LUXURY HOTEL INSIDER

 
FSA LogoThe Luxury Hotel Insider: Exclusive luxury hotel deals, features and special rates from the luxury hotel experts at Five Star Alliance. 
 
Named one of Tripbase's Best Luxury Travel Blogs for 2011, below are Five Star Alliance's newest articles featuring exclusive information on luxury hotels worldwide including special offers and deals at the world's best hotels.

New All-Business Class Service Between New York and London City Airport


By: Mary Winston Nicklin

British AirwaysJust this week British Airways launched a new flight to London that will have business travelers smiling. The all-business class flights connect New York and London City Airport. Since the demise of luxury carriers like Eos and Maxjet, there's been a dearth of options for travelers seeking luxurious transatlantic flights. BA to the rescue. The specially-configured planes have just 32 seats (lie-flat beds, of course). The biggest perk? Internet access while onboard. Cheers to that.


New in the Friendly Skies: Etithad Airways Launches New Diamond First Class Cabins


By: Mary Winston Nicklin

Etithad AirwaysThe economic climate may be tough, but Etithad Airways is planning to launch new first-class cabins in August: 12 individual suites of pure luxury. What's in store for lucky travelers to Abu Dhabi (and beyond)? For one, a huge seat that converts to a flatbed, equipped with a built-in massager, lumbar support and adjustable headrest, as well as power sockets. The bathroom even has a full-length mirror. What's more: the suite boasts its own personal wardrobe, mini bar, and 23" wide-screen LCD screen TV with more more than 600 hours of "on demand" entertainment.


New Goodie Bag for American Airlines


By: Mackenzie Allison

New Goodie Bag for American AirlinesWhen flying nowadays, you are lucky to even get a bag of peanuts. Don't even try to ask for a pillow or blanket on those long-haul cramped flights. Well, American Airlines (www.aa.com) is changing all that with the introduction of a new amenity kit. First-class and business-class passengers traveling on the airline's International Flagship Service will get a durable makeup-size bag full of goodies (think Burt's Bees Naturally Nourishing Milk & Honey Body Lotion, Burt's Beeswax Lip Balm, Colgate toothpaste, a toothbrush, cozy socks and eyeshades). Traditional items, such as a pen, tissues and earplugs, are also in the case. To change things up a bit, the airline is swapping out the case color every three months. On your next flight, you might have a red, blue, gray or black bag full of comfort waiting for you!