Island Hotel Has Re-created the Art of Woo-ing for Valentine’s Day

The Island Hotel in Newport Beach should be your go-to place for romance galore this coming February 14. There’s a sensational Timeless Valentine’s Package; a spectacular Five-Course Menu Designed for Him & Her; a more than soothing Kai Pua Spa Ritual; and a seductive dessert buffet throughout the month of February – all awaiting couples who want to woo-woo.


Timeless Valentine’s Package – an amazing experience with a gift of time

  • Luxurious Suite Accommodations
  • His and Hers Matching Baume & Mercier Watches from Traditional Jewelers
  • Champagne, Chocolates and Two Dozen Roses on arrival
  • Kai Pua Ritual for Two at the Island Spa followed by Champagne and chocolate truffles
  • Five-Course Dinner for Him & Her either at Palm Terrace or in Guest Suite
  • Valet Parking



Timeless Valentine’s Package is available throughout the month of February, starting at $4,500 and based on double occupancy (tax and gratuities not included). Retail value of total package is $5,600. For reservations, please call, toll free, 1-888-321-4752.

Romance Package

  • Luxurious Accommodations, with a complimentary upgrade to the next room category
  • Champagne and Chocolates upon arrival




Island Hotel Romance Package is valid throughout 2009. Rates start at $355 per night, based on double occupancy (tax and gratuities not included).


 Five-Course Tasting Menu Created for Him & Her by Executive Chef Bill Bracken
Starting with a bottle of Champagne. Feeding each other during the meal is encouraged.
1st Course – For Her: Chilled Dungeness Crab with Grilled Asparagus
For Him: Panko-Crusted Dungeness Crab Cake with Caviar
2nd Course – For Her: Warm Cauliflower & Celery Root Soup and Beet & Mâche Salad
For Him: Roasted Mushroom Soup and Foie Gras & Duck Slider
3rd Course – For Her and Him: Shrimp and Winter Truffle Risotto with Parmesan Chips
4th Course – For Her: Butter-Poached Maine Lobster with Peas, Lemongrass and Ginger
For Him: Pan-Roasted and 30-Hour Braised Veal with Squash Ravioli
5th Course – For Both: “Cocoa Lounge” dessert buffet

Saturday, February 14, 2009, $250.00 per couple, exclusive of tax and gratuity. Dinner served from 6:00 to 10:00 pm. For reservations, please call (949) 760-4920.

Cocoa Lounge Dessert Buffet During The Month of February
For the ultimate dessert experience, any guest who orders a two- or more-course dinner at Palm Terrace Restaurant during the month of February is invited to receive complimentary entrance into the heavenly Cocoa Lounge – a dessert buffet featuring the scrumptious creations of Executive Pastry Chef Michael Owens. For any guests, who would like to indulge in desserts only, visits to the Cocoa Lounge Dessert Buffet are $18 per person, tax and gratuities not included.

Palm Terrace Lounge is the perfect place to launch or wrap-up your Valentine’s Day celebration with talented and popular vocalist Jimmy Hopper from 8:30 p.m. to midnight.


A new and wonderful treatment at Island Spa is the Kai Pua Ritual, a “Hawaiian” getaway for two accompanied by two therapists. The synchronized “Ocean Two” long wave strokes simulate a tide moving across the body. Working in unison with soft Hawaiian music in the background, the two therapists smoothly massage with warm cocoa butter. Also included is a welcome Washing of the Feet Ritual using a salt, pineapple and papaya scrub, and the “double the enjoyment” session ends decadently with champagne and chocolate truffles. Available throughout 2009. 60 minutes, $280 for two (gratuity not included). For reservations, please call (949) 759-0808.

About Island Hotel Newport Beach
Just minutes from Newport Harbor overlooking the nearby islands of Balboa, Lido and Catalina, Island Hotel Newport Beach features amenities such as Palm Terrace Restaurant & Lounge; a 4,000-square-foot spa; a 3,000-square-foot resort-style pool; a fitness center; two outdoor; lighted tennis courts; and over 30,000 square feet of meeting space. The hotel is owned and operated by The Irvine Company, a 110-year-old, privately held real estate investment company based in Newport Beach, CA.

For reservations and more information, please contact Island Hotel Newport Beach, toll-free, at 1-888-321-4752; or visit the Web site at