14 Heartbreak Holidays for Newly Single Celebrities
November 13, 2012
For the Man Who Wants a Makeover (Portland)
Perfect for a Quick Rebound (Atlantic City, N.J.)
The Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa offers singles the chance to play and party hard. Try your hand at the poker table, dine at celebrity chef restaurants like The Sunroom by Geoffrey Zakarian, Bobby Flay Steak, or Wolfgang Puck American Grille, or get pampered at Spa Toccare. Then, dance your cares away at the hotel’s clubs MIXX and mur.mur, or toast the single life at Gypsy Bar.
Rates: Starts at $329 per night.
For the Fashionista (Atlanta)
The new Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta offers Shop and Play, a retail therapy package for fashionistas looking to mend a broken heart. The package includes a Neiman Marcus gift, $50 gift card (not that most stars would need it), and delivery of shopping bags to the hotel. Additionally, celebs can drown their sorrows with cocktails at the intimate The Café and Bar, which has a residential atmosphere providing privacy for red eyes. The hotel is 35-minutes from Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and 10 minutes from the DeKalb-Peachtree Airport, which has private jet service.
Rate: $360 per night; based on a two-night stay; valid until April 30, 2013.
For the Retail Therapist (Chicago)
The newly single can reinvent themselves inside and out at The Blackstone, which offers the Macy’s Shopping Package that includes overnight accommodation, upgrade to a view room, $50 Macy’s gift card and free parking. State Street shopping is just blocks away from The Blackstone.
Rate: $174 to $464; valid Thursday through Sunday until Dec. 30, 2012; mention promotional code SHO.
For the Budget-Conscious (New York City)
Feeling low and the breakup has left you broke? You can still live luxuriously at the new Pod 39 Hotel in Murray Hill. The Single Pod room has a private bathroom, bedside media hubs, free Wi-Fi, and a wall-mounted flat screen television. Guests can connect with new friends in Pod 39’s communal space, which features an interactive screening wall in the lobby where travelers can connect via social media and photo uploads. The 17th-floor Rooftop Lounge is the ultimate gathering space to grab a cocktail with new friends while taking in a panoramic view of Manhattan.
Rates: Starts at $119 per night.
For the James Bond Fan (London)
Men can mend their broken hearts like James Bond with the DUKES St. James, London’s DUKES Bond Experience. The package includes accommodations in a junior suite, dinner at THIRTY SIX by Nigel Mendham, an Aston Martin for the day, movie tickets to Skyfall, and a Vesper martini at DUKES Bar, the very place where Ian Fleming brought his character to life.
Rates: $1695 per person per night; valid until January 2013.
For the Cowboy (Moab, Utah)
The heartbroken can ride into the sunset at Sorrel River Ranch Resort and Spa with the Dine and Dream Package. Set in the Western plateaus made famous by John Wayne, the package includes two nights in a mountain or river view suite, breakfast and dinner at The River Grill, a $100 resort credit for on-site activities ranging from a scenic horseback ride and guided hikes to a treatment at The Spa at Sorrel River.
Rates: Starting at $1,088 per stay; based on a two-night package.
For the Golfer (Asheville, N.C.)
Guys can hit the single life swinging with The Grove Park Inn’s Guys Golf Getaway: Get Out of the Rough Package. The package includes overnight accommodation, breakfast buffet in The Blue Ridge Dining Room, appetizer at The Great Hall or Magnolia Lounge, a round of golf, GPI golf bag tag, and an in-room party snack pack.
Rates: Starts at $199 plus $22 daily resort charge; based on double occupancy.
For the Manly Man (Sea Island, Ga.)
Let out your aggression at Sea Island’s shooting school or work out your frustration on one of three championship golf courses on the Georgia coast. There’s even a bagpiper who plays on the golf course at sunset. Sea Island also has a bevy of testosterone-fueled activities, like salt-marsh kayaking, fishing, boating, a smoking lounge, tennis, and squash courts.
Rates: Starts at $395 per night.
For the Spa Devotee (Zurich)
Located on a beautiful hill overlooking Zurich, Dolder Grand has a 40,000-square-foot spa featuring an outdoor terrace with three whirlpools to unwind and take in the views of the city center, Lake Zurich, and the Alps. The Spa Retreat package includes three nights’ accommodations, an Amala Firming Facial, body ritual of your choice, and a three-course dinner with one glass of champagne.
Valid until Dec. 31, 2012.
For the Attention-Seeker (New York City)
For ladies mending a broken heart, THE OUT, New York City’s first "straight-friendly" hotel, is the perfect spot to surround yourself with sexy men who won't break your heart but are ready to dole out compliments. If you happen to be a gay man on the mend, then THE OUT may be the perfect place to meet someone new.
Rates: Starts at $250 per night.
For Those Who Want a Fresh Start (Riviera Maya, Mexico)
Being single means a new start. The Fairmont Mayakoba offers a Be Reborn package, which includes three nights in a casita or suite, daily breakfast buffet at La Laguna restaurant, spa treatments, Mayan tasting menu at El Puerto, Mexican craft beer tasting with a beer cicerone, a yoga session, and a guided boat tour throughout the resort's cenotes and water canals.
For the Fitness Fanatic (St. Lucia)
For those who want to relax on the beach, shed a few pounds, and mingle with other singles, The BodyHoliday September Solos retreat may just do the trick. From Sept. 2 to 30, the all-inclusive resort, which has 29 single garden rooms — it's the only Caribbean resort to have dedicated singles rooms — is hosting its September Solos retreat, which includes daily spa treatments, group dinners, nightly cocktail hours, weekly sunset cruises, and champagne concerts. The resort also has organized activities like a zip line tour, sports tournaments, group fitness, and Pilates classes.
Rates: Starts at $389 per person per night.
For Those Who Seek Privacy (Nicaragua)
Located in a lush tropical forest, celebs can avoid the paparazzi at Aqua Wellness Resort, a member of Preferred Boutique. Celebrities can jet to Augusto C. Sandino International Airport and then relax during a 60-minute helicopter transfer to the resort. Once at the resort, celebs can avoid the glaring eyes of the media in one of 35 private treetop villas, which have private plunge pools. Those who don’t feel up to eating out can have all their meal’s delivered from the resort’s organic Bromelia restaurant or take cooking courses taught by local chefs who use farm-to-table cuisine.
Rate: Starts at $162 per night.