LUXURY HOTEL INSIDER
February 26, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance
Announcing the Vote Your Way to the World’s Best Sweepstakes! Choose your favorite World’s Best luxury hotel or resort from the participating properties, and you may win a stay! Vote and win. What could be simpler than that?
-Two business class round trip flights courtesy of Qatar Airways and 4 Night Stay in an Armani Deluxe Room at the Armani Hotel Dubai in the United Arab Emirates
-A four-night stay at Hotel Le Toiny on St. Bart’s
-A four-night stay at Armani Hotel Milano in Italy
-A four-night All-Inclusive stay at Le Blanc Spa Resort in Cancun
-A four-night stay in an Ocean View Room at the Acqualina Resort in Miami Beach
-A four-night stay in Ocean View Room at Grande Colonial Hotel La Jolla
-A four-night stay in a Deluxe Room at Grace Cafayate in Cafayate Provincia de Salta, Argentina
-A four-night stay in a Deluxe Junior Suite at Trout Point Lodge in Nova Scotia
-A four-night stay at Titilaka Lodge in Lake Titicaca, Peru
You can only vote once, so choose wisely!
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February 17, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance
In honor of President's Day, we wanted to showcase some luxury hotels that are favorites of POTUS.
The Willard InterContinental - Washington, DC
Every president since Franklin Pierce has stayed or attended an event here. President Lincoln even lived here with his family before his inaguration. Just in case more than one Commander-in-Chief is in residence, the historic hotel has four presidential suites, named after Presidents Jefferson, Adams, Washington, and Lincoln.
The Kahala Hotel and Resort - Honolulu, HI
This hotel has put to bed every president since Lyndon B. Johnson. Presidents and other VIPs stay in either the Imperial and Presidential Suite. Both 2,200-square-foot suites are on the top two floors, with views of Kahala Bay.
The Jefferson Hotel Richmond - Richmond, VA
Named in honor of Thomas Jefferson, the historic Richmond hotel has checked in 12 presidents, from Harrison and McKinley to both Bushes and Obama. Commanders-in-chief usually stay in the 1,400-square foot Presidential Suite, complete with a baby grand piano, dining room, and a marble balcony overlooking Franklin Street.
Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa - Phoenix, AZ
The one-bedroom Presidential Suite has hosted every president since Hoover, except Obama—though he stayed at the hotel on the campaign trail. Arizona Biltmore was also the honeymoon spot of Ronald and Nancy Reagan.
Loews Madison Hotel - Washington, DC
President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy were hosts at the original opening of this hotel in 1963, and it has hosted every President since.
The Carlyle, a Rosewood Hotel - New York, NY
The Carlyle has hosted every American president since Harry Truman. Presidents Truman, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Carter and Reagan stayed at The Carlyle so often, it became their home away from home.
Presidents haven't only stayed at hotels. According to legend, The Equinox in Vermont is thought to be haunted by the ghost of First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln. She and her sons spent summers there, although their last vacation was cancelled due to President Lincoln's assassination. The Mayflower Renaissance Washington DC was to play host to President Coolidge's Inagural Ball, but his son's death changed those plans. Consequently, he is said to haunt the hotel.
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February 10, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance
Valentine's Day is the most romantic day of the year. We've got some of our favorite offers and activities for love day stays all over the world. Book soon and be sure to check the rates carefully to avoid disappointment! There's also more deals on our site, just search the location and date you are interested in. Or check out our additional deals.
Deals in Central and South America
Palacio Nazarenas-Cuzco, Peru
Celebrate in Style Package
Whether it's an anniversary, a special birthday or just because, an indulgent break at Palacio Nazarenas is the perfect way to celebrate. This package includes luxury accommodations, welcome amenities, including cocktails, Andean petit fours, fresh fruit and a flower arrangement, dinner with champagne, daily buffet breakfast, complimentary upgrade to a deluxe suite with special historic or contemporary features (subject to availability), and a celebration cake.
Rates start at $670 per night >>
Sofitel Buenos Aires-Buenos Aires, Argentina
It’s Valentine’s Day and love is in the air. Discover Magnifique Romance and enjoy luxurious comfort in elegantly styled accommodation, a bottle of champagne on ice delivered to sip any time you wish once during your stay, a romantic gift of chocolate or flowers upon arrival for your shared pleasure, a wonderful breakfast served in your room every morning, and a late check-out until 4pm.
Rates start at $377 per night >>
Ka'ana Boutique Resort-San Ignacio, Cayo, Belize Ka'ana Boutique Resort
The package starts with a helicopter Tour from Belize International Airport to Ka’ana Resort passing over Maya Mountains and 1000-Foot Falls with champagne on arrival OR private road tansfer from Belize International or Municipal Airports to Ka’ana Resort. There's also a private road transfer back to Belize International or Municipal Airports, accommodation in a Master Suite with private garden and outdoor shower, hosted "Craboo" Welcome in Ka’ana's wine cellar, daily full breakfast, one private dining experience, one full-day private cave tubing and zip lining tour, and one half-day private Xunantunich Maya Ruin Tour.
Rates start at $907 per night >>
Hotel das Cataratas – Parana, Brazil
Set in one of the most awe-inspiring locations, enjoy a truly indulgent stay at Hotel das Cataratas. The Spa Experience
includes luxury accommodation, daily Brazilian breakfast, a 60-minute custom Cataratas Swedish massage, and a 20% discount on any additional spa treatments of your choice, per person per stay.
Rates start at BRL 1170 per night >>
Waldorf Astoria Panama - Panama City, Panama
Waldorf Astoria Spa Experience
Get the relaxation you are longing for with the Waldorf Astoria Spa Experience. Stay two or more nights in a premium room at any of the over 20 Waldorf Astoria hotels and resorts and enjoy a complimentary 50 minute massage during your stay.
Rates start at $169 per night >>
United States of America
Sofitel Lafayette Square-Washington, DC
Spend your Valentine's Day in the Nation's Capitol! Guests enjoy luxurious comfort in elegantly styled accommodations, a perfect setting for romance. A bottle of champagne on ice awaits your arrival, as does a romantic gift of chocolate covered strawberries or flowers. A Magnifique Breakfast is served in your room each morning and there's a late check out of 4pm.
Rates start at $235 per night >>
PUBLIC Chicago-Chicago, IL
Special Rates from $130, plus a complimentary upgrade when available
PUBLIC Chicago is a complete transformation of the Gold Coast's famed Ambassador East Hotel and its historic Pump Room restaurant. PUBLIC Chicago's 285 spacious and oversized guest rooms and suites are individually furnished with integrity, taste, and superb functionality. It is located in downtown Chicago location, within walking distance to the shopping and restaurants on the Magnificent Mile and Michigan Avenue, the nightlife on Rush Street, Lincoln Park and the beaches of Lake Michigan.
Rates start at $130 per night >>
Hotel Andaz West Hollywood-Los Angeles, CA
Love Goes Around Package
Want to bring the romance to Los Angeles but just don't have the time to plan? Let Andaz take care of it. Cuddle with the one you love while enjoying Champagne and macaroons upon arrival per stay. Spend your precious time getting closer to each other with signature scented massage oil. The next morning, you'll arise refreshed and relaxed, ready for a sumptuous daily buffet breakfast for two at RH restaurant or in the privacy of your guest room.
Rates start at $315 per night >>
Miramonte Resort and Spa-Palm Springs, CA
Putt and Pamper
Perfect for the pair who has different interests, or for the individual who wants it all! Golf play is held at Indian Wells Golf Resort in the "golf capital of the world" - Palm Springs. Putt & Pamper includes one night in an Estate, Luxury or Dolce Suite accommodation, unlimited golf for one player at Indian Wells Golf Resort, unlimited use of the practice facilities on day of play, one 60-minute spa treatment at The Well Spa, and full day access to The Well Spa on day of treatment.
Rates start at $524 per night >>
Inn and Spa at Loretto-Santa Fe, NM
Buenos Dias Bed and Breakfast Package
Begin with a leisurely Santa Fe breakfast in Luminaria, The Inn and Spa at Loretto's signature restaurant, before exploring the art galleries, shops, and museums. Enjoy dining next to a glowing kiva fireplace or on the seasonal outdoor patio overlooking the famed Loretto Chapel. The package includes accommodations for one night, $40 breakfast credit at Luminaria Restaurant and Patio, and night-time valet parking.
Rates start at $171 per night >>
The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel-Laguna Beach, CA
Rejuvenate You Package
Celebrate a new you with the replenishing Rejuvenate You hotel package. Enjoy two soothing signature spa treatments, adelectable lunch for two, overnight accommodations, complimentary ocean-front Pilates and Yoga classes, and the resort fee.
Rates start at $675 per night >>
Sofitel Miami-Miami, FL
Discover a tropical paradise tastefully decorated in Art Deco style overlooking a peaceful blue lagoon. This package includes a Superior Room with a King-size Bed and a view of the Miami skyline, a bottle of sparkling wine, a gift of chocolate or flowers upon arrival, in-room breakfast, and a 4pm check-out.
Rates start at $315 per night >>
New York City
Trump SoHo Hotel Condominium
Illuminate a spark between you and your lover that neither will soon forget. Indulge in each other's company from the breath-taking city view of a deluxe or premiere one-bedroom suite. Toast to the evening with a bottle of Prosecco, decadent chocolate-covered strawberries and subtle luxury. Take pleasure in a late check-out to enjoy an in-suite continental breakfast for two.
Rates start at $570 per night >>
Sofitel New York
Discover Magnifique Romance and enjoy luxurious comfort in elegantly styled accommodation, a bottle of champagne on ice delivered to sip any time you wish once during your stay, a romantic gift of chocolate or flowers upon arrival, a wonderful breakfast served in your room every morning, and a late check-out until 4pm.
Rates start at $395 per night >>
Algonquin Romance Package
The Algonquin invites you to spend a romantic getaway with them, filled with the special touches to make the perfect stay. This package includes accommodations for two, bottle of champagne, and Continental breakfast in the restaurant.
Rates start at $389 per night >>
Gansevoort Meatpacking District
Toss aside the candy hearts and spice up your Valentine’s Day with the intimacy inspired "Get Loved" package. Includes everything you’ll need to surprise your other half with a sexy Manhattan retreat. Temptations include early check-in at noon (subject to availability), continental breakfast in room for two, a bottle of Champagne + strawberries, one dozen red roses, the sensual travelers mile high kit, Kama Sutra book, and late check-out at 2PM (subject to availability).
Rates start at $539 per night >>
Andaz Wall Street
Love Goes Around Package
Enjoy two nights over Valentine's Day Weekend (February 14th, 15th or 16th) at Andaz Wall Street with a special package created for you and your sweetheart. Upon arrival, you'll be treated to in-room champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries. You'll get breakfast for two every day, and a complimentary room upgrade when available
Rates start at $330 per night >>
Loews Regency New York
VIP Valentine's Day Package
A freshly renovated guestroom in a soft, soothing palette sets the scene for romance, and is the perfect place to enjoy the bottle of Prosecco and selection of cheeses we will deliver to your door. This package also includes $200 credit to use on two tickets to the Broadway show of your choice. Simply select the show you want to see and our Concierge will take care of the booking while you toast Saint Valentine, the city of New York and, of course, your beloved.
Rates start at $599 per night >>
Deals in London
Andaz Liverpool Street London
Love Goes Around
Guests will be greeted with in-room champagane and flowers upon arrival. The package also includes £25 to use on any of the hotel's restaurants and bars, and a breakfast for two the next morning. Complimentary inclusions available at every Andaz hotel includes internet access, local phone calls, and the minibar with non-alcoholic beverages and snacks.
Rates for this package start at GBP 309 per night >>
For Your Eyes Only Valentines Package
This package includes Continental breakfast for two, a candle-lit bubble bath with rose petals, a bottle of Canard Duchen Champage, and chocolate covered strawberries.
Rates start at GBP 630 GBP per night >>
Cafe Royal Hotel
Weekend Indulgence Package
Stay in the beating heart of the West End in a spacious and luxurious guestroom perfectly positioned for sightseeing and shopping or complete calm and rest. Stay Friday, Saturday, or Sunday night and get 20% off the best available rate, three-course Menu du Jour dinner in the Ten Room, glass of chilled Champagne in the Grill Room, Regent Street VIP membership card, traditional English breakfast in the Ten Room, Personal Butler service on request, Butler’s Pantry with Nespresso coffee machine, 24 hour in-room dining, Bang & Olufsen entertainment system, eedia hub, and WiFi.
Rates start at GBP 480 per night >>
The May Fair Hotel
Bed And Breakfast Package
Book a London short break and stay at this 5* May Fair hotel with a full English breakfast when you wake in the morning. Explore all that London has to offer for less.
Rates start at GBP 435 per night >>
Deals in London's Surrounding Area
Dinner, Bed & Breakfast Package
Chewton Glen is a privately owned Luxury Country House Hotel & Spa located in England on the edge of the historic New Forest National Park and within walking distance of the sea and easy reach of Christchurch, Bournemouth and Southampton. This package offers King Beddded room with garden views, dinner, and breakfast.
Rates start at GBP 857 per night >>
Gidleigh Park is the quintessential Country House Hotel, nestled in a wooded valley within the natural beauty of the wilds of Dartmoor. It has a stylish decor, two Michelin star chef and an acclaimed wine list.
Stay in a Deluxe Room looking into the woodland. Combine the rugged beauty of Dartmoor and the gastronomic delights of 2 Michelin Star Chef Michael Caines. Based on a two-night stay, you get dinner in a luxury picnic hamper each day.
Rates start at GBP 703 per night >>
Wine Lovers Stay
Stay in a Deluxe Rooms looking Into The Woodland. Enjoy an a la carte And eight course tasting dinner with fine wines at the 2 Michelin Starred restaurant. You also get a private wine cellar tour.
Rates start at GBP 845 per night >>
Cliveden is set amid 376 acres of magnificent formal gardens and parklands. Standing upon chalk cliffs that give the estate its name, the house commands panoramic views over the beautiful Berkshire countryside and an idyllic bend in the river Thames. This package includes a Deluxe Twin or King room with an en-suite sitting area and a bathroom. Guests will receive a chilled body of champagne, chocolate dipped strawberries, a dozen red roses, rose petals and candles in the room, and a Continental breakfast.
The Gourmet Package includes a delicious tasting menu for two in the restaurant, a Continental breakfast, and a Deluxe Twin or King room with a sitting area and bathroom. Tasting Menu In The Restaurant -Continental Breakfast
Rates start at GBP 833 per night >>
Valentine’s Romantic Break
If you really want to spoil your loved one this Valentine’s Day there is no better place to go than Tylney Hall. Enjoy luxurious accommodation, a gourmet meal created by Executive Chef Stephen Hine and why not take a romantic stroll around the historical grounds, for a truly romantic break. The package includes luxurious accommodation with full English breakfast, Valentine’s chocolates in your room on arrival, Pre-dinner champagne and canape reception, candlelit five-course dinner in the award-winning Oak Room Restaurant, a rose for each couple at dinner, early check in at 1pm and late check out at 12 noon (subject to availability), and use of the hotel's leisure facilities throughout your stay.
Rates start at GBP 260 per night >>
Deals in Paris
Sofitel Paris le Faubourg
Magnifique Romance Package
Enjoy magical moments in magnificent places around the world… It’s Valentine’s Day and love is in the air. Share special time together…savor intimate dinners…take sunset strolls and moonlight walks. Discover Magnifique Romance and enjoy luxurious comfort in elegantly styled accommodation, a bottle of champagne on ice delivered to sip any time you wish once during your stay,
a romantic gift of chocolate or flowers upon arrival for your shared pleasure, a wonderful breakfast served in your room every morning, and a late check-out until 4pm.
Rates start at EUR 930 per night >>
Saint James Paris
Valentine's Day in a Castle
This package includes a stay in a Junior Suite, breakfast at the buffet or in your room, and a bottle of Champage Deutz Cuvee Amour.
Rates start at EUR 600 per night >>
Auberge du Jeu de Paume
Saint Valentine Package
Escape to Chantilly and rejuvenate in love at the Auberge du Jeu de Paume. Enjoy a night in a double room decorated with rose petals and some sweets. Savor the continental breakfast in room.
Relax in our Spa Valmont (swimming pool, hammam, sauna and gym). Taste a romantic dinner at Le Jardin d'Hiver and the next day enjoy a romantic walk in the park of the Chateau de Chantilly.
Rates start at EUR 555 per night >>
La Reserve Paris
A Romance in Paris Package
Especially for you, La Réeerve Paris has dreamed up a totally glamorous stay available throughout the month of February, at the heart of one of the world’s most beautiful capitals. The stay comprises a VIP in-room welcome (with roses, chocolates, champagne and candles), a night in one of the apartments, delicious and plentiful breakfasts served in your apartment, a romantic dinner for two, prepared according to your wishes by a talented chef, and a one-hour chauffeur-driven limousine tour of Paris by night.
Rates start at EUR 2800 per night >>
Hotel du Louvre
Celebrate your love at the Hotel du Louvre, a Hyatt Hotel with this package featuring a bottle of Champagne, roses, sweets, in-room
breakfast for 2, and late check-out at 2 pm
Rates start at EUR 770 per night >>
Deals in Asia
Grand Hyatt Tokyo-Tokyo, Japan
Take the time to reconnect. Enjoy time for just the two of you during your stay at Grand Hyatt Tokyo. You only need each other. The offer includes Club King or Grand Deluxe Twin, Grand King, Grand Twin, or Grand Deluxe King. Breakfast, Bottle of Red Wine, and 1pm Late Checkout.
Rates start at $564 per night >>
Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok-Bangkok, Thailand
Take the time to reconnect. Enjoy time for just the two of you during your stay at Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok. You'll enjoy daily breakfast, a bottle of sparkling wine, a box of heart-shaped chocolates, a dinner at Erawan Tea Roo, and a 4pm late checkout.
Rates start at $335 per night >>
J.W. Marriott Hotel Hong Kong-Hong Kong, China
Sweet Deals for Two
Whether it is a weekend escape, anniversary, honeymoon or birthday celebration, the Sweet Deal for Two offers a classic choice to pamper your special someone in style. Celebrate over a bottle of Moet & Chandon, nine-piece chocolate box and daily breakfast for two persons. 1 King or 2 Double-bedded room with Harbor View.
Rates start at $657 per night >>
Park Hyatt Tokyo
Winter at the Park
Park Hyatt Tokyo with its modernist interiors, panoramic views and museum quality artworks, offers a perfect place to respite from the winter for some rest and relaxation. This special offer is available through the end of February. You get accommodation in a Park Deluxe Room, in a Park View Room or in a Park Suite, 10,000 yen Food & Beverage credit per room per night available for use at New York Grill, Girandole, Kozue and Room Service, and a late check-out up until 1pm.Shangri-La Villingili
Rates start at $593 per night >>
Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and Spa Maldives
For stays of 3 nights or less. Guests receive buffet breakfast, and complimentary daily dinner, and wireless internet. Accomodations are a 133 square meter Pool Villa with one King bed, an ocean view, and a private pool.
Rates start at $1260 per night >>
Deals in the Middle East
Hotel Missoni Kuwait
This package includes 1 night in a Missoni room, breakfast in Luna or via room service, airport transfers, and a luxury signature 50 minute massage at Six Senses
Rates start at KWD 129 per night >>
From experiencing a massage in the moonlight to immersing yourself in a Roman mineral bath, indulge with botanical herbs, rich minerals and essential oils that come together to create an enticing selection of massages, facials, and body treatments. The Rejuvenate You package includes overnight accommodations, signature spa treatment, lunch for two in restaurant once per stay, and recreation activity for two once per stay.
Rates start at AED 2050 per night >>
Moevenpick Tower Doha
My Weekend My Choice
Relaxing breakfasts by the pool, rejuvenating days in award-winning spas, and culinary experiences as the sun sets. With this offer, the longer you stay, the more you save. Enjoy 10% off for one night, 20% off for 2 or 30% for 3. Late checkout until 4 pm.
Le Royal Hotel Amman
Rates start at QAR 560 per night >>
Four Seasons Hotel Damascus
Bed and Breakfast Package
Enjoy a perfect night's sleep followed by an expertly prepared meal from the top-rated chefs. Choose from a Superior Room King Bed with a City or Mountain View.
Rates start at EUR 320 per night >>
Le Royal Hotel Amman
Buffet breakfast & dinner for two excluding taxes and service.
Stay in a 65 square meter Club Suite with a King Bed and a panoramic city view balcony. Located on 23 & 24 floors, guests get VIP treatment, free access to the spa, free canapes and soft drinks at the lounge.
Rates start at JOD 290 per night >>
All rates are based on double occupancy and extra 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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