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David Bowie fan? You'll want to head to Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art. The hotel is hosting the first retrospective of the extraordinary career of David Bowie. More than 400 objects, most from the David Bowie Archive—including handwritten lyrics, original costumes, photography, set designs, album artwork, and rare performance material from the past five decades—are brought together for the first time.
So, where should you stay? Try Thompson Chicago. Located in the heart of Chicago's exclusive Gold Coast , it offers luxurious accommodations and sophisticated guest services. Right now, if you book the Five Star Alliance rate, you'll receive a complimentary upgrade based on availability.
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The Broome Hotel has a patio so peaceful and secluded, guests forget they are in New York City.
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October 9, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance
Archer Hotel New York evokes the creative soul of its New York City Garment District neighborhood. In a city full of amazing museums, the hotel has also carefully curated a collection of house art. The pieces range from photography, digital installations, and nostalgic cutouts, and are curated by Manhattan-based art advisor Deborah Goodman Davis.
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October 8, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance
Hotel Imperial has just unveiled the results of its year-long $14 Million Renovation, and the results are spectacular. Areas that have been renovated include OPUS Restaurant, the grand lobby, and Imperial Torte shop. The shop is, of course, the birthplace of the the legendary Imperial Torte in honour of his Imperial Highness, Emperor Franz Josef I. The recipe wasn't in need of updating, so guests can enjoy the classic confection of sliced almonds in six crispy layers filled with chocolate/coffee cream are encased in dark chocolate.
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Glenn Hotel Autograph Collection is housed in the historic Glenn Building. Located at 110 Marietta Street, it was built in 1923, and was named after John Thomas Glenn, a prominent attorney and the mayor of Atlanta from 1889-1891.
The Glenn building was constructed on an historic site. According to the contemporary record of General Tecumseh Shermanís march on Atlanta, the house on that site, which was owned and occupied by Major Hamilton Goode of the Confederate army, was spared. It is significant to note that the intersection of Marietta and Spring Street was part of the original center of old Atlanta.
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SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills is once again dishing up its Annual White Truffle Dinner Series. Returning for a third year, the multi-course experience celebrates the flavors of the truffle through the playful imagination of Chef Jose Andrés and his award-winning culinary team at SAAM. Set in an elegant, secluded dining room designed by Philippe Starck, SAAM offers a quiet retreat, where the chef's creations and world-class wines take center stage.
Named "Outstanding Chef" by the James Beard Foundation in 2011 and one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in 2012, SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills culinary director, Chef José Andrés, is recognized globally for his creative and unforgettable dining experiences.
The Dinner Series Will Be Held
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings
October 23rd – November 22nd at 6:30pm
$350 per guest. Wine pairing options for $100 or $300
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For a fourth consecutive year, The Peninsula Bangkok is proud to think pink and support Breast Cancer Awareness. Throughout October, guests will enjoy a French-inspired Peninsula en Rose Afternoon Tea, pink pastries, desserts and cocktails, and a rose-tinted spa offer. Part of the proceeds from all sales will be donated to The Queen Sirikit Centre for Breast Cancer.
The Peninsula Hotels donates a percentage of all proceeds raised in October from their Peninsula in Pink campaign to local breast cancer charities. The 2014 Peninsula in Pink initiative begins with a pink-themed lighting ceremony in each city.
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A hearty congratulations to Banke Hotel!
This boutique hotel, which opened in 2009 in Paris's Opera district, has just received its fifth star from Atout France. Atout France is the Tourist Development Agency of France. The award is the ultimate recognition for an establishment steeped in art and design, and committed to service excellence from the outset.
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October 2, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance
W Beijing Chang'an lights up bustling downtown's exclusive Diplomatic District with a potent remix of high style, exhilarating history and pulsating nightlife. Savory spices in the three restaurants—including a world-class Chinese venue—heat things up while cool signature cocktails in the palatial Living Room, perfect pampering in our spa and an indoor heated pool complete the sizzling scene. Luxe enough for ancient royals but updated with modern treasures, the 340 lavish guest rooms offer stunning city views, W signature beds, and fully wired technology. Munchie Boxes, Bliss® Spa amenities, and top entertainment ensure imperial indulgence.
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October 1, 2014
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.
QUESTION: What Singapore hotel Offers a Room with an Outdoor Space?
ANSWER: Singapore Marriott Hotel
Now as iconic inside as it is outside, the grand Singapore Marriott Hotel on Orchard Road has undergone a transformation. This Singapore 5 star hotel's lobby is at its resplendent best. Culinary delights abound at the award-winning restaurants, including the refurbished Crossroads Cafe and Marriott Cafe, Wan Hao, Pool Grill, and the latest addition, Java+. Unwind in the Singapore hotel's luxury spa and outdoor swimming pool. At any time, visit the fitness centre, which is open 24 hours for an energizing workout at any hour. The smoke-free Singapore Marriott Hotel is linked to at least 4 major shopping malls via an underpass, including Wisma Atria and ION Orchard.
Every guest room has been redesigned and smartly decorated with thoughtful state-of-the-art finishing, such as 46-inch Full-HD Smart TV and two signature 1956 Eames Desk Chairs. The bathroom features a large walk-in rain shower area with resting bench and extended vanity area.
For Your Needs, We Recommend:
Pool Terrace Room-The 42 square meter King-bedded room is air-conditioned, non-smoking and has floor-to-ceiling windows. The outdoor veranda measures 10 square meters. The shower and bathtub are seperate, and there is a double vanity, hair dryer, lighted makeup mirro, hair dryer, and Bulgari amenities. Furnishings include chair with ottoman, in-room safe, writing desk, iron, mini-bar, and mini-refrigerator. There is 24-hour room service, and newspapers are delivered to the room on request.
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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.
By: Betsy LeTourneau