Fri, 12 Feb 2010 10:50:00 GMT

Travel Picks: Top 10 most romantic hotel bedrooms

Trying to renew your romance this Valentine's weekend, or surprise a new partner with a gasp-inducing getaway? Boutique hotel experts Mr & Mrs Smith have rounded up a list of the top 10 sexiest hotel bedrooms.

Travel Picks: Top 10 most romantic hotel bedrooms

1. IL SALVIATINO - Florence, Italy
Standing amid lush gardens perched on the hills of Fiesole above Florence, this 15th-century villa has all the ravishing good looks and debonair charms of a Merchant Ivory hero. Sweeping candlelit staircases, comely button-back sofas and cherub-sweetened frescoes soften an architectural grandeur that recalls the severely sexy set of "Eyes Wide Shut." The Ojetti Suite has to be the ultimate room with a view: its dramatic glass-floored sun room hovers above the massive main stairwell. Even if you only have eyes for each other, you won't be able to resist peeking at the stunning vistas of the Florence skyline from the jacuzzi on your private terrace. Thrill-seekers may prefer the Salviati Suite, which gives you the use of a Ferrari sports car for the day.

The latest addition to super-hotelier Andre Balazs' stable is developing something of a reputation as the sexiest stopover Stateside. This gloriously glassy high-rise lords it over the Meatpacking District, with witty minimalist interiors and gob-smacking views. Standard Suites steal the top prize for over-the-top glamour, with floor-to-ceiling glass walls on three sides. Make the most of the spectacular sunsets from the free-standing bathtubs with a glass of champagne, but bear in mind that daring dashes from bath to bed may be visible by strollers in the High Line park.

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