‘If music be the food of love, play on.’ Play on indeed…Now they’ve left the White House, Michelle and Barack can enjoy more time together.
So, what do the Obamas do on their famous date nights?
The 12 rooms are appropriately theatrical, almost like mini stage sets.
All have drench-showers, and some have freestanding baths. A Boutique Hotel & Cocktail Lounge, Kenilworth A fab place for a special occasion, this 11-room boutique hotel and award-winning jazz inspired cocktail lounge is set in a 16 Century building – a stone’s throw away from the romantic setting of Kenilworth Castle where ambitious courtier Robert Dudley famously woo-ed Queen Elizabeth I.
I’d recommend Bottega, this great Prosecco Bar on the ground floor for tasty Italian sharing platters and one or two prosecco’s – rude not to.
We spent the rest of the evening in The Sky Bar on the top floor with its comfy leather booths, panoramic views and table service (dangerous! Another option is the Art-deco inspired Highline New York Bar and Lounge (below).
Or, how about a chic, 60s-inspired serviced apartment in the Rotunda. He’s now approaching 80, so there’s six decades’ worth of painting, drawing, print, photography and videos to enjoy, some of which have never been publicly exhibited.
What better antidote to a grey February than gazing at gorgeously vibrant paintings of sun-dappled LA swimming pools?
The Kenilworth’s sharing cocktails sound a more amorous choice for Valentine’s Day – The Colada Del Ray, a little rum number with coconut cream and banana liqueur, is served up for two in a giant pineapple. In February, there’s a Sunday cocktail overnighter package where you can enjoy cocktails for two all night and then stumble into one of the stylish bedrooms (£199). Resorts World, Birmingham If you’re looking for an all-in-one modern entertainment venue on the Warwickshire/West Mids border, this is it.
There’s 18 bars and restaurants, including the award-winning Waters’ restaurant – a finalist in the Birmingham Food, Drink & Hospitality awards 2016 – more than 50 shopping outlets, a casino, IMAX cinema, coffee shops, the four-star Genting Hotel and Sensai, an award-winning spa.
Like most of us they find a romantic dinner spot, enjoy some food and head off to see a Broadway show.