In the Media

The Travel Ekspert, Brian Ek, has been featured and quoted in hundreds of travel sources, including:



Favorite Bloggers
Travel Links

Travel Ekspert Recommended Resources to help you get the lowest prices when you travel!

Domestic US travel (

European Hotels ( and

Asian Hotels (

Travel Guides (

Airfare (

Rental cars ( and

Cruises (

Blog Entries

Most Romantic Cities and Hotels for Valentines Day 2014
Tags: chicago, las vegas, new orleans, new york,, valentines day


Chicago, New York & Las Vegas Top List for Most Romantic Valentine's Day Cities

Hyatt Regency St. Louis At The Arch Tops List of Most Romantic Hotels

When they have their valentines to keep them warm, who cares about the weather outside? has released its list of the top 20 most romantic cities for Valentine’s Day 2014, and about half of them will be pretty chilly, perhaps even snowy, come Friday, February 14th.

To compile its 2014 list, took the post-stay surveys submitted by its hotel guests and looked for those cities that were cited most frequently for their romantic charm.  According to these travelers, here are the top cities for romance:

Priceline’s Top 20 Most Romantic Cities for Valentine’s Day 2014

#1    Chicago
#2    New York City
#3    Las Vegas
#4    San Diego
#5    Atlanta
#6    Dallas
#7    New Orleans
#8    Washington, DC
#9    San Francisco
#10    Minneapolis
#11    Boston                  
#12    Orlando                  
#13    Seattle                  
#14    St. Louis                
#15    Houston                  
#16    San Antonio              
#17    Phoenix                 
#18    Denver                   
#19    Los Angeles
#20    Orange County

And here is Priceline’s list of the Top 20 Most Romantic Hotels

#1    Hyatt Regency St. Louis At The Arch
#2     Hyatt Regency Chicago
#3     Marriott New Orleans
#4     Galt House Hotel (Louisville)
#5     Omni Boston Parker House
#6     The Venetian (Las Vegas)
#7     Hotel Felix (Chicago)
#8    Hyatt Regency McCormick Place (Chicago)
#9     Omni William Penn Hotel (Pittsburgh)
#10     Hyatt Regency Minneapolis,
#11     Treasure Island (Las Vegas)
#12    Hyatt Regency New Orleans
#13    Aria Resort and Casino (Las Vegas)
#14    Intercontinental Buckhead (Atlanta)
#15    Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crowne Center
#16    Harrahs Resort (Atlantic City)
#17    Trump International Hotel (Las Vegas)
#18    Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown
#19    Rosen Shingle Creek (Orlando)
#20    Hyatt Regency Atlanta

In a separate independent telephone survey conducted for, 1,000 respondents were asked if they were more likely to watch TV or be intimate with their significant other on Valentine’s Day.  64% said watching TV was more likely.  However, among those planning to turn off the tube and turn on their significant other, 38% live in the Midwest and 35% live in the South. More than two in five (42%) Americans think they are more likely to “get lucky” when they spend the big night in a hotel room. Here’s the link to the survey infographic: