Pasadena's Dusit hotel lays on the romance with Champagne and Beethoven

Looking for a new place to celebrate Valentine's Day? In Pasadena, you won't have to look far.

The DusitD2 Constance Pasadena on Colorado Boulevard east of Lake Avenue opened in September.


Now the flashy contemporary hotel that inhabits a historic seven-story building offers guests a romance package on Feb. 14. It comes with a bottle of Champagne, roses, a three-course dinner and two tickets to hear the Pasadena Symphony perform Beethoven's Seventh.

Prices start at $399 for a deluxe king room to $1,100 for the constance suite. Use the promo code "LOVE" to get the deal.

It could be a great way to impress your valentine -- and experience firsthand the hotel with an electric interior designed by Hong Kong-based designer Joey Ho.

The hotel is the first in the U.S. to be managed by Dusit International, a Thai-owned company that oversees luxe hotels in Dubai, the Maldives, Thailand and other countries.

It took $60 million to transform the building that Pasadena businesswoman Constance Perry opened in 1926 for Easterners looking to escape harsh winters.

Now guests in Perry's original building dim the lights and order food with in-room iPads, and nibble on small plates with an Asian fusion vibe in the hotel's d'bar and D2 restaurant.

The hotel has 136 rooms and suites, with more to come. Next year, 25 club level rooms with a lounge, roof-top pool and bar and fitness center will be added. Shops and eateries at the site also are planned.

Info: DusitD2 Constance Pasadena, 928 E. Colorado Blvd.; (626) 898-7900