January 24, 2012
By: Oksana Balytsky
This blog series is for all of the business travelers who are looking for a luxury hotel that is located near the Convention Center of specific cities. We understand that you have places to be, people to meet, and conferences to attend, so we try to make your travels as stress-free and convenient as possible without forgoing luxury.
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority is our center of focus for this blog post. The following are 5 star hotels located less than two miles from the Convention Center. We’ve listed them in order of proximity, and they are all a speedy cab ride away!
Encore Wynn las Vegas – located 1.1 miles from the Convention Center.
Wynn Las Vegas – located 1.1 miles from the Convention Center.
Trump International Hotel and Tower Las Vegas – located 1.3 miles from the Convention Center.
Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino – located 1.4 miles from the Convention Center.
Venetian – located 1.7 miles from the Convention Center.
Caesars Palace – located 1.9 miles from the Convention Center.
January 23, 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 than returning to your luxurious accommodations and taking in the miraculous view before calling it a day. For others, there simply is not enough time in a day 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 new 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 first feature is the Marina Bay Sands Singapore. It’s located in the heart of Singapore along the Marina Bay Waterfront. This luxury hotel is the leading destination for business and leisure travelers visiting Asia. Its 2,561 rooms and suites have a classic luxury design, and the hotel has a museum, an incredible shopping mall, world-renown restaurants, a casino, and an outdoor event plaza. The rooftop Sands SkyPark is perched atop the hotel, 200 meters above the city, featuring exclusive restaurants, an infinity pool, an observation deck, and an unbeatable 360 degree view of the Singapore skyline.
Be sure to keep up with our blog series to discover various luxury hotels all over the world with the best views!
Photo via Hotel Chatter
January 20, 2012
By: Oksana Balytsky
The Peninsula New York is offering a few special rates and packages perfect for brides-to-be, families, business travelers, and folks looking to get the best value from their luxurious stay. The Peninsula New York is centrally located on Fifth Avenue and 55th Street, in the heart of New York City’s shopping, business, and cultural neighborhood. It’s a 23 story, 1905 landmark building that offers 185 rooms and 54 suites all of which combine modern accents with world class elegance.
All of the rooms are designed to fit the needs of business travelers and come equipped with state-of-the-art technology. The newest edition to this luxury hotel is the Peninsula Spa, a 35,000 square feet facility including 12 treatment rooms, glass-enclosed pool, fitness center, and outdoor sun deck. The bars and restaurants at the Peninsula New York draw in an extensive crowd, and the Salon de Ning Rooftop Bar & Terrace is a popular spot that offers sweeping views of New York City.
Whether you’re planning a wedding, a family vacation, a business trip, or a weekend getaway, the Peninsula New York certainly has the perfect package for you!
Stylish Bridal Package
This is the perfect package for a bride-to-be shopping for her wedding dress and seeking a personalized experience. Enjoy a relaxing stay at the Peninsula New York and a day and a half of shopping in the ‘bridal fashion capital of the world’ with a renowned bridal stylist, Julie Sabatino. This package includes accommodations for two people for two nights, one and a half days shopping with Julie Sabatino in a private sedan, a welcome cupcake and a ‘Bridal Shopping Tote by the Stylish Bride,’ one bottle of champagne to enjoy at the Salon de Ning rooftop bar, and two 60-minute massages at the Peninsula Spa.
This offer is valid through December 31st, 2012, and the following terms and conditions apply. This package is subject to availability and must be confirmed with the hotel. Hotel reserves the right to offer alternative value-added benefit should the request not be available. Rates are seasonal and subject to service charge and local government tax, per room per night, and based on single or double occupancy. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotions and is not valid for groups. Advance reservations are required and black-out dates may apply. In case of dispute, the hotel reserves the right to make the final decision. Additional terms and conditions may apply.
Family Retreat Package
The family retreat includes complimentary dining for children 10 years and younger, from the kid’s menu at Fives Restaurant and room service, daily continental breakfast for two adults, one complimentary movie through the hotel’s in-room entertainment system, and child-friendly welcome amenity and Peninsula robe and slippers.
This offer is valid from January 1st, 2012 until March 31st, 2012. Valid only for Thursday, Friday, or Saturday arrival, the rate is subject to availability and black-out dates may apply. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotions and is not valid for groups. In case of any dispute, the hotel reserves the right to make the final decision. Additional terms and conditions may apply.
More Time Package
This package allows you to stay 2 nights, and enjoy a complimentary third night!
This offer is valid from January 1st, 2012 until March 31st, 2012 and requires a minimum stay of 3 consecutive nights. Rates are subject to service charge and local government tax, per room per night, and based on single or double occupancy. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotions and is not valid for groups. Advance reservations are required and black-out dates may apply. In case of dispute, the hotel reserves the right to make the final decision. Additional terms and conditions may apply.
Be sure to check out the Peninsula New York and enter your dates of travel to view rates and availability!
January 16, 2012
By: Oksana Balytsky
Traveling during the snowy, winter months can be extremely unpredictable. We understand that the weather is a powerful force causing flight delays and therefore last minute travel and accommodation changes. Whether you’re hoping to extend your stay at your current hotel or find a new hotel last minute, we at Five Star Alliance will do everything we can to help you find a hotel that has availability and that fits your needs.
With the Midwest currently experiencing heavy snowfall, here are a few of our favorite luxury hotels in Chicago, Detroit, Milwaukee, and Minneapolis that have availability for the rest of the week.
January 12, 2012
By: Oksana Balytsky
Hoping to get away for a weekend without breaking the bank? The Pierre Hotel New York is currently offering incredible Five Star Alliance rates, so be sure to take advantage of the deals to get the best of both worlds: luxurious accommodations at an incredible price.
Stay a Bit Longer Deal: Stay 2 nights, get the 3rd night free. This option is available for various room types including the Classic Room with 1 king bed, City View Room with 1 king or 2 twin beds, Executive Suite with 1 king or 2 twin beds, City View Suite with 1 king bed, and Premiere Suite with 1 king bed.
Suite Celebrations Deal: This promotion offers a 50% discount on the second night of your stay at this hotel’s Executive Suite, City View Suite, or Premiere Suite.
Business Edge Package: This includes wi-fi and continental breakfast, and this offer is available with the City View Room, Park View Room, and Signature Room.
Whether you’re hoping to visit New York City for a romantic escape, a business trip, or simply a fun weekend with friends, the rates at the Pierre Hotel New York are too good to pass up!
January 6, 2012
By: Oksana Balytsky
This blog series is for all of the business travelers who are looking for a luxury hotel that is located near the Convention Center of specific cities. We understand that you have places to be, people to meet, and conferences to attend, so we try to make your travels as stress-free and convenient as possible without forgoing luxury. The San Diego Convention Center is our center of focus for this blog post. The following are 5 star hotels located less than a twenty minute walk away from the Convention Center. We’ve listed them in order of proximity, starting with the hotels located a 10 minute walk away to hotels a 16 minute walk away from the Convention Center.
Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego – located 0.5 miles from the Convention Center.
W San Diego – located 0.5 miles from the Convention Center.
Andaz San Diego – located 0.6 miles from the Convention Center.
U.S. Grand Hotel – located 0.6 miles from the Convention Center.
The Westgate Hotel – located 0.6 miles from the Convention Center.
Hotel Palomar San Diego – located 0.7 miles from the Convention Center.
January 5, 2012
By: Christopher Roney
If you're sitting at work thinking, boy it's really about time I got that promotion I deserve, you need wait no more. The Hotel Plaza Athenee New York is offering you not just one but five promotions, all available through March 31st. They might not come with a raise, but they might as well, since you'll be saving a good chunk of cash while staying at one of the top hotels in New York.
First up are the straight money-saving specials. Stay three or more nights in an executive room and save 30% off the BAR (not including amenities). If you're looking stay just three nights, then go ahead and book two and get the third free in either Superior or Deluxe rooms.
If you'd rather just be getting more for your investment, then the Winter Nights, City Lights promotion offers a guaranteed upgrade from Classic to Superior and Superior to Deluxe on any length stay. Or go for Serenity in the City and wake up every morning to a delicious continental breakfast for two and receive 25% off BAR. The Classic Suite Special is a similar 20% off BAR and free breakfast for the suite-minded folks. It's hard to go wrong when such a great hotel, just a short stroll from Central Park and all of Midtown, is ushering in the New Year with some great specials. I know I resolved to travel more this year, and this might just be what gets me out the door. So maybe I'll see you at the Plaza Athenee New York!
January 4, 2012
By: Christopher Roney
Opening in the first quarter of this year, the East Hotel in Beijing is looking to add a little spice to the East brand by moving it north from Hong Kong. Billed as a "business hotel with a life," its 348 rooms and 21 suites will have access to all the important things a business traveler needs: free Wi-Fi, a business center with individual working pods, accelerated paperless check-in, and of course a complete fitness center to work off the excess energy you've built up over a day of meetings.
The 'life' part of the East starts with Feast, Food by East, that fits into the business lifestyle. Focusing on crisp, well-prepared classic food, you'll be comfortable in a bustling environment where you won't feel out of place working on your presentation for the next day. Relax when you're done by listening to live performances in the separate bar, the perfect spot to wind down as your finishing up the day or getting ready for a night out. The East Beijing is guaranteed to give a fresh new face to the tried and true methods of East Hong Kong, its sister hotel.
If you're the kind of person who follows celebrity gossip, you're already well aware that Russell Brand and Katy Perry have filed for divorce, and while Katy was partying it up in style, Mr. Brand decided to take the melancholy route on New Year's. The Savoy London housed his usual ironic distance and sardonic wit for the night, and he is even reported by The Mirror to have responded to wishes for a happy new year, "Here's hoping it gets better." The poor guy ordered room service and generally spent the night alone, while Katy Perry partied it up in West Hollywood. At least he got some top-quality comfort food.
We hope that next time you make a trip to The Savoy, you're not in the middle of a multi-million-dollar divorce because it really is a lovely place. And most of the celebrities who make their stay there are looking for great time: Rihanna certainly made a splash.
The grand opening of a new Trump Tower is certainly something to be excited about, and hopefully with the business mogul taking a tumble out of the presidential race, he'll have time to focus on unveiling the newest five-star hotel in his ever-growing collection. Set to open on the 31st of January, now is the time to book the earliest rooms in this now-dominant feature of the Toronto skyline. Each of the 261 rooms and suites features an elegant, cosmopolitan style and many look out over Lake Ontario.
Ever looking to accommodate the businessmen among us, Trump's tower offers two full floors of meeting space and conference rooms to host your next big event. Two additional floors house the nearby spa and wellness facility that dwarfs most others in the city. If you're at all daunted by its comprehensive spa experience, never fear because the Spa Attache will be there to highlight the most revitalizing treatments. Once you're done relaxing, head on down to the elegant signature restaurant led by an award-winning chef or the sleek, modern bar with signature cocktails that please both the traditionalist and the more adventurous imbiber. You can even acquire kiddie cocktails and coloring books for the more youthful members of your party.