Champagne in the room tops list of extravagances on romantic breaks

New research from AA Hotel Group of the Year 2014-15 QHotels confirms the old saying that the way to your heart is through your stomach, with food and drink topping the list of extravagances on romantic breaks.

When it comes to the little extras, guests are more likely to order Champagne in their room (28%) and order room service (27%) compared to splashing out on luxury toiletries (17%) and ordering flowers to their room (17%), according to the YouGov poll.

Food and drink are also important when it comes to choosing a destination for a romantic mini break. Guests also view the variety of bars and restaurants (45%) as the second most important factor when it comes to booking a mini break, pipped to the top spot by historical attractions (55%).

A good selection of bars and restaurants is even more of a deal-clincher for people from the North-East, who view this as the single most important consideration when choosing where to stay (59%).

Claire Rowland, Director of Marketing at QHotels, said: "Guests really appreciate all the little added extras which are available when staying with QHotels. It's often the little touches that add to the romance and make a mini-break special. Thoughtful added extras in the room help guests unwind and set the scene for a romantic weekend retreat. "

If you're struggling for ideas, our in-house romance expert QPid is on hand to offer some inspiration. Simply tweet #QPid and the incognito romance expert will help sort out every little detail! http://www.qhotels.co.uk/meet-qpid-our-incognito-romance-expert/

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Full list of romantic spending and % of respondents who purchase them

  • Champagne in the room 28%
  • Room service 27%
  • Late check-out 27%
  • Breakfast in bed 26%
  • New lingerie/nightwear 21%
  • Luxury toiletries 17%
  • Flowers in the room 17%

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