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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.

New Luxury Hotels Opening in 2012: W Bangkok

November 27, 2012
By: Oksana Balytsky

We at Five Star Alliance are all about the best and most luxurious hotels. We certainly keep up with the happenings in the luxury travel world and take pride in bringing our clients the latest luxury travel news. Keep up with our newest blog series where we’ll be featuring luxury hotels opening in 2012 to stay on top of the trends and make your reservations at the newest hotspots.

The W Bangkok is opening next week on December 7th, 2012! This luxury hotel’s structure mixes the old with the new and will have 407 rooms spread out in the 31-story glass tower and 100 year old heritage building that was the former Russian Embassy. Located in the city’s prestigious Embassy Row, this luxury hotel will be the hottest hotel in Bangkok offering ample opportunities to take advantage of shopping, fine dining, and nightlife. Be sure to check out this luxury hotel and other W properties around the world for a truly luxurious and sensational experience!



Your Questions Answered: Hotel that Can Accommodate 3 Adults in Bangkok

October 24, 2012
By: Oksana Balytsky

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: Can you recommend a hotel in Bangkok that would be able to accommodate 3 adults?

Answer: The Four Seasons Bangkok has rooms available that have a maximum occupancy of 3, so these would be able to accommodate 3 adults. Please be advised that an extra person charge may apply depending on the hotel's policy. To view the room types and rates, simply visit this website and enter your dates of travel. The rooms that can accommodate 3 will say 'Maximum Occ 3' in the room description. Please be advised that the rates and availability are subject to change depending on the hotel’s policies.


Great Rates at Tower Club at lebua

June 20, 2012
By: K. Clare Johnson

The Tower Club at lebua epitomizes luxury accommodation in Bangkok. Take in breathtaking sights of the city from the
balcony of the plush suites, located on the top floors (51st to 59th). Tower Club privileges include daily full breakfast,
complimentary in-suite 12 MB wireless, complimentary soft drinks (non alcoholic), luxurious amenities by Acca Kappa, and
a Nespresso Coffee machine. 

And if you book the Fsa 1 Night Save 10pct, Fsa 2 Nights Save 15pct,  and Fsa 3 Nights Save 18pct rates,
you'll save on the already great rates to Tower Club at lebua.  Availability is limited, and these rates won't last forever,
so book now to avoid disappointment.


Going out on a Limb: The Peninsula Bangkok

March 5, 2012
By: Christopher Roney

Looking for a place to stay along the Chao Phraya riverfront in Bangkok?  Well, look no further than the Peninsula Bangkok.  The 370-room super luxury hotel was voted the world's best in 2003 and has kept up its best-of-the-best presentation since.  Guests are treated to uninterrupted panoramic views of the river and city, and with a beauty spa and fine dining on site, you'll find little need to leave the hotel if you desire not to.  Pick from any of four restaurants:  traditional Cantonese at Mei Jiang, homestyle Thai at Thiptara, international buffet at River Cafe & Terrace, and Pacific Rim at Jesters.  And once you've satiated your body, satisfy your mind by relaxing in a wonderful three-tiered swimming pool.  Maintain the careful balance by adjusting the custom environmental controls in your chich but classical room.  The Peninsula Bangkok really is my choice to stay for my next trip to the city.


Hotels with an Incredible View!: Thailand

February 1, 2012
By: Oksana Balytsky

We understand that an incredible view is of utmost importance to luxury travelers. After a day of exploring a new city, there’s nothing more enjoyable then returning to your luxurious accommodations and taking in the miraculous view before calling it a day. For others, there simply is no time to enjoy everything a city has to offer, and the only exploration one has time for is to take in the view from the hotel. We’d like to introduce you to our  blog series, which will be featuring incredible hotels with incredible views!Whatever your travel reasons or however much time you have to enjoy your trip, we hope you leave thinking wow what a view!

Our second feature is the Peninsula Bangkok. It’s located on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River and it is one of Bangkok’s finest hotels. It is a stunning, 39-story hotel offering incredible panoramic views of Bangkok and the Chao Phraya River from every one of its luxurious guest rooms and suites. This luxury hotel is within easy access of the shopping and business districts as well as near the Bangkok Sky Train and 35 minutes from Don Muang International Airport. The Peninsula Bangkok has an incredible 3-tiered swimming pool, a fitness center, and a beauty salon offering a variety of massages and treatments.

You can view our first featured hotel with a view, the Marina Bay Sands Singapore here. Be sure to keep up with our blog series to discover various luxury hotels all over the world with the best views!


The Top 20 Hotels in 2011: #17 Tower Club at Lebua

December 15, 2011
By: Oksana Balytsky

In the final days of 2011, Five Star Alliance is counting down the Top 20 Luxury Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, as decided by our guests.

In the #17 spot we have the Tower Club at Lebua located in Bangkok, Thailand.

Quick facts about the Tower Club at Lebua:

- This all-suite hotel has made the list of 101 best suites in the world by Elite Traveler for two consecutive years.

- Housed in one of Bangkok’s most impressive structures, the State Tower, providing guests with dramatic views of the beautiful city of Bangkok.

- Private balconies in each suite located from the 51st to the 59th floor.

- Each guest suite features a separate living area, Bvlgari bath amenities, feather soft beds, and Petrossian amenities in the mini bar.

- Other luxurious amenities include an open air swimming pool and Jacuzzi, a fitness center, a sauna, steam rooms, and massage rooms.

- The Tower Club comes with lounge access where you can enjoy Continental breakfast as well as endless alcoholic drinks and canapés throughout the day.

View photos, learn more about the hotel, and check availability at the Tower Club at Lebua.

Be sure to keep up with our countdown! In case you missed it, here are our previously featured hotels:

#20 – The St. Regis Resort Aspen

#19 – The Fullerton Hotel, Singapore

#18 – The Peninsula Chicago


Mouthwatering Desserts and Sky-High Views at lebua, Bangkok

October 11, 2011
By: Five Star Alliance

Black Forest Cake at lebua hotel, BangkokOur friends at lebua Hotels & Resorts have a cool blog where they share what's on at their hotels, and all the latest news from Bangkok and beyond. (For example: get deets on the Hanovertini, the cocktail created in honor of The Hangover II, filmed at the Sky Bar at Lebua State Tower.) We were so taken with the hotel's mouthwatering desserts, shared on their blog and Flickr page, that we're republishing the "Sweetest Thing in Life" blog post here. Bon Appetit!

“For those with business to conduct, lebua provides the perfect opportunity to transcend the boardroom and innovate your meeting plans. Whether you plan to host a large conference, an intimate meeting or conduct your business one-on-one, lebua offers unparalleled possibilities for ideas to flourish and flow freely”

I’ve always been told the above, and over the past few months, want it or not, I find myself in lebua at least thrice a month. For meetings, or to have some alone time to catch up with my writing assignments; with a slice of cake or some tea, my ideas do flourish – mainly because of the great view in the many restaurants.

Meeting a prospective client, writing, closing a deal, or snacking with friends or stopping to say hello to Chef Frank, I’ve made lebua a regular fixture in my schedule.

Dinner at Mezzaluna, checked!

Drinks at Skybar, checked!

Have their famous Mixologist make me a drink at Distil, checked.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner at Mozu, also done and off the list

Dine in style in Breeze, mission accomplished!

Okay, I’ve INDEED been in and out of the hotel and I love it. And knowingly, their cakes and dessert stand out. I loved their intricate look and feel, and the beautiful presentation – just so artistic!

And today, I was there yet again – and I ordered a slice of heaven Black Forest cake. It sure was different, and so out-of-this-world, that I so regret not snapping a photo before I fork it all down.

To share with you, here’s a photo I’ve taken from their Flickr site.


The Peninsula Bangkok's New Fleet of BMW Luxury Limos

August 17, 2011
By: Mary Winston Nicklin

The Peninsula BangkokWhether you need a lift from the airport or a spin around town, The Peninsula Bangkok can chauffeur you around the Thai capital in style. The landmark luxury hotel recently unveiled a brand new fleet of nine BMW 730Ld luxury cars to be used as hotel limousines. Finished in signature Peninsula Green, these magnificent cars offer the ultimate in air-conditioned luxury. The in-line six 3.0-litre advanced diesel engine and electronic six-speed automatic gearbox makes for a silky smooth drive. What a way to beat the heat!

The arrival of these new cars reinforces The Peninsula Hotels Group's existing relationship with the German automaker. The Peninsula Shanghai has six BMW 7 Series long wheelbase cars, while two MINI Cooper S Clubman vehicles are popular transportation options at The Peninsula in Hong Kong, Tokyo, New York and Chicago.


Escape to Bangkok: Savings at the Conrad Hotel

July 14, 2011
By: Mary Winston Nicklin

Conrad BangkokGot Bangkok on the brain? The Conrad Hotel-- located in the All Seasons Place in the heart of Bangkok-- is promoting a special sale to entice you to pack your bags and start your next adventure. You'll save 33% off Bed & Breakfast when you book "The Great Getaway" by August 22, 2011 (for stays through September 5). Just a stone's throw from this luxury address, you'll find cool shopping and restaurants as well as the convenient BTS Skytrain. Designed in a contemporary style with silk and natural wood, the rooms are equipped with up-to-the-minute broadband and wireless technology, as well as rainforest showers and glass-walled bathrooms. Nice perk: The hotel's seventh floor and adjoining rooftop garden are dedicated to fitness and relaxation with an outdoor freeform pool, two floodlit tennis courts and a jogging track.

Travel Tip: The entire portfolio of Conrad Hotels and Resorts is participating in "The Great Getaway" so you can score 33% savings on luxe accommodations from Bali to Indianapolis.


lebua at State Tower: The Bangkok Film Set for The Hangover Part II

May 23, 2011
By: Mary Winston Nicklin

lebua at State Tower, BangkokFollowing the success of The Hangover (the movie raked in US$450 million at the box office!), fans will be lining up to see the sequel. (The Hangover Part II is set for a worldwide release date of May 26.) And this time, the boys wake up... in Bangkok. Fun fact: A lot of the film footage takes place at a very cool hotel called lebua, an all-suite luxury hotel with 360-degree views over the city. (Located on floors 51- 59, the Tower Club at lebua offers all kinds of sexy privileges: Bvlgari bath amenities, nespresso machines, complimentary Internet...) lebua is also home to the renowned Sky Bar and Sirocco, the world’s highest open air rooftop restaurant perched on the 63rd floor. For the movie, the hotel was turned into a live film set and many of the staff had roles as extras!

After you check out the new flick, you may find yourself wanting to get a piece of the action in Bangkok. Jet to Thailand and check into lebua, where a special two-night Hangover Part II package gives you an opportunity to party like the guys in the movie, while staying in The Hangover Suite, a three-bedroom suite which can accommodate six people and offers a fully stocked mini bar to get the party started. Priced at USD $2,200. While staying at lebua Hotel, head to the bar and order up the Hangovertini, a specially designed cocktail made with green tea liquor, Martini Rosso, green apple juice, and rosemary infused honey.