Congratulations Milton Rebeiro, you’ll be spending a romantic evening with Anita Rebeiro at Li Bai #LoveatLiBai
I won’t lie. I LOVE the monsoon. It’s utterly romantic and I grew up on Bollywood with a soundtrack already on auto-play in my head! BUT the one SURE way to ruin your experience of this heavenly time of year, is to spend your weekend bolting around the city in flood-unfriendly rickshaws or trying to get on a plane to anywhere (insert multiple hour flight delay here.) Instead why not opt for a stay-cation? :) Besides, I’ve always found the Palladium Hotel, Mumbai to be very romantic looking, haven’t you?
#CONTEST: WIN A ROMANTIC EVENING AT LI BAI FOR 2! JUST TELL ME IN THE COMMENTS BELOW WHO YOU’D LIKE TO SURPRISE WITH A LUXURY COCKTAIL DATE THIS MONSOON! XOXO
PS. Boys, you know what this is? An incredibly AWESOME way to impress your girls. Oh and ladies, why not be all 2014 about it and spring a surprise on your man?! I took Nowshie on a Bombay staycation with brunch, spa, swimming and the works once when we were just dating – HE LOVED IT – and now we’re married – true story! :P
1. Are We There Yet!
Yes in fact, you’re already here! We’ve all experienced those excruciating journeys where time ticks by on your way to your vacation spot but by the end of it you feel like you spent all of it in transit, boo.
2. Lets Be Real, Hotel Rooms Are the Bomb!
Half my battle in life is always being torn between sight-seeing and soaking in the luxury of my 5-star hotel room. The true joy of a stay-cation is that you never have to leave the hotel. (Never, and you can’t make me.)
3. It’s Wet Outside.
And not the kind of wet you want to get involved in, trust me. It’s all a whole lot more romantic from the comfort of your lounger, champagne in hand. (So what if your grandmother, the Queen, didn’t buy you a $13 Million helicopter for your birthday, you deserve to feel special!)
4. “Chai & Pakodas” State of Mind.
I’ve actually been having this hilarious argument with my friend Sujal, because I continue to claim that ALL Indian’s love chai and pakodas and he feels that I can’t make such a sweeping statement about 1.3 billion people. But I realise now that what I meant was the chai and pakodas “state of mind”. Which to you could be the same as a hot cup of tea or chocolate over scrumptious scones and cakes. The point is you’re doing it, the #MumbaiMonsoons thing, and you’re doing it in style!
5. You Love This City.
And you don’t want to forget it! So the best thing you can do for your OWN sanity is take a breather and enjoy the view. (Remember why you moved here and what you fell in love with?) All the things you tend to forget in the daily bump and grind. (Haven’t you ever wondered why you love all your holiday spots so much?) Because you’re taking a break from being hectic, bells on awesome-but-needs-a-break you! And you’re doing it in a place you already live so you’re guaranteed to beat those holiday blues too :)
So I really can’t believe our luck, but to offset the back-from-Goa-too-soon blues we’ve been invited to experience The Palladium Hotel’s staycation package this weekend. Sign me up and I’m bringing all my Insta-trigger-happy gear! What’s on offer? Take a look!
1. Pick-up and drop from your home in a Toyota Innova
2. Buffet breakfast at the 7 Kitchens award winning restaurant
3. Buffet lunch/Sunday Brunch at 7 Kitchens*
4. Dinner at Mekong award winning restaurant. (Check out our review here!)
5. 30 minute spa treatment for two / movie tickets / Canvas Laugh Factory tickets*
6. Upgrade to a Panoramic View Suite
7. Discount of up to 50% on an additional room for up to two children below 12 years
1. Panoramic sea view rooms on higher floors (25th to 27th)
2. High Tea at the Piano Lounge between 1600 hrs and 1800 hrs
3. Cocktail Hours between 1800 hrs and 2000 hrs at Li Bai, the award winning social bar and lounge on level 37
4. Upgrade from a Toyota Innova to a Mercedes
5. Other Club Room benefits
Don’t forget to participate in Palladium’s #LoveatLiBai contest that kicks off this Saturday! Devour delicious monsoon cocktails specially-crafted by their bartenders while taking in the spectacular rainy views from Li Bai with your better half! Could there a better way to spend a romantic rainy evening with your main squeeze?! Tweet @StayAtPalladium using the hashtag #LoveatLiBai and share how you like to spend monsoon evenings with your sweetheart. The sweetest tweets will win! xoxo
Psst! Follow @StayAtPalladium to win an awesome stay-cation grand prize and don’t forget to hashtag #MonsoonAtPalladium while you’re at it!