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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.

Dining al Fresco: Parrot Cay


By: Five Star Alliance

Parrot Cay Turks & Caicos' Terrace restaurant specialises in modern Mediterranean-inspired
Turks and Caicos dining, with a particular focus on Italian cuisine. Serving breakfast and dinner,
the restaurant offers indoor and alfresco dining. Healthy alternatives are always available, too,
in the form of COMO Shambhala Cuisine.

Parrot Cay Turks and Caicos

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Image of the Day: Petit Palace Museum Barcelona


By: Five Star Alliance

The Petit Palace Museum is located next to Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes in a parallel
street of Paseo de Gracia and very near from the Cataluna Square, Ramblas, Barrio Gotico,
and the main historic and cultural old city center. 

Petit Palace Musuem

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Did You Know? The Pierre Hotel New York


By: Five Star Alliance

The Pierre Hotel New York opened in 1930 at a prime site at the corner of Fifth Avenue at 61st Street, commanding unrestricted views of Central Park. Many consider the signature room of this iconic hotel to be the rotunda. The Rotunda's famous tromp l'oeil murals were created in 1967 by American artist Edward Melcarth (1914 -1973). It was his intention to bring the style and spirit of the Renaissance paintings into the present.

In the mural scenes, classic mythological figures like Neptune and Venus are intermingled with a woman with young children who resembles Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, as well as a man in a Nehru jacket, a clothing style popular in the 1960s. Other mythological figures, such as the River Gods and Minerva, share space with a young Adam & Eve (Adam was posed for by actor Erik Estrada in his younger days) and the painter's cat, Sasha. Several of the figures were modeled on people from New York society and some of the artist's patrons and benefactors. Melcarth also sculpted the male and female heads above the entrances to The Rotunda and the restaurant.

The Pierre Hotel New York

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Naughty And Nice Offer at Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs


By: Five Star Alliance

Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs combines the sleek design of a new Fender Stratocaster with the laid back vibe of a beachside reggae band. Lovers will be interested in the hotel's special Naughty and Nice Room Package. 

Hard Rock Hotel Palm SpringsThe Package Includes:

- Rock 'n' Roll Designed Room to Play… and SleepHard Rock Hotel Palm Springs

- Naughty Turndown service

- Breakfast in Bed

- $250 Rock Spa credit or 50 minute couples massage

- Late Check Out
 
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.

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Did You Know? Hotel Les Ottomans


By: Five Star Alliance

Hotel Les Ottomans


On the banks of the Bosphorus, Istanbul's active and scenic waterway, Hotel Les Ottomans resides in what was once a pasha's 18th-century mansion. Muhsinzade Mehmet Pasha Mansion, the current site of Hotel Les Ottomans, was one of the most prestigious mansions of its time. The premises were built over an area of 4527 square meters on the ruins dating from the era of Ahmed III. It also has an elegant fountain and a garden complex, which are deemed one of the most beautiful examples of Ottoman garden and water architecture. A meticulous, extravagant restoration of the stately home pays lavish tribute to Istanbul's Baroque revival.

 

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Special Spring Offers at Trump International Hotel and Tower Chicago


By: Five Star Alliance

Trump International Hotel Chicago
Explore the Windy City in springtime with these special offers at Trump International Hotel and Tower Chicago. The hotel's perfect location overlooks the Chicago River and the city's Magnificent Mile, and is within walking distance to shopping on Michigan Avenue. For guests, the interiors are contemporary-styled accommodations starting with 600 square feet of living space with 10-foot floor-to-ceiling windows with unobstructed lake, river or city views.

Stay Longer
Stay two nights and receive up to 10% off.

Stay three or more nights and receive up to 25% off. 

Trump International Chicago

Rise and Dine
Reserve a Rise and Dine offer and receive:
One night stay in deluxe accommodations
$60 daily breakfast credit per booking, to be used in-room or at the Two Star, Michelin-rated restaurant, Sixteen.

City Breaks
Reserve a City Breaks vacation package and receive:
One night stay in a Deluxe King guestroom
$50 food & beverage credit
Valet parking for one vehicle

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.

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Posted in: Chicago, IL

Image of the Day: Park Hyatt New York


By: Five Star Alliance

At 3100 square feet, the Onyx room is the largest of the event spaces at Park Hyatt New York.
The impressive meeting space features 28’ of back lit white, Italian onyx rising from floor to ceiling,
and incorporates custom lighting schemes for dramatic effect. The 1,300 square foot Foyer has washed
oak paneling, hand painted watercolor panels,and carpeting digitally created to replicate an aerial view
of the majestic trees in Central Park. 

Park Hyatt New York

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Sunday Screenings at The Tribeca Grand Hotel


By: Five Star Alliance

Tribeca Grand Hotel


Guests at the Tribeca Grand Hotel can go to the movie theater without ever leaving the hotel. The hotel's private screening room offers roomy plush leather seating, state-of-the-art projection, and digital surround sound.  

On Sundays the Tribeca Grand hosts free weekly screenings of cult classics and buzzworthy television shows including Mad Men, True Blood, and Boardwalk Empire, open to guests of the hotel and New York locals. It's first come first serve, so arrive early to avoid disappointment.


 

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Your Questions Answered: What Newport, RI Luxury Hotel Offers Unusual Activities?


By: Betsy LeTourneau

Vanderbilt Grace
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 thats why we’re here.

QUESTION: We are looking for someplace in or near Newport, RI that offers something different as a hotel activity. Where do you recommend?


ANSWER: The  Vanderbilt Grace, formerly Vanderbilt Hall, is an historic boutique hotel in Rhode Island just minutes from the delightful waterfront of Newport, and is one of the town's best kept secrets. Originally built by Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt, a scion of the wealthy Vanderbilt family, the 1909 property is a vintage Newport mansion that has been restored to its former glory and is one of the few private homes of the era to operate for guests as a fully functioning and top luxury hotel in Rhode Island.


Today, as The Vanderbilt Grace, the mansion comprises a luxurious hotel with 33 rooms and luxury suites in Newport Rhode Island, a sumptuous spa and fitness center with indoor and outdoor pools. The hotel features two restaurants including Muse, a fine dining restaurant created by renowned New England chef, Jonathan Cartwright, where the best local ingredients are on offer in imaginative menus which change throughout the year.

For Your Activity, We Suggest:

Vanderbilt Private Cooking Classes
Tap into your culinary prowess with the hotel's chefs as they impart their experiences and techniques to prepare the perfect meal chosen by you. Thecooking classes can be extremely flexible depending on what you wish to taste and experience, the size of your group, the seasonality and local produce available. There are also various dining options available. For example, guests can take a private fishing trip to catch local lobster. Once back on dry land you will work hand in hand with the chefs to prepare your catch to your very own tastes.

This is an ideal experience for the whole family and you can immerse yourselves in local produce and classic New England cooking.

Duration: from 2 to 4 hours
Price: from $100 per person
Cooking experiences dependent on seasonality.

Book your culinary stay at Vanderbilt Grace >> 

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.
 


Cool Pools: King George


By: Five Star Alliance

Book the Penthouse Suite at King George and you can enjoy this private pool with a view of the Acropolis. 

King George

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