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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.

Image of the Day: The Langham Yangtze Boutique Shanghai

March 24, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Ideally located in the heart of Shanghai’s entertainment hub, The Langham Yangtze Boutique Shanghai is also adjacent to the retail utopia of Huai Hai Road, known as the Champs Elysees of the East. Shanghai’s underground rail network is nearby, and foreign consulates, must-see museums, and the key business district are all within close proximity.

The Langham Yangtze Boutique Shanghai

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New to Five Star Alliance: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem

March 21, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem hotel stands in the heart of Jerusalem at the intersection of King David, Agron and Mammilla Streets, just minutes from the Jaffa Gate. The design of this Jerusalem hotel blends Greco-Roman, Gothic and Ottoman architecture into the preserved 80-year-old facade.

Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem 

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Interactive Art at The Quin

March 21, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

The Quin Hotel
The Quin
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the newest luxury hotel in Manhattan, is located on the corner of 57th Street and 6th Avenue. The legendary hotel has long been a home away from home for countless painters, writers, dancers, choreographers, musicians, and conductors. Doubtless, this is due to both The Quin's elegant beaux-arts architecture and its proximity to Broadway, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and the Museum of Modern Art. Thanks to the hotel's Quin Arts initiative, the tradition continues today. Quin Arts is an interactive arts program that celebrates the property's rich heritage and produces exciting new spaces for contemporary artists. Quin Arts seeks to inspire suspended moments of reflection amid the bustle of urban life with engaging and immersive new work in New York City. The Quin invites progressive contemporary artists to make their mark through its residency program.

The Quin Hotel

The artistic  and cultural legacy of The Quin was laid by such art world luminaries Georgia O’Keeffe, Ignacy Jan Paderewski, and Marc Chagall. Quin Arts presents an ongoing series of culturally significant events, exhibitions, salons, lectures, film premieres, book debuts, musical performances, and artist receptions. This multi-media initiative extends to a substantial permanent collection, along with an artist-in-residence program; grand displays on the lobby's 15-foot abstract video art wall, which are specifically created for the hotel; and intimate salons with participating artists.

The Quin currently houses 18 original pieces by artists from around the world. The collection includes works by Blek le Rat, the Paris-based "Godfather of Street Art;” YZ; Eric Zener; Wulf Von Treu, "the German Basquiat;" and renowned Irish painter Patrick Graham. This collection now includes 15 new pieces from Bristol-based street artist, Nick Walker, and will continue to grow with original works commissioned through the Quin Arts' artist-in-residence program.

Current exhibits and artistic endeavors include:

-Heritage, an immersive photography exhibit presented in conjunction with Magnum Photos. It celebrates what Magnum co-founder Henri Cartier-Bresson calls "a community of thought, a shared human quality, a curiosity about what is going on in the world, a respect for what is going on, and a desire to transcribe it visually." Heritage features the work of Burt Glinn, Erich Hartmann, Dennis Stock, and Elliott Erwitt and was co-curated by Darren Johnston and Gary Hoenig.

-Quin Artist in Residence Rosemary Siemens. Violinist Rosemary Siemens has mesmerized audiences the world over since the age of three. Equally comfortable with Classical and Pop music, her diverse talents and improvisational skills have led to countless performance opportunities, including concerts at New York's Carnegie Hall, performing as the first instrumentalist ever at St. Peters Basilica at the Vatican and playing at the Latin Grammy's in Miami. Rosemary's latest visit to New York includes a performance at Carnegie Hall as Concert Master for National Sacred Honor Choir and an intimate private recital in the Quin Lobby for guests and New York music aficionados.

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New to Five Star Alliance: Conrad Dubai

March 20, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Located in the heart of the buzzing financial and shopping district of Dubai, Conrad Dubai offers elegantly furnished accommodations with panoramic views, 6 unique dining and entertainment venues, and a luxury spa and fitness center.

Conrad Dubai

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Cool Pools: Windsor Court Hotel

March 19, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Windsor Court Hotel's pool is an expansive 18 x 65 outdoor pool with a large Jacuzzi whirlpool. Both have a bird's-eye view of New Orleans.

Windsor Court Hotel
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Image of the Day: Al Faisaliah Hotel

March 14, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Al Faisaliah Hotel forms an integral part of Riyadh's landmark centerpiece, the Al Faisaliah Center, which includes luxury shopping, high-tech entertainment and a 250-meter office tower. The center and hotel are ideally located in the city's prestigious business and residential area, Olaya, affording easy access to the city's Diplomatic Quarter, ministries, government offices, shopping and business centers.

Al Faisalah Hotel

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Cool Pools: Al Manshar Rotana Hotel

March 9, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Al Manshar Rotana Hotel's rooftop pool offers spectacular views of Kuwait City's skyline.

Al Manshar Rotana

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Accommodation Choices at Chatrium Residence Sathon Bangkok

February 27, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Chatrium Residence Sathon Bangkok
In the hustle and bustle of Bangkok, Chatrium Residence Sathon provides guests with an oasis of calm. Here, guests can enjoy the picturesque oasis of calm with an oversized free-form swimming pool set amongst lush greenery. Coupled with warm and welcoming hospitality, Chatrium Residence Sathon Bangkok is truly a home away from home, a personal retreat for your soul. Chatrium Residence Sathon Bangkok is strategically situated within Bangkok's central business district of Sathon Road. The hotel offers easy access to expressways and airports at both Suvarnabhumi and Don Muang International Airports.

At Chatrium Residence Sathon, you will find a wide range of accommodation, suites, and rooms to suit your needs. Enjoy panoramic views of the cityscape or rest your eyes on a haven of manicured gardens surrounding the pool from one of the 560 premium choice Deluxe Studio or One-, Two-, and Three-Bedroom Suites.
 

For Accommodations, Choose From: 

Deluxe StudioChatrium Residence Sathon Bangkok
When you’re here for a solo retreat or an intimate trip with a loved one, the 45 square meter Deluxe Studio would be a remarkably perfect choice for both short and long stays. 
Services and amenities include:
-Luxurious bathroom, with bathtub and handheld height-adjustable shower head
-Small kitchenette with microwave oven and refrigerator
-Separate dining area
-Work desk
-32-inch LCD TV with local and satellite TV reception and DVD Hi-Fi stereo system
-Hi-speed Wi-Fi internet

Chatrium Residence Sathon Bangkok Suite
Deluxe One-Bedroom Suite
(pictured left)
Sometimes a little more space can help turn your retreat into a remarkably satisfying one.
And for times like these, there is the 70 square meter Deluxe One-Bedroom Suite.
Services and amenities include:
-Luxurious bathroom, with bathtub and handheld height-adjustable shower head
-Kitchenette with microwave oven and refrigerator
-Separate dining area
-Work desk
-Private balcony
-40-inch LCD TV with local and satellite TV reception in living room with DVD Hi-Fi stereo -system
32-inch LCD TV with local and satellite TV reception in bedroom
-Hi-speed Wi-Fi internet
-Daily housekeeping services (applicable for daily stays)
 

Grand Deluxe Two-Bedroom Suite (pictured right)Chatrium Residences Sathon Bangkok
At 140 square meters, the Grand Deluxe Two-Bedroom Suite is a comfortable sanctuary for a small family or friends travelling together.
Services and amenities include:
-Luxurious bathrooms, with a separate shower and bath
-Kitchenette with conventional oven, microwave oven and refrigerator
-Separate dining area
-Work desk
-Private balcony
-40-inch LCD TV with local and satellite TV reception in living room with DVD Hi-Fi stereo system
-32-inch LCD TV with local and satellite TV reception in bedrooms with DVD player in master bedroom
-Hi-speed Wi-Fi internet
-Daily housekeeping services (applicable for daily stays)
 
 

Chatrium Residences BangkokGrand Deluxe Three-Bedroom Suite (pictured left)
For larger families or simply those who enjoy a little more space and magnificent city views, the Grand Deluxe Three-Bedroom Suite with a spacious living room and separate kitchen fits the bill perfectly at 140 square meters
Services and amenities include:
-Luxurious bathrooms, with a separate shower and bath
-Kitchenette with conventional oven, microwave oven and large refrigerator
-Large dining table and chairs
-Work desk
-Private balcony
-40-inch LCD TV with local and satellite TV reception in living room with DVD Hi-Fi stereo system
-32-inch LCD TV with local and satellite TV reception in bedrooms with DVD player in master bedroom
-Hi-speed Wi-Fi internet
-Daily housekeeping services (applicable for daily stays)
 

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Your Questions Answered: Can You Recommend a Downtown Dallas Luxury Hotel?

February 25, 2014
By: Betsy LeTourneau

Hotel Crescent Court
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 that’s why we’re here. Be sure to explore our new blog series Your Questions Answered to find answers to real questions submitted to us by our clients regarding traveling with kids, pets, the best beach hotels, and much more.

QUESTION: Can You Recommend a Downtown Dallas Luxury Hotel? 

ANSWER: Hotel Crescent Court


As culturally vibrant as the neighborhood in which it sits, Rosewood Crescent Hotel is ideally located in the heart of Uptown Dallas. Offering chic, contemporary styling, a serene spa and dining options ranging from Nobu to Starbucks, Rosewood Crescent Hotel offers discreet, professional service with Texas charm.
Offering some of the finest luxury accommodations in Dallas, the hotel's 191 rooms range from 380 to 625 square feet, and include a living area and bath. Each beautifully decorated and knowingly outfitted guestroom features a large closet with an automatic light, vanity with cosmetic lights, full-length mirror, individually controlled air-conditioning, desk, and comfortable seating area.
The 29 one- and two-story suites range from 770 to 3,035 square feet, and some offer private kitchens. All suites are individually designed and have a residential feel that complements the warm Texas hospitality. It will feel like you have found your home away from home. A variety of additional luxuries such as spiral staircases, hardwood floors, dining rooms, original works of art, antique porcelains and Bose sound systems are found in individual suites.

Deluxe Rooms include a generous sitting area with sofa, chair, coffee table, and desk, as well as a 32-inch flat screen television. This stylish Dallas hotel room features a private French balcony, a traditional bath in Italian marble and brass with a lighted marble vanity and special make-up mirror, all in 460 square feet of private space.

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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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Image of the Day: Alvear Palace Hotel

February 24, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Alvear Palace Hotel has a Wellness Area that is created specifically to provide an intimate atmosphere. It features steam baths, saunas, pressure showers, a ludic pool, and relaxation rooms. The Vitality Pool, pictured below, has combination of air and water designed to provide the ultimate in relaxation and rejuvenation.

Alvear Palace Hotel
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