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Bedtime and Playtime at The NoMad Hotel

June 1, 2015
By: Five Star Alliance

The NoMad Hotel
The stunning NoMad Hotel makes its home in a fully retored turn of the century Beaux-Arts building. The hotel is intended as a fresh take on the classic grand hotels of Europe with a distinct New York sensibility. The 168 rooms are residential in feel and decorated in his classic, timeless style. The soaring ceilings throughout the public spaces provide a fine gathering place to enjoy dining, drinking, and socializing.

But there's more to The NoMad Hotel than just its good looks. The hotel has arranged for programs that enhance guest's playtime as well as bedtime. Here's a few of the exciting happenings at the hotel.

Bedtime Stories
The NoMad has partnered with Boffo, the non-profit producer of public art, and Lorin Stein, the Editor of The Paris Review. The collaboration will produce a limited edition publication of bedtime stories curated to accompany a night's stay at The NoMad Hotel. From classic to contemporary, The NoMad Bedtime Stories will focus on that twilight time between reality and dream. Slightly surreal, the stories will be imaginative windows into expansive other worlds and inner imaginations.

NoMad Upstairs
The NoMad, in collaboration with theory11, presents The Magician, an intimate evening of magic, mystery, and deception, starring Dan White. A drink menu created by Bar Director Leo Robitschek will be available prior to the show and during intermission.

The NoMad Masquerade Ball
The NoMad Masquerade Ball is an annual black tie affair held on Halloween with abundant food, delicious drinks, live music, some tricks, and some treats.

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Cool Pools: The Peninsula Paris

May 29, 2015
By: Five Star Alliance

Take a relaxing dip in The Peninsula Paris' indoor swimming pool, the perfect antidote to a busy day in the city. The serene pool at The Peninsula Paris boasts sleek decor that features a striking floor-to-ceiling cascade.

The Peninsula Paris

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New to Five Star Alliance: Fairmont Jakarta

May 20, 2015
By: Five Star Alliance

Designed to exceed five-star standards and service, Fairmont Jakarta offers exceptional Jakarta city center accommodations comprised of 108 suite-style living long stay Sky Suites, and 380 spacious guest rooms and suites, including an array of Fairmont Gold accommodations, the hotel's exclusive hotel within a hotel. Each room is remarkably spacious, complete with premium amenities that are essential to both business and leisure travelers. Fairmont Jakarta's Sky Suites offer suite-style living in a five-star hotel with the comfort of home.

Fairmont Jakarta

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New to Five Star Alliance: Sofitel Legend Peoples Grand Hotel Xian

May 19, 2015
By: Five Star Alliance

Sofitel Legend Peoples Grand Hotel Xian is a heritage building located on the former Imperial Palace grounds and within Xian's Ancient City Walls. Opened as a State Guesthouse in 1953, this iconic building provides a unique sense of place and time in a city that was China's capital throughout 13 dynasties. The architecture is a harmonious blend of French and Sino-Russian inspiration plus local style. Sensitive renovation makes the most of its spacious rooms, lofty ceilings, elegant moldings, and Art Deco features. Personalized service is the keynote and all guests enjoy individual butler service from the moment of arrival at the hotel.

Sofitel Legend Peoples Grand Hotel Xian

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Cool Pools: Four Seasons Hotel Moscow

May 17, 2015
By: Five Star Alliance

Enjoy an energizing workout or a relaxing swim in the heated indoor pool at Four Seasons Hotel Moscow, which is clad in sophisticated dark-blue mosaic tile. The glass roof overhead allows plenty of natural daylight and reveals an inspiring view of the sky.

Four Seasons Hotel Moscow

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Your Questions Answered: Can You Recommend a Room for Three in Stockholm?

May 15, 2015
By: Betsy LeTourneau

Hotel Stockholm SwedenYou have questions, we have answers! Explore our 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: We are looking to stay in Stockhom and need a room for 3, what do you recommend? 

Answer: Hotel Rival Stockholm is the epitome of cool. Hip, lively, colorful, and chic, the city's first boutique hotel is a modern masterpiece of design. With its on-site bakery and cinema, stylish lobby, and gorgeous bar, the Hotel Rival is the kind of friendly and exciting boutique that every city should wish for. The hotel belongs to Benny Andersson, the ABBA legend. The gorgeous cinema -renovated to retain its original historical touches- is now the scene of fashion shows, parties, concerts, and film screenings. The cinema motif is dominant in the hotel's design- the comfortable bistro features wall paneling with a mosaic of 924 film star images, and each guestroom is adorned with a scene from a vintage Swedish film, the glass-covered canvas suspended above the beds.

For Your Needs, We Recommend:

Deluxe Balcony Room. The guestrooms embrace a sleek modern minimalism which hasn't abandoned function over form. They are perfectly comfortable and highly sophisticated. The DUX beds are heavenly, with luscious linens, Egyptian cotton sheets, a special pillow menu, and the signature teddy bear from Debenhams. Some rooms feature a windowed wall between the bathroom and bedroom, allowing guests to soak in the tub while gazing out into the room. Of course the guestrooms and suites are loaded with technology,from plasma screen TVs, DVD/CD players (and plenty of DVD rentals), PS2's, and wireless internet access.  

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Fitness Options at Chatrium Residence Sathon Bangkok

May 8, 2015
By: Five Star Alliance

Keeping up your fitness levels or even starting a new workout regime is easy at Chatrium Residence Sathon Bangkok. The options for working out at the luxury hotel go far beyond the usual fitness center found at most hotels. 

Here's some of the fitness options available at Chatrium Residence Sathon Bangkok

- Fitness Center. The fully-equipped gym has everything from cardio exercise machines
to free-weights. Experienced fitness instructors are always on hand to help out. Classes
offered include aerobics, yoga, Muay Thai, and more. Post work-out, guests can relax in
the steam room, sauna, or Jacuzzi.

Chatrium Residence Sathon Bangkok

- Swimming Pool. The expansive lagoon-shaped swimming pool is a welcome oasis away
from the busy city life of Bangkok. Nestled among lush tropical greenery, guests will find 
251 square meters of space to do laps, water aerobics, or play in the pool with the kids.
After an aquatic work-out, tables and chairs provide spots to soak up the sun and guests
can grab a snack or drink at the Pool Bar.

Chatrium Residence Bangkok Pool

- Green Leaf Spa. Heal the mind, body and soul in the Earthly surroundings of Green Leaf
Spa. Fall into a blissful trance with pampering treatments that will erase every stress and
worry from your body. It’s the perfect place for some well-deserved indulgence after a long day.

Chatrium Residence Sathon Bangkok

- T-Zone Recreation. Fine-tune a golf swing, putting precision, and snooker shots at T-Zone
Recreation. With a driving range, putting green, and full-sized snooker table, guests can keep
on top of their game.

Chatrium Residence Sathon Bangkok T-Zone Recreation

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New to Five Star Alliance: InterContinental Moscow Tverskaya

May 3, 2015
By: Five Star Alliance

InterContinental Moscow Tverskaya's interior and exterior combine contemporary design with classic Russian avant-garde inspired elements and fit perfectly in the authentic surroundings of the main street of Russian capital. The stylish beautifully appointed rooms and suites offer guests the unparalleled comfort and home-away-from-home ambiance. The hotel has 203 rooms, including 184 Deluxe and Superior rooms, 16 Suites, 2 Diplomatic Suites, and the Presidential Suite that together occupy the whole top floor. Named after famous ballet dancers Isadora Duncan, Vaslav Nijinsky, and Galina Ulanova, these luxurious penthouses feature bespoke design and elegance, inspired by classic Russian theatre. The incredible roof top terrace opens up to an unrivaled view of Moscow.

Intercontinental Moscow Tverskaya

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Cool Pools: Ritz Carlton Santiago

April 30, 2015
By: Five Star Alliance

The rooftop pool at The Ritz-Carlton, Santiago offers breathtaking views. The indoor pool has floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook the Andes Mountains and  the city.

The Ritz Carlton Santiago

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Did You Know? The St Regis Grand Rome

April 28, 2015
By: Five Star Alliance

The St Regis Grand Rome has a separate, private diplomatic entrance for those in need of a little extra discretion during their stay. As celebrities and heads of state often use the hotel, a private diplomatic entrance with its own parking area, foyer and elevator is available when security and discretion are required.

St Regis Grand rome

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