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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.

Image of the Day: Langham Place Fifth Avenue

August 12, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

Langham Place Fifth Avenue is located between 36th and 37th streets on Fifth Avenue, near The Guggenheim, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Tiffany’s, Rockefeller Center, The New York Public Library, and The Empire State Building.

Langham Place Fifth Avenue

Langham Place Fifth Avenue has nightly rates starting from $475 >>

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Your Questions Answered: What Luxury London hotel can Accommodate a Family of Five?

August 11, 2013
By: Betsy LeTourneau

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.

Hyatt Regency London The ChurchillQUESTION: What are some London hotels that will accommodate 2 adults and 1 child, 14 yrs of age for 3 nights and the last night our 12 yr old son will join us. We would like 2 rooms if possible?


ANSWER: Hyatt Regency London The Churchill 

We recommend connecting rooms - club king to club twins. 

Enjoying a prime location in the West End of Central London, Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill is a located in the Marylebone area, adjacent to Park Lane, and just minutes from the exclusive shopping areas of Oxford Street, Soho or Bond Street and England’s renowned landmarks of Hyde Park, Marble Arch and Buckingham Palace. The hotel is also just minutes from Paddington Station where a fast train service takes a mere 15 minutes from Heathrow Airport.


The hotel’s 434 rooms and suites enjoy views over the leafy Portman Square gardens, the interior courtyard, or London’s charming streets. Guests at the Regency Club Floor enjoy private concierge, usage of the boardroom and evening turndown service. For those guests seeking the tradition of high tea in London hotels, Hyatt Regency London has launched the Churchillian High Tea served every day between 3:00pm and 7:00pm at The Montagu restaurant. A private floor offers elegant and contemporary VIP accommodations featuring a king bed, modern bathroom with a bath and shower, mini bar and oversized work desk with high-speed wireless, internet access. Enjoy thoughtful conveniences such as evening turndown and daily newspaper plus exclusive amenities such as private concierge, boardroom usage and Regency Club with Continental breakfast.

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: ME London

August 10, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

ME London overlooks features commanding views of the city's landmarks including the River Thames, London Eye, and St Paul’s Cathedral.

ME london

ME London has nightly rates starting from 283 GBP >>

 

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Your Questions Answered: What is the Smoking Policy at the Le Palais de la Mediterranee

August 9, 2013
By: Betsy LeTourneau

Le Palais de la Mediterranee
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: What is the smoking policy for the rooms/suites at the Le Palais de la Mediterranee in Nice, France?


ANSWER: Le Palais de la Mediterranee has 1 floor, the 9th, that is set aside for smoking. If you wish to smoke and did not obtain a room on the 9th floor, most rooms have a balcony on which to smoke. Le Palais de la MediterraneeLe Palais de la Mediterranee, now a Hyatt Regency Hotel, is a landmark in Nice. It features luxurious and spacious accommodation including 176 guestrooms and 11 superb suites. Contemporary guestrooms range in size from 25 to 117 square meters with balconies or terraces offering guests spectacular views overlooking either the Mediterranean Sea or the city of Nice.  

Towering over the Bay of Angels and the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean Sea, the charming Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Mediterranee is ideally located on the prestigious Promenade des Anglais. Not only does this striking luxury hotel enjoy seafront views, it is also located within a short walk of the key attractions like the city of Nice.

The third floor is the heart of the hotel with a beautifully conceived indoor/outdoor pool, gastronomic restaurant, fitness rooms, cozy lounge and a sun terrace with stunning views.

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: Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski Munich

August 9, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski Munich was built in 1858 and is close to all the cultural attractions and to the major offices in the city center. 

Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski Munich

Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski Munich's nightly rates startat 376 Euros >>

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Spotlight On: The Martha Jefferson Suite at The Jefferson Hotel in Washington DC

August 7, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

A top to bottom renovation in 2009 transformed this 99-room Beaux Arts gem into Washington's best small luxury hotel. The Jefferson Hotel in Washington, DC is just blocks from the White House and within walking distance of museums, monuments and embassies, the dining and nightlife of Georgetown and Penn Quarter, the downtown business district, and Dupont Circle. Both European and distinctly Washingtonian in style, it is rich in historical details and Jeffersonian influences, including the Martha Jefferson Suite.

This top-floor suite (#812) at The Jefferson Hotel in Washington, DC affords romance with city and skylight views accented by three Juliet balconies which open to allow an abundance of fresh air into the suite. Also known as the Bridal Suite, pale, Tiffany-inspired blue accents the suite's soft palette of creams and grays, which is carried throughout its living room (featuring a gas fireplace), intimate dining room for two or four, and bedroom with a canopied King bed.

The Martha Jefferson Suite's bathroom features a soaking tub for two and intricate mosaic tiling. An additional powder room is found in the suite and a second king bedroom can be connected to create a two-bedroom luxury accommodation.

The floorplan and layout is available here >>

Rates for September start at $800 per night. Check rates and availability now >>

 


Image of the Day: Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel

August 6, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel was invisioned by the world renowned architect Arata Isozaki and designed by KCA International, the interior designers of the luxurious Burj Al Arab.

Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel

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Bees Get Busy at Waldorf Astoria New York

August 5, 2013
By: K. Clare Johnson

Waldorf Astoria New York

Waldorf Astoria New York is known for being one of Manhattan's most elegant Park Avenue hotels. But it's also one of the buzziest places in town, thanks to their rooftop bee colony. The hotel has 6 hives which have a total of 300,000 bees. The hives are located on a 20th floor terrace. 

The bees at the Waldorf Astoria New York have been as busy as, well, bees this year! The luxury hotel is very proud to announce that they have gotten 207 pounds of honey from their first harvest alone. That far outpaces the 125 pounds collected from 3 harvests last year.

The bee-keeping idea can be credited to David Garcelone, the hotel's culinary director. The honey is incorporated into the menu at the hotels and there are plans to sell the honey to guests. 

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Your Questions Answered: What's the Perfect Parisian Luxury Hotel for a Family of Five?

August 4, 2013
By: Betsy LeTourneau

Hotel LutetiaWe 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: What are some family friendly Paris, connecting rooms or suite with 2 bedrooms for a family of 5, children ages 7, 10, and 13?Hotel Lutetia


ANSWER: Hotel Lutetia
Hotel Lutetia is a modern-day reflection of the Belle Epoque and Art Deco periods - the embodiment of contemporary, stylish Parisian living. The sculpted Art Deco facade and welcoming statue of Gustave Eiffel, along with pictures of artists that once lived in the hotel, are your first indications that Hotel Lutetia is something special. A renowned meeting place for artists, writers and politicians, Hotel Lutetia's busy lobby has a lively edginess featuring works of art by renowned contemporary artists Arman, Cesar, Philippe Hiquily, Perrin, and Thierry Bisch. Surrounded by Art Deco architecture, period furniture, crystal chandeliers, and the sounds of jazz music drifting through from the highly popular Lutetia Bar, you will find you are immersed in a truly Parisian atmosphere.
Hotel Lutetia
The 231 rooms and suites of the Lutetia are elegant and bathed in natural light, and offer a unique atmosphere in a very Art Deco setting. We recommend the 2-Bedroom Suite.  An incomparable place, the hotel’s luxurious Arman suite is the work of the sculptor himself, assisted by the famous interior designer, Sybille de Margerie. Themes of music and African art are given special precedence in this superb, 130 m2 Parisian suite.
A tribute to the sculptor, Arman, (Arman Pierre Fernandez), this is the largest and the most unique suite in the hotel and contains furniture designed by the master, who stayed here on his visits to Paris. Comprising two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a large sitting room that is filled with works of art by Arman; this striking suite is a testimony to the flamboyance of this great artist. The artistic centrepiece is a typical Arman table with accumulated violins as the table legs surrounded by cello-shaped chairs. Reflecting the artist's favourite themes, one bedroom is dedicated to his love of music with a violin shaped headboard, while the second bedroom is dedicated to African art and is decorated in red, black and metallic shades with a large collection of African artwork. The stylish bathroom continues the mood of luxury with a combination of dark wood and Art Deco mosaics.

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: Eilan Hotel Resort and Spa

August 3, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

Eilan Hotel Resort and Spa combines the style of an intimate boutique hotel with the splendor of a world-class luxury resort.

Eilan Resort

View rates, details, and more images of Eilan Hotel Resort and Spa >>

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