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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.

Discover Chicago Through the Peninsula

By: Five Star Alliance

The Peninsula Chicago
There's no better place to discover Chicago than The Peninsula Chicago. The luxury hotel is located in the center of downtown Chicago on the Magnificent Mile. It is just steps from the Windy City's best shopping, dining, and activities, and a few blocks from the business and financial district. 

Here's just a few ways The Peninsula Chicago Gives Guests the City:

-Suite Rides in the MINI Cooper or BMW house car. Guests will be chaffeured through the city in one of the hotel's two bespoke MINI Cooper S Clubman vehicles. MINI Coopers are subject to availability, for a maximum of three hours per stay. A bespoke BMW house car, available on a first-come, first-served basis, chauffeurs guests within two miles of the hotel. 

-Second City:Next Big Comedy Star. Guests who have dreamed of a career in stand-up will be thrilled with a private Second City IThe Peninsula Chicagomprov or Stand Up Comedy Class, a behind-the-scenes tour of the theater and more.

-Eastern Eats:Cooking Class and Tea Ceremony at Shanghai Terrace. Once guests complete this program, they can satisfy their need for Cantonese dim sum whenever they'd like. Tutored by Ivan Yuen, Chef de Cuisine of Shanghai Terrace, guests will spend time in the restaurant's kitchen learning techniques in dim sum making, ingredient selection, menu planning, and plate presentations. A Chinese Tea Ceremony experience, a four-course dinner in Shanghai Terrace, and a photo book of the experience is also included.

-Florist for a Day. Guests will assist in designing and planning the weekly floral displays that are a signature of the Peninsula Hotels experience. A personalised tour of the floral warehouse, and time with the design team as they take it from planning to execution. Champagne, tea sandwiches, a monogrammed apron and floral, plus a take home arrangement you helped create is all included.

-Broadway In Chicago:Exceptional Seats to Preferred Performances. Receive VIP access to premier seats for coveted performances. The journey begins with a delicious three-course, pre-theatre dinner in The Lobby or Shanghai Terrace. After dinner, the hotel's bespoke BMW house car whisks guests away to the performance where a personal escort is on hand to show the way to premier house seats and serve  welcome drinks. During the intermission, the VIP service continues as the personal attendant delivers additional refreshments and drinks. Upon conclusion of the show, receive signed merchandise from the cast as a prized keepsake of the experience and a transfer back to the hotel.

For more ways to experience Chicago, book a stay at The Peninsula Chicago>>

Dining al Fresco: Hotel B Lima

By: Five Star Alliance

Hotel B Lima's guests can enjoy El Lonche, aka afternoon teatime,  with friends and fellow travelers in the
Dining Room with its cozy, street front terrace. Italian coffee, a selection of green and black teas, homemade
Peruvian hot chocolate from a family recipe plus fresh seasonal fruits and traditional sweets are laid out from 4-6 pm daily.

Hotel B Lima 

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Win a stay at Belmond Charleston Place

By: Five Star Alliance

Belmond Charleston Place
Contemplating booking a luxury hotel stay through Five Star Alliance? You could be enjoying a stay at Belmond Charleston Place on us just for booking.

Belmond Charleston Place evokes the feeling of a grand 17th century residence from the Italian marble lobby with its signature Georgian Open Arm staircase and 12-foot crystal chandelier to lush personal suites. The staff of Belmond Charleston Place is dedicated to entertaining its guests with the finest in Southern hospitality, and has become the choice of celebrities, princes and politicians.

Located in the heart of the historic district on renowned King Street, Belmond Charleston Place is accessible to all that the city has to offer including shopping, dining, historic homes, and tours.

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Cool Pools: Belmond Miraflores Park Hotel

By: Five Star Alliance

Enjoy a refreshing swim in heated rooftop pool at Belmond Miraflores Park Hotel, featuring breathtaking views of Lima and the Pacific Ocean.

Belmond Miraflores Park Hotel

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Cool Pools: W Barcelona

By: Five Star Alliance

The private infinity pool at W Barcelona is a peaceful retreat that’s just steps from the
gym and spa so you can lounge to the sounds of the Barcelona breeze, and nothing else. 

W Barcelona

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Cool Pools: The Westin Stonebriar Resort

By: Five Star Alliance

Experience the perfect combination of relaxation and fun at The Westin Stonebriar's
outdoor pool. The beautiful 200-foot lagoon-style pool is fully equipped with waterfalls,
a waterslide, and a whirlpool. Located poolside, Aqua Bar and Grill invites guests to
enjoy cocktails and light fare all throughout the day. The Westin Stonebriar pool
is available to guests year round.

Westin Stonebriar          

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Best Bathrooms: Sunrise Kempinski Hotel

By: Five Star Alliance

At Sunrise Kempinski Hotel, smoked glass encases the split bathroom facilities, with a bathtub looking out into the guestroom integrating the bathroom with the living space and allowing for natural light to subtly spill into the space.

Sunrise Kempinski Hotel

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Image of the Day: Archer Hotel New York

By: Five Star Alliance

Archer Hotel New York's guests can enjoy a refined cocktail or selection of light bites in the lobby's Bugatti Bar. Guests can sidle up to the lively lobby lounge for a pre-dinner aperitif or, in the warmer months, relax outside in the hotel's outdoor patio.

Archer Hotel New York

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The Author Series at The Hay-Adams Hotel

By: K. Clare Johnson

The Hay-Adams HotelSurrounded by the White House, Lafayette Square, Lafayette Park and St. John's Church, The Hay-Adams, a historic Washington, DC hotel, is just moments away from some of the most significant destinations and famous monuments in America.

Originally designed and built as a residential hotel in the 1920s, today this boutique hotel in downtown Washinngton, DC has the distinct presence of a private mansion where guests can retreat. 

As befitting its historic status, The Hay-Adams Author Series recreates a grand literary tradition established by John Hay and Henry Adams in the late 1800s. At the time, their homes were the center of Washington's intellectual and social gatherings, featuring such notable authors as Mark Twain, Edith Wharton, and Henry James. Reinvented in 2005, the event hosts distinguished authors to celebrate their work and share a drink, a meal, and conversation.The Hay-Adams Hotel

Authors that have been honored include David McCullough, Alice McDermott, Joyce Carol Oates, Toni Morrison, Isabel Allende, John Grisham, Maya Angelou, and Patricia O'Toole. 

The next event is planned for early 2016, so literary fans should plan their visit to DC accordingly.


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Dining al Fresco: Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa

By: Five Star Alliance

Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa offers guests the opportunity to enjoy a mountain picnic. Poised above the Atlantic Ocean, the 5-star boutique hotel is flanked by Table Mountain National Park, a World Heritage Site, and the Twelve Apostles mountain range.

Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa

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