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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.

Enjoy Your Long Weekend!

September 1, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

The Moorings Village and Spa

 

 

 

 

 

 







Whether your plans include one last trip to the beach, getting the kids ready for school, or simply relaxing at home, we wish you a wonderful Labor Day!


Re-Opening Day at Marigot Bay Hotel

September 1, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Marigot Bay Hotel re-opens today, after having undergone multi-million dollar renovation. Some of the new features include all-new restaurant and bar concepts, refurbished rooms and beautifully appointed suites, an Auriga spa and fitness center, and a world-class Capella Marina and retail village, which will be home to some of the world’s most sophisticated mega-yachts.

Marigot Bay Hotel

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Cool Pools: The Cliff House Hotel Ardmore

August 31, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

The Spa and Wellness center at The Cliff House Hotel Ardmore takes its name from the sacred spring at St Declan’s Well, which is  a short walk from the hotel. A 15 meter indoor infinity-edge swimming pool is The Well’s centrepiece. Its floor-to-ceiling windows and ocean views create a sense of unending space, as if the pool is merging into the Irish Sea. For those of stronger constitutions, a natural outdoor rock pool can be enjoyed at full tide. There's also an outdoor heated Jacuzzi and relaxation terrace with two stone baths.

The Cliff House Hotel Ardmore

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Discover with You Package at Ritz Carlton Buckhead

August 31, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Ritz Carlton Buckhead
Surround yourself with an irresistible combination of Southern hospitality and smart sophistication at The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead, one of the most ideally located Buckhead luxury hotels offering effortless access to the city's finest shopping, dining, and entertainment establishments. 

The Discover with You Package Includes:
- Overnight Deluxe accommodations
-Daily American Breakfast for two each morning in The CafeRitz Carlton Buckhead- $50 USD hotel credit per night
- Two Adult tickets to one of Atlanta's popular attractions that include: Atlanta History Center that includes admission to: Smith Family Farm, the Gardens and the Swan House, GA Aquarium, World of Coke, or High Museum. (once per stay)

Rates for the Discover with You start at $294 per night >>

 

Offer is valid through December 31, 2014. Daily breakfast is available in select hotel restaurants and not valid for in-room dining. Destination Experience is per stay and varies by hotel. Credit is applied per night, has no cash value, and is not valid on room rate, alcohol, or third party services.



 


Le Chateau Du Domaine St Martin Celebrates 60 Years with a Special Offer

August 30, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Le Chateau Du Domaine St Martin
Chateau Saint-Martin & Spa is celebrating the 60th anniversary of Relais & Chateaux. Chateau Saint-Martin & Spa is a former 12th century Knights Templar Commandery with superb views over the sweep of the Cote d'Azur. Today Chateau Saint-Martin & Spa is a prestigious five star property that showcases all that is luxurious in Art de Vivre a la Française, and has been one of the jewels of the Relais & Chateaux collection since 1970.

The 60th Anniversary Offer Includes

-Accommodations in a One-Bedroom Suite with 1 King or 2 Twin Beds. Acoommodations include a sea view terrace and a seperate sitting room. 

-Buffet breakfast.

-A  60€ credit on food & beverage for your stay to enjoy in one of the restaurants or bars.

-A 60 minutes treatment in our Spa Saint-Martin by La Prairie.

-Access to the hotel pool.

Book the 60th Anniversary Offer or Another Great Offer at Chateau Saint-Martin & Spa >>

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Offer available from April 18 to June 12, 2014 and from September 1 to October 19, 2014. Reservation required, subject to availability and opening hours of the restaurants, valid on published rates only. Room rate includes, buffet breakfast, one credit of 60€ during the entire stay and one treatment only per room per stay. Service and VAT included. Valid only for new reservations. Non alterable, according to the hotel reservation and cancellation policy. Offer not valid for groups. City tax in addition (1€ per person, per day).


The Intendance Pool Villa at Banyan Tree Seychelles

August 30, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Banyan Tree Seychelles has five Intendance Pool Villas. From the spacious terrace of guests enjoy a stunning bird's eye view of the Indian Ocean, Intendance Bay, and the lush tropical mountain greenery surrounding Banyan Tree Seychelles. Featuring a private jet pool and swimming pool, a set of walkways and stairs connects the villa, living pavilion, and pool with a separate sundeck and jet pool – set at different levels into the hill in between imposing granite rocks. Breathtaking views are the trademark of the lofty Intendance Pool Villa, which has been inspired by the exotic charm and elegance of local colonial architecture. For spa aficionados one Intendance Pool Villa on top of the mountain also features an additional massage pavilion.

Banyan Tree Seychelles

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Your Questions Answered: Can You Recommend a Family-Friendly Hotel in Carlsbad, CA?

August 29, 2014
By: Betsy LeTourneau

La Costa Resort and Spa
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: We are a family of 5 and looking to stay is Carlsbad, Ca. What resort offers the best accommodations for our family?

ANSWER: La Costa Resort and Spa 

Nestled among 400 lush garden acres near the beach in Carlsbad, CA – but miles away from the pressures of the world – this delightful coastal California hotel is a haven of rejuvenation, comfort, and escape where you can do it all or, if preferred, nothing at all.La Costa Resort and Spa While away the afternoon beneath the glow of warm Southern California sunshine in the spa courtyard. Steal a moment of quiet solitude curled up on a hammock in a garden alcove. Share a dance with that special someone underneath a moonlit spotlight. Walk in the footsteps of legends as you welcome the challenge of two championship golf courses. Create a lasting memory with your children as you navigate the waters of Splash Landing. Even excite and tantalize your palate with an abundance of culinary delights. Whatever it is that you desire, it can all be found in one place – Omni La Costa Resort & Spa. Steps from your door, world-class golf, tennis, dining, and spa anxiously wait to welcome your arrival. It's simply the perfect respite while on a perfect Southern California getaway. 

Kidtopia, Omni La Costa Resort and Spa’s exciting club just for kids, takes children’s resort programs to another level. At Kidtopia, children can journey through a magical forest, observe sea creatures in an "underwater" wonderland, make crafts, dance on an interactive game floor, and more. Land and sea elements will stimulate young imaginations in three distinct conceptual areas — for infants/toddlers, bathroom independent 3-5 year olds, and 6-12 year olds. Kidtopia provides: a nursery (6 months to 3 years, for two consecutive hours of care at a time); night camp program on weekends; small slides and soft climb items; books, puzzles, blocks, games, and a craft center; a towering seven-foot tree house with slide, nooks, cubbies, and windows; a comfortable movie lounge; personal high-tech entertainment stations; pressure-sensitive light floor for games and dancing; and a 600-gallon saltwater aquarium filled with exotic fish.


La Costa Resort and Spa

For Your Family's Needs, We Recommend:

Two Bedroom Villla-The Spanish Colonial-style villas have living rooms, well-stocked gourmet kitchens with Viking appliances, dining areas for six, fireplaces, and two bedrooms. Private patios off both the bedroom and living room bring the outdoors in and queen sofa beds in the living room offer flexibility. Two Bedroom villas are 1,800 square feet. 

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Family Suite- These suites feature a living room with two bedrooms and two spacious bathrooms.  The Bedroom offers luxurious bedding and roomy marble bathrooms feature deep soaking tubs and separate showers, stocked with Spa at La Costa Coco Mango bath amenities. Enjoy garden or fairway views. Family suites are 1,150 square feet.

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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.


The Five Star Alliance Staff Celebrates Labor Day

August 29, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

The Five Star Alliance staff all have a travel bucket list that doesn't always line up with the time and money available for travel. Here's where we are celebrating Labor Day, and where we would spend the Labor Day weekend if time and money were no object. 

Lucy
Actual Labor Day Plans: Laundry and house cleaning.

Chanler at Cliff Walk

Labor Day Bucket List: The Chanler at Cliff Walk in Newport RI (pictured), The Resort at Paws Up in Missoula, MT, or Trout Point Lodge in Nova Scotia, Canada.
 

Marty
Actual Labor Day Plans: Onteora Lake. It's got like 5 to 10 miles of trails and a lake big enough for lots of swimming and non-motorized boating. The terrain is mellower than the real mountain trails more into Catskill Park, but it's still a real nice spot.


Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa


Labor Day Bucket List: World tour starting in Kauai, HI. Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa is pictured above.

 

Courtney
Actual Labor Day Plans: A trip to Beaufort, NC.

Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace

Labor Day Bucket List: Las Vegas. Nobu Hotel Caeser's Palace is pictured above.
 

Clare
Actual Labor Day Plans: Lunch with friends, yoga in Prospect Park, and laundry.

Porto Zante Villas and Spa


Labor Day Bucket List: The Greek Islands. Somewhere like Porto Zante Villas and Spapictured above.
 

Tabitha 
Actual Labor Day Plans: No plans.

W Atlanta Midtown

Labor Day Bucket List: Visiting Atlanta's Piedmont Park. W Atlanta Midtown, pictured above, is 1/2 mile away.


Cheryl
Actual Labor Day Plans: Beach yoga and a BBQ at the Jersey Shore.

Intercontinental la moana bora bora


Labor Day Bucket List: A return visit to Bora Bora.  InterContinental La Moana Bora Bora is pictured above.
 

Shannon
Actual Labor Day Plans: No plans.

Palazzo Verscace

Labor Day Bucket List: Beach. Palazzo Versace, on Australia's Gold Coast, is pictured above.

 

Betsy

Actual Labor Day Plans: A visit to parent's condo in Hilton Head, SC.

Labor Day Bucket List: Too many to choose from! The Inn at Harbour Town in Hilton Head is pictured above.

Vicki
Actual Labor Day Plans: Working.

Labor Day Bucket List: In the past, I have spent many Labor Days out on beautiful Lake Murray with pontoons tied together, just floating and sunning.

 

However you are celebrating, we wish you a safe and happy Labor Day!

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Cool Pools: Barcelo Eresin Topkapi

August 28, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Barcelo Eresin Topkapi is located in the historical center of Istanbul. Its wellness center features this heated indoor swimming pool.

Barcelo Eresin Topkapi

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Image of the Day: Amangalla

August 28, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Amangalla sits within the ramparts of the 17th-century Galle Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Offering views of the resort’s 200-year-old gardens and of the Fort and harbour beyond, Amangalla provides for the leisurely exploration of this historic trading port and the surrounding countryside.

Amangalla

Relax at Amangalla >>