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2.06.2019 | Date Night | Leisure

Date Night In Madison: The Soap Opera

The Soap Opera

This article is part of an ongoing series of date night ideas in Madison, Wisconsin. For more ideas, check out the full Date Night In Madison series.

Looking for a romantic date night idea in Madison? Just follow your nose! The Soap Opera is just the place for your next romantic outing.

The Soap Opera is a small family owned business in the heart of downtown Madison, Wisconsin. They offer a variety of luxury bath and grooming products, like soaps, bath bombs, candles, essential oils, and more.

But why would you stop in a luxury bath shop on a date?

Three words: Custom. Scent. Experience.

You and your sweetheart can create custom scents together! What a creative date night experience!

Create your very own perfume or essential oil blend with your special someone. Choose from a wide variety of ingredients to create something truly special and unique. Create your own scent or create a scent for your partner! Don’t worry, the friendly and knowledgeable staff will make sure it ends up smelling like roses (or vanilla… or sandalwood… or lavender… or…).

Best of all, The Soap Opera is located on beautiful State Street, so you can round out your date night perfectly. Choose a restaurant for dinner, a venue like the Overture Center for entertainment, and a bar for a nightcap… before strolling back to The Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor’s Club for the night.

The Madison Concourse Hotel + The Soap Opera = A Valentine’s Day To Remember

The Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor's Club is proud to team up with The Soap Opera to create a fabulous Valentine’s Day Package.

In addition overnight accommodations for two, champagne and a rose in your room, you’ll also receive a certificate for two custom scent experiences at The Soap Opera!

Date night = covered

Book now for any night between February 8th and February 16th, 2019. Upgrade to the newly renovated Governor's Club level for a truly special experience!

Not big on Valentine’s Day? No problem. Romance isn’t limited to one day of the year, that’s why we offer the Romantic Getaway Package all year round.

You and your special someone can enjoy overnight accomodations for two, assorted Aveda bath products, and (best of all) strawberries with chocolate dipping sauce and a bottle of champagne delivered to your room upon arrival. Book now!

Need even more date night ideas? Look no further. Check out our collection of 8 Ideas For Romantic Date Nights In Madison, Wisconsin.

Photo courtesty of The Soap Opera.

1.31.2019 | Leisure

Introducing The New Governor’s Club Lounge

Note: For a limited time, you can win an overnight stay for two in the Governor’s Club! Enter to win before the giveaway ends at noon on Monday, February 4, 2019. Missed your chance? Don't worry. You can be among the first to know about the next giveaway by signing up for our email newsletter!

Meet the new Governor’s Club lounge! The Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor’s Club is proud to announce our long-awaited renovation of the 12th floor lounge is complete.

The new Governor’s Club lounge features more seating, more views, and more style than ever before. The space is modern, sleek, and perfect for guests to enjoy. But the best part of all is the stunning views of the Wisconsin State Capitol from nearly every angle.

But wait, there’s more! We added a library to the lounge, which is a separate, adjacent space. The library provides additional seating and a more quiet atmosphere, without sacrificing views of the Capitol.

The Governor’s Club lounge is completely transformed, but it still features the same great amenities. Guests can enjoy complimentary breakfast, top-shelf cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and desserts.

What does the renovated private lounge mean for guests of the The Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor’s Club?

The Governor’s Club is where Madison’s honored guests stay.

The next time you stay in town, treat yourself to an extra special experience. In a private lounge overlooking the Wisconsin State Capitol, you can feel like Madison royalty. The lounge is for Governor’s Club guests only, and we like to think of it as a gift to our most honored patrons.

The Governor’s Club offers the quintessential Madison experience.

There’s nothing quite like sharing a beverage with good company while enjoying breathtaking views of the Wisconsin State Capitol. Our hotel is in the heart of downtown Madison, within walking distance to dozens of the city’s best restaurants, venues, parks, and more. Our premier location, concierge service, and local cuisine provide a heightened, but still quintessential Madison experience.

The Governor’s Club is where meaningful connection happens.

The lounge is designed with connection in mind. It’s a luxurious yet welcoming space that encourages easy conversation and friendly interaction. Imagine your group intermingling and conversing in a private lounge. The Governor’s Club is where it’s all happening.

We invite you to come out and see the new Governor’s Club lounge for yourself. The next time you stay in downtown Madison, book a room in the Governor’s Club!

Note: A version of this article was published in Wisconsin Meetings.

12.19.2018 | Leisure

Fun Holiday Things To Do In Madison

Happy holidays from The Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor’s Club! Madison is a great place to spend the season of giving. There are so many things to see and do that the whole family can enjoy. Here are a few of our favorite things to do in Madison during the holidays!

Visit the Wisconsin State Capitol Holiday Tree

First stop is the Capitol Rotunda to see the Wisconsin State Capitol Holiday Tree. The tree is about forty feet tall, and reaches up to the next floor. It’s decorated with ornaments made by students from across the state. If you miss the annual lighting ceremony, you can still stop by anytime to see Wisconsin’s most iconic holiday tree.

Shop ‘Til You Drop

Shopping in downtown Madison during the holidays is a treat. State Street and Capitol Square are lit up for the season, and there are plenty of shops and boutiques in the area -- many locally owned! Take the free Holiday Trolley on Saturdays, and don’t forget to keep an eye out for downtown Carolers!

Visit Santa Claus

Here comes Santa Claus! Every Saturday in December, the jolly man himself will be in the lobby of The Madison Concourse Hotel. Bring the whole family to visit Santa Claus and snap some adorable photos.

Holiday Light Spectaculars

Make the season bright! Enjoy the magic of festive holiday lights around Madison. The Henry Villas Zoo Lights transform the zoo into a magical winter wonderland. Plus, there’s a holiday market and Santa Claus too. Holiday Fantasy in Lights at Ollin Park offer over 50 displays that light up each evening through January first. Best of all, it’s free!

Go Ice Skating

Strap on some skates and hit the ice! Madison Parks offers free ice skating at 12 locations across town. Tenney, Vilas, and Elver parks all offer rentals, concessions, and warming houses. Make sure you familiarize yourself with safety measures and remain off the ice unless the rink is officially open.

Go Sledding

There are a lot of great sledding options in Madison, but nothing compares to Elver Park. Elver Park is the home of Madison’s steepest sledding hill. Kids love to sled beneath the lights, and the park also offers ice skating and hockey rinks as well as cross-country ski trails.

Olbrich’s Holiday Express

For a unique holiday display, look no further than Olbrich’s Holiday Express! See large-scale model trains wind through a holiday scene filled with hundreds of poinsettias and fresh evergreens. If you’re feeling the winter blues, step into Bolz Conservatory for a brief respite to a tropical paradise.

The Nutcracker at Overture Center for the Arts

For an unforgettable experience, treat your loved ones to The Nutcracker at the Overture Center for the Arts. The Madison Ballet presents the timeless story with live music by the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra. The ballet features one hundred fifty dancers, a twenty-five foot tree, and a 100% chance of snow.

Country Christmas

We would be remiss if we did not mention the big spectacular at our sister property: Country Christmas at The Ingleside Hotel! Country Christmas is Wisconsin’s largest drive-through holiday lights display. It features over a million holidays lights along a mile-long trails through the woods. It’s a favorite holiday tradition for many Wisconsin families.

Heading to Downtown Madison for the Holidays?

We have a gift for you! Our family holiday package is fit for the season of joy. It includes a Starbucks gift card, shopping bag, early check-in, and late check-out. Plus, you’ll get a great room rate in the heart of downtown. Give your family the gift of memories together this year in beautiful Madison, Wisconsin!