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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.

Beach Breaks: Discounted Rate at Peter Island’s Newly-Renovated Beachfront Suites

May 29, 2009
By: Mary Winston Nicklin

Peter IslandWe love the revamped beachfront suites at Peter Island, the private island paradise consistently ranked one of the top resorts worldwide. Overlooking one of the prettiest beaches in the Caribbean (and Deadman's Bay and the British Virgin Islands beyond), the 20 Beachfront Junior Suites are surrounded by tropical gardens. French doors open onto a patio or balcony strung with hammocks, and large windows bring the outside in. From the oversized jacuzzi tub in the bathroom, you can see the ocean. The resort has unveiled a special offer called "Double Summer Fun at Peter Island Resort & Spa," available through October 31, 2009, so that you can check into a Beachfront Junior Suite (double occupancy), and only have to pay the single occupancy rate. Essentially, two can stay for the price of one. Plus you'll get two roundtrip transfers for the price of one, and two Spa Day Passes for the price of one.


Sweet Offers on Suite Accommodations from Elbow Beach Bermuda

May 19, 2009
By: Christina Vasquez

Elbow Beach Club ResortElbow Beach Club Resort Bermuda is offering an enticing deal for four nights or longer at their impressive luxury beach resort. Enjoy the picturesque beauty and pristine beaches of Elbow Beach Club Resort and stay in a luxury suite or cottage with the "Suite Temptations Offer." This fantastic package deal includes lavish suite accommodations, along with daily continental breakfast for two, VIP services, welcome amenity, and a $50 spa voucher. Best of all if you book three consecutive nights gets you a fourth night for free with this "suite" deal! Package rates vary according to availability, and certain terms and restrictions apply.


So You Think You Can Salsa? San Juan Water and Beach Club Gives Lessons (and Discounts)

May 13, 2009
By: Mary Winston Nicklin

San Juan Water and Beach ClubCheck into the talked-about hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico and get into the groove with salsa lessons. The sexy hotel can hook you up with a dance teacher to improve your moves. Priced from $179 per night, the two-night package includes accommodations in a Partial Ocean View Room, a book on the history of Salsa, a disposable camera to catch the action, a 1.5-hour Salsa Lesson, and car service to and from Nuyorican Cafe (entrance fee included). Return to the hotel's happening bar, known as a trend-setter hang-out, to show off your stylish moves. The San Juan Water and Beach Club is currently running another fabulous promotion: Stay for three or four nights in an ocean-view room during the months of May and June, and you'll receive 20 to 25 percent off your entire visit. Room rates before discount start at $179.


The Tamarind Cove Hotel: An Exotic Escape

May 11, 2009
By: Alison Victor

Tamarind Cove Hotel Located on the beautiful and exotic white crescent beach of Barbados's Platinum Coast is the luxurious Tamarind Cove Hotel. A mix of Mediterranean design and Caribbean charm, Tamarind Cove Hotel is the perfect escape for couples and families alike. The hotel boasts 110 spacious guestrooms and suites, each with their own private balcony or patio, three freshwater pools, and two picturesque restaurants. Whether it be relaxing in the sun, or taking advantage of the complimentary water sports,

Tamarind Cove Hotel is the perfect way to escape. Book in June and stay in a deluxe ocean front room, with breathtaking views, for only 225 USD a night.


Freebie Free-for-All: Rosewood Hotels Gives Credits, Too

April 29, 2009
By: Mary Winston Nicklin

Little Dix BayJoining the ranks of luxury hotel brands that give out special bonuses to lure guests, Rosewood Hotels and Resorts will be offering free breakfast and $100 resort credits with the "Rosewood Escapes" package. Rather than tarnish the prestigious image of a five-star property by slashing room rates, luxury hotel companies have resorted to handing out freebies and value-added extras to ramp up their bookings. Rosewood-- like Ritz-Carlton-- is no exception. Book by May 15th, 2009 at distinguished properties like Las Ventanas al Paraiso, Rosewood Mayakoba, Little Dix Bay, Caneel Bay, The Carlyle, San Ysidro Ranch, CordeValle, The Mansion on Peachtree, The Mansion on Turtle Creek, and Inn of the Anasazi.


Get a Free Night with InterContinental: 5 Million Nights Up for Grabs at 4,000 Hotels

April 28, 2009
By: Mary Winston Nicklin

InterContinental Hotel Beijing Financial StreetInterContinental Hotels Group-- the world's largest hotel company-- has just announced a big promotion. Earn a free night by registering at getafreenight.com and then staying two nights at any Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, Staybridge Suites or Candlewood Suites around the world between May 4th and July 3rd, 2009. Voila! A free night is yours for the taking at any IHG hotel-- like the luxurious InterContinental Beijing Financial Street (pictured at right)-- until December 26th, 2009.


Modified American Plan from Pink Beach Club and Cottages

April 22, 2009
By: Christina Vasquez

Pink Beach Club and CottagesGreat news for anyone looking to book reservations at Pink Beach Club and Cottages in Tucker's Town Bermuda, as room rates at this luxury Caribbean hotel are on a Modified American Plan. What does this mean for you? Based on double occupancy, nightly room rates include full English breakfast, afternoon tea, and one five-course dinner. Depending on the season, guests at Pink Beach Club and Cottages pay third adult and child fees based on the Modified American Plan which range from $105 to $155 for anyone 12 and over, $55 and $75 for children under 12 and $45 for children 2 and under.


Big Promotion from Starwood: Get a Free Weekend For Every 2 Hotel Stays

April 14, 2009
By: Mary Winston Nicklin

Royal HawaiianThis just in. Starwood Hotels and Resorts has announced a rewarding new promotion for new and existing members of the Starwood Preferred Guest program (SPG). When you stay two times at any of Starwood's hotels between May 1 and July 31, 2009, you can earn one free weekend night (Friday, Saturday or Sunday). There are no limits to the number of free weekend nights that can be earned, and earned nights can be combined to make a longer weekend stay. The best part? No blackout dates (!) and the nights are redeemable through the end of September. Starwood encompasses 875 hotels around the world within nine different brands (like St. Regis, Westin, The Luxury Collection, Aloft and Sheraton), including the likes of the Royal Hawaiian (pictured) and the opulent Hotel Gritti Palace in Venice. Talk about a travel stimulus program!


Room with a View on St. Lucia at Jade Mountain

April 13, 2009
By: Mary Winston Nicklin

Jade Mountain

Spring has sprung. After a long hard winter, the blooming flowers and ample sunshine make it next to impossible to get any work done; spring fever means trip-planning and day-dreaming. Our thoughts are drifting to the Caribbean isle of St. Lucia, where the twin Piton peaks rise from the shimmering sea in an otherwordly landscape. The best place to take it all in is Jade Mountain, the exclusive "resort within a resort" from Anse Chastanet, an organic architectural masterpiece perched above the renowned, 600-acre beach resort of Anse Chastanet. High in the sky, the resort's bold design means heart-stopping views from bridges and private infinity pools.

Jade Mountain

Your guest room is a sanctuary with sweeping views; the bedroom, living area and pool are all connected, with a fourth wall entirely absent, creating the sense of a living space that floats out into nature. There is limited technology-- no TV nor telephone-- for the ultimate escape. Just spa services and a dedicated resort team to help create an unforgettable vacation experience.


Summer Camp for Everyone at Virgin Gorda’s Bitter End Yacht Club

April 6, 2009
By: K. Clare Johnson

Bitter EndSpring is finally here, which means planning for summer vacation. So why not harken back to your pre-teen days and spend summer camp at Virgin Gorda's Bitter End Yacht Club? While you take up a new sport or relax by the beach, your kids can discover the joys of sailing or the flora and fauna. Or, pack a gourmet picnic lunch into a Boston Whaler and take off on your own adventure for the day; you might even discover your own private beach together. Of course, the food and the accommodations are a whole lot more luxurious than they were at your local sleep-away camp.