Daily deal: Lounging in Long Beach
The AVIA Long Beach, in California.
Get your Hotel California on with this sexy waterfront Escape: a one-night stay for two in a Grand King Room ($149), with champagne, strawberries and breakfast included at the AVIA Long Beach.
AVIA offers boutique cool with SoCal ease: a heady mix of sophisticated service, convenience and just that little bit of naughty that gives a getaway its kick.
From the dazzling Rooftop 360°, an open-air bar and pool deck on - you guessed it - AVIA's rooftop, order up the Blackjack, a signature cocktail where "fresh blackberries and tangy lemon juice skinny dip in whiskey tempered with a hint of agave simple syrup for a refreshing finish", according to the LA Times. Put some pink champagne on ice - or at least some Veuve Clicquot - and enjoy a private cabana date.
Call up the captain to please bring you your wine at Sir Winston's, the uber-glam dining room on The Queen Mary. This majestic ocean liner once carried elites and doughboys around the world; you'll enjoy its fierce deco style and stunning harbour views. Prefer a smaller vessel? Take all the pretty, pretty boys you call friends aboard an authentic gondola and take a deliciously slow tour of the Naples Island canals at sunset (snacks included).
In the morning, savour your included Catalina breakfast of two eggs, your choice of apple-smoked chicken sausage or bacon, rosemary potatoes and bread at AVIA Kitchen.
With all this romantic adventure at hand, we think Don Henley and his boys would never want to leave Long Beach. AVIA: What a nice surprise. (Bring your alibis.)
- A one-night stay for two in a grand king room
- Strawberries and champagne
- Catalina breakfast for two
- Book by 26 April
For details and to reserve your stay, visit LivingSocial Escapes.