January 21, 2010 12:37 ET Names the Top 10 Places to Propose This Valentine's Day

WILMINGTON, DE--(Marketwire - January 21, 2010) - February 14 is widely considered the most romantic day of the year, causing countless women to dream about a perfect Valentine's Day proposal while men feverishly plan unforgettable engagements to fulfill their loved one's fantasies. To help couples find their ideal destination for a wildly romantic, fairy-tale engagement, names the Top 10 Places to Propose this Valentine's Day. Whether seeking a traditional romantic setting like the Eiffel Tower, Cinderella's Castle and Venice Grand Canal or surprising off-the-beaten-path backdrops such as the secluded Lake Okareka in New Zealand and the International World Peace Rose Garden in Sacramento, California, travelers rest assured they found the perfect proposal destination and the best hotel deals at -- the world's leading hotel search engine and price aggregator. Top 10 Places to Propose this Valentine's Day

1. Vienna, Austria -- Hotel de France. Regarded as one of Europe's most beautiful romantic spots, the Hotel de France sits alongside Vienna's famously alluring Ringstrasse Boulevard where a horse-drawn carriage ride under the stars creates a perfectly poetic proposal.

2. Rotorua, New Zealand -- Lake Okareka Lodge. This luxurious three-suite lodge accessible only by private boat or plane is one of New Zealand's most breathtaking secluded retreats. As the lodge is booked to only one party at a time, it is the perfect sequestered spot for the most private and intimate of proposals.

3. Paris, France -- The Plaza Athenee Hotel. The elegance and glamour of the Plaza Athenee sets the stage for the most classic of proposals at the top of the Eiffel Tower. After popping the question, couples bask in the romance of this dazzling Parisian symbol of love over a candle-lit dinner at the hotel.

4. Kauai, Hawaii -- Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa. Couples staying at the Grand Hyatt discover an oasis of natural wonders with freshwater pools, salt-water lagoons and white sand beaches that ensure an abundance of opportunities for the most picturesque of proposals.

5. Galway, Ireland -- Glenlo Abbey Hotel. The Claddagh ring, the traditional Irish symbol of love that originated in a medieval village located just outside of Galway, inspires a mystical proposal at the legendary Glenlo Abbey Hotel, a representation of Ireland's historic charms.

6. Agra, India -- The Gateway Hotel. Originally built by an emperor to display his devotion of love to his queen, the Taj Mahal is the ultimate monumental proposal site. Couples further enjoy the magic of their engagement on private Gateway Hotel balconies with views of this iconic architectural marvel.

7. Hershey, Pennsylvania -- The Hotel Hershey. Known as the "Sweetest Place on Earth," Hershey is the ultimate destination for a chocolate lover's decadent proposal. The Hotel Hershey celebrates "Chocolate-Covered February" with daily delightful treats to help plan a tantalizing engagement.

8. Venice, Italy -- Centurion Palace Hotel. After a passionate proposal during a romantic gondolier ride, couples savor the moment in private, behind the Centurion Palace Hotel Venetian-style picture windows that provide stunning views of the Grand Canal.

9. Orlando, Florida -- Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. This Victorian-style Disney Deluxe Resort works closely with the Magic Kingdom's wedding division to ensure fairy-tale proposals in front of the enchanting Cinderella's Castle live up to Disney's magical mission to make dreams come true.

10. Sacramento, California -- La Rivage Hotel. Nothing says "I love you" like roses, and the aromatic charm of the International World Peace Rose Garden leaves couples swirling in a sea of romance. After a sensual proposal in the garden, couples unwind at the La Rivage with complimentary champagne and roses. is the world's leading hotel meta-search engine and largest online hotel rate aggregator with 200,000 hotels in 20,000 destinations. laser targets its resources to deliver more than 900,000 real-time hotel deals which can be compared and booked directly through leading supplier partners such as,, and as well as via corporate hotel partnerships with InterContinental, Hilton and many others. For more information or to find unbeatable hotel deals, visit

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