Love is in the air. At least that’s the modern theme of Valentine’s Day. There’s all sorts of ways to celebrate those lovey dovey feelings whether it’s chocolates, flowers, or jewelry?
My favorite? A romantic night away.
This week’s giveaway is offering you just that. The lovely people of the new Aloft Hotel in Downtown Durham (right next to the Durham Performing Arts Center) are giving away a night at their new hotel.
I haven’t stayed there yet myself, but I did walk through and it looks AMAZING. Every so often, my husband and I are able to take a night away from the kiddo at home where we stay somewhere in the triangle and go out for a show, drinks, dinner, (whatever!) and stay overnight in a hotel. Just to recharge, refresh, and reconnect as a couple, you know? For our next one, this is definitely where we will be staying.
So, what makes this particular hotel so appealing? One, the location can’t be beat. Right in the center of downtown Durham, so it’s close to all the attractions such as the ballpark and it is next door to the DPAC. The rooms are incredibly swanky and eco friendly with local art over the beds, great views of downtown, and complimentary goodies in the room including coffee, water, and magazines. For food/drinks, they have the WXYZ lounge available with local breweries on tap. The area to get food (Refuel) is pretty unique in that you can get hot breakfasts with waffles, breakfast burritos, in addition to your traditional continental options, but you can buy drinks and convenience sweets and snacks as well. The set up is really cool AND I was amazed to learn that you can stop in there anytime- meaning you don’t have to just be a hotel guest. What a great option when catching a DPAC show!
The last cool feature I want to point out is they have a heated splash pool on the third floor, which looks out to the city. With the décor, it had a very Mad Men vibe and I wanted to try it out. Maybe next time.
On to the giveaway. The winner will receive one night’s room and tax at the aloft™ Durham Downtown in a traditional room with a King size bed. This will also include a parking pass and a voucher to use at the WXYZ lounge.
Side note: This will be a gift certificate and CANNOT be redeemed online. You will have to call a number to redeem it and there are certain high profile weeks that are blacked out (ex: graduation week). Once the certificate is redeemed and the reservation is made in advance, the certificate must be presented at check in. The details will be explained in further detail to the winner.
But more importantly- how do I win?! To enter- leave us a comment at the bottom of this page telling us your favorite Valentine’s Day tradition. It’s that easy. One entry per email address. It may take a little bit for your comment to show because we approve each comment individually. Also, we won’t use your email address for anything other that to contact you if you win- promise. We hate spam too.
This giveaway will run until Friday, February 14th at 8pm. We will announce the winner Monday morning on the 15th.