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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.

All-Inclusive Deals in the Caribbean: $279 in Antigua at St. James Club

June 25, 2009
By: Mary Winston Nicklin

St James Club Here's an offer you can't refuse: An all-inclusive Caribbean vacation on a paradise-isle with all activities and meals included for just $279 per room. Catering to both couples and families, The St. James's Club Resort & Villas is nestled on a 100-acre peninsula on the southeast coast of Antigua. You'll find a slew of island- and water-based diversions. From the two white sand beaches, you can go snorkeling, sailing, or kayaking, while the kids are entertained at the award-winning Kidz Club. Landlubbers will hardly be bored; the resort has extensive facilities including six tennis courts, a spa, and a fitness center with floor-to-ceiling windows looking out at the sea. When it comes to the grub, you have a choice of four restaurants with cuisine varying from casual to Continental.


Rosewood Hotels Offers Digital Camcorders to Guests

June 24, 2009
By: Mary Winston Nicklin

Rosewood MayakobaForgot your camcorder at home? Rosewood Hotels will hook you up. In a first for the hospitality industry, Rosewood Hotels has announced a cool new guest program. The luxury chain's North American properties, including the swanky Rosewood Mayakobá, pictured at right, are handing out Flip UltraHDs so you can capture your picture-perfect vacation on video. Not sure how to work the gadget? The concierge will give you a tech tutorial, and even help with uploading the videos to YouTube upon your departure. Participating hotels include the Rosewood Sand Hill in Menlo Park, the Rosewood Mayakobá in Mexico's Riviera Maya, Virgin Gorda's Rosewood Little Dix Bay, the Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi in Santa Fe, and Caneel Bay in St. John.

Via Washington Post


Take a Luxury Break at The Cove Atlantis

June 19, 2009
By: Alison Victor

The Cove AtlantisSwimming with the Dolphins? Water slides? Gourmet Dining and Casinos? Sound like a checklist you put together in your dreams? Well all of this and much more is part of the experience awaiting guests at the super luxurious The Cove Atlantis.

Since its opening in early 2007, The Cove Atlantis on Paradise Island has been the ultimate destination for anyone wanting a vacation they will always remember. Now through the end of October,The Cove Atlantis is offering an amazing package called the Super SunBreak. If you are looking for a two night "break," rates start at an amazing $199 USD per adult, with children 11 and under staying, and playing, for free. If you are looking to "break" away from everyday life for a little bit longer, the Super SunBreak promotion will allow you to stay seven nights, with rates starting at only $669 USD. With such amazing rates, there is no reason that a vacation at the Cove can't be a dream come true!


There’s Still Time To Book a Great Fathers Day Package with the Sivory Punta Cana

June 18, 2009
By: Christina Vasquez

Sivory Punta CanaSivory Punta Cana, the Dominican Republican's exclusive boutique luxury hotel, is offering an enticing deal for anyone wanting to treat the special man in their life this Father's Day. Running until June 30th, 2009, the Sivory Punta Cana's Fathers Day Package includes a four night's stay in a Deluxe Jr. Suite, Premium Oceanfront Jr. Suite or Ysla Bonita Suite at a discounted rate that equates to one free night. With the Father's Day Package, you will get champagne and chilled towel service upon arrival, as well as daily breakfast for two every morning. One 25-minute Relaxation Massage per person per stay, as well as complimentary cooking class and complimentary wine tasting are also included in this package rate.

Package rates vary according to availability, and certain terms and restrictions apply.


Beach Breaks in the Bahamas: Free Breakfast and Resort Credit at Bimini Bay

June 16, 2009
By: Mary Winston Nicklin

Bimini Bay Resort and Marina

Take a jaunt to North Bimini Island and discover paradise just 48 nautical miles off the coast of South Florida. Just a quick hop by air, or an hour-long ride by boat across the Bahamian Channel, the isle is the gateway to the Bahamas and the "Bonefishing Capital of the World." In this idyllic setting, a resort called Bimini Bay is making waves for its laid-back luxury and beach chic. Designed in Caribbean pastel colors, the 217 suites and homes feature full kitchens with granite counters, oversized couches, and shell and coral accents. Anglers aren't the only ones who'll be in hog heaven; the resort has tennis and bocce ball courts, a children's playground, infinity pool and oversized pool, and two full-service marinas. Make your booking with Five Star Alliance and you'll get breakfast for two daily and one complimentary $50 resort credit per stay.

Bimini Bay Resort and Marina


Summer Special in St. Lucia at Windjammer Landing (Free Stuff with your Villa)

June 15, 2009
By: Mary Winston Nicklin

Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort

Take your family to St. Lucia for a Caribbean getaway and take advantage of a "Summer Special" offered by Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort, the Mediterranean-style resort nestled on 56 tropical acres on the island's northwest point. Available until September 30th, 2009, the special package rates start from $5,500 per week in a 2-bedroom villa with a pool. The best part of all? For a limited time, they're throwing in a bunch of free add-ons, totaling more than $2,700, when you book the package. So for no additional cost, you'll get the all-inclusive food and beverage package, a jeep safari for the entire family, a Windjammer Sunset Cruise, complimentary flowers and fruit plate upon arrival, and round-trip airport transfers.

Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort


The Villa Renaissance Complimentary Nights for Longer Stays

June 4, 2009
By: Christina Vasquez

The Villa RenaissanceWith breathtaking villa and cottage style accommodations Villa Renaissance offers a tropical luxury retreat for anyone looking to escape to the Caribbean. Nestled on the world famous beaches of Grace Bay, Turks and Caicos, this beach front oasis offers guests the choice between 28, one, two, and three bedroom villas as well as 8 pool side cottages. Take advantage of the wonderful stay longer rates that are currently being offered at Villa Renaissance and receive complimentary nights. Book the Stay 4 Pay for 3, rate to receive one complimentary night for a four consecutive night’s stay, or you can book the Stay 7 Pay for 5, promotion which gives you two complimentary nights for a consecutive seven nights stay!


Heaven on St. Bart’s: Le Toiny Offers Redesigned Rooms and Good Eats

June 2, 2009
By: Mary Winston Nicklin

Le ToinyIt's not just for the panoramic views that celebs book Le Toiny. Set on a hilltop overlooking the rolling green of the island and the azure sea beyond, this chic Caribbean hideaway is adored for its restaurant, where an on-site greenhouse provides organic veggies for the table. (This is the only greenhouse of its kind on the island, situated on a former pineapple field, where some 20 different vegetable varieties are grown.) Don't miss a meal at Restaurant Le Gaïac; Chef Stephane Mazieres is a culinary artist. Book the "3 Plus 1" offer, available until the end of August, and you'll get 4 nights for the price of 3 in a villa (insanely beautiful private plunge pool included). Suites just got a major redo this year: new furniture, fabrics, high-tech gadgetry, hammocks and more....


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.