waterfall.
The eye-watering price doesn’t include breakfast — or Bunnies.
6. The Royal Villa, Grand Resort Lagonissi, Athens
US$34,356 per night
With a butler, private chef and pianist at your beck and call, there’s little need to lift a finger — except to sip martinis — when you stay at this three-bedroomed villa.
When you’re feeling more active you can also take advantage of an indoor pool, outdoor heated pool and gym, as well as a steam bath and massage room.
There’s also a nearby private marina and beach.
7. Presidential Suite, Hotel Cala di Volpe, Sardinia, Italy
US$32,736 per night
Perfect for sun-kissed networking, the Presidential Suite overlooks the sparkling brine of the Costa Smeralda. Billed as one of the most gorgeous suites in the world, this three-bedroom luxury pad stands above the rambling towers and pantile roofs of the luxury Porto Cervo resort.
An understated blend of Mediterranean style and sensational bay views, the suite also has its own pool on the private roof terrace, along with a wine cellar and outdoor gym.
8. Villa La Cupola Suite, Westin Excelsior, Rome
US$30,000 per night
For the ultimate in La Dolce Vita, check into the stunning Villa La Cupola suite in Rome’s Westin Excelsior.
One of the largest in Europe, the suite is inspired by ancient Rome, with extensive use of marble, stained glass and frescoes. There’s a gorgeous wraparound terrace where you can soak up the sun, a private spa with sauna, whirlpool and steam bath, as well as private cinema.
9. Ritz-Carlton Suite, Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo
US$26,300 per night
At 300 square meters, the Ritz-Carlton Suite has many of the usual big suite highlights — Frette linen sheets, an oversized marble bathroom, huge beds, flat-screen TVs and individual rain shower booths.
The clincher is the fact that it tops the tallest skyscrapers in Tokyo and has proposal-worthy views over the Imperial Palace, Roppongi Hills and Mount Fuji.
10. Royal Towers Bridge Suite, Atlantis, Bahamas
US$25,000 per night
This 10-room suite with gold sofas, cushions, gilt mirrors and chandeliers is enough to make minimalists break out in hives. This is shameless glamour.
The grand foyer dazzles the eye with an elaborate floor made of four kinds of marble. The 15-meter-long living room holds a baby grand piano. The vast entertainment center comes with a full-service bar.
Throw in the eye-popping balcony views, and a butler, and this is no ordinary pad.
ANAT required VAT to drop from 24% to 9% and to be applied to all the restaurants and not only to the touristic packages.
This measure would result in both lower prices and, especially, would make all restaurant owners to pay VAT in a sector where there is an evasion of 50%, according to ANAT.
Starting with March 1, in case the seller refuses to issue and give receipts, the buyer might not pay the services, taking into account that an untaxed service is nothing but a violation of law. Therefore, the buyer can keep the good without paying it anymore if the trader refuses to issue receipts, according to the Ministry of Finance.
The government has recently reduced VAT on travel packages that include accommodation plus one or more meals a day, a decision that made the hoteliers promise to lower the prices. Burcea believe that if VAT would be reduced also to restaurants, the prices will be lower, and it would be more accessible to clients, including the Romanian and foreign tourists, on the other hand would have an effect of reducing the tax evasion.