Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco
With Union Square's shops to the north and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts to the south, the towering glass-and-steel Four Seasons San Francisco offers just the right dose of shopping and culture. In a city whose romantic allure has long been predicated on the splendor of its views, the 40-strory 277-room Four Seasons offers endless possibilities. Many guest rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows that provide sight lines all the way to Chinatown and sparkling San Francisco Bay. If the height and vista don't make you swoon, the king-sized beds dressed in white Ravolo linens and pillows as airy as whipped cream will. Weekend trysts begin with Tony Bennett on the CD player and end with long in-room massages. Should you feel the need to leave your room, enroll in the candlelight stretch class at the attached Sports Club/LA. Then drag your limber selves back to your suite and resume conducting affairs of the heart—with the city lights flickering like fireworks before you. To make your stay as comfortable as possible, you can borrow accessories for your gadgets—MP3 earbuds, PDA styluses, and reading lights that plug in to USB ports - lest any tech-problem throw a wrench in your perfect stay.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.