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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.

Did You Know? Mandarin Oriental Prague

June 8, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Mandarin Oriental Prague


Mandarin Oriental Prague
 
is situated in a former monastery. It also has the only spa in the world located in a former Renaissance chapel. It is hidden in the cobbled streets of picturesque Mala Strana on the left bank of the Vltava River. Mala Strana is the oldest and most picturesque district on the left bank of the Vltava River. Mandarin Oriental, Prague has many iconic sights within easy reach – the 14th-century Charles Bridge, the Baroque St Nicholas Cathedral and Prague Castle which towers overhead.

The hotel's 79 room and 20 suites offer charming views of cobbled streets, private garden, or Prague Castle.  The hotel was named The Best Hotel in the Czech Republic on the 2014 Conde Nast Traveler Gold List. It also received the Conde Nast Traveler Platinum Circle Award, 2014.

 

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Image of the Day: The Michelangelo Hotel New York

June 7, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

The Michelangelo Hotel New York is the only European luxury boutique hotel in Midtown Manhattan, New York's business, cultural, theater, and shopping district. 

The Michelangelo Hotel New York

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Image of the Day: Alexis Hotel

June 5, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Alexis Hotel is ideally located just a few blocks from Seattle's storied waterfront. The First Avenue address puts you near landmark locations and experiences including Pike Place Market, Pioneer Square, and the Seattle Art Museum. 

Alexis Hotel 

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(Bath) Rooms with a View: Table Bay at the Waterfront

June 4, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

The Table Bay at the Waterfront's luxurious Table Mountain Head Suite offers guests incredible views of Table Mountain. There's even one from the marble bathtub. 

The Table Bay at the Waterfront Table Mountain Head Suite 

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Image of the Day: Emiliano

May 31, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Located on Oscar Freire Street, in the heart of the exclusive Jardins neighborhood of Sao Paulo, Emiliano sets the pace for a new age of luxury travel in Brazil. Guests experience authentic and modern Brazilian sophistication through contemporary ambiance, refined cuisine and singularly warm service.

Emiliano

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Hit Charleston Place by Land or by Sea

May 30, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Charleston Place


Located at the very heart of downtown Charleston, in the historic district and within walking distance of all the major attractions, Belmond Charleston Place makes every guest feel part of this great Southern city. A gathering point for local society, this luxury hotel blends gentility and old-world charm with a leading-edge spa and innovative cuisine.

The historic hotel is now offering a special package with either aquatic or dry-land tours of the city.

 

By Land and by Sea Package Includes:

-Luxury accommodations

-A complimentary meal from the children’s menu per paid adult meal, excluding in-room dining, for children under 12

-A choice of (one per night):
*Bulldog walking tour
*Charleston Harbour tour
*Palmetto Carriage ride
*Admission to the South Carolina Aquarium

The package is valid for travel from June 1 to September 7, 2014, and additional terms and restrictions may apply.

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Image of the Day: The Prescott San Francisco

May 29, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

The Prescott San Francisco is a boutique hotel located by San Francisco's Union Square. It is convenient to Union Square shopping, an easy walk to Moscone Convention Center, and just one block from the Powell Street cable car lines to Fisherman's Wharf. The hotel's famed Wolfgang Puck restaurant, Postrio, blends fresh California foods with touches of Asian and Mediterranean flavorings.

The Prescott San Francisco 

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New to Five Star Alliance: Hotel Le Littre

May 28, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Ideally nestled between the Montparnasse Tower (the best view of the city) and the mythical Saint-Germain-des-Pres arty neighborhood on the left bank of Paris, Hotel Le Littre welcomes guests for family vacations, honeymoon, business trips, or weekend gateways. Everything is at hand: from restaurants, shops, monuments, exhibitions, museums, bars, and other entertaining places. There is direct metro and bus access to the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Museum, the Opera House, the Arc de Triomphe, and other sites of interest.

Hotel le Littre

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Your Questions Answered: What's a Family-Friendly London Hotel for a Family of Five?

May 27, 2014
By: Betsy LeTourneau

The Metropolitan London
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 are some family friendly Hotels in London for a family of 5, children ages 3, 6, and 8? 

ANSWER: The Metropolitan London 

The Metropolitan in London is a hotel that combines cool looks and cosseting service with a contemporary mindset, putting it squarely on the map of travellers seeking to be at the centre of the action. From floor-to-ceiling windows, look out over a glittering skyline, comfortable in the knowledge you are standing right where it matters - on Park Lane, with the city's best bar and restaurant in the very same building. The hotel's sleek yet serene urban image combines soft whites, pear-wood panelling, suede upholstery, and pure Egyptian cottons. Colours are subtle, featuring cosseting mauves and warm plum. Carefully selected pieces of antique Asian furniture introduce soft, Eastern accents.The Metropolitan London

For Your Family's Needs, We Recommend:
Metropolitan Room connected to a Park Suite. Natural light fills all 144 rooms and suites—each a cool, pared-back space perfect for business or leisure travel. 

Metropolitan Rooms are oversized rooms and have some of the most memorable views of the Royal Parks offered by any modern hotel in London. A well-placed, amply-sized desk makes working more enjoyable, while a cozy banquette sitting area provides calm respite from the city. The room measure 33 square meters. Amenities include Nespresso machine, interactive TV with over 70 international channels, extensive on demand music jukebox and movies, UK and US modem points, printers and fax machines on request, and DVD & CD players on request.

Park Suites are oversized light-filled accommodations commanding some of the most stunning views of Hyde Park. Both the bedroom and sitting areas feature full-length windows and a small balcony. All Park Suites can easily connect to Metropolitan Rooms. They measure 47 square meters. Amenities include WiFi and high speed internet access, Nespresso machine, interactive TV with over 70 international channels, extensive on demand music jukebox and movies, Bose iPod docking station in Studios and Suites, UK and US modem points, printers and fax machines on request, DVD & CD players on request, and print share.

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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.


Cool Pools: Canary Hotel

May 27, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Canary Hotel 

For one of the best 360-degree view of Santa Barbara, head up to the rooftop pool at Canary Hotel. There's an ocean breeze, and guests can see all the way from the city's iconic red-tiled rooftops to the mountains and the sea in the distance. Lounge by the pool, or take a dip in the warm waters. If you get hunthe gry or thirsty, there's no need to leave the roof. 

When the sun sets, and the temperatures cool, the hotel lights the fireplace, and the roof becomes the perfect spot to view the numerous constellations. Canary Hotel

Canary Hotel is just steps from historic State Street and the downtown arts, culture, and dining scene. The beach is a mile away (the perfect biking distance), and there are wine-tasting opportunities nearby. The hotel blends modern design with Spanish Colonial, and provides a retreat within the city.

 

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