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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.

Your Questions Answered: How Far do the Huntley Hotel's Windows Open?

October 9, 2014
By: Betsy LeTourneau

The Huntley Hotel Santa Monica
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: How far can one open a window in a guest room at the Huntley Hotel In Santa Monica? We like fresh air!


ANSWER: The Huntley Hotel Santa Monica

Overlooking the oceanfront, in the very heart of Santa Monica, California, The Huntley Hotel Santa Monica is nestled within charming tree lined residential streets, one block from the beach and Third Street Promenade. This luxury California hotel is within walking distance of the famous Santa Monica Pier and some of California's most eclectic dining, world-renowned art galleries, and distinctive shopping. Enjoy ocean views, contemporary cuisine, and creative cocktails at The Penthouse rooftop restaurant and ultra lounge.

Windows can open up to 6 inches in all guest rooms. Try a Premier Hotel Rooms, which offer breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean. These rooms are available on floors 9 t0 17 and have either one King, one Queen, or two Queen beds. 

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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.

Posted in: Santa Monica, CA

Did You Know? Archer Hotel New York

October 9, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Archer Hotel New York evokes the creative soul of its New York City Garment District neighborhood. In a city full of amazing museums, the hotel has also carefully curated a collection of house art. The pieces range from photography, digital installations, and nostalgic cutouts, and are curated by Manhattan-based art advisor Deborah Goodman Davis.

Archer Hotel New York

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New to Five Star Alliance: The Fortress

October 8, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

The Fortress is located in the town of Koggala, just minutes away from the historic town of Galle. One of Sri Lanka's finest boutique resorts, The Fortress is a sanctuary of serenity and private luxury with world-class facilities that will ease your mind and purify your soul.

The Fortress

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Hotel Imperial Unveils $14 Million Renovation

October 8, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Hotel Imperial has just unveiled the results of its year-long $14 Million Renovation, and the results are spectacular. Areas that have been renovated include OPUS Restaurant, the grand lobby, and Imperial Torte shop. The shop is, of course, the birthplace of the the legendary Imperial Torte in honour of his Imperial Highness, Emperor Franz Josef I. The recipe wasn't in need of updating, so guests can enjoy the classic confection of sliced almonds in six crispy layers filled with chocolate/coffee cream are encased in dark chocolate. 

Hotel Imperial 

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Image of the Day: Farmhouse Inn

October 7, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Farmhouse Inn offers all the warmth and hospitality of a family owned bed and breakfast inn coupled with all of the services and amenities of a Preferred Boutique Hotel.

Farmhouse Inn

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New to Five Star Alliance: Laucala Island Resort

October 7, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Laucala Island Resort is the newest member of the Five Star Alliance collection. The 25 Fijian-styled villas are set amid coconut plantations, beside deserted beaches, and atop the island's volcanic mountains, overlooking fertile coral reefs and endless jungle. Style and sustainability go hand in hand throughout, from the natural fibers and woods used in design to the wild orchids harvested in gardens and organic produce grown on island farms. Set over 1,400 hectares, Laucala epitomizes the seclusion and graceful hospitality for which the Fijian archipelago is famed.

Laucala Island Resort

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Did You Know? Glenn Hotel Autograph Collection

October 6, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Glenn Hotel
Glenn Hotel Autograph Collection
 
is housed in the historic Glenn Building. Located at 110 Marietta Street, it was built in 1923, and was named after John Thomas Glenn, a prominent attorney and the mayor of Atlanta from 1889-1891.

The Glenn building was constructed on an historic site. According to the contemporary record of General Tecumseh Shermanís march on Atlanta, the house on that site, which was owned and occupied by Major Hamilton Goode of the Confederate army, was spared. It is significant to note that the intersection of Marietta and Spring Street was part of the original center of old Atlanta.

 

 

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Indulge in White Truffles at SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills

October 6, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

SLS Beverly Hills
SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills is once again dishing up its Annual White Truffle Dinner Series. Returning for a third year, the  multi-course experience celebrates the flavors of the truffle through the playful imagination of Chef Jose Andrés and his award-winning culinary team at SAAM. Set in an elegant, secluded dining room designed by Philippe Starck, SAAM offers a quiet retreat, where the chef's creations and world-class wines take center stage.

Named "Outstanding Chef" by the James Beard Foundation in 2011 and one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in 2012, SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills culinary director, Chef José Andrés, is recognized globally for his creative and unforgettable dining experiences. 


The Dinner Series Will Be Held

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings
October 23rd – November 22nd at 6:30pm
$350 per guest. Wine pairing options for $100 or $300
 

 

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Cool Pools: Villa Rolandi Gourmet Club

October 5, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Villa Rolandi Gourmet Club has 3 pools, including a heated sea-water jet pool for Thalassotherapy.

Villa Rolandi Gourmet Club

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Did You Know? Andaz Amsterdam

October 5, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Andaz Amsterdam is this is the first and only hotel in the world showcasing a video art collection.  Explore a total of 40 unique works, ranging from young talents and established names to a few carefully selected international masters, such as Ryan Gander, Erwin Olaf and Mark Titchner.

Andaz Amsterdam

Depending on the work’s level of intensity and outspokenness, selections from the video art collection are showcased in different areas of the hotel — in the public areas of the ground floor, in the hallways throughout the various floors, or through a special video channel available on the televisions in the guestrooms. The largest display screen for the presentation of video footage is located in the Lounge and compromises nine 60-inch televisions.

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