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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.

Happy New Year from Five Star Alliance

January 1, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Happy New Year from Five Star Alliance! We wish you a terrific 2014 filled with worldwide adventures! 

Hotel Cipriani

 

 

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Spa Treatments We'd Like to Try

December 31, 2013
By: K. Clare Johnson

So many spas, so little time!  With over 4,000 luxury hotels on the site, we have a lot of great spa spots. 



Here are a few treatments offered at luxury hotel spas that have recently caught our eye:

-The Spa at Aria (pictured at right) in Las Vegas offers a Shio Salt room. Taking in salt through inhalation is thought to provide respiratory benefits. The illuminated wall of Shio salt bricks is complemented by salt lamps, vibration therapy, and radiant music.

-Intercontinental Thalosso Spa Bora Bora's fittingly named Deep Ocean Spa has glass-floored overwater bungalows enabling you to admire the marine life during your treatment. We'd go for the Deep Sea Hydromassage Bath with Chromatherapy.

-Nob Hill Spa at The Huntington Hotel offers a Cinnamon Ginger Escape.  An exfoliating spiced marmalade scrub with ground nutmeg is followed by an energizing massage using smooth pebbles wrapped in aromatic spice bags soaked in warm oil.

-Hotel Hershey, fittingly, offers a Whipped Cocoa bath,  Chocolate Bean Polish and a Chocolate Fondue wrap in their Chocolate Spa. We'll take all three! 

-A  visit to Calistoga isn't complete without a stop at a winery and at the hot springs. After you've visited both,  Napa Valley's Solage Calistoga (pictured at left) has a three-part Mudslide Experience that involves a customized mud body wrap, a relaxing soak in geo-thermal mineral water from their own spring, and then zoning out in a state-of-the-art sound/vibration chair.

-Prague's Hotel Augustine has a St. Thomas Beer Body Ritual. Created using a secret recipe from the Augustinian order of Monks.  It starts with an exfoliation using ground organic beer hops and St. Thomas dark beer, and then finished with a full-body massage. 

-Hotel Il Salviatino (pictured at top) offers an an Antixodant Wine Gel Peel. It's a body scrub using red wine gel and exfoliating seeds, followed up by a therapist-supervised aromatic vapor experience and a highly moisturizing massage.
 

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Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

December 25, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

Five Star Alliance wishes you a safe and happy Christmas Day!

Mount Cervin 

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Last-Minute New Year's Luxury Hotel Offers

December 20, 2013
By: K. Clare Johnson

Christmas is almost here, and between all the shopping and decorating and cooking, who has time to think of New Year's Eve plans? Well, we do! We scoured our site and found these great nightly rates for last-minute New Year's Eve stays in some of our most popular cities.

As always, rates are subject to availability and there may be restrictions. Please read the rate details carefully to avoid disappointment. 

ONE UN New YorkNew York-For a two night stay from (December 30 2013-January 1 2014) 

-The Carlton New York, located on Madison Avenue between 28th and 29th Streets, has nightly rates from $329.

-The New York Palace, located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan at the intersection of 50th Street and Madison Avenue, has nightly rates from $389. 

-ONE UN New York (pictured above), located within walking distance of United Nations Headquarters, Empire State Building, Grand Central Station, Fifth Avenue Shopping, and the Chrysler Building, has nightly rates from $395.10.
 

London-For a two night stay from (December 30 2013-January 1 2014) 

-The Metropolitan London, located on Park Lane, where it meets into the landmark Hyde Park Corner, has nightly rates from GBP 261.

-St. Ermin's Hotel London, located one block from Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey, has nightly rates from GBP 265.

-Rosewood London, located where the city meets Covent Garden and the West End on High Holborn, has nightly rates from GBP 295.
 

Las Vegas-For a two night stay from (December 30 2013-January 1 2014) 

Palms Casino Resort

-Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino, which overlooks the famous Las Vegas Strip, has nightly rates from $188.10

-Palms Casino Resort (pictured above), located near the Las Vegas Strip, has nightly rates from $199. 

-Palms Place Hotel, located one mile from the Las Vegas Strip, has nightly rates from $209. 

Beijing-For a two night stay from (December 30 2013-January 1 2014) 

-InterContinental Beijing Beichen, located next to the Olympic Central Park National Convention Center, has nightly rates from CNY 750.

-The Peninsula Beijing, located near Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City, has nightly rates from CNY 900.

-China World Hotel Beijing, which anchors the China World Trade Centre, has nightly rates from CNY 900. 

Happy New Year! 

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Seasonal Offers from Five Star Alliance

December 19, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

We always have great rates at Five Star Alliance! Here are some special holiday deals.  As of this writing, you can still take a end-of-the-year holiday break for a great rate. As always, please read the rate details carefully to avoid penalties and disappointment.

Rustic Inn Creekside
Rustic Inn Creekside Resort and Spa
 
in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Located on seven lush acres adjacent to the National Elk Refuge and just a few blocks from Jackson's lively town square, the Rustic Inn Creekside Resort and Spa welcomes guests with warm Western hospitality.

We Like:
-Double Queen Guestroom With Fireplace. Includes Gourmet Breakfast & Airport Shuttle.

Current nightly rates from $242.

 

Divani Apollon



Divani Apollon Palace And Spa
in Athens, Greece is the ideal place for the seeker of sophistication and beauty.This elegant and luxurious hotel is situated on the beach overlooking the Picturesque Saronic Gulf. The hotel's interior is supplemented by its extensive gardens, spacious sundecks, swimming pools and organized private beach. The inviting balconies are suitable for private breakfast or thirst-quenching cocktails along with marvelous ocean sunset views and unforgettable romantic dining.

We Like:
-Breakfast Inclusive. Superior Room 30sqm. Twin Or Double. Bed. Side Sea View With Private Balcony.

Current nightly rates from EUR 121.46


Mandarin Oriental AtlantaMandarin Oriental Atlanta's rooms and suites offer you the most spacious luxury accommodation in the city. The higher floors have excellent views over Atlanta’s tree lined streets and some have private balconies. They are furnished with a soft understated elegance that is warm and restful. Throughout your stay gracious service that blends Southern hospitality with oriental charm will create many moments of delight.

We Like:
-Best Available Rate. Superior King Room -1 King Bed -city View. Interior-45sqm482sqft.
Complimentary High Speed Internet Access for the duration of the stay.

Currently nightly rates from $245 

 

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Holiday Offers from Five Star Alliance

December 14, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

Westin Resort and Spa Los CabosHere's a round-up of some of the best offers from Five Star Alliance.

The Westin Resort and Spa Los Cabos
A celebrated rendition of the Arch in Cabo San Lucas and nestled into the cliffs overlooking the intensely blue Sea of Cortez, this strikingly imagined resort offers both architectural majesty and a supremely relaxing vacation of renewal.

We like:
-1 King : All Inclusive Package:. Includes All Meals Beverages Tax And Tips. Some Restrictions May Apply See Conditions:
-1 King : All Inclusive Package:. Includes All Meals Beverages Tax And Tips.. Some Restriction 799.00

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The Tides South Beach




The Tides South Beach
King & Grove Tides South Beach is an iconic hotel located on Ocean Drive, just steps from the crystal water of the Atlantic Ocean
 and Miami’s most exciting dining and nightlife locations. King & Grove Tides South Beach is an iconic hotel located on Ocean Drive, just steps from the crystal water of the Atlantic Ocean
 and Miami’s most exciting dining and nightlife locations.

We like:
-Drive And Stay Package. Guaranteed Ocean View
-Sobe A La Carte Package. Guaranteed Ocean View
-Return To Romance Package. Guaranteed Ocean View.

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The Taj Mahal Palace Mumbai
Built in 1903, the hotel is an architectural marvel and brings together Moorish, Oriental and Florentine styles. Offering panoramic views of the Arabian Sea and the Gateway of India, the hotel is a gracious landmark of the city of Mumbai, showcasing contemporary Indian influences along with beautiful vaulted alabaster ceilings, onyx columns, graceful archways, hand-woven silk carpets, crystal chandeliers, a magnificent art collection, an eclectic collection of furniture, and a dramatic cantilever stairway.

We like:
-Christmas And New Year Offer. Deluxe Room.

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Mansion on Forsyth Park
The Mansion on Forsyth Park
The Mansion on Forsyth Park welcomes you to a magnificently restored Victorian mansion set in Savannah's legendary Historic District. This intimate yet opulent hotel is graced by a collection of over 400 pieces of original artwork. Just outside lies Forsyth Park's lush setting... moments away, explore the timeless intrigue and excitement that is synonymous with Savannah.

We like:
-Seasonal Offer Room And Breakfast

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Ritz Carlton Amelia Island
Relax in casual, but elegant accommodations at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island. This resort offers beautiful views of the Atlantic from each of its stylish guest rooms and suites. Savor the selection of the many fine dining options available at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island and prepare your senses for a culinary experience like no other.

We Like:
-Golf And Spa Package
-Rejuvenate You Package
-Comfort You Package
-Bed And Breakfast Package

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Happy Thanksgiving Wishes from Five Star Alliance

November 28, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

Five Star Alliance wishes you and yours a happy and safe holiday!

Happy Thanksgiving

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Sneak Peek: The World's Best Hotels and Resorts 2014

November 22, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

We've done it again! And we are giving you a sneak peek! Our team of luxury hotel experts is proud to present our most current collection of the World's Best Luxury Hotels and Resorts Worldwide. Who better to select the best luxury hotels in the world than the travel agency with the most comprehensive collection of 100% luxury hotels? This year we've hand-picked the best luxury hotels worldwide grouped into 15 different categories and based on great feedback from our loyal customers. Need a ski break? We've got 20 of the world's best luxury ski resorts. Beach more your style? We've got 20 of the world's best luxury beach hotels and resorts. It's safe to say that no matter your destination, hotel style, amenities, activities, or interests, we’ve got one of the world’s best luxury hotel and resort that will fulfill your every desire.

 

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Broken Hearts, Great Vacations

November 14, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance, K. Clare Johnson

So maybe you've been through a pretty bad break-up or divorce. Maybe you think that going on vacation alone, whilealeenta phuket heartbroken, is the worst idea ever, and you'd rather stay home and eat ice cream in your pajamas while watching reality TV.  Well, you would be wrong. Enter "The Power of One."  Here are some getaway experiences tailored to guests travelling alone or looking to get away from it all and spend some quality time with themselves.

At Aleenta Phuket-Phang Nga, the three-night "Power of One: No More Tears" package offers:

• One Taste: Singles enjoy a gourmet picnic to enjoy solo as they soak in the serenity and solitude of the resort's pristine Natai Beach, with headphones and a special playlist prepared by the resort to create the ultimate soundtrack for letting it out, getting it together, and moving on up.

• One Touch: Experience the Singleton's "I Will Survive" Spa Session, a combination of pampering, massage, relaxation and facial treatments to make you glow with inner confidence and radiant beauty, while Aleenta helps to wash that man right out of your hair.

• One Love: Gets good karma flowing and redirects tainted love towards a worthy cause: marine conservation. Dry those tears and help heal the ocean: Join the Pure Blue Foundation and spend a day doing good deeds at the nearby turtle sanctuary. And in the evening, release a hatchling into the wild in a stirring ceremony.

• One on One: A choice for single guests a choice of a yoga, meditation, or fitness session with your own personal instructor, for some special care and attention.


Aleenta Resort Hua HinAt sister resort Aleenta Resort and Spa Hua Hin, experience the "Power of One Smash the Blues Getaway." This comprises:

• Sweet Zen Sunday with breakfast in bed, private yoga class followed by a rejuvenating spa treatment (but strictly No Scrubs) 

• Wanna Be So High Monday with a paramotor trip soaring above the sparkling seas and organic farmlands of Pranburi and the resort to blow the cobwebs of your past life away. It's the ultimate adrenaline antidote for a lost love. 

• Gonna Be Bakin' Tuesday is the time to put all your love and heartache into bread and cake with baking for the broken-hearted. Rise above the pain. 
 

At upscale boutique luxury resort AKARYN Samui Resort & Spa, on secluded Hanuman Bay, singletons can experience the "Power of One Salsa Your Sadness Away," in which a private dance session with a top dance instructor or choreographer will help the broken-hearted dance their sorrows away, while making the first steps to a new confident future.


All single guests availing themselves of any of the Power of One packages would receive a special mix CD during their stay - The AHMS Collection's "Power of One" mix, a musical journey that echoes the trajectory of being dumped, from sadness and pain to denial, anger, catharsis and finally, acceptance, optimism and facing the future with a fresh confidence.
 

Even if the activities above don't interest you, spending time on the beaches of Phuket, Koh Samui, or Hua Hin sounds like a pretty solid way to mend the most broken of hearts. 
 

View rates, details, and more images of Aleenta Phuket Phang Nga Resort and Spa>>

View rates, details, and more images of Aleenta Resort and Spa Hua Hin>>

View rates, details, and more images of AKARYN Samui Resort & Spa>> 

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