July 26, 2014
By: K. Clare Johnson
The Tower Club at lebua is a five-star luxury hotel and it epitomizes luxury accommodation in Bangkok. From the views, to the suites, the hospitality and service, and the acclaimed restaurants and bars, Tower Club is everything you've heard about lebua – turned up, for a heightened five-star hotel experience.
The luxury hotel welcomes children, and has a host of ideas for how families can best enjoy their stay in the city.
Family-Friendly Activities in Bangkok
-Safari World. A drive-in zoological park divided into two parts. The first part is Safari Park, an open zoo with wild animals like zebras, deer, giraffes, tigers, lions, bears, elephants and others. The second part is the Marine Park with marine animals and shows of trained dolphins, birds, seals, and apes.
-Dream World. This large amusement park is an European style fantasy land where the world's favorite fairy tales come to life.
-Siam Park City & Amusement. Located in Minburi District, Siam Park City includes a water park featuring a man-made sea, an amusement park, and a theme park.
-Siam Ocean World. Southeast Asia’s largest aquarium exhibits over 30,000 native and exotic marine life.
-Nakhon Pathom Province. Approximately an hour's drive away from Bangkok, Samphran Elephant Ground & Zoo is a popular sightseeing destination for both adults and children alike.
-Dusit Zoo at Khao Din Park. Located in Bangkok's Dusit District next to the Parliament House and Dusit Palace, it is the oldest zoo of Thailand, built by King Chulalongkorn as his private garden.
After city adventures, families can cool off in the luxury hotel's open-air swimming pool.
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By: K. Clare Johnson
Amangiri's unique swimming pool is set within a sunken courtyard framed by the Pavilion and rock escarpment. It wraps around the rock to finish with a hot tub that sits at the base of a rock wall. The lounging terrace that surrounds the pool features king-sized daybeds, some of which appear to float on the water, and pairs of sun-loungers. Adjacent to the hot tub is the Campfire Pavilion which faces inwards. Warmed by a fire during winter, it is an inviting nook for lounging and relaxing.
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Since opening in 1913, Hôtel Plaza Athénée has been the choice of celebrities wishing to experience the energy and elegance of this unique city. The hotel is located on the prestigious avenue Montaigne, home of Parisian haute couture with exclusive labels such as Dior, Chanel and Valentino. Near the Eiffel Tower and River Seine, in the heart of the Triangle d’Or area, the hotel also enjoys incredible views over Paris.
Now, fter a lengthy renovation, the luxury hotel finally re-opens on August 1, 2014. To mark the occasion, the luxury Parisian hotel has a special offer. Be one of the first guests and you can cut the ribbon to your room or suite.
Be the First Package Includes:
-A souvenir photo of the ribbon-cutting event.
-Two Black Rose Royal cocktails at the newly redecorated bar.
-Two American Breakfasts
-A chocolate souvenir
Rates for this special event start at €875 per night. This offer is valid for stays between August 1 and 31, 2014 and is subject to availability. Blackout dates may apply. Rates are per room or suite, per night, based on double occupancy. Taxes and service are included. The cancellation policy is 48 hours before arrival. This offer cannot be combined with any other offers or promotions. Additional restrictions may apply.
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Anantara Al Yamm Villa Resort offers designing by design. Enjoy a romantic candlelit dinner in the desert and the five-star catering services will make it palate perfect.
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Modeled after an infamous royal residence in France's Loire Valley, Chateau Marmont opened its doors in 1929. It was originally a luxury apartment residence, but was converted to a hotel during the Great Depression. The hotel was acquired and restored in 1990 by André Balazs. The hotel has become a celebrity in its own right.
The hotel is popular with celebrities both for its iconic appearance and its private accommodations. Each of the sixty-three rooms, cottages and bungalows are a home of their own. The majority have full kitchens, sitting areas or living rooms, some have formal dining rooms, balconies and private terraces. The scale is gracious from a long gone era, perfect for hosting an impromptu party-thick soundproof walls ensure privacy.
In 2010, Sofia Coppola directed her movie Somewhere at the hotel. The opening scene of The Canyons was shot at the Bar Marmont. Other celebrities would have produced work at the hotel include Hunter S. Thompson, Annie Leibovitz, Dorothy Parker, Bruce Weber, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tim Burton, and Jay McInerney. Legendary actor Robert De Niro is well-known for his penchant of often retreating to one of the hotel's two penthouses.
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Le Gray Beirut offers cool, modern interiors, with 87 wonderfully spacious rooms and sensational suites, exciting restaurants, and a relaxing spa, all accompanied by warm and highly professional service.
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Guests can sip on a camel's milk shake at The Ritz Carlton Abu Dhabi Grand Canal. The luxury resort has an in-house Camel Milk Mixologist who offers up various flavored milk shakes — strawberry, mint and others — to guests.
The delicious service was launched last year to coincide with the with the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. Camel's milk is high in protein, so it's a ideal beverage to sip on during Souhour, the meal taken before sunrise for Muslims fasting during Ramadan.
The mixologist will even make recommendations for drink and food pairings, to satisfy guests' unique tastes.
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The Shelbourne Hotel was founded in 1824 by Tipperary man Martin Burke, when he acquired three adjoining townhouses overlooking Dublin's St Stephen's Green - Europe's largest garden square. Burke named his grand new hotel The Shelbourne, after William Petty, 2nd Earl of Shelburne.
In May 1922, The Shelbourne played host to its most historic meeting – the drafting of the Irish Constitution. Bunreacht na hÉireann was drawn up in room 112, under the leadership of Michael Collins. This room is now The Constitution Room.
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Makeover. Facelift. Renovation. Freshening Up. Nip and Tuck. Whatever you want to call it, Hyatt Regency La Jolla has had some expensive work done. The resort has recently invested $12 million into its guestrooms. Set on 11 prime acres in La Jolla, CA, the luxurious hotel boasts the 417 updated guestrooms, as well a 32,000 square foot Sports Club and spa, gourmet restaurant row, and 32,000 square feet of function space.
The top-to-bottom improvements included the redesign of bathrooms and bedrooms with a contemporary, coastal chic aesthetic accented in colors of blues, greys, and yellows. The rooms feature new lighting fixtures and furnishings including chairs, ottomans, headboards and TV stands. The sleek bathrooms feature all new fixtures and finishes including glass mosaic tiles and white porcelain sinks with stainless steel faucets and hardware.
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July 21, 2014
By: Betsy LeTourneau
We at Five Star Alliance work tirelessly to ensure we bring you the best luxury hotels selection and information regarding amenities, location, and highlights so you are confident that the hotel you choose will exceed your expectations and serve your needs. Sometimes, however, you are left with a few questions that go unanswered, and that’s why we’re here. Be sure to explore our new blog series Your Questions Answered to find answers to real questions submitted to us by our clients regarding traveling with kids, pets, the best beach hotels, and much more.
QUESTION: What is the Pet Policy at The Hermitage Hotel in Nashville?
ANSWER: Commissioned by 250 Nashvillians in 1908, The Hotel Hermitage (named after Andrew Jackson's Hermitage estate) opened its doors in 1910. The Hermitage Hotel was a symbol of Nashville's emergence as a major Southern city. For its first 50 years, it flourished in the heart of a city that repeatedly earned its rightful place in the nation's history books. The hotel became a social center for Nashville and a frequent stop for some of the nation's most prominent figures, from presidents and war heroes to actresses and gangsters.
In June 2000, Historic Hotels of Nashville, LLC, purchased The Hermitage Hotel with the goal of creating one of the finest small luxury hotels in the world through an extraordinary renovation of the guest rooms and public areas, and a commitment to achieving an uncompromising level of warm and friendly service. There are 122 luxurious guest rooms and suites. Thoughtfully and tastefully decorated, the feel of the guest rooms is richly residential. The hotel's restaurant, The Capitol Grille, focuses on the Farm to Table concept. The 106-seat restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and is a true celebration of southern taste.
-Pet friendly hotel, with no pet weight or size restrictions
-The daily pet fee includes: a custom bed in the room, treats, and nightly turn down service
-Dog sitting, walking, and massage services available
-In-room dining menus created specifically for pets
All rates are based on double occupancy and extra person charges may apply. Please be advised that the rates, availability, as well as any extra person charges are subject to change depending on the hotel’s policies.
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By: Betsy LeTourneau