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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.

Unique Amenities: Sleep Concierge at The Benjamin Hotel


By: K. Clare Johnson

The Benjamin HotelThe Benjamin Hotel wants to make sure that guests' to its boutique Manhattan hotel get a lot more than the 40 winks. The hotel has a 24/7 Sleep Team who won't rest until the guests have the sweetest dreams possible. Renowned sleep consultant Rebecca Robbins hastrained the entire staff on the fundamentals of sleep medicine and the promotion of healthy sleep habits. The staff can advise on items from the Rest & Renew Menu found, of course, on the bedside table. The menu offers items such as a top ten pillow selection categorized by sleep position, an array of decaffeinated teas, and bedtime snacks that are under 200 calories.The Benjamin Hotel

Younger guests can also benefit from all the slumber help. Winks' Kidzzz Club is a complimentary children's program created to educate our youngest guests on the importance of sleep. The Benjamin provides children age two to 10 with a child-sized pillow and bathrobe, a library of family bedtime books, and an official Winks' Kidzzz Club Sleep Certificate awarded at check-out. Winks the Owl dolls are available for purchase.

Good night to all, and to all a good night!

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Cool Pools: Four Seasons Milan


By: Five Star Alliance

 

Designed by celebrated architect Patricia Urquiola, the Spa at Four Seasons Milano is accented with wood, cream and grey design elements to embrace you in warmth and comfort.  Take a swim in the elegant lap pool, measuring 14 metres (45 feet) long and 1.4 metres (4.6 feet) deep.

Four Seasons Milano

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Baccarat Hotel New York Wants to Give You a Night with their Compliments


By: Five Star Alliance

Baccarat Hotel New YorkJust in time for Valentine's Day, Baccarat Hotel New York has introduced A Night with Our Compliments. This special rate offers a third night free for stays from now until April 30, 2016.  The sumptuous maison crafted by Parisian design duo Gilles & Boissier artfully blends French sophistication with Midtown edge. 

Prestigiously located across the street from the Museum of Modern Art and steps away from 5th Avenue shopping and Central Park, Baccarat Hotel & Residences New York puts you at the center of everything. The luxury hotel has the first Spa de La Mer in the United States, a 24-hour fitness center, and a 55-foot marble swimming pool with day "beds that is reminiscent of the Cote d’Azur.The property features 3 distinct culinary destinations; the glamorous, destination Bar is equipped with signature cocktails and bites, and the glowing Grand Salon offers light fare. The piece de resistance, Chevalier, is a brasserie de luxe, helmed by Michelin-starred Executive Chef Shea Gallante and illustrious restaurateur Charles Masson.

There's even availability left for Valentine's Day, so if spending a romantic weekend in the Big Apple is on the agenda, book fast. These rates won't last long.

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Cool Pools: St Regis Singapore


By: Five Star Alliance

Tucked away within manicured tropical greenery, the outdoor pool at St Regis Singapore is an oasis of calm and repose away from the hustle and bustle of Orchard Road. A serene sculpture by Taiwanese artist Li Chen sets a soothing backdrop. Sculptures by Singapore-born Han Sai Por are also on display. 

Bask in the tropical sun on the deck chairs or recline in privacy in one of the cabanas.  Revive with ice cold drinks or indulge in summer cocktails, accompanied by a selection of light fare from LaBrezza, the fine trattoria-style Italian cuisine specialty restaurant located pool side.

St Regis Singapore

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Cool Pools: Langham Hong Kong


By: Five Star Alliance

The rooftop at Langham Hong Kong is put to good use with an outdoor heated swimming pool surrounded
by a sundeck. Guests can sunbathe, take a dip high above the street, enjoy a treat or cocktail, or even relax
with a spa treatment. 

Langham Hong Kong

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Cool Pools: Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur


By: Five Star Alliance

The free form, edgeless swimming pool at Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur is set amidst tropical gardens and
offers scenic views of the park and city skyline.

Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur

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Dining al Fresco: Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi


By: Five Star Alliance

Offering inside and courtyard dining, Spice Garden at Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi
features local specialties using a wide range of spices, herbs and seasonings, resulting in
distinctive flavours that have made it the discerning choice for Vietnamese cuisine.

Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi

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Dining Al Fresco: Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort


By: Five Star Alliance

Guests at Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort choose from any of four restaurants for lunch.

During the summer season, guests are also treated to three weekly outdoor events: a Seafood Barbeque served at Alisal Lake on Monday nights, a Southwestern-style Barbecue served at the Rodeo Arena on Wednesday nights, and our traditional Western Barbecue served on the lawn adjacent to the pool on Saturday nights. The Monday and Wednesday affairs are optional, as the Ranch Dining Room is also open to guests on those evenings.

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The Peninsula Paris Turns Kids into Chocolatiers


By: Five Star Alliance

The Peninsula ParisYoung guests at The Peninsula Paris can indulge in a delicious day with the Fun With Chocolate Peninsula Academy program an interactive culinary class conducted by the hotel's pastry team led by Pastry Chef Julien Alvarez. This class offers a sneak peek into the secrets of the creation of The Peninsula's famed chocolate recipes. Students enjoy a tour of the kitchen and can meet the pastry department staff. The Pastry chef will teach young ones the basic techniques and methods of chocolate making, demonstrate some of his expert culinary skills, and give class members a chance to hand-make their own chocolate. Each participant will also receive a Pen Kids apron, a box of chocolates and a recipe book by which to remember this special occasion. Yum!

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Best Bathrooms: Jumeirah Carlton Tower


By: Five Star Alliance

The Spa Suite at Jumeirah Carlton Tower evokes elegance and sophistication in an
intimate and relaxing atmosphere. The bathroom is carved from marble and featuring
an egg-shaped bath and walk-in shower.
 Luxury REN bathroom amenities are the perfect finishing touch.

Jumeirah Carlton Tower

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